Isle of Wight travel

Our Travel section is the place to check for fast and accurate travel updates from all the ferry companies, bus, train and hovercraft operator. In this section, we’ll also let you know about road closures and diversions.

Senior Isle of Wight Highways PFI manager quits job for better offer

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The senior Highways PFI Isle of Wight council officer is taking up a new post on the mainland in April, after getting an offer the council could not match

Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 8:22am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

30 per cent of Isle of Wight roads due for resurfacing in first seven years not completed

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Members of the Scrutiny Committee say that 30 percent of roads that should have been brought up to standard by April 2020 have not been. The IWC officer responsible says Island Roads will be given an extra four years

Monday, 17th February, 2020 12:12pm

By Sally Perry with 42 readers' comments

A busy weekend for Island Roads dealing with flooding and tree removal

Tree down at Calthorpe Road near Ryde - island roads

Thanks go out to all at Island Roads who helped during Storm Dennis with flooding and tree removal

Monday, 17th February, 2020 10:17am

By Sally Perry

Part of the Middle Road to be proactively closed over weekend due to Storm Dennis

road closed sign

There have been several serious incidents recently involving trees falling onto the highway at this location, so it will be closed from 9am Saturday as a precautionary measure

Friday, 14th February, 2020 6:12pm

By Claire Robertson with 2 readers' comments

Floating bridge to be suspended for testing

floating bridge suspended sign

The council say essential tests are due to be undertaken while the river is subject to a spring ebb tide. Details within

Wednesday, 12th February, 2020 12:55pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Commuters left behind (again) during hourly Fastcat service

passengers left behind at wightlink terminal

Wightlink claimed that passengers would prefer the hourly service than travel on a charter boat, but commuters are being left behind as the one boat can't cope

Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 8:58am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

After waiting 26 days for answers about cuts to concessionary travel scheme, Cllr Ward provides this bare-bone response

Bus Stop at The Needles Old Battery

Cameron says having to wait three weeks for one of the most bare-boned responses he's received brings the council's professionalism into question

Monday, 10th February, 2020 12:48pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Three cheers for emergency services and all those who kept the Island moving during Storm Ciara (including Island Roads)

Bembridge Coastguard Rescue Team

Thank you to all the teams who carried out rescues or made the Isle of Wight safe for residents yesterday. You are very much appreciated

Monday, 10th February, 2020 9:04am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight NHS Trust partners with Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust to ‘improve hospital-based services’ for Islanders


The Trust Boards are exploring how they can plan together to better share expertise, ways of working and resources to improve services for local people

Thursday, 6th February, 2020 1:10pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust with 9 readers' comments

Letter: Is replacing bike storage for seating on RedJet short-sightedness or greed? (updated)

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This reader asks whether replacing the bike holding area on Red Jet 6 with seating was "short-sightedness or just greed"

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 6:28pm

By Naomi with 5 readers' comments

30 minute parking on Newport High Street reintroduced for ‘a convenient £1’

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30 minute parking on Newport High Street is to be reintroduced for what the council call, "a convenient £1"

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 4:59pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillor explains why she was prepared to sign PFI gagging order

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Cllr Andre explains why she voted in favour of the gagging order at last night's private briefing about the progress of the highways PFI scheme

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 7:55am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments