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 about to start two more major road schemes

Road closed works and traffic lights

Island Roads issue a press release alerting the public they'll be starting more main road resurfacing works shortly - something the 25 year PFI contractor is being paid £1.4m per month to carry out.

Friday, 1st May, 2015 8:16am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 1st May

Roadworks signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (1st May), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Friday, 1st May, 2015 6:52am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 30th April

Road closed block

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (30th April), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Thursday, 30th April, 2015 6:55am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 29th April

Bath Road roadworks signage

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (29th April), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Wednesday, 29th April, 2015 7:07am

By Sally Perry

Waterloo Station: Completely jam-packed last night following fatality (Photos)

Waterloo Station packed by Alan Milford

Very sad circumstances (witnessed and described by an OnTheWight reader) led to considerable disruption on the Portsmouth - Waterloo line yesterday. We've got a large selection of photos showing the huge crowd of commuters stuck at Waterloo last night.

Tuesday, 28th April, 2015 1:03pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Hovertravel brings freight service back in-house

Hoverparcels - staff with box

The new service from Hoverparcels is available to use seven days a week and the fastest way to transport goods to and from the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 28th April, 2015 7:00am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 28th April

Roadworks signs

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

Tuesday, 28th April, 2015 6:48am

By Sally Perry

‘No Isle of Wight Fixed Link’ campaigners launch new Website

Your Island Needs you - no to fixed link campaign poster

Campaigners go public with their primary reasons for opposing any fixed link project by launching a Website with their "reasoned argument, statistics and expert testimony".

Monday, 27th April, 2015 9:21am

By Sally Perry with 36 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures week starting 27th April

Road closed roadworks

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 27th April) or next, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Monday, 27th April, 2015 7:12am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 24th April

Road works road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (24th April), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Friday, 24th April, 2015 7:21am

By Sally Perry

International tunnel consultants visit pro-link campaigners: Costs and timelines revealed

HKZM visual - TEC project

World experts on tunnelling have been to the Isle of Wight this week to give their views on the project including (for the first time) how long it might take to complete and how much it could cost.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 2:41pm

By Thomas Cowley with 66 readers' comments

Cross-Solent ferry traffic up: Red Funnel beating Wightlink

Red Osprey - Red Funnel

Red Funnel reports a 7.1% increase in car volumes in the first quarter of 2015, saying they have outperformed the total cross-Solent market.

Thursday, 23rd April, 2015 10:45am

By Amy Grinstead with 13 readers' comments