All Isle of Wight train stations now offer Wi-Fi

wifi signals

The Isle of Wight along with stations on the rest of the South Western Railway (SWR) network now have WiFi available to customers

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 4:54pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 5 readers' comments

Nominate your South Western Railway/Island Line customer service hero

Island Line Train at Shanklin station

Do you have a story about an Island Line member of staff who came to your rescue or went above and beyond the call of duty? Why not nominate them as a Customer Service Hero

Thursday, 24th September, 2020 3:10pm

By South Western Railway Press Office

Commendation for Island Line depot team at National Rail Awards

Class 484 on Island Line rails

The Island Line depot team are widely respected for their work, so it's no surprise that they picked up this commendation at the National Rail Awards

Monday, 21st September, 2020 3:09pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 4 readers' comments

Reduced service on Island Line due to points failure (updated)

island line trains coming into Ryde Esplanade station

The service is expected to be disrupted until at least midday today

Monday, 24th August, 2020 9:51am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Dates announced for Island Line rail work in prep for new trains – Plus photos of new trains

Class 484 at Vivarail

See photos of the trains being refurbished, plus details of when the line will be out of service for the major engineering works

Thursday, 20th August, 2020 2:52pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Children of rail staff ask passengers to wear face coverings to help keep families safe

Evie sitting at the desk to record the announcement

Children of South Western Railways' staff are urging passengers to wear their face masks in order to help protect their families

Wednesday, 12th August, 2020 1:29pm

By Sally Perry

Essential engineering works on Island Line Trains over two weekends this month

island line trains

There'll be a bus replacement service in place over both the weekends as essential engineering work takes place

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 7:21am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

New homes sought for Island Line’s soon to be retired 80-year-old trains: Are you interested?

island line trains

It won't be as simple as sticking a carriage in your back garden, the criteria for adopting these trains is quite extensive. Details within

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 3:40pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s Island Line maintenance team in the running for ‘rail industry’s Oscars’

island line trains coming into Ryde Esplanade station

Fingers crossed for the team currently maintaining the 80-year-old trains running on the Island Line

Friday, 10th July, 2020 12:47pm

By Sally Perry

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

new fastcat 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