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Here you will find the latest news and views of taxi related issues on the Isle of Wight. Also news from the East Cowes area that directly or indirectly affect us here in the taxi trade.


view of the former white hart public house taken from the red funnel ferry

Latest on the East Cowes Taxi Rank

At this present time it will seem that the East Cowes taxi rank is set to remain in its current location, outside of the former White Hart public house.
The demolition work is set to start early in 2019 but if anything changes before then we will as always let you know as soon as we know.

by ASAP, 26/11/2018


view of dover road east cowes looking towards red funnel terminal

East Cowes Regeneration Plans Off

The planned multimillion pound regeneration of East Cowes today (20/11/2018) lays in ruins after the Hong Kong backers, Victoria Quay Estates pulled out of the project.
VQEL has claimed that it cannot reach a commercial agreement with Cowes Harbour Commission. It has also blamed 'difficult market conditions.'
The Red Funnel development of it's ferry terminal however is still set to go ahead on schedule.

by ASAP, 20/11/2018


view of dover road east cowes looking towards red funnel terminal

Dover Road Development

The planned Dover Road / Red Funnel development appears to now be underway. All of the properties that have been marked for demolition have now been vacated.
Over the past couple of days red and blue pavement markings have also appeared outside the former White Hart and in the lane behind.
As of yet we have no knowledge of where the taxi rank will be locted to but we will let everyone know as soon as we do.

by ASAP, 17/11/2018


a frame blackboard in the street with a message

Taxi Rank Moved

As in previous years the taxi rank will be moved to Castle Street (opposite Waitrose car park entrance) from early Thursday morning.
As long as you have a genuine need all taxis will still be able to drop off and collect from outside of the Red Funnel Terminal in the normal manner. There just wont be any taxis on the rank outside of the White Hart public house.
Festival shuttle buses will be on the other side of the road (Castle Street) at a flat fare of £7 per person!

by Shaun, 17/06/2018


the east cowes floating bridge

Out of Service From 7pm 19th April

The floating bridge is again out of service for tonight, Thursday 19th of April from 7pm. The bridge has been taken out of service for routine maintenance and the passenger launch is operating next to Red Funnels marshalling yard.
Click button below to read more

by Shaun, 19/04/2018

IW Radio News

a crowd of people at a festival

IW Festival 2018

The 50th anniversary Isle of Wight Festival is not that far away now. To stay on top of developments and all that is happening visit the offical website by clicking the link below.

by Shaun, 19/04/2018

IW Festival Website

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