Island Line further delay confirmed

One of the new Island Line trains

Following News OnTheWight's report yesterday, South Western Railways have today issued this announcement. Here's the reason they give

Tuesday, 27th April, 2021 3:24pm

By Toby Williams with 8 readers' comments

Already-delayed Island Line re-opening looking unlikely to hit promised mid-May date, says expert

Engineers working on new train loop at Brading

Rail expert visits each Isle of Wight station and says work on the infrastructure looks “nowhere near completion”

Monday, 26th April, 2021 6:56pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Oooo, look: A new Island Line train on the back of a lorry, making its way along the motorway (updated)

island line train on M42

Stephie Terry couldn't believe her eyes when she spotted a new Island Line train on the M42. She shares her photos here

Monday, 22nd February, 2021 5:53pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight abstract artist wins solo exhibition at Quay Arts for response to Off The Rails

Steve Miles - Style Writing Roots

The artist says this is an opportunity that he'll grab with both hands, after he was selected to hold a solo show in the Clayden Gallery in 2022

Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 1:21pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Delay to Island Line reopening announced – Covid cited

Class 484 train

‘Unforeseen challenges’ and Covid are cited as reasons for delaying the reopening of the Isle of Wight’s train line. While they’re waiting, they’ll take the opportunity to repaint the stations

Friday, 12th February, 2021 12:11pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Feasibility study into extending Island Line to Ventnor and Newport underway

Class 484 train

The feasibility study into extending Island Line from Ryde to Newport and Shanklin to Ventnor has begun but Bob Seely says it can only proceed with the support and cooperation of the Steam Railway

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 4:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 21 readers' comments

Bus replacement for Island Line will include a Pier shuttlebus, says Minister

Ryde Pier

Once the Fastcat is back on, train passengers needing to get up the Pier (particularly during bad weather) will be grateful for this news

Monday, 18th January, 2021 8:16am

By Sally Perry

Here’s where Isle of Wight Class 483 trains are going next – After 3 million miles of service

front of SWR Class 483 train - Island Line

It might be the last day the Class 483s are in action on Island Line, but it's not the last time you'll be able to ride one. Details within

Sunday, 3rd January, 2021 9:16pm

By South Western Railway Press Office with one comment

The Isle of Wight says a fond farewell to Island Line’s 80-year-old trains, the Class 483s

island line trains at Ryde Station

Today (Sunday) sees the end of an era on Island Line as the 80-year-old Class 483 trains make their last journeys on the line

Sunday, 3rd January, 2021 9:06am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Watch how things changed on the Isle of Wight from 1945 to 2005, as you travel from Ventnor to Ryde, floating in the sky (updated)

Watch this clever video as it shows you how the Island has changed from 1945 to 2005 - not just the expansion of housing, but also tree growth

Thursday, 10th December, 2020 6:52pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Class 483 Island Line 1938 train could be retiring to Essex after the Isle of Wight

Island Line Train on Ryde Pier

The London Transport Traction Group have been informed that, pending final approval, they have secured one of the former Northern Line stock - now an Island Line train - for preservation

Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 6:56am

By Daniel Nash with one comment

Watch 24 minute video compilation of the Class 484 train arriving on the Isle of Wight

old and new island line trains in same shot by Ben Rue Photography

Follow the arrival of the new Island Line Class 484 trains last week with this great video compilation by Ben Rue Photography

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 12:44pm

By Sally Perry