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.

‘We’re small but mighty, so let’s make Isle of Wight proud and win this competition’ – Sandown Railway Station in running for national award

the front of Sandown railway station

Vote for Sandown Railway Station in the World Cup of Stations Battle. Details within

Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 8:38am

By South Western Railway Press Office with one comment

Ticket sales on Island Line trains resumes

Island Line Train at Shanklin station

Passengers will be able to buy tickets on the train from Monday 12th October.

Sunday, 11th October, 2020 10:08am

By Sally Perry with one comment

All Isle of Wight train stations now offer Wi-Fi

wifi signals

The Isle of Wight along with stations on the rest of the South Western Railway (SWR) network now have WiFi available to customers

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 4:54pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Nominate your South Western Railway/Island Line customer service hero

Island Line Train at Shanklin station

Do you have a story about an Island Line member of staff who came to your rescue or went above and beyond the call of duty? Why not nominate them as a Customer Service Hero

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 3:10pm

By South Western Railway Press Office

Commendation for Island Line depot team at National Rail Awards

Class 484 on Island Line rails

The Island Line depot team are widely respected for their work, so it's no surprise that they picked up this commendation at the National Rail Awards

Monday, 21st September, 2020 3:09pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Reduced service on Island Line due to points failure (updated)

island line trains coming into Ryde Esplanade station

The service is expected to be disrupted until at least midday today

Monday, 24th August, 2020 9:51am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Dates announced for Island Line rail work in prep for new trains – Plus photos of new trains

Class 484 at Vivarail

See photos of the trains being refurbished, plus details of when the line will be out of service for the major engineering works

Thursday, 20th August, 2020 2:52pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Children of rail staff ask passengers to wear face coverings to help keep families safe

Evie sitting at the desk to record the announcement

Children of South Western Railways' staff are urging passengers to wear their face masks in order to help protect their families

Wednesday, 12th August, 2020 1:29pm

By Sally Perry

Essential engineering works on Island Line Trains over two weekends this month

island line trains

There'll be a bus replacement service in place over both the weekends as essential engineering work takes place

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 7:21am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New homes sought for Island Line’s soon to be retired 80-year-old trains: Are you interested?

island line trains

It won't be as simple as sticking a carriage in your back garden, the criteria for adopting these trains is quite extensive. Details within

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 3:40pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New Island Line trains will be delayed

One of the new Island Line trains

News OnTheWight has discovered that the new Island Line trains, originally expected to arrive early summer, have been delayed

Monday, 1st June, 2020 12:40pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Details of reduced service on South Western railway and Island Line due to Coronavirus

Secretary of State Chris Grayling and SW Trains MD Andy Mellors during the South Western Railway Stakeholder launch at Waterloo Station.

Some routes will not have a train service or a replacement bus service. Details within

Friday, 20th March, 2020 12:10pm

By Sally Perry