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.

If you have a complaint about impact of St Mary’s roundabout roadworks write directly to Cllr Ward, he says

Cllr Ian Ward and Andrew Tunnicliffe from Island Roads

Cllr Ian Ward says he has his 'finger on the pulse' about St Mary's roundabout and has only received one letter of complaint. He asks residents to write directly to him if they have concerns or queries.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 11:58am

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Commendation for Island Line depot team at National Rail Awards

Class 484 on Island Line rails

The Island Line depot team are widely respected for their work, so it's no surprise that they picked up this commendation at the National Rail Awards

Monday, 21st September, 2020 3:09pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge in a ‘vortex of disaster’ say Stakeholders’ Group in letter to funders, Solent LEP

cameron palin and floating bridge

The letter to the body that funded the £3.2m Floating Bridge sets out comprehensively the position with FB6 and calls for a meeting with engineers, councillors, businesses and other stakeholders

Sunday, 20th September, 2020 3:09pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Police appeal: Did you witness serious road traffic collision last night?

Police control operator

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident or possible dah cam footage beforehand

Friday, 18th September, 2020 2:30pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight council CEO reveals return date for Cowes Floating Bridge

floating bridge suspended sign

The Cowes Floating Bridge has been out of service for nine weeks already. In a letter to the town council, John Metcalfe reveals when it is expected to return

Friday, 18th September, 2020 12:21pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Section of Military Road in danger of collapsing in seven years if no action taken

Military Road erosion

It is thought if the plans get approval, it would take eight weeks to complete, but a road closure — potentially only part — would need to be put in place

Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 5:49pm

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

Floating Bridge Engineers’ and Stakeholders’ Group has warned council for three years about failures of FB6

floating bridge = iwc

The Floating Bridge Engineers’ and Stakeholders’ Group explain how they have been warning the Isle of Wight council for many years about the ongoing failures of Floating Bridge 6. Details within

Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 7:59am

By Sally Perry with 32 readers' comments

‘No new floating bridge’ says Isle of Wight council leader

floating bridge

Isle of Wight council leader said the need to remove the floating bridge from service at the same time as St Mary's roundabout works led to a 'perfect storm of destruction'

Monday, 14th September, 2020 12:50pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Ducklings rescued from Calbourne drain now released back into the wild

Ducks ready for release

Thanks to the quick thinking actions of the member of the public who spotted the ducks and Island Roads for assisting in their rescue, these ducklings have been given a second chance at life

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 5:01pm

By Anna Price

It was ‘never the case’ that all Isle of Wight roads would be resurfaced, claims Cllr Ian Ward

Cllr Ian Ward in online meeting, with Sandown pier in the background

Cllr Andre says she's dissatisfied about the changing narrative in relation to the Highways PFI contract and "deeply concerned by Cllr Ward's apparent total reliance on the information he's being given by Island Roads"

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 4:19pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Ash Dieback found in 40 per cent of Isle of Wight inspected trees

Ash Tree

At least 60 trees will need to be felled in the coming months after an inspection found that 169 – have been identified with Ash Dieback

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 3:43pm

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council say there were over 600 excess seats on school buses, costing them £1,000 each every year

canon calculator

The council say they slashed the number of bus routes from 29 to 15 because there were too many excess seats. News OnTheWight asked how many and what the difference between the value of the old and new contracts is

Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 4:33pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments