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.

Below are articles relating to Isle of Wight travel.

Long diversion for Ryde road closure due to electricity mains repairs

road closure melville road

The closure is necessary to enable Scottish and Southern Electric to carryout repairs and restore service

Wednesday, 28th October, 2020 11:23am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight ferry companies react to claims that not being able to stay in cars ‘will exacerbate Covid-19 pandemic’

me you stay six feet away

Isle of Wight resident Mike is concerned that ferry passengers are being ‘forced out of their cars’ during cross-Solent journeys. News OnTheWight asked the ferry companies for their reaction

Monday, 26th October, 2020 12:10pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Open call for artists: Be part of the 2021 OFF THE RAILS exhibition

Graffiti covered train by Phil Marsh

Works can be in any medium, such as film, audio, photography, painting, mixed media, print, sculptural 2d or 3d works, written or installation form and one artist will be selected to hold a future solo exhibition. Details within

Monday, 26th October, 2020 12:08pm

By Georgia Newman with 4 readers' comments

Row over grass cutting after Viewpoint vistas obscured by overgrown trees and bushes

bouldnor grass verge

Shalfleet Parish Council decided to cut this area without informing Isle of Wight Council, in latest row over verge cutting

Friday, 23rd October, 2020 2:08pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Gritters out this weekend as part of annual winter maintenance preparations

Island Roads Autumn parade 2019

If you see the gritters out on the roads this weekend, don't be alarmed - it's just Island Roads doing their 'Autumn Parade' to check their fleet

Friday, 23rd October, 2020 9:07am

By Gavin Foster

‘A road might look like a patchwork quilt, but could still be serviceable’ says Island Roads officer

The A3055 - Trinity Road Ventnor

At the last Isle of Wight council Scrutiny Meeting how roads are assessed for repairs or resurfacing was discussed. Details within

Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 4:15pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

New road junction in Bembridge improving road safety

bembridge road with michael murwill and Island roads operative

The changes to the junction by the Pilot Boat Inn in Bembridge have successfully reduced the speed of traffic and improved the safety for road users

Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 3:33pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

St Mary’s roundabout: New junctions on target to be fully operational by late November says Cllr Ward

st marys junction roadworks sign

The roadworks at St Mary's roundabout move into the next phase of work. Details and maps within

Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 5:44pm

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight e-scooter November trial under active discussion: Details

man riding beryl bike

Here are the details of discussions about an Isle of Wight e-scooter trial starting next month being actively considered

Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 10:16am

By Charlie Bristow with 10 readers' comments

Focus on reducing speed limits to 20mph in Newport returns as darker nights approach

driving at night

With the clocks going back on Sunday and night getting darker earlier Cllr Julie Jones-Evans refocuses her campaign for 20mph speed limits in Newport

Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 8:38am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Hat-trick of good news for West Wight’s community bus

Needles Cheque being presented to FYT Bus

Good things come in threes for the FYTbus. Details within of why they are currently having a triple celebration

Monday, 19th October, 2020 9:41am

By Hilary Benns

Will the Cowes Floating Bridge be back in service as planned? (Updated)

floating bridge suspended sign

News OnTheWight has been attempting to get a 'yes' or 'no' from the Isle of Wight council all day. So far they've not been able to confirm one way or the other

Friday, 16th October, 2020 4:14pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments