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.

Disruption on Island Line train service (updated)

train at ryde station

If you were planning to use Island Line today beware of disruption

Sunday, 8th December, 2019 8:13am

By Sally Perry

Disruption expected on Island Line Trains all day

Islandline trains

Island Line has been plagued with problems over the last couple of month. Disruption is expected until the end of the day

Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 9:18am

By Sally Perry

Island Line trains back on hourly service

train at ryde station

There have been several problems with Island Line trains this week. Details within

Friday, 8th November, 2019 8:18am

By Sally Perry

Island Line trains back on, but hourly service (updated)

track repairs :

The service switched to an hourly service yesterday due to problems on the line, today it has been totally suspended

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 1:31pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island Line trains back to hourly service

Island line carriage

Island Line apologises for any delay that this may cause to your journey

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 10:56am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island Line Trains returns to two per hour

island line train

South Western Railway say keeping the 1938 ex-London Underground trains going is a difficult task, but following hard work by the team at the train care depot at Ryde St John’s, the second train is now back in action

Monday, 21st October, 2019 1:24pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

‘Angle-grinders at gone midnight’ – South West trains promise noisy work will be kept to a minimum

angle grinder being used with sparks flying

South West Trains say the grinding and welding work has been completed now and will endeavour to keep any other noisy work to a minimum.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 5:41pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

First look at new Island Line train interior (HD computer rendering)

Slice of SWR Island Line Interiors

It’s all change for the new upcoming Island Line trains. OnTheWight has secured a first glimpse at what the interiors will look like and detail their new facilities and passenger capacity.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 8:45am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Light Rail Isle of Wight are not happy about yesterday’s Island Line announcement

Light Rail IOW mockup

Not everyone is happy about yesterday’s announcement of the five new trains for Island Line. Roger Berrisford, spokesman for Light Rail Isle of Wight rips into it, labelling it a ‘shameful day’.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 1:15am

By Roger Berrisford with 10 readers' comments

New trains coming to the Isle of Wight

New Class 484 Island Line train

The 81-year-old trains that run on Island Line are to be swapped out for new ones. OnTheWight has all the details on this important news.

Monday, 16th September, 2019 11:00am

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Island Line halve number of trains until further notice

Islandline trains

The hourly service comes into effect next week. Details within.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 10:23am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

£60 million upgrade news to Island Line expected soon, reports The Ryde Society (Update 2)

Island line train

As well as the news about the train line, Ryde Society reports the MP called Pennyfeathers development "unsustainable" and said Isle of Wight councillors should "man up". Read on for full report.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 5:55pm

By Peter Gruner with 7 readers' comments