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.

Solent LEP say they are ‘committed to consulting’ over Cowes floating bridge

floaty with workboat -

The Solent LEP respond to harsh criticism leveled at them over the floating bridge consultation by East Cowes councillor, Karl Love.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 12:57pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

13,264 sustainable journeys during ‘Active Travel Week’

Scooter statue

A total of 34 schools took part and clocked up a combined total of 13,264 sustainable journeys to school over the challenge – a staggering total of 69 per cent of all journeys logged during the week.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 2:53pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Popular cycle track to open during weekends and holidays despite power works

Newport to Cowes Cycletrack

Island Roads and Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) are working to minimise disruption during important work to renew high voltage cables beneath the Cowes to Newport cycle track.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 8:58am

By Gavin Foster

Ryde resident parking permits could be ‘nightmare scenario’, says Cllr (updated)

Parking ticket machine:

Cllr Jordan believes the Isle of Wight "needs a proper parking strategy that is tailored to different areas". Cllr Whittle says the current strategy seems to work well.

Monday, 15th April, 2019 10:29am

By Peter Gruner with 4 readers' comments

Long-term road changes on major Southampton route likely to impact ferry traffic

roadworks send help

Many people using Red Funnel's car ferry will be impacted by these extensive roadworks to the major route to/from Southampton. Expected end date 2020.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 8:55am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

New specialist vehicle will help resurfacing of narrow Isle of Wight roads

the midi paver

The new ‘midi-paver’ will be used extensively in the coming year when numerous rural roads will be improved as part of the 2019 programme of works.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 4:15pm

By Gavin Foster with 4 readers' comments

£1 overnight parking charge locations on Isle of Wight (updated)

new pound coin

The definitive list of every location the Isle of Wight council are planning to charge you £1 to park in the evening. Each street, road and car park, to help you avoid unwanted parking tickets.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 6:54pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Overnight closures for East Wight roadworks

the road at Hale Common

Work on both projects will be undertaken at night in order to minimise inconvenience to road users.

Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019 1:48pm

By Gavin Foster with one comment

Red Jet 3 says farewell to the Solent and heads off to Croatia

Red Jet 3

Red Jet 3 was one of the original Solent Class Hi-Speed catamaran ferries and has ferried millions of passengers across the Solent over the last 20 years.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 9:30am

By Lisa Norman

No-deal Brexit mitigation plans ‘hampered by poor DfT engagement’ Select Committee told

gerald vernon jackson at select committee

Giving evidence to the Commons Brexit Select Committee, Portsmouth City councillor, Gerald Vernon-Jackson said preparations for a no-deal EU Brexit plan had been "hampered by poor engagement from the DfT" and there'd been "systematic refusal from the DfT to engage in any way".

Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 8:49am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Nab Tower gets new upgrades to make the Solent safer

New equipment on Nab TowerMar 2019

The addition of a range of new equipment fitted to the Nab Tower should make the busy Solent waters safer to navigate.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 6:07pm

By Hayley Griffith with one comment

Cub scouts get Island Roads safety lesson

Steve Ambrose with the cub pack.

As part of a safety talk, delivered to schools and youth groups by Island Roads, 1st Godshill and Rookley cubs formed teams to dress up Brian in full personal protection equipment.

Thursday, 21st March, 2019 8:42am

By Gavin Foster