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.

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

Extension of the current Isle of Wight railway moves to the next stage

train signs

Since the MP was elected, he’s spoken about extending the Isle of Wight train line at both ends. Looks like this recent news could mark one step closer to that goal

Monday, 2nd March, 2020 2:34pm

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

Hear latest on buses, trains and road travel from Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users’ Group meeting

Back of the bus

If you are a bus, rail or road user, this comprehensive report from the recent meeting of the Bus and Rail Users' Group should be of interest

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 1:52pm

By Stuart George with 8 readers' comments

Island Line Trains: Hourly service this morning and advance warning of bus replacement

island line train at ryde pier head station

Passengers should allow more time for their journeys if making ongoing transport connections

Monday, 20th January, 2020 8:26am

By Sally Perry

£1m raised through Solent LEP and IW council unlocks £26m investment for Island Line

One of the new Island Line trains

The Solent LEP and Isle of Wight Council have raised £1m between them to unlock the £26m government investment in Island Line

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 10:33am

By Bex Pearce with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP seeks reassurance for Island Line users

bob seely in parliament

As reported yesterday, Bob Seely says he is keen to ensure that any potential changes to the management of Island Line will not impact on passengers; and that the £26 million investment will be delivered as planned

Thursday, 9th January, 2020 11:35am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Island Line and South Western Railways operation could be nationalised, amid emergency talks (updated)

Island Line Trains At Pier Head, Ryde

South Western Railways - which includes Island Line - appear to be in trouble and one possible outcome, they say, would be for the franchise to be nationalised. Details within

Wednesday, 8th January, 2020 12:30pm

By Sally Perry

New Year’s Day travel on Island Line Trains

island line train at Sandown station

Be aware of slight changes to the Island Line timetable on New Year's Day

Saturday, 28th December, 2019 10:13am

By Sally Perry