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.

£100k up for grabs for projects on railway network that can make a positive difference to communities

Woolston Garden Project

Organisations are encouraged not to leave it too late before applying as the Friday 6 September deadline is fast approaching. £100,000 has been designated for the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 12:39pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Improvements to busy roads to take place overnight

Lidl roundabout

All these schemes to improve busy roads and junctions will take place at night in order to minimise disruption.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 6:46am

By Gavin Foster with 4 readers' comments

Cancellations to Fastcat timetable today

Wight Ryders:

Wightlink say the cancellations are due to the suspected fouling of a propeller on Wight Ryder 1.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 2:54pm

By Sally Perry

Red Funnel opens its archives as it celebrates 50 years of high-speed travel

Shearwater on the Solent

During the last five decades, the Isle of Wight has seen 13 high-speed vessels come and go to the Red Funnel fleet, starting with the hydrofoils, through to the waterjet propelled Red Jet fleet.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 2:16pm

By Lisa Norman with 2 readers' comments

Revised timetable for Floating Bridge during Cowes Week

floating bridge at night during cowes week -- allan marsh

Extra crossings have been added to the regular timetable, in anticipation of residents and visitors travelling to the world-famous regatta.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 1:49pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Improvement to churchyard path welcomed by residents

Island Roads staff with Rev Clive Todd and Church Warden June Horsfall Island Roads staff with Rev Clive Todd and Church Warden June Horsfall

As well as being used by parishioners, the paths through the churchyard are an important thoroughfare for villagers accessing the nearby doctor surgery and primary school.

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 4:33pm

By Gavin Foster

Double weather warning for the Isle of Wight this week

storm eleanor - Jamie Russell 640

They are not always accurate for the Isle of Wight, but these weather warnings from the Met Office are worth taking note of for later in the week.

Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 2:31pm

By Sally Perry

No parking on Duver Road for Isle of Wight Fort Walk

road closed sign

Island Roads have issued a no parking restriction on Duver Road to ensure emergency vehicle access.

Saturday, 3rd August, 2019 8:32am

By Sally Perry

Pelicans being wiped out by puffins on the Isle of Wight

Staff member standing by crossing

Pelican crossings are being upgraded to puffin crossings in many parts of the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 2nd August, 2019 8:36am

By Gavin Foster with 3 readers' comments

£60 million upgrade news to Island Line expected soon, reports The Ryde Society (Update 2)

Island line train

As well as the news about the train line, Ryde Society reports the MP called Pennyfeathers development "unsustainable" and said Isle of Wight councillors should "man up". Read on for full report.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 5:55pm

By Peter Gruner with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight bridges undergo improvements in coming weeks

Blackrock Bridge

A number of schemes will begin in the coming weeks as part of a rolling programme to improve bridges, culverts and retaining walls Island-wide.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 1:37pm

By Gavin Foster

Medina College campus to undergo road safety improvements

road work signs

The work follows a full safety audit on the college’s road network and parking areas — commissioned by the local authority — which resulted in a number of recommendations to improve safety.

Monday, 29th July, 2019 4:13pm

By IW Council Press Office