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 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 10 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 13 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

Roadworks and road closures: 24th July 2015 (Updated)

Roadworks traffic light (Cowleaze)

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

Friday, 24th July, 2015 8:14am

By Simon Perry

MP lining the council up for blame over Island Line

Andrew Turner - looking to his side

In an seemingly-angry statement about Island Line, Andrew Turner lashes out at the council and accuses others of 'living in cloud-cuckoo land.'

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015 6:09pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 87 readers' comments

Island Roads all set to upgrade Newport roads

Roadworks lights:

Several busy stretches of road on the outskirts of Newport are to be upgraded in forthcoming improvements planned under the Highways PFI.

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015 2:36pm

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 23rd July 2015

Road cones:

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (23rd July), whether by car or on the bus, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks.

Thursday, 23rd July, 2015 7:15am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 22nd July 2015

Roadworks signs

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.

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015 6:43am

By Sally Perry

Island Line: Keeping things as they are, doing ‘tourism and economy a dis-service’, says Conservative cllr

Train on ryde pier

Speaking on the Island Line debate, Cllr Dave Stewart says keeping things as they are, would be doing the Island Tourism and Economy a dis-service and shows a poverty of ambition for the Island.

Tuesday, 21st July, 2015 6:42pm

By Dave Stewart with 76 readers' comments