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.

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 9th February 2016

Road works sign

If you’re out and about on the roads today (9th February 2016) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 7:52am

By Sally Perry

Last chance to have your say on the future of Island Line

island line train pier head

You have until 11.45pm on Tuesday to get your response to the Island Line consultation in. If the line is forced out of the franchise it could have a detrimental effect on the Island's economy. Make sure you let the DfT know your feelings.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 5:53pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures week starting 8th February 2016

Road closed roadworks

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 8th February) or next, find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 6:58am

By Sally Perry

Live Storm Imogen travel updates Monday 8th February

Rough seas

Storm Imogen has had a good go last night. We're running a Live blog to keep you up with the latest travel issues. Just stay on the page and it will automatically update.

Monday, 8th February, 2016 6:40am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Garnett Report: MP responds

Andrew Turner at House of Commons - 11 Jan 2016

It's the MP's turn to have his say in the hotly-anticipated Garnett Report on the future of Island Line.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 4:00pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 8 readers' comments

KILF response to Garnett report: Some welcome, some disagreement

balance scales

The group set up to save Island Line, KILF, has responded to the release of the Garnett Island Line report, raising interesting points.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 10:24am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Hotly-anticipated Island Line Garnett report revealed (updated)

island line sign by curns with christopher garnett

The transport expert has spent four months gathering information and speaking to stakeholders to help inform the council's response to the DfT consultation on the future of Island Line trains.

Friday, 5th February, 2016 8:27am

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 5th February 2016

Roadworks traffic light (Cowleaze)

If you’re out and about on the roads today (5th February 2016) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Friday, 5th February, 2016 6:45am

By Sally Perry

Wightlink ‘reckless with people’s lives’ says MP

Collapsed car deck

While Wightlink's account show 'very high profits' and their highest paid director receiving £714,000/year plus pension, maintenance issues, that directly led to the accident, were being ignored says MP.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 12:12pm

By Andrew Turner's Office with 198 readers' comments

In advance of the Garnett Island Line report KILF layout their stall

Empty train line:

Christopher Garnett's report, commissioned by the council, is due to land tomorrow. In advance, KILF run through the overview as they see it, asking people to act to save their Isle of Wight's trainline.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 11:21am

By Chris Quirk with one comment

Wightlink’s collapsed deck: Lack of maintenance allowed cable to ‘deteriorate to a dangerously unsafe condition’ says official report

Wightlink ferry collapse on St Helen

The long-expected official report on the collapse of the mezzanine deck on Wightlink's St Helen ferry has been released. It's stark reading, exposing long-running failures to conduct maintenance, despite being made aware of issues. Wightlink apologise.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 8:12am

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 4th February 2016

Road Closed Sign

If you’re out and about on the roads today (4th February 2016) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 6:41am

By Sally Perry

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