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 3rd August

Road closed roadworks

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 3rd August 2015) or next, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Monday, 3rd August, 2015 7:46am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures: 31st July 2015

Road works road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (31st July), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Friday, 31st July, 2015 8:57am

By Sally Perry

MP says Island Line should not be politicised

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

The MP says, "it is very unhelpful that some people are trying to make this a political issue."

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 11:43am

By Andrew Turner's Office with 94 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures: 30th July 2015

Road Closed at Undercliff Drive

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

Thursday, 30th July, 2015 7:49am

By Sally Perry

Southern Vectis introduce Key Cards for children and young people (Updated)

Island Buses:

Children and young people will be able to register for a key card next month, providing them with a safer and more convenient way to pay for bus journeys.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 9:40am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures: 29th July 2015

Road cones:

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

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 7:32am

By Sally Perry

Island Line: Council leader says community model ‘seems to be unworkable’

Island line train

Leader of the Isle of Wight council states his focus has been to see how the franchise can be retained and says he has been taking positive steps to this end.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 7:53pm

By Sally Perry with 42 readers' comments

Cross-party pressure group formed to secure future of rail franchise

Island line train

A new pressure group has been set up to help secure the future of the Island Line train service with a sustainable, reliable and viable service for the duration of the next franchise period.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 28th July 2015

Roadworks signs

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

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 6:48am

By Simon Perry

Red Funnel WiFi upgrades: Now on Red Jets and car ferry 5x capacity boosted

using wifi

Red Funnel have rolled out new high capacity Wi-Fi solution across all its vessels and terminals.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 3:15pm

By Amy Grinstead with 2 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures week starting 27th July

Road closed roadworks

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 27th July 2015) or next, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 6:59am

By Sally Perry with one comment

IW Rail Users’ Group scathing of ‘wholly impractical’ community ownership of Island Line

Island line train

The Bus and Rail Users' Group say it's wholly unrealistic and impractical to expect that a local community group could manage or afford to run Island Line long-term with its track maintenance and rolling stock liabilities.

Friday, 24th July, 2015 7:31pm

By Sally Perry with 54 readers' comments