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.

White Air: Park And Ride

White Air: Park And Ride

If you’re planning to head over to White Air next week read this before driving over to Yaverland. There is no parking on site and it gets pretty busy during the day with competitors

Friday, 24th August, 2007 1:12pm

By Sally Perry

Plane Crash At Sandown: Four Dead: UPDATE

Plane Crash At Sandown: Four Dead: UPDATE

A plane crashed at midday on Sunday at Sandown airport, killing all four on-board. Reports say that the plane came down a half mile after take-off, after the plane had climbed to around 100ft, nose

Monday, 6th August, 2007 1:08pm

By Simon Perry

Traffic Update: Coppins Bridge Newport

All of the traffic lights around the Coppins Bridge roundabout in Newport were out this morning at about 11am and had been since before 9am. Not sure when they’re going to be sorted out,

Friday, 3rd August, 2007 12:22pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Fast Cat: Disruption To Services Today & Tomorrow

Fast Cat: Disruption To Services Today & Tomorrow

If you’re planning to get off or on the Island by Fast Cat today or tomorrow, be aware that due to essential maintenance on one of the FastCats, the sailings below will be carried

Thursday, 19th July, 2007 12:30pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island Line Timetable Shortens

Island Line Timetable Shortens

Anyone missing the Island Line timetable that used to go all of the way to Waterloo from Shanklin? I went on there today and saw that it now stops at Portsmouth. In the past I’ve found

Wednesday, 18th July, 2007 11:24am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Expect Bus Nightmares Next Week

Expect Bus Nightmares Next Week

From 1am this coming Sunday Southern Vectis bus drivers will be taking part in a walkout over disagreements over pay and conditions. Although Southern Vectis say that they will be bringing in drivers from other

Wednesday, 4th July, 2007 12:52pm

By Sally Perry

Red Funnel Earns £40 Million Profit for HBOS

Red Funnel Earns £40 Million Profit for HBOS

Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS), have walked off with a tidy profit of £40million. Not bad for three years investment.

Thursday, 7th June, 2007 10:21am

By Sally Perry

Leeson Road Closed During Half Term

Leeson Road Closed During Half Term

New hits us from the council that Leeson Road will be closed during half term for urgent repairs. It is necessary to close A3055 Leeson Road, to traffic between 9am on Wednesday 30 May

Thursday, 17th May, 2007 8:26am

By Sally Perry with one comment

If You Ever Need to Get To Ventnor From New York

If You Ever Need to Get To Ventnor From New York

In a moment of boredom (why else would you do it) a couple of weeks back, forum regular, Farmersboy typed into Google Maps a request for directions from New York City to Ventnor, Isle

Tuesday, 1st May, 2007 9:45am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Stop Press: Red Funnel Up For Sale?

Stop Press: Red Funnel Up For Sale?

The Isle of Wight Ferry company is up for sale.

Friday, 13th April, 2007 8:50am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Building Bridges: Fixed Link To The Island or Not?

Building Bridges: Fixed Link To The Island or Not?

Many thanks to ‘Bertie’, who sent through info regarding some new e-petitions relating to the Island. One is petitioning for a bridge to be built to the Island, and in the interests of democracy,

Wednesday, 28th March, 2007 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

This Is Asa: Hear His Story

This Is Asa: Hear His Story

You may’ve heard of him, you may’ve met him, you may’ve read about him in the national press or you may’ve seen him on TV … If any of the above apply, you will

Thursday, 1st March, 2007 4:35pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments