Minimum service level must be implemented for Fastcat, say Isle of Wight transport users’ group

new catamarans

Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users' Group say the hovercraft "is not an acceptable alternative" and the FastCat needs to return to service

Monday, 6th July, 2020 11:25am

By Stuart George with one comment

Isle of Wight councillor Wayne Whittle ‘disappointed’ about delay of FastCat return

Cllr Wayne Whittle is disappointed

Cllr Wayne Whittle says Wightlink need to bring the Fastcat back into service now, and describes talks with the ferry company bosses as ‘very distressing’

Saturday, 4th July, 2020 1:07pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

London to Portsmouth’s new ‘Trainbow’ celebrates Pride month

South Western Railway's 'trainbow' for Pride month

South Western Railway say their new ‘trainbow’ is just a small contribution to this month’s celebrations – even if they are set to be a little different to previous years!

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 4:03pm

By Sally Perry

New Island Line trains will be delayed

One of the new Island Line trains

News OnTheWight has discovered that the new Island Line trains, originally expected to arrive early summer, have been delayed

Monday, 1st June, 2020 12:40pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Wi-Fi in all Isle of Wight train stations moves a step closer

wifi signals

The latest plans to improve Island Line service will provide all eight stations on the route with Wi-Fi, provided by BT

Friday, 29th May, 2020 12:53pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

The reinstatement of some Isle of Wight railway branch lines just moved on a step closer

Ventnor railway station

The Government have selected the Isle of Wight as one of the areas they are funding further investigation of the reinstatement of closed railway branch lines

Saturday, 23rd May, 2020 6:14pm

By IW Council Press Office with 17 readers' comments

Details of reduced service on South Western railway and Island Line due to Coronavirus

Secretary of State Chris Grayling and SW Trains MD Andy Mellors during the South Western Railway Stakeholder launch at Waterloo Station.

Some routes will not have a train service or a replacement bus service. Details within

Friday, 20th March, 2020 12:10pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight train lines feature in Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journeys

michael portillo with steam railway

Michael Portillo visits the Isle of Wight and travels on Island Line trains as well as the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, before heading to Osborne House. Tune in on Thursday

Friday, 13th March, 2020 4:24pm

By Sally Perry

Extension of the current Isle of Wight railway moves to the next stage

train signs

Since the MP was elected, he’s spoken about extending the Isle of Wight train line at both ends. Looks like this recent news could mark one step closer to that goal

Monday, 2nd March, 2020 2:34pm

By Sally Perry with 19 readers' comments

Hear latest on buses, trains and road travel from Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users’ Group meeting

Back of the bus

If you are a bus, rail or road user, this comprehensive report from the recent meeting of the Bus and Rail Users' Group should be of interest

Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 1:52pm

By Stuart George with 8 readers' comments

Island Line Trains: Hourly service this morning and advance warning of bus replacement

island line train at ryde pier head station

Passengers should allow more time for their journeys if making ongoing transport connections

Monday, 20th January, 2020 8:26am

By Sally Perry

£1m raised through Solent LEP and IW council unlocks £26m investment for Island Line

One of the new Island Line trains

The Solent LEP and Isle of Wight Council have raised £1m between them to unlock the £26m government investment in Island Line

Thursday, 16th January, 2020 10:33am

By Bex Pearce with 6 readers' comments