Isle of Wight travel

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In this section, we’ll also let you know about road closures and diversions.

Below are articles relating to Isle of Wight travel.

‘Something serious has to be done to help our town centre survive’ says Cllr Brodie

parking sign by a light coloured brick wall

Cllr Brodie is bringing a motion to Full Council this week calling for the town centre to have the same free parking choices as all other Island towns

Monday, 16th November, 2020 10:40am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Southern Vectis announce their Christmas and New year holiday timetable

Southern Vectis bus driving through shanklin

If you need to get around the Isle of Wight during the Christmas and New Year holidays by bus, make sure you check out the revised timetables within

Monday, 16th November, 2020 10:03am

By Sally Perry

Conservative cabinet member wants to introduce mobile Average Speed Cameras on the Isle of Wight

Average speed camera sign at side of road

The Conservative Cabinet member wants approval to explore the introduction of mobile average speed cameras across the Isle of Wight. Details within

Monday, 16th November, 2020 8:12am

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge service to resume on Monday

floating bridge 6 in the River Medina approaching East Cowes slipway

The Isle of Wight council issue the latest update on the Cowes Floating Bridge, which has been out of service for the last week

Sunday, 15th November, 2020 3:07pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight on-street EV charging on the way: Find out where they will be and how much have IWC received in grants to install them

electric vehicle charging

On-street charging is vital for the future of electric vehicle (EV) use on the Isle of Wight - some planned before March. News OnTheWight has found out from the council what their plans are

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 6:50pm

By Simon Perry with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Time for the Government to step in and nationalise ferry operators

House of Parliament and Westminster Bridge

The handout to the ferry companies in the first lockdown "proves without doubt, that cross Solent Transport is in fact a special case", says Labour's Richard Quigley

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 4:02pm

By Richard Quigley with 7 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council issue latest info about return of Cowes Floating Bridge

floating bridge suspended sign

The engineers are stripping down and inspecting the three other rams to confirm that the same issues are not present in them also

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 2:47pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Wightlink launch consultation with staff following £20m losses since start of pandemic

wight light wightlink ferry

Wightlink say they lost £20 million in revenue at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and have launched a consultation with staff. Full details within

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 1:38pm

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments

RedJets to continue through lockdown, but with revised timetable

Redjet 7

Red Funnel boss says they remain deeply committed to doing everything they can to keep sailing and maintain their cross-Solent services

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 12:27pm

By Enya Lumley

Letter: Government must afford Island commuters same right as rail commuters

refund spelled out on calculator placed on desk with plant next to it

As the FastCat is preparing to be suspended later this week, this Isle of Wight commuter says the Government must afford Island commuters the same rights as rail commuters

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 9:51am

By Lynn Lansbury with 2 readers' comments

Cowes Floating Bridge still out of service following yet another failure

floating bridge suspended sign

A passenger launch is in operation for foot passengers and cyclists. Details within

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 8:38am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

‘Government intervention’ may be necessary says Isle of Wight council leader over ferry suspension

Map of the Solent

Dave Stewart says decisions on services rest with the private ferry companies, but that he'll work with the MP and Dept for Transport to impress on them that it may be necessary to arrange government intervention

Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 12:53pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments