Troubled Cowes Floating Bridge Returns to Service

By ,   December 10, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

A chain ferry that was withdrawn following numerous damage to vehicles and technical failures is to return to service.

Troubled Cowes floating bridge was suspended on September 4, just 4 months after the GBP 3.2 million vessel started operating.

Cowes floating bridge

A replacement was operating for foot passengers, while vehicles had to take a 19 km (12 mi) detour.

Isle of Wight Council revealed the service would restart Monday, December 11, as part of extended trial but warned it might be reduced or stopped at certain times.

Foot passengers would travel for free between December 23 - January 2.

Following its launch in May 2017, a lot of vehicle owners said they had scraped their bumpers because of the angle of the ramps on slipway.

So far, 12 people have claimed compensation.