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.

How do you define ‘a small fire’? Read Wightlink’s version after ferry fire

small fire

Yesterday Wightlink chose to describe the fire on board the St Faith car ferry as 'small'. Anyone who's seen the photos of the fire might well question that description. We did, so we asked Wightlink to define 'a small fire' - here's what they told OnTheWight.

Friday, 20th January, 2017 12:54pm

By Sally Perry with 32 readers' comments

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 20th January 2017

Road closed roadworks

If you’re out and about on the roads today (20th January 2017) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Friday, 20th January, 2017 6:51am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users Group: All welcome to public meeting

Island Buses:

If you are a bus or train user on the Isle of Wight you are welcome to attend this meeting on Saturday morning in Newport.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 12:03pm

By Andy Morris with one comment

Fire breaks out on Isle of Wight ferry (update 3)

Fire engines

Wightlink ferry company claim it was a "small fire", saying it extinguished by the crew within minutes and no one was injured.

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 11:01am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 19th January 2017

road closed signs

If you’re out and about on the roads today (19th January 2017) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Thursday, 19th January, 2017 6:43am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 18th January 2017

road closed sign

If you’re out and about on the roads today (18th January 2017) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Wednesday, 18th January, 2017 6:53am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 17th January 2017

Roadworks sign with red traffic light

If you’re out and about on the roads today (17th January 2017) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Tuesday, 17th January, 2017 6:41am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 16th January 2017

roadworks on the Isle of Wight

If you’re out and about on the roads today (16th January 2017) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Monday, 16th January, 2017 6:49am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 13th January 2017

Roadworks traffic light (Cowleaze)

If you’re out and about on the roads today (13th January 2017) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Friday, 13th January, 2017 6:40am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight roadworks and road closures 12th January 2017

Road closed

If you’re out and about on the roads today (12th January 2017) find out where there might be travel delays by looking at our list of Isle of Wight roadworks

Thursday, 12th January, 2017 6:46am

By Sally Perry

Major roadworks at St George’s Way progressing well

roadworks send help

Road works in the St George’s Way area of Newport are going well and currently on schedule to be completed in March as planned.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 12:33pm

By IW Council Press Office

New hovercraft to be taken out of service for several weeks

New Hovercraft in factory

The manager of Hovertravel has issued a personal apology to passengers as the company announces the two new craft will be taken out of service for several weeks, resulting in a number of commuter cancellations.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 7:46am

By Neil Chapman with 11 readers' comments