Christopher Garnett

Christopher Garnett OBE is an independent transport expert who has agreed to help the Isle of Wight council on informing the Island’s collective response to DfT proposals for Island Line trains.

Mr Garnett is the chairman of the Transport Coordinating Committee for the Rugby World Cup 2015, was a board member of the Olympic Delivery Authority, the Chairman and Chief Executive of Great North Eastern Railways for ten years and a board member for Transport for London for six years.

Job losses at Isle of Wight ferry company due to Covid-19 (update 2)

Fran Collins

CEO of Red Funnel said this is a situation they've "tried very hard to avoid", but a review of the company resourcing will see a reduction of roles

Wednesday, 19th August, 2020 12:26pm

By Enya Lumley with 8 readers' comments

FastCat: Hopes for upturn in Ryde businesses, says IWC Leader

wight ryder passing a sea fort

Chair of the Isle of Wight Transport Infrastructure Board. says he hopes that with the new, more positive messaging about using public transport and school holidays we will see real growth in foot passenger numbers

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 4:24pm

By IW Council Press Office

Cross-Solent foot passenger numbers at around 15 per cent of normal levels say Isle of Wight council

Ryde Pier

The Isle of Wight council say they are closely monitoring the number of cross-Solent passengers in order to work out when the FastCat should be reinstated. Details within

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 9:11am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Re-introduction of some Isle of Wight ferry services welcomed by council leader

Dave Stewart

The Isle of Wight council leader says the reinstatement of some ferries demonstrates confidence that the Island is re-opening and ready to welcome visitors back to support our local businesses

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 10:35am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Red Jets to resume service from next week with limited capacity

Red Jet 7

CEO of Red Funnel says it is safe to travel on their ferries, as the Red Jet gets ready to resume next week

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 10:29am

By Enya Lumley

£1.5m per month support for Isle of Wight ferry companies until summer (updated)

fifty pound note

Just been announced that the Department for Transport has agreed to fund Isle of Wight ferry companies during April, May and June. Details within

Friday, 24th April, 2020 12:23pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Pro-Link supporters meet with Lord Adonis to discuss funding for Solent Tunnel feasibility study

carl feeney and lord adonis

Lord Adonis was Secretary of State for Transport from 2009 to 2010, and Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission from 2015 to 2017. He met recently with Pro-Link members to discuss the feasibility study.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 1:00am

By Carl Feeney with 18 readers' comments

Government responds to Isle of Wight petition calling for regulated ferry fares

Houses of parliament

Over 17,500 people have so far signed the petition calling on the Government to regulate ferry fares in the UK. The Government have responded. Read it here.

Thursday, 13th September, 2018 8:18am

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Isle of Wight discounted ferry fares: Divided views. Local politicians respond

ferry wash

Local politicians respond to the announcement that Isle of Wight ferry companies will offer discounts for those Islanders receiving housing benefit or council tax support.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

TITF report: Southern Vectis comes out well

Island Buses:

Southern Vectis have the monopoly on bus services on the Isle of Wight and having made a significant investment over recent years to is recognised "as one of the highest performing rural service providers”.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 12:31pm

By Sally Perry

Transport Infrastructure Task Force (TITF): Important Isle of Wight transport review published

county hall and chris garnett

A year-long study of the the Isle of Wight's transport infrastructure, including the train line, bus service, ferries, the Medina River link and more. OnTheWight has the details of the Task Force recommendations.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 11:09am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Long-anticipated Transport Infrastructure Task Force Report to be presented this week

Board room and Christopher Garnett

The Isle of Wight Transport Infrastructure Task Force will formally present its long anticipated report and recommendations to the Isle of Wight Council this week.

Monday, 24th July, 2017 11:40am

By IW Council Press Office