Consultation begins on summer 2019 timetable

06-09-2018 - In spring 2019, Red Funnel's new freight-only ship Red Kestrel will enter service between East Cowes and Southampton, adding much needed year-round freight capacity to the route.

To accommodate the new ship and to improve the service for Islanders, an extended timetable has been published for public consultation.

The proposal will see an additional 18 vehicle sailings operate per week between 29 March and 29 October 2019 (excluding the extra freight-only sailings operated by Red Kestrel).

The proposed timetable and a feedback form has been published online here and Red Funnel is seeking feedback from the public and Island businesses on whether they like the proposed changes.

More information about Red Kestrel is available at



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