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.

Roadworks and road closures: 22nd August 2014

Road works road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (22nd August), 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, 22nd August, 2014 7:57am

By Sally Perry

Hovertravel boss says puncture rumours unfounded

Island Express Hovercraft

Managing Director explains the detail behind the problems experienced yesterday when a craft had to return to Ryde following a mechanical failure.

Thursday, 21st August, 2014 9:28am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hovertravel continues on one-craft shuttle service (updated)

Hovercraft

A huge grinding noise from the engine mid-Solent forced the Hover to turn back yesterday. Today the service remains on one-craft shuttle.

Thursday, 21st August, 2014 7:29am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 21st August 2014

Road Closed Sign

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (21st August), 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, 21st August, 2014 7:21am

By Sally Perry

New ferry-related campaign group gathering pace on Facebook

Facebook on the beach

The group is keen to hear your views on using Wightlink Ferries and seems to have been more successful than the longer-running Better Ferry Campaign in gathering support on Facebook.

Wednesday, 20th August, 2014 5:52pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hover grounded after ‘huge grinding noise’ from engine while at sea

Island Express :

Following last month's mid-solent fuel pump problem, this morning's 8am Hover experienced an engine failure, passengers report.

Wednesday, 20th August, 2014 9:28am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 20th August 2014

Roadworks lights:

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (20th August), 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, 20th August, 2014 7:46am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 19th August 2014

Road works road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (19th August), 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, 19th August, 2014 8:45am

By Sally Perry

Engine problems cause cancellations on catamaran service

Engine problems cause cancellations on catamaran service

Several commuter crossings have been cancelled this morning.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 8:43am

By Chris Cowley with 8 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures week starting 18th August

Road works sign

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 18th August), 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, 18th August, 2014 7:42am

By Sally Perry

Town Council plea to Government for £2m grant for Undercliff Drive repairs

Undercliff Drive engineering works after landslip

The Ventnor Town Council has written to Penny Mordaunt, the Minister for High Streets and Coastal Communities, asking for her consideration of "supportive action with an equivalence to that applied to Eastbourne Pier".

Friday, 15th August, 2014 11:43am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 15th August 2014

Road closed sign:

If you’re out and about on the roads today (15th August) or tomorrow, 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, 15th August, 2014 7:35am

By Simon Perry