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.

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

Bus Diversions in Ventnor

Thanks to Southern Vectis for details of the route diversions that will commence next Monday, 15th January until Friday 23rd March, due to the High Street closing for gas main replacement. ROUTES 3 & N3

Tuesday, 9th January, 2007 4:47pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Wight Airlines Returning Shortly

Wight Airlines Returning Shortly

Quick update on Wight Airlines, that we reviewed back in August. As some of you may know the service has been suspended for a while, as they separated from British NorthWest Airlines, which held the

Monday, 2nd October, 2006 5:01pm

By Simon Perry

Taxi Cab: Ventnor

Every now and again we all need a taxi. Here’s the list of the ones that we know about. If we missed any, let us know. B & B Taxis 78a High Street Ventnor 855181 Charles-Niton Taxis 10 Pier Street

Friday, 22nd September, 2006 11:44am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Ventnor Taxi

Every now and again we all need a taxi cab. Here’s the list of the ones that we know about. B & B Taxis 78a High Street Ventnor 855181 Charles-Niton Taxis 10 Pier Street Ventnor 853697 Chivertons Taxis 70 High Street Ventnor 853396 Randalls 32

Tuesday, 12th September, 2006 2:37pm

By Simon Perry

Fed Up With Wightlink? Dig Out Your Old Receipts

Fed Up With Wightlink? Dig Out Your Old Receipts

You may’ve already heard about Andrew Turner, our Island MP campaigning for the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to probe ‘expensive’ ferry prices between the mainland and Isle of Wight (I think it’s been

Wednesday, 23rd August, 2006 10:17am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments