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.

Hovertravel welcomes Sir David Jason for Great British Inventions: On TV screens this week

Sir David Jason at Hovertravel

Tune in on Tuesday night to see Sir David Jason take a special trip on the hovercraft for his Great British Inventions series

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 4:50pm

By Stephen Forster

A secret briefing on Island Roads’ progress will be held tomorrow claims Cllr Brodie (updated)

Geoff Brodie

Confidentiality agreements will bind the limited number of Cllrs who are admitted to the exclusive briefing about the Highways PFI from disclosing information they learn - even from other councillors, claims Cllr Brodie

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 2:44pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Red Funnel: ‘Absolutely no truth’ to claims RedJet service will be altered (updated)

Redjet 7

An explosive claim made this morning has been denied by Red Funnel.

Sunday, 2nd February, 2020 12:58pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Tweet by MP claiming cuts to bus route refuted by Southern Vectis boss

Bob Seely - Writing his acceptance speech?

The bus company boss refuted the claims almost immediately on Twitter, but the Isle of Wight MP's Tweet remains live

Friday, 31st January, 2020 3:23pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight independent lifeboats chosen by public as Red Funnel charity of the year

Freshwater lifeboat rescue

Isle of Wight Independent Life Boats received the most votes from the public

Friday, 31st January, 2020 11:43am

By Martin Newham

Belgrave Road landslip: Resident who chose to leave can return say Isle of Wight council

belgrave road netting in the mist

The resident who chose to leave their home when the landslip occurred can return say Isle of Wight council. Further details within

Friday, 31st January, 2020 10:55am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Wightlink support Isle of Wight young carers in new partnership

YMCA Young Carers Dean Murphy and Trudie Augustus Harris

National Young Carers Day is the perfect time to announce a new partnership - supporting respite trips to the mainland for children and young people

Thursday, 30th January, 2020 11:01am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink say decision to not run a charter boat during annual refit is ‘not a financial one’

Wight Ryder II

Commuters may be wondering why, if it's not a financial decision, Wightlink have chosen to only run an hourly service during the annual refit of the FastCats

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 6:00pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Wightlink cancel ferry crossings due to ‘adverse weather and reduced power’

wight light wightlink ferry

If you were due to sail today on the Wightlink Fishbourne route, best to check whether your sailing has been cancelled

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 2:02pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Wightlink respond to petition calling for charter boat to reinstate twice hourly service or reduce fare during refit period

wight ryder passing a sea fort

The response from Wightlink has raised more questions, but in the meantime here's how they responded to the petition

Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 11:40am

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Petition calls for charter boat to service commuters during annual catamaran refit, or reduction in cost of season tickets

new catamarans

Those who rely on the high-speed catamaran service for commuting say Wightlink should provide a charter service or adjust the charges

Monday, 27th January, 2020 5:58pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Blackrock Bridge strengthening scheme hampered by weather and vandalism

Blackrock bridge pre works

The weather has hampered progress, but Island Roads say they have also had to deal with a level of vandalism

Monday, 27th January, 2020 5:30pm

By Claire Robertson with one comment