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.

Further cancellations on Wightlink ferry

Wightlink ferries from Spinnaker Tower by Auntie P

Following cancellations this morning due to staff sickness, Wightlink are having to cancel two more crossings later today.

Saturday, 19th April, 2014 11:52am

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures: 17th April 2014

Road closed sign:

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (17th April), 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, 17th April, 2014 7:47am

By Sally Perry

Eight Car Parks due for resurfacing in the next ten weeks

Road closed roadworks

It's not just the roads that are being resurfaced, car parks will be too. Eight are planned over the coming ten weeks.

Wednesday, 16th April, 2014 8:43am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 16th April 2014

Road Closed

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (16th April), 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, 16th April, 2014 7:51am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Roadworks and road closures: 15th April 2014

Road Closed Sign

If you’re out and about on the roads today or tomorrow (15th April), 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, 15th April, 2014 1:25pm

By Sally Perry

Roadworks and road closures week commencing 14th April 2014 (updated)

Road closed sign:

If you’re out and about on the roads this week (starting 14th April), 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, 14th April, 2014 7:51am

By Sally Perry

Southern Vectis brands tweet ‘completely unacceptable’ and removes it

Twitter birds on a phone line by opensourceway

A comment posted to the Southern Vectis twitter account last night has been labelled sexist, inappropriate, chauvinistic and devaluing to women.

Saturday, 12th April, 2014 4:10pm

By Sally Perry with 156 readers' comments

Staff sickness leads to Wightlink cancellations

Wightlink ferries from Spinnaker Tower by Auntie P

The cancellations are due to short-notice sickness.

Saturday, 12th April, 2014 12:13pm

By Sam Woodman with 5 readers' comments

Adjustments to Saturday ferry sailings

W-class ferry:

Take note if you're planning to travel on the Yarmouth route tomorrow as changes are announced.

Friday, 11th April, 2014 3:08pm

By Chris Cowley

Could new floating bridge be funded through Solent LEP?

Floating Bridge

If a bid to the Solent LEP for a new floating bridge at Cowes goes ahead and is accepted, it'll take the pressure off the Isle of Wight council, who are facing a £3m bill to keep it running.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 11:31am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Floating bridge back in service earlier than expected

Floating bridge :

The floating bridge will come back into service earlier than initially scheduled following annual maintenance and its inspection by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 11:26am

By IW Council Press Office

Wightlink improve Saturday train connections at Lymington

Lymington Pier

Customers suggested Saturday sailings could be changed to improve train connections.

Thursday, 10th April, 2014 9:39am

By Chris Cowley