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.

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

Two More Council Officers Suspended

News has just reached us (thanks Barbara) that two more officers related to the procurement of High Point Rendel for the Undercliff Drive Scheme have been suspended from the Isle of Wight Council –

Wednesday, 28th February, 2007 6:06pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

IOW Ferries: Price Inquiry Petition

Petitions seem to be the order of the day at the moment, and last week, forum member linlin alerted us all to the recent online petition requesting “an independent, government-sponsored investigation into the cost

Wednesday, 28th February, 2007 8:00am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

RSVP Community Bus: Yours To Use

RSVP Community Bus: Yours To Use

Sorry to Elizabeth and Mark for the delay in sticking this up, which was sent to me last week. It’s been a busy week, but better late than never, eh! You might’ve previously noticed details

Thursday, 15th February, 2007 5:35pm

By Sally Perry

Proposed Vehicle Tracking: Your Chance To Say No!

Proposed Vehicle Tracking: Your Chance To Say No!

Thanks to Irwin for sending through the following info about a government plan to hike up road tax prices. Given that we live on a island and most people rely on their cars to

Friday, 9th February, 2007 11:14am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive – A Case Against

Undercliff Drive – A Case Against

Following David Groococks case for the Undercliff Drive Scheme to go ahead as soon as possible, Barbara Wright from the Undercliff Defence Committee puts forward their case against the proposal, including her notes from the public meeting held Monday 29th January at The Ventnor Botanic Gardens.

Thursday, 8th February, 2007 1:06pm

By Barbara Wright with 2 readers' comments

Undercliff Drive – A Case In Favour

David Groocock, Ventnor Hotelier to put forward his case in support of the Undercliff Drive scheme

Tuesday, 6th February, 2007 11:56am

By A Roving Reporter with one comment

Portsmouth Train To Waterloo Now Running

Portsmouth Train To Waterloo Now Running

Update number 473 (and counting) There _are_ trains running to Waterloo from Portsmouth Harbour now – two an hour. One leaves at 2 minutes past, getting to Waterloo just short of two hours later. The other

Monday, 5th February, 2007 9:00pm

By Simon Perry

Portsmouth Harbour: Now Closed Until 18 March

Portsmouth Harbour: Now Closed Until 18 March

Sorry to put a ding in your Monday morning, but anyone if anyone is planning to use the train station at Portsmouth Harbour over the next few months is going to be in for

Monday, 29th January, 2007 11:23am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Portsmouth Harbour Station Closed

For those of you leaving the Island, a quick heads up – Portsmouth Harbour station is currently closed for engineering works and will be until at least 4 February I was told. Apparently it’s planned

Wednesday, 24th January, 2007 1:43pm

By Simon Perry with one comment