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Wightlink abolishes the Ryde Pier Toll

(19 July 2021) The Ryde Pier Toll is ending from Wednesday 21 July 2021.     

Wightlink is changing the way it finances the maintenance and refurbishment of Britain’s oldest working pier, as a result of customer feedback and to reduce traffic congestion. 

The Pier Toll was introduced to fund maintenance of the 207 year old listed structure. It costs around £250,000 a year to keep the Pier in a safe working condition. 

Wightlink Chief Executive Keith Greenfield says: “Abolishing the toll and removing the barrier will reduce delays for people wanting to drive up to the FastCat terminal, making for an easier journey especially for commuters.”   

Instead of a £1.30 Pier Toll per vehicle, there will now be a supplement of 50p to the price of individual FastCat journeys. Multilink, Season Ticket and Business Pass holders will not be affected.