Island Line Trains

Island Line Trains are the Isle of Wight’s only commercial rail provider.

The service runs from Ryde Pier head in the north of the Island, to Shanklin towards the south.

It’s a vital lifeline, providing a swift connection to means to exit to the Mainland, via the FastCat or Hover.

Island Line further delay confirmed

One of the new Island Line trains

Following News OnTheWight's report yesterday, South Western Railways have today issued this announcement. Here's the reason they give

Tuesday, 27th April, 2021 3:24pm

By Toby Williams with 8 readers' comments

Already-delayed Island Line re-opening looking unlikely to hit promised mid-May date, says expert

Engineers working on new train loop at Brading

Rail expert visits each Isle of Wight station and says work on the infrastructure looks “nowhere near completion”

Monday, 26th April, 2021 6:56pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Delay to Island Line reopening announced – Covid cited

Class 484 train

‘Unforeseen challenges’ and Covid are cited as reasons for delaying the reopening of the Isle of Wight’s train line. While they’re waiting, they’ll take the opportunity to repaint the stations

Friday, 12th February, 2021 12:11pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Feasibility study into extending Island Line to Ventnor and Newport underway

Class 484 train

The feasibility study into extending Island Line from Ryde to Newport and Shanklin to Ventnor has begun but Bob Seely says it can only proceed with the support and cooperation of the Steam Railway

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 4:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 21 readers' comments

Bus replacement for Island Line will include a Pier shuttlebus, says Minister

Ryde Pier

Once the Fastcat is back on, train passengers needing to get up the Pier (particularly during bad weather) will be grateful for this news

Monday, 18th January, 2021 8:16am

By Sally Perry

Here’s where Isle of Wight Class 483 trains are going next – After 3 million miles of service

front of SWR Class 483 train - Island Line

It might be the last day the Class 483s are in action on Island Line, but it's not the last time you'll be able to ride one. Details within

Sunday, 3rd January, 2021 9:16pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with one comment

The Isle of Wight says a fond farewell to Island Line’s 80-year-old trains, the Class 483s

island line trains at Ryde Station

Today (Sunday) sees the end of an era on Island Line as the 80-year-old Class 483 trains make their last journeys on the line

Sunday, 3rd January, 2021 9:06am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Class 483 Island Line 1938 train could be retiring to Essex after the Isle of Wight

Island Line Train on Ryde Pier

The London Transport Traction Group have been informed that, pending final approval, they have secured one of the former Northern Line stock - now an Island Line train - for preservation

Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 6:56am

By Daniel Nash with one comment

Video and photos of new Island Line trains – Class 484 – arriving on the Isle of Wight

New train arrives on the Isle of Wight - South Western Railway

There was a great deal of excitement on the Isle of Wight yesterday (and beyond) as the first new Class 484 Island Line train arrived. See the video and photos within

Friday, 20th November, 2020 12:23pm

By Sally Perry

First new Island Line train – Class 484 – arrives on the Isle of Wight … on a ferry

island line train class 484

The delivery of the new train, making its way down from Warwickshire, marks a major step towards a more modern Island Line

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 3:00pm

By James McKinnon with 5 readers' comments

First video footage of the new Island Line trains emerges: Watch

New Island Line train being tested - Nov 2020

Catch a look at one of the new Island Line trains in motion in this short video by Mark Hopwood of South Western Railways

Monday, 16th November, 2020 12:13pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

New Webcams provide delight for trainspotters and transport buffs

Railcam in Ryde showing two Hovercraft and three buses

The two new Webcams will mean anyone around the world can watch the trains, hovers, buses and Fastcats come and go in Ryde

Thursday, 5th November, 2020 1:24pm

By Simon Deane