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.

Pledge from Chancellor to look at fixed link options

George Osborne

Potential light at the end of the tunnel for fixed link supporters as the man with the money says he'll look into options for a bridge or tunnel, but only if Islanders want it.

Thursday, 20th November, 2014 9:19am

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 20th November 2014

Road Closed Sign

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (20th 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, 20th November, 2014 8:25am

By Sally Perry

Lorry overturns and spills load in East Cowes

Steve Porter lorry overturned - Dale Whitehall

After coming around the bend by the entrance to Osborne House, the lorry overturned, spilling its load last night.

Thursday, 20th November, 2014 7:46am

By Sally Perry

Reports of horses slipping on resurfaced roads leads to meeting

Public bridleway sign

Horse owners on the Isle of Wight get to express their concerns about their horses slipping on newly-resurfaced roads, but told no quick fix.

Wednesday, 19th November, 2014 2:33pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 8 readers' comments

Islanders join the campaign against a fixed link to the mainland

Yachts on the Solent

As well as those who are keen to push for a fixed link to the mainland, there are others who would rather seek to improve the ferry services than endorse a tunnel or bridge across the Solent. They urge others who feel the same to sign their ePetition.

Wednesday, 19th November, 2014 9:07am

By Sally Perry with 28 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 19th November 2014

Roadworks signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (19th 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, 19th November, 2014 7:19am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Water rising through carriageway results in emergency closure and diversions

Road works road closed signs

Watch out for diversions if you're planning to drive through Newchurch today.

Tuesday, 18th November, 2014 11:15am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Roadworks and road closures: 18th November 2014

Road closed sign

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (18th 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, 18th November, 2014 7:52am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures week starting 17th November

Roadworks lights:

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 17th 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, 17th November, 2014 7:31am

By Sally Perry

Unwelcome surprise for passenger on Number 3 bus

Man holding nose - bad smell - by brian-fitzgerald

There's no nice way of saying this.

Sunday, 16th November, 2014 6:13pm

By Simon Perry with 21 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 14th November 2014

Bath Road roadworks signage

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (14th 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, 14th November, 2014 7:40am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 13th November 2014

Road Closed

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (13th 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, 13th November, 2014 7:39am

By Sally Perry