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 week starting 20th October

Road closed roadworks

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 20th October), 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, 20th October, 2014 8:07am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 17th October 2014

Bath Road roadworks signage

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (17th October), 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, 17th October, 2014 7:27am

By Sally Perry

If you’re against pedestrian fares on the floating bridge you can march with others this Saturday

Floating Bridge protesters leaving Bridge by Allan Marsh

Islanders are urged to join others on the march on Saturday from Cowes to East Cowes in protest of the proposal to introduce foot passenger fares on the Floating Bridge.

Thursday, 16th October, 2014 4:36pm

By Marcie Hansen with 10 readers' comments

Protect rural communities with sustainable and affordable ferry service says CLA

Protect rural communities with sustainable and affordable ferry service says CLA

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) agrees with Andrew Turner MP’s message that a secure, accessible and affordable service is critical for islanders and their families and friends.

Thursday, 16th October, 2014 12:13pm

By Isobel Shayle with one comment

Roadworks and road closures: 16th October 2014

Road works sign

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (16th October), 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, 16th October, 2014 8:40am

By Sally Perry

Ferry companies respond to Andrew Turner’s Westminster appearance

Andrew Turner on bench - Ferry debate - Westminster - 13 October 2014

OnTheWight asked the ferry companies what their reaction was to Andrew Turner's performance in the House of Commons the other day. Here are the responses from two of them.

Wednesday, 15th October, 2014 5:44pm

By Simon Perry with 15 readers' comments

See the world’s largest cruise liner next to a Red Funnel ferry (HD Photos)

Oasis of the Seas arrives in Southampton by Dave Monk - 640px

The world's largest cruise liner arrived in Southampton today (complete with 37 bars on-board!). We've got photos of it - all 17 decks - including one showing it next to a Red Funnel ferry. It's big.

Wednesday, 15th October, 2014 1:28pm

By Simon Perry with 9 readers' comments

Revenue for highways PFI parent company smashes the £600m mark

Cash:

New PFI contracts on the Isle of Wight and in Hounslow have pushed the revenue up for Island Roads' parent company.

Wednesday, 15th October, 2014 1:09pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Fog causes disruption on the Solent (updated)

Heavy fog

Anyone for pea soup!

Wednesday, 15th October, 2014 7:50am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 15th October 2014

Road closed by traffic lights

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (15th October), 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, 15th October, 2014 7:04am

By Sally Perry

Ferry services to be included in transport infrastructure taskforce says MP

Andrew Turner - debating ferries - 13 Oct 2014

If you were tuned into Parliament TV just after 10pm last night you might've seen the Isle of Wight MP speaking about cross-Solent travel.

Tuesday, 14th October, 2014 4:18pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 18 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 14th October 2014

Road closed roadworks

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (14th October), 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, 14th October, 2014 8:15am

By Sally Perry