After starting its winter timetable a month-and-a-half early, the signs didn’t look good when Wightlink announced many late evening and overnight crossing are being axed.
I’d always thought those services were a cash cow, but obviously not. Then again, I’ve been one of five people on an evening Portsmouth-bound cat.
It’s the same at Lymington. Cuts may look bad, but I think it’s a brave and sensible decision. Why run empty ferries just for the sake of it?
As a private company, Wightlink is entitled to only offer a service when there is demand. Either use the ferries or let the government buy them back and we’ll pay for them to run through our taxes.