Disruption expected on Island Line Trains all day

Islandline trains

Island Line has been plagued with problems over the last couple of month. Disruption is expected until the end of the day

Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 9:18am

By Sally Perry

Island Line staff will not be striking, despite what’s reported elsewhere, says RMT spokesman

island line train and RMT logo

After some media sources posted that Island Line staff would be striking, they were subject to online abuse. OnTheWight has the facts

Wednesday, 13th November, 2019 6:49am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Further disruption on Island Line trains

Tilt shift train line

SWR say that to assist you with your journey, your tickets will be accepted, at no extra cost to yourself on Southern Vectis bus routes 2 and 3.

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 8:40am

By Sally Perry

Island Line trains back on hourly service

train at ryde station

There have been several problems with Island Line trains this week. Details within

Friday, 8th November, 2019 8:18am

By Sally Perry

Island Line trains back on, but hourly service (updated)

track repairs :

The service switched to an hourly service yesterday due to problems on the line, today it has been totally suspended

Wednesday, 6th November, 2019 1:31pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Island Line trains back to hourly service

Island line carriage

Island Line apologises for any delay that this may cause to your journey

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 10:56am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Free train travel for service personnel, cadets and veterans on Remembrance Sunday

Tray of poppy appeal poppies

South Western Railway is honouring armed forces community by offering free travel for serving troops, veterans and cadets on Remembrance Sunday

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 3:48pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Island Line Trains returns to two per hour

island line train

South Western Railway say keeping the 1938 ex-London Underground trains going is a difficult task, but following hard work by the team at the train care depot at Ryde St John’s, the second train is now back in action

Monday, 21st October, 2019 1:24pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Portsmouth MP raises whether improved cross-Solent travel would have impact on economic prosperity or well-being

official portrait of Stephen Morgan MP

The MP for Portsmouth South has asked if the Dept for Transport has assessed whether improved transport links between the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth would have an effect on economic prosperity or well-being of Islanders

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 5:18pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

‘Angle-grinders at gone midnight’ – South West trains promise noisy work will be kept to a minimum

angle grinder being used with sparks flying

South West Trains say the grinding and welding work has been completed now and will endeavour to keep any other noisy work to a minimum.

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 5:41pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Fixed link, Undercliff Drive and improved cycle, rail and ferry services raised with Transport Minister

bob seely and chris heaton harris

At the recent announcement of new trains for Island Line, Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely raised several issues with the Transport Minister, including Undercliff Drive, cross-Solent ferries, a fixed link and an improved rail and cycle network.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 2:19pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 8 readers' comments

Rollout schedule for new Island Line trains, enhancements and what we can expect

Island Line Infrastructure Upgrade graphic

If you’re asking - When will the first new train arrive? The free station WiFi start? The last 1938 train run? The half-hour service start? OnTheWight has answers for you.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 11:40am

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments