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Googlemap with useful sites marked including the Newport and East Cowes Vestas plants, and Vestas HQ in Warrington.

EVENTS – to add an event please enter details – where, when (day/time), what (rally, meeting, etc.) and contact details if possible – in the comments, or email

Wednesday 17 February
NEWPORT, ISLE OF WIGHT Save Our Services public meeting 7pm, Hunnyhill Room, The Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, Isle of Wight. Meeting called by Unison but everyone welcome. Public meeting to discuss a response to the threatened cuts to jobs and services

Getting to the Vestas factory, Newport, Isle of Wight (Londoncentric advice – please add other advice or offers of lifts in comments, thanks).

Googlemap showing the route on foot from Newport bus station to the marine gate, Vestas plant, St Cross industrial estate, Newport, Isle of Wight.

National Express coaches go London to Southampton every hour, with funfares from £5 booking online. Megabus coaches go London to Southampton at 08:39, 10:39, 12:39. 14:39, 16:00 and 21:39, with prices from £6 (the 4pm ones tend to be the cheapest). There is also a new kid on the block: Greyhound, plying the route from London to the South Coast. See links to travel companies below.l

Both arrive at the National Express station on Harbour Parade in Southampton, about 10 minutes walk from the Isle of Wight ferry terminal (the Red Funnel terminal). To get to the terminal:

1. Head south on Harbour Parade
Go through 1 roundabout

2. Turn left at A3057/W Quay Rd
Continue to follow A3057
Go through 1 roundabout

3. Turn right at Bugle Street
Destination will be on the left

Red Funnel ferries cost £7 at the desk, and from £4 booking in advance online. When you arrive on the Island, take the chain ferry from East Cowes to Cowes, then the No. 1 bus to Newport from the stop on Newport Road.

If travelling by train, check out the options at There are several different routes possible, if travelling from London, one recommendation is to Ryde, Isle of Wight via Portsmouth – the connections are easy between the train and the Fastcat which is included in the price, and at the other end you can walk down the pier to Ryde Esplanade (10 minutes) or catch the little train (90p one way).

Travel company links

Greyhound coaches
National Express
National Rail Enquiries
Red Funnel Ferries
Red Funnel Red Jet (faster than the ferry)
Wightlink ferries

Vestas support groups – could be a first port of call in your area if you want to organise a protest or more information. Please let us know about any more groups – email



  1. Athough the blades have gone, the fight goes on, it will continue with all the tools at our disposal.
    The most effective weapon in our arsenal is our trade union, as was seen at the TUC, with its resolution of support.
    We must move further resolutions at our branches calling on our Executive councils to pressurise Ed Miliband and the goverment into taking action to rejuvinate not only the industrial base of the Isle of Wight but of the whole of the UK

  2. Just to offer you support to keep green jobs in the UK – one day things must change and the politicians will realise it!

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