Rollout schedule for new Island Line trains, enhancements and what we can expect

Island Line Infrastructure Upgrade graphic

If you’re asking - When will the first new train arrive? The free station WiFi start? The last 1938 train run? The half-hour service start? OnTheWight has answers for you.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 11:40am

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

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

Learn more about dark energy at Cafe Scientifique

Supernova

Find out how the first speaker of the new Cafe Scientifique season will be.

Monday, 16th September, 2019 8:23pm

By Pam Ash

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

Steps connecting to the seafront could be closed for three months

osborne steps shanklin

The council say they are doing they can to ensure the closure of this important footpath is kept to an absolute minimum.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 11:19am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

67th Pier to Pier Swim Race another success

swimmers taking part in the pier to pier race

No rescues were needed as the 122 swimmers made their way from Sandown to Shanklin last weekend for the 67th Pier 2 Pier Swim Race.

Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 5:22pm

By Bob Cooper

Pharmacy to offer free sanitary products for women and girls who can’t afford them

regent pharmacy

For those girls and women who cannot afford sanitary products, this Pharmacy is offering free products.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 3:24pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s Innovative Physics named as one of Europe’s best in ‘Ones to Watch’ list

Bob Seely MP meets Innovative Physics

The company was selected for the prestigious ‘Ones to Watch’ list having demonstrated exceptional achievement in Innovation.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 12:01pm

By Claire Robertson

Isle of Wight town features in Top 10 Japanese Knotweed hotspots

japanese knotweed

This invasive non-native plant can pose a major threat to buildings and should be declared when selling your home.

Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019 8:37am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Do you recognise any of these items which police believe were stolen

Stolen items recovered by police

Police have recovered dozens of items including bicycles, bicycle parts, paddleboards, binoculars, mobile phones, a scooter, an Air Wheel unicycle and fishing rods.

Monday, 15th July, 2019 12:35pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Diversion in place to allow vital stabilising work in Shanklin

Scotchells Brook road

The difficult work is vital to stabilise the culvert, but Island Roads have planned the work in order to minismise disruption.

Monday, 15th July, 2019 9:23am

By Gavin Foster