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.

Below are articles relating to Isle of Wight travel.

Southern Vectis Christmas Buses

Southern Vectis Christmas Buses

Many thanks to Stuart George for sending through details of the bus service to and from Ventnor over the Christmas period. Ed Bus services through Ventnor over the Christmas and New Year period will

Monday, 17th December, 2007 2:51pm

By Stuart George

Boxing Day Buses Cheaper

Boxing Day Buses Cheaper

Three cheers for the xmas cheer being shown by Southern Vectis. We’ve heard from Stuart George, head of the Island bus users group, that taking a bus this Boxing day will be cheaper than previous

Monday, 17th December, 2007 11:00am

By Simon Perry

Road Works in Ventnor

We’d not heard anything about plans to close part of the High Street for roadworks, but were unable to enter from the top of Madeira Road this evening. According to forum member Ad, These are

Tuesday, 27th November, 2007 7:53pm

By Sally Perry

Undercliff Drive Scheme Scrapped: Podcasts To Follow

Following the decision made earlier at the Cabinet Meeting to scrap the proposed Undercliff Drive Stabilisation Scheme, find an alternative inland route and only carry out engineering works on Undercliff Drive, we’ll be bringing

Tuesday, 20th November, 2007 8:49pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Open Top Buses Running From Ventnor

Open Top Buses Running From Ventnor

If you’re a fan of open top buses, and you live around Ventnor, all of your Christmases have just come together. We hear from Stuart George, head of the Island bus users group, that number

Tuesday, 20th November, 2007 9:56am

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Council Discusses Comprehensive Concessionary Bus Fares

THE IW COUNCIL is set to consider introducing the most comprehensive package of concessionary bus travel ever offered to Island

Tuesday, 20th November, 2007 8:31am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Cowes Chain Ferry Closure

THE CHAIN Ferry Service between Cowes and East Cowes will undergo essential maintenance on November 24. As a result, it will be out of service on that day. A free launch service will be provided

Friday, 9th November, 2007 11:25am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Esplanade Car Parking: 1946

Esplanade Car Parking: 1946

Fay Hewitt Brown’s history piece near the end of the South Wight Chronicle is always a welcome read. This weeks took us back to 1946 where one of the items covered was the discussion of

Monday, 5th November, 2007 10:52am

By Simon Perry with one comment

Sunday’s Train and Ferry Madness

Sunday’s Train and Ferry Madness

Oh gosh, what a mess

Friday, 26th October, 2007 10:00am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

Time to Apply for Concessionary Fares

If you are an Island resident aged over 60 or you have a disability then you should qualify for the new free concessionary bus fare scheme run by the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 24th October, 2007 9:32am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Trains to/from London Bad ’til Sunday

Trains to/from London Bad ’til Sunday

For those of you to have to travel to or from London over the next few days be aware that it’s going to start to get messy from today. As any of you who have

Wednesday, 24th October, 2007 7:30am

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

There’s Something On The Wing: Some ‘Thing’

There’s Something On The Wing: Some ‘Thing’

You know that we’re always trying to bring you diverse forms of writing on an wide range of subjects. Richard Cattle is an acknowledged expert on all matters ‘un-normal,’ with his work featuring in many

Friday, 19th October, 2007 4:53pm

By Richard Cattle with one comment