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.

This Thursday: Get involved in directing the future of Isle of Wight transport

island line train

Anyone with an interest in the future of Island Line trains is invited to this public meeting being held on Thursday (14th from 7pm) at Shanklin Theatre. Your view matters and could help inform the consultation response.

Monday, 11th December, 2017 1:25pm

By Feature Writer

All welcome to public meeting on the future of Isle of Wight railways

Shanklin Theatre

Next week's public meeting about the future of Island Line railway will hear about South Western Railway’s proposals, future plans for the IW Steam Railway and how inter-connectivity between the two lines and links with cross-Solent travel can be improved.

Wednesday, 6th December, 2017 3:30pm

By David Pugh with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP’s call for feasibility studies funding to reopen former train lines

Model of Ventnor station at Ventnor Heritage Centre

The Isle of Wight MP asked whether they'd be money available for feasibility studies to assess the costs and benefits of opening up former Isle of Wight branch lines closed in the 1960s.

Wednesday, 29th November, 2017 5:09pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Letter: MP questioned over ‘condemnation’ of rail strike

island line trains at shanklin people getting on

A regular commuter on Island Line trains has shared an open letter to Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, asking him to clarify a number of points following his recent condemnation of strike action.

Monday, 20th November, 2017 8:14pm

By Donna Drozd with 5 readers' comments

Fire on Island Line train

island line train

Island Line trains are suspended this evening after a fire broke out on the 19.10 from Ryde. Staff have been praised for how they handled the incident.

Tuesday, 14th November, 2017 8:07pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Have your say on future of Island Line: South Western Railway Consultation

island line tilt shift

South Western Railway have now launched their consultation on the Island Line service. A public meeting will be held on 14th December to discuss a community response by campaign group, KILF.

Monday, 13th November, 2017 5:32pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP condemns two-day planned rail strike

chris grayling

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely says he does not believe the planned two-day rail strike has anything to do with the Island and condemns the action of RMT Union members.

Tuesday, 7th November, 2017 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Strike action to affect Isle of Wight rail users next week

south western railway map

A rail replacement bus service will be in place on Wednesday and Thursday next week, when RMT members take strike action.

Tuesday, 31st October, 2017 4:56pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

South Western Railway: £300,000 on offer for community projects

train at ryde station

South Western Railway is to invest over £300,000 in community projects during the new rail franchise. Local groups are encouraged to apply for community funding related to the railway.

Wednesday, 25th October, 2017 11:55am

By David Murdoch with one comment

Commuters concerned over proposed Portsmouth to London timetable changes

portsmouth harbour train station

Isle of Wight commuters who catch the first catamaran over to the mainland to take the train to London each day say proposed timetable changes by South Western Railway mean they would be late for work.

Tuesday, 17th October, 2017 9:19pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cheap Isle of Wight rail tickets to London no more

megatrain signs

Since Stagecoach lost South Western franchise, they've no longer been able to offer mega-cheap tickets on Portsmouth or Southampton to London route.

Monday, 2nd October, 2017 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 22 readers' comments

Island Line could see a half-hourly service says MP

Bob Meeting with South Western Railway

Plans include securing more modern rolling stock, a half-hourly service, station improvements and better promotion of the route.

Thursday, 24th August, 2017 2:21pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with one comment