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 July 2014

Road Closed

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (22nd July), 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, 22nd July, 2014 8:15am

By Sally Perry

Lord Justice says Lymington River Ass/Wightlink appeal ‘should have been given the death a long time ago’

W-class ferry:

Lord Justice Sullivan said, “the claimant’s argument is wholly misconceived, it’s a boot straps argument in that the claimant is trying to pull himself up by his bootstraps."

Monday, 21st July, 2014 4:37pm

By Karen Woods with 6 readers' comments

Here’s what a Wightlink boss said about Friday’s ferry incident and the aftermath

John Burrows

Wightlink's Chief Operating Officer was interviewed by BBC Radio Solent's Julian Clegg this morning about Friday's deck collapse - the investigations; how the deck works; safety check; reassuring passengers and an apology. OnTheWight has the full transcript.

Monday, 21st July, 2014 8:53am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures week starting 21st July

Road closed roadworks

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 21st July), 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, 21st July, 2014 7:24am

By Sally Perry

Apparently broken cable revealed in photos from ferry incident passenger

Wightlink collapsed deck - Sheared cable close up - Matt Jones

OnTheWight speaks to a passenger who was onboard as the deck collapsed, who talks of an 'almighty bang' and photos reveal an apparently broken cable.

Sunday, 20th July, 2014 10:01pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Changes to the Wightlink timetable following ferry incident

Wightlink St Clare ferry:

Due to the ferry incident that took place on Friday evening, Wightlink have made changes to their timetable Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Saturday, 19th July, 2014 10:19am

By Chris Cowley

Car deck collapses on ferry (Update 8)

Fishbourne Car ferry - upper deck collapse by Richard Chantler

Dramatic photo shows one side of the ferry car deck collapsed, loaded with cars.

Saturday, 19th July, 2014 12:21am

By Simon Perry with 56 readers' comments

Island Roads admit resurfacing error in Shanklin

Hyde Road -

Island Roads admit the surfacing work undertaken in Hyde Road should have maintained the original kerb height and will be remedying the error.

Friday, 18th July, 2014 9:32am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 18th July 2014

Road Closed Sign

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (18th July), 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, 18th July, 2014 6:48am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 17th July 2014

Road works road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (17th July), 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, 17th July, 2014 8:44am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 16th July 2014

Roadworks lights:

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (16th July), 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, 16th July, 2014 7:38am

By Sally Perry

Island Roads say they’re attempting to have roads dug up less often

Board table and chairs

Although it is already a central tenet of the PFI, Island Roads have announced they've agreed to work even more closely with Southern Water.

Tuesday, 15th July, 2014 3:32pm

By Claire Robertson with 4 readers' comments