Further disruption on Island Line trains

Tilt shift train line

SWR say that to assist you with your journey, your tickets will be accepted, at no extra cost to yourself on Southern Vectis bus routes 2 and 3.

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 8:40am

By Sally Perry

Island Line trains back to hourly service

Island line carriage

Island Line apologises for any delay that this may cause to your journey

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 10:56am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Paul Armfield leads Q&A with Isle of Wight graphic novelist, Serena Katt

page from serena katt's book

Serena's wonderfully brave graphic novel explores the story of her Polish grandfather’s time in the Hitler Youth

Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 6:03pm

By Sally Perry

Island Line Trains returns to two per hour

island line train

South Western Railway say keeping the 1938 ex-London Underground trains going is a difficult task, but following hard work by the team at the train care depot at Ryde St John’s, the second train is now back in action

Monday, 21st October, 2019 1:24pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Find out more about our puzzling Universe at Cafe Scientifique

representation of Dark Matter surrounding a galaxy, (Dark matter cannot be directly observed and its existence has not been experimentally verified).

Professor Adam Amara (Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, Portsmouth) will be crossing to Solent tonight (Monday) to talk about Dark Energy at Cafe Scientifique.

Monday, 23rd September, 2019 11:08am

By Pam Ash

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


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