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 services head back to normal

Red Funnel Red Osprey

Red Funnel say it's been a particularly trying time and they’re all looking forward to resuming the planned full service

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 9:21pm

By Enya Lumley with one comment

Audi Supercar crashes into wall (photos)

The Audi after the collision

Police were called after the Audi R8 4.2 Quattro S-A collided with a wall in Ryde

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 2:04pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Red Eagle pulled from service – traffic stacked up throughout East Cowes

Red Falcon grounded

With Red Osprey also out for repairs, it means there is just one ferry (Red Falcon) providing a shuttle service for ferry passengers

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 1:37pm

By Enya Lumley

Planned removal of vital parking spaces a ‘technical error’ says Isle of Wight council

no parking sign painted on road with blue cross hatching

The Isle of Wight council said information supplied as part of the consultation process contained misleading information due to a technical error

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 10:26am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council explain why they’ve cut almost half the school buses

cowes college students at bus stop

Cllr Brading explains why the Isle of Wight council chose to slash the number of bus routes by half, resulting in some Island children having to take several buses to get to school (either very late or incredibly early)

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 8:35am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

£2,000: The Floating Bridge’s equivalent losses, every day, Jan to July

Mr Moneybags:

Dave Stewart revealed quite how much FB6 has lost this year to Paul Topping on Isle of Wight Radio this morning. Locals say, “Sell it off. We must have a bridge that won’t waste millions more of our tax money"

Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

‘Road safety in and around Newport has been ignored for too long’ say councillors

Matt Price and Geoff Brodie at the town's gateway

Cllrs Brodie and Price both say that road safety in and around Newport has been ignored for too long and that, "We must all work collectively together to try and tackle this problem"

Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 4:29pm

By Geoff Brodie with 4 readers' comments

Critically endangered European eel discovered in Wightlink’s oyster nurseries

Endangered eel

Historically, the eels were caught in the River Thames for human consumption, but their numbers have declined in recent years. This could be due to over fishing, coastal development or pesticides.

Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 9:03am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Police appeal for dashcam footage of three car collision

car dashcam

The driver of the red Volvo, a 40-year-old man, suffered serious injuries. did you see what happened or have dashcam footage?

Sunday, 30th August, 2020 9:44pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Cowes Floating Bridge: Time to order a new bridge, but base it on FB5, says councillor

cowes floating bridge - anonymous but with consent

The Isle of Wight councillor says that "For all our sakes, including Isle of Wight council, we must draw this matter to a close"

Sunday, 30th August, 2020 8:12am

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council explain why their Cowes Floating Bridge report will be delayed

blank piece of paper

The Isle of Wight council had originally said that by the end of August they would have a date for the return to service of the Cowes Floating Bridge - With that looming on Monday here are their reasons for the delay

Saturday, 29th August, 2020 8:44pm

By IW Council Press Office with 14 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council report blames two companies for floating bridge fiasco

floating bridge suspended sign

A report going to the Isle of Wight Council Scrutiny Committee next week lays the blame squarely at the feet of two companies

Friday, 28th August, 2020 3:58pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 21 readers' comments