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.

‘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

Five days of strike action could affect rail passengers

SWR train at a platform

The strike action on South Western Railway starts on Tuesday 18th June and runs to, and including, Saturday 22nd June.

Saturday, 15th June, 2019 9:42am

By South Western Railway Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Refusal to allow mobility scooter on train a ‘personal attack on people with disabilities’

Islandline trains

Trevor Long says Island Line Train's 'company policy' to not allow mobility scooters is a personal attack on people with disabilities.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 10:13am

By Trevor Long with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council leader presents ‘upbeat message’ for Ryde

view down union street, Ryde

Residents say they were pleased to hear the leader of the council hadn’t personally agreed to any plans to build on the town’s seafront. Catch up with the rest of the discussion in Peter's report.

Tuesday, 19th March, 2019 1:32pm

By Peter Gruner with one comment

Extra services for Portsmouth, Southampton and Island Line trains announced

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

The new timetable from May 2019 for South Western Railway’s Portsmouth and Southampton main lines feature extra services. Island Line also benefits too for Sunday travellers. Details within.

Friday, 8th March, 2019 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP asks Transport Minister to be ‘generous’ with Island Line, and investigate ‘ferry duopoly’

bob seely transport debate

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely raised several points during a parliamentary debate yesterday about the transport infrastructure on the Island. Details and video within.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 1:18pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Brexit could delay upgrades to Island Line Trains – SWR growing increasingly concerned

train at ryde station

Cllr Ward said people have "muttered things like the government won’t make a decision until Brexit is clear, but we don’t know". South Western Railway is growing increasingly concerned about the delays.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 3:27pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments