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.

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

train at ryde station

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 to ask questions of the travel companies.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 9:06am

By Stuart George

Floating Bridge to be suspended as yet more parts on two-year-old bridge need replacing

floating bridge

The floating bridge will be out of service yet again next week as more parts on the two-year-old bridge are replaced.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 3:21pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Floating Bridge out of service due to hydraulic oil leak

floating bridge suspended

A hydraulic oil leak on the north west prow worsened through the night but without a replacement service in place it had to continue.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 8:45am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Five days of strike action could affect rail passengers

SWR train at a platform

The strike action on South Western Railway starts on Tuesday 18th June and runs to, and including, Saturday 22nd June.

Saturday, 15th June, 2019 9:42am

By South Western Railway Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Late night road closure on M27 could hit ferry travellers

Roadworks lights:

People heading back to the Island via the M3/M27 on Friday 28th June should be aware of this late night road closure on the M27.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 10:34am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter

Portsmouth council asking for views on possible £8 per day Clean Air Zone covering Portsea Island

dirty exhaust

Islanders who regularly drive through Portsmouth may wish to take part in this survey calling for views on a possible £8 per day clean air zone charge in the city.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 6:53pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

More resurfacing works for Forest Road

Forest Road

Work on the two sections of road will take place at night to keep disruption to a minimum

Monday, 10th June, 2019 11:27am

By Claire Robertson with one comment

Over 30 roadworks schemes across the Isle of Wight this month

roadworks on the Isle of Wight

If you're out and about on the roads this month you'll notice roadwork schemes have intensified as Island Roads aims to finish as many schemes as possible before the summer holidays.

Monday, 10th June, 2019 7:32am

By Claire Robertson with one comment

Isle of Wight council finally make ‘vital improvements’ to roads around floating bridge

lorry having difficulty by floating bridge

It's taken them a while, but the Isle of Wight council are finally making the "vital improvements" to the roads around the floating bridge to improve safety of pedestrians and avoid lorries getting stuck.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 10:38am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Met Office warning for heavy thundery showers all day

Raining cats and dogs

It's going to be 'raining cats and dogs' all day today - watch out for surface water on the roads if you are travelling.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 10:13am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council to axe five school bus routes

vectis blue school bus

One parent says the axing of five school bus routes from next September is "a kick in the teeth for working parents".

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 3:25pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Festival 2019 traffic plans published

IW Festival Road Map 2019

The traffic plan is designed to ensure disruption to local traffic is kept to a minimum, although some delays are inevitable with the increased levels of traffic on the roads. Details within.

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 10:40am

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments