This in from Island Line trains, in their own words. Ed
Due to damage caused to the track following severe flooding at Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, Island Line Trains has advised passengers that it expects the current service disruption to continue for up to three weeks.
Flooding on the track was caused by heavy rainfall which has also affected roads and homes in the south west.
Land washed away
As a result there are about 20 locations near to Ryde in which flooding has washed away the land, which means that tracks are currently unsupported.
Specialist engineers are assessing the situation this weekend to determine the time it will take to repair.
Bus and taxi replacement service
Because of this, the following changes will apply until further notice:
- A bus replacement service will run between Ryde Esplanade and Shanklin at 50 minutes past the hour and from Shanklin to Ryde Esplanade at 38 minutes past the hour
- A taxi replacement service will run between Ryde Esplanade and Ryde Pier . These will meet the bus replacement service on arrival
A spokesperson for the Island Line said:
“We apologise to our passengers for the disruption to their services. Bus replacement services are in place to make sure people can travel to their destinations. Our engineers are working hard to fix the problem.
“We are providing updates for our passengers through our website as well as our @SW_Trains Twitter feed and our staff are providing information and assisting passengers at our stations.”
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