SWR willing to add earlier first train and change Island Line timetable

no smoking on shanklin train

South Western Railway have shown a willingness to change the Island Line timetable so that cross-Solent services can do the same to meet the new proposed mainland train times.

Friday, 15th December, 2017 4:49pm

By Chris Quirk with one comment

Island Line Trains: Major victory for campaigners

victory hand on bow

After a year-long battle to protect the future of Island Line trains, a threat of judicial review against the Department for Transport has lead to a major victory for train campaigners. OnTheWight has the detail.

Friday, 12th August, 2016 6:56am

By Chris Quirk with 13 readers' comments

Change of Gov Ministers brings hope for Island Line trains

island line tilt shift

The group campaigning to keep Island Line within the wider franchise is urging the new rail minister, Paul Maynard, to ensure the Isle of Wight is treated equitably.

Tuesday, 19th July, 2016 4:08pm

By Chris Quirk

In advance of the Garnett Island Line report KILF layout their stall

Empty train line:

Christopher Garnett's report, commissioned by the council, is due to land tomorrow. In advance, KILF run through the overview as they see it, asking people to act to save their Isle of Wight's trainline.

Thursday, 4th February, 2016 11:21am

By Chris Quirk with one comment

Campaign group launch online petition to save Island Line

island line petition

The campaign group are hoping to attract at least 10,000 signatures from across the UK.

Thursday, 14th January, 2016 1:20pm

By Chris Quirk with 10 readers' comments

Island Line: Parliamentary debate ‘a wasted opportunity’ says KILF

andrew turner

Isle of Wight Conservative MP Andrew Turner is of leaving the door open - in his Commons speech - for the "untested alternative that he has championed".

Thursday, 22nd October, 2015 12:51pm

By Chris Quirk with 15 readers' comments

Island Line: Campaign group responds to DfT proposals

Island line train

Members of the Keep Island Line in Franchise shares their responses to the Dept for Transport proposal re the future of Island Line trains.

Friday, 11th September, 2015 12:12pm

By Chris Quirk with 10 readers' comments

Island Line ‘at serious risk’ of exclusion from franchise due to MP, say KILF

island line trains at shanklin people getting on

Island line campaigners say it's unlikely DfT would have considered Island Line being out of the franchise if the MP hadn't enthused about the idea of a community rail project to the government in the first place.

Thursday, 27th August, 2015 7:01pm

By Chris Quirk with 41 readers' comments

Andrew Turner: Not my responsibility to sort out the train line

Andrew Turner - looking to his side

IW Radio are reporting that Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Andrew Turner, said that it was not his responsibility to sort the future of the Island’s railway.

Thursday, 13th August, 2015 1:36pm

By Chris Quirk with 21 readers' comments

Public meeting backs Island Line in franchise as campaign looks ahead

kilf meeting at shanklin theatre Aug 2015

The unanimous vote at last night's meeting called on Andrew Turner MP to facilitate a delegation from KILF to meet the rail minister.

Wednesday, 12th August, 2015 1:12pm

By Chris Quirk with 4 readers' comments

East Wight councillors urged to back Keep Island Line Franchise campaign

Islandline trains

Councillors from Shanklin to Ryde have been asked to support the Keep Island Line Franchise Campaign. Residents are reminded of the public meeting being held from 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th August at Shanklin Theatre.

Wednesday, 5th August, 2015 10:10am

By Chris Quirk with 14 readers' comments

Cross-party pressure group formed to secure future of rail franchise

Island line train

A new pressure group has been set up to help secure the future of the Island Line train service with a sustainable, reliable and viable service for the duration of the next franchise period.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 3:00pm

By Chris Quirk with 21 readers' comments