Isle of Wight travel

Our Travel section is the place to check for fast and accurate travel updates from all the ferry companies, bus, train and hovercraft operator. In this section, we’ll also let you know about road closures and diversions.

Island Roads scale back road resurfacing over winter

Road works road closed signs

Highways PFI contractor, Island Roads, say they will concentrate on works that are not weather dependent over the winter.

Friday, 28th November, 2014 7:50am

By Gavin Foster with 12 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 28th November 2014

Roadworks and road closures: 28th November 2014

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (28th November), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks and road closures

Friday, 28th November, 2014 7:07am

By Sally Perry

Everything we learnt about the upcoming new Hovercraft (podcast and gallery)

New Hovercraft at Griffon Hoverwork's factory

Hovertravel's chief pilot talks us through the new craft designs. Listen to the podcast and look at the photo gallery.

Thursday, 27th November, 2014 8:57pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 27th November 2014

Roadworks signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (27th November), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks and road closures

Thursday, 27th November, 2014 7:53am

By Sally Perry

Island Roads to tackle drainage problems on Pallance Road

Flooding on pallance road northwood - island roads

The work by Island Roads as part of the Highways PFI will install improved drainage along a near kilometre stretch of Pallance Road, replacing the existing system which is frequently overwhelmed during rainfall.

Wednesday, 26th November, 2014 2:11pm

By Gavin Foster

First view of new hovercraft during tour of factory

Griffon Hoverworks Visit factory

OnTheWight joined others this morning for a tour of the Griffon Hoverworks factory in Southampton to see the progress on two new craft.

Wednesday, 26th November, 2014 1:57pm

By Simon Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 26th November 2014

Road closed sign

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (26th November), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks and road closures

Wednesday, 26th November, 2014 7:47am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Team behind Fixed Link campaign reveal their solution. You might be surprised

Fixed link team - Cross Solent idea logo - large 2

There's been a recent surge of interest in the discussion around a Fixed Link for the Isle of Wight. Here's the just-launched details of the solution that the team behind the Fixed Link Referendum Facebook page have come up with.

Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 1:14pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

For or against a Fixed Link? Where are you on the scale?

Ferry debate - not a yes no question -:

Geoff Underwood has created a scale from 0-10 in relation to the Fixed Link debate. Where would you put yourself on it?

Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 11:22am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 25th November 2014

Road works road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (25th November), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks and road closures

Tuesday, 25th November, 2014 9:04am

By Sally Perry

Wightlink to cut number of ferries on Yarmouth route next summer

W-class ferry: Lymington Yarmouth route

Wightlink say demand is falling on their Yarmouth to Lymington route, with customers preferring to use other routes, so one of the W-Class vessels will be moving to the Fishbourne route from Summer 2015.

Monday, 24th November, 2014 1:41pm

By Karen Woods with 16 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures week starting 24th November

Roadworks lights:

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 24th November), whether by car or on the bus find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks and road closures

Monday, 24th November, 2014 7:27am

By Sally Perry