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.

Red Funnel switching to Winter timetable three weeks early

red funnel VOITH removed

Three days of reduced service then straight into Winter timetable

Friday, 11th October, 2019 6:10pm

By Simon Perry

Consultation approved: Town could see pavement widened and free parking moved from High Street

Road works road closed signs

To coincide with a major resurfacing programme the town council are exploring changes to the pavements and parking on the High Street and have agreed to carry out a consultation prior to making any decisions

Friday, 11th October, 2019 4:48pm

By Sally Perry with 16 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council and Island Roads criticised by scrutineers for lack of PFI data

Magnifying glass

Cllr Brodie asks, "How can you scrutinise when you have no information, no performance data — we are not allowed to be given answers by our own officers"

Friday, 11th October, 2019 4:27pm

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

Floating Bridge run around: Passenger launch in operation

floating bridge suspended

The Floating Bridge ran aground this afternoon and is not expected to be in service until this evening

Friday, 11th October, 2019 3:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ferry that lost its anchor taken out of service, leading to disruption

Red Eagle ferry sailing out of Cowes

There is major disruption to the Red Funnel schedule after one of their vessels lost one of its two anchors

Friday, 11th October, 2019 8:06am

By Melissa Piercy with 2 readers' comments

Wightlink change their new £2 cash toll to enter Ryde Pier

taxi driving on to the pier

The delays at the barrier caused gridlock in Ryde last weekend with traffic backed up Union Street

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 2:32pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Appeal for dashcam footage after collision leads to serious and life-changing injuries for teenager

Police tape

The collision took place at around 8.20pm last Saturday on the bend of Afton Road which sits between Military Road and Manor Road. Were you in the area and saw something?

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 1:22pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Reinforced cast iron bollards provide new safety measure after car goes over edge

Belgrave road bollards

In keeping with the Conservation Area, the bollards should prevent drivers being able to navigate over the edge of the steep terrace

Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 1:07pm

By Gavin Foster with 6 readers' comments

Red Funnel support Mountbatten’s ‘Go Yellow’

bumble bee car with two women and red funnel fery in background

Red Funnel will be donating £20 for every yellow car, motorcycle or van booked to travel under a special offer between Friday 4th October (the official Go Yellow Day) through until Sunday, 13th October 2019.

Thursday, 3rd October, 2019 12:04pm

By Enya Lumley with 3 readers' comments

‘Angle-grinders at gone midnight’ – South West trains promise noisy work will be kept to a minimum

angle grinder being used with sparks flying

South West Trains say the grinding and welding work has been completed now and will endeavour to keep any other noisy work to a minimum.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 5:41pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Watch out for overnight diversions in East Cowes as Well Road closed for roadworks

well road east cowes

The road closure is in place between 9.30pm to 5.30am and operatives from Island Roads will assist road users with directions

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 5:00pm

By Sally Perry

Wightlink support travel for children in council’s care

Keith Greenfield CEO Wightlink Ferries

The Wightlink travel passes enable them to commute to a mainland college which offers specialist courses currently unavailable on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 4:40pm

By Karen Woods