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.

Specialist teams work on Isle of Wight’s hard-to-reach bridges

island roads no job too small

Several sites are being improved this week on the Isle of Wight by this specialist team who are trained to work in hard to reach spaces.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 3:25pm

By Gavin Foster

Plan to slash Ryde Pier waiting times ‘on hold’

Ryde Pier Toll charges

Wightlink had planned to reduce waiting times from one hour to 20 minutes from 26th June, but those plans have been put on hold says a spokesperson.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 2:33pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Plans to possibly scrap St Mary’s roundabout

Removal of St Mary's roundabout is one feature of amended plans to be considered by Isle of Wight Council.

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 6:32am

By IW Council Press Office with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and closures for 16th August 2018

Bath Road roadworks signage

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (16th August) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks

Thursday, 16th August, 2018 5:45am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and closures for 15th August 2018

Road ahead closed

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (15th August) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 6:54am

By Sally Perry

Phase 1 of £10m ferry terminal redevelopment at East Cowes completed

Red Funnel CEO Fran Collins with Customer Services Director Murray Carter at East Cowes

Phase 2 of the East Cowes gateway project, which includes a new purpose built terminal building, will be completed by summer 2020.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 4:22pm

By Bryn Williams with 3 readers' comments

Victoria of Wight welcomes first vehicles on board

First vehicle on Victoria of Wight

Following sea trials Wightlink staff and contractors will now move on to Victoria of Wight to get her ready for her first customers as she comes into service later in the summer.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 9:32am

By Karen Woods

Isle of Wight roadworks and closures for 14th August 2018

Wootton Bridge road works

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (14th August) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 8:06am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and closures for 13th August 2018

roadworks

If you’re out and about on Isle of Wight roads today (13th August) find out more about possible travel delays by looking at our list of roadworks

Monday, 13th August, 2018 7:37am

By Sally Perry

Floating bridge out of service second day in a row (updated)

east cowes mayor peter lloyd floating bridge

The Floating Bridge went out of service just after 12.30pm today due to "mechanical problems". A passenger launch is in operation.

Thursday, 9th August, 2018 2:25pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ryde street closed during Southern Water repairs

west street closure

A diversion is in place whilst Southern Water to carry out "remedial reinstatement on defect".

Thursday, 9th August, 2018 9:01am

By Sally Perry

Grounded floating bridge results in ‘huge queues’

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The Isle of Wight council has simply said the "Floating Bridge is out of service temporarily" and not given any explanation of how it became grounded on a neap tide. Is this the ‘good floating bridge service during Cowes Week’ Cllr Ian Ward wanted?

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 2:58pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments