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.

Big change to Union Street Ryde parking restrictions on the way

cars parked on union street -

It had been identified that some motorists were using Union Street for long-term parking by moving their vehicle each hour to a different parking zone within the road.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 11:32am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Stop planned St Mary’s Roundabout roadworks, say Newport Parish Council

halt sign

Two requests for a public briefing have been refused by the Isle of Wight council and this week Parish councillors voted overwhelmingly for impending St Mary's Junction improvements to be be halted.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 10:37am

By Joshua Tombleson with 6 readers' comments

Island Line halve number of trains until further notice

Islandline trains

The hourly service comes into effect next week. Details within.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 10:23am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Northwood roadworks ahead of schedule

Northwood roadworks

It is hoped the traffic lights that have been necessary to control traffic for safety reasons during work can be removed Friday afternoon.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 8:20am

By Gavin Foster

Pro-Link supporters meet with Lord Adonis to discuss funding for Solent Tunnel feasibility study

carl feeney and lord adonis

Lord Adonis was Secretary of State for Transport from 2009 to 2010, and Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission from 2015 to 2017. He met recently with Pro-Link members to discuss the feasibility study.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 1:00am

By Carl Feeney with 18 readers' comments

Floating Bridge now looks like it may be out until ‘early next week’

engineers working on the floating bridge

The problem with the West prow hinge was discovered earlier in the week. A passenger launch will be in operation for foot passengers.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 2:29pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Steps connecting to the seafront could be closed for three months

osborne steps shanklin

The council say they are doing they can to ensure the closure of this important footpath is kept to an absolute minimum.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 11:19am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

The Cowes Floating Bridge still out of action due to issue with the prow

floating bridge prow by cameron palin

A foot passenger launch will be in operation all day (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 8:41am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Portsmouth City Council approve plans for a new clean air zone: Isle of Wight impact

dirty exhaust

Older, non-compliant buses, coaches, taxis and heavy goods vehicles will be impacted under the new scheme.

Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 8:04am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Poor visibility affects cross-Solent travel (updated)

Town-Quay-fog-Red-Funnel cropped

If you are crossing the Solent this morning, expect delays due to poor visibility.

Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 7:52am

By Sally Perry

Broken prow hinge takes the Cowes Floating Bridge out of service

floaty finder and erik with his hat

A passenger launch is in operation, but vehicles need to divert via Newport.

Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 7:38am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

MP raises concerns about impact of clean air zone on IW haulage and visiting coach companies

lorry lines

The Isle of Wight MP raised concerns about the impact on smaller haulage firms and coach companies visiting the Island when the clean air zone is introduced.

Monday, 9th September, 2019 4:19pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 16 readers' comments