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.

New Daisy Bus and service secured for cancer patients thanks to fundraising efforts

daisy bus

Anyone involved in fundraising to save the Wessex Cancer Trust Daisy Bus service for cancer patients is invited to a celebration next week.

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 6:09pm

By Lorraine White

No-deal Brexit plans for Portsmouth likened to ‘Dad’s Army comedy’

dad's army stamps

Many people on the Isle of Wight have been wondering what impact a no-deal Brexit might have on travel through Portsmouth. One of the city's councillors says the plan being drawn up has "Dad’s Army written all over it".

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 11:23am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Brexit could delay upgrades to Island Line Trains – SWR growing increasingly concerned

train at ryde station

Cllr Ward said people have "muttered things like the government won’t make a decision until Brexit is clear, but we don’t know". South Western Railway is growing increasingly concerned about the delays.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 3:27pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

High waves and strong winds cause cross-Solent travel disruption

crashing waves tim wells

Adverse wind conditions coupled with the direction of the tide has resulted in significant wave heights across the Solent and affecting cross-Solent travel.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 4:44pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Met Office update strong wind weather warning for the Isle of Wight

This wind vane warns you how windy it can get in parts of the Isle of Wight.

The weather warning has been updated by the Met Office and will not last as long as previously forecast.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 10:20am

By Sally Perry

Shop owner blames closure on floating bridge, leader says ‘I haven’t seen Waitrose close’

cowes floating bridge

In response to a 22 year business in East Cowes, who said the failures of the floating bridge resulted in her business being decimated, leader of the Isle of Wight council, Dave Stewart, said “I think some of it is down to your business case. I haven’t seen Waitrose close"

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

‘Floating Bridge 6 should be scrapped’, say stakeholders

floating bridge = iwc

The Floating Bridge Stakeholders group argue Floating Bridge 6 "would never be fit for purpose", and "should be scrapped and replaced entirely".

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:21pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 9 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council leader says they ‘could have moved quicker’ over floating bridge problems

disembarking the floating bridge - karl love

The leader of the Isle of Wight council admits they council "could have moved quicker as the facts unfolded" about the catalogue of problems with floating bridge 6.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 3:00pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 15 readers' comments

Council finally admit floating bridge did not meet the requirements

floating bridge suspended

Isle of Wight Council leader, Dave Stewart, has finally said the latest floating bridge did not fit the requirements drawn up by the council and they could pursue legal action against BCTQ.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 2:39pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

New Traffic lights bring improvements for motorists and the town alike

Ventnor traffic Lights - Amber

The change to the set of traffic lights have brought benefits for all. They could be coming to a town near you.

Thursday, 7th February, 2019 8:43am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Diversion between Ventnor and Shanklin following emergency roadworks (updated)

Road closed sign

Watch out for the diversion for traffic between Ventnor and Shanklin, as Church Road, Shanklin Old Village is now closed until further notice.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 1:25pm

By Sally Perry

St Lawrence Road closure due to tree maintenance

road closed sign

Part of the road will be closed whilst essential tree maintenance takes place.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 8:30am

By Sally Perry