Extra services for Portsmouth, Southampton and Island Line trains announced

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

The new timetable from May 2019 for South Western Railway’s Portsmouth and Southampton main lines feature extra services. Island Line also benefits too for Sunday travellers. Details within.

Friday, 8th March, 2019 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Brexit could delay upgrades to Island Line Trains – SWR growing increasingly concerned

train at ryde station

Cllr Ward said people have "muttered things like the government won’t make a decision until Brexit is clear, but we don’t know". South Western Railway is growing increasingly concerned about the delays.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 3:27pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 6 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users Group: All welcome to public meeting

Island Buses:

If you are a bus or train user on the Isle of Wight you are welcome to attend this meeting on Saturday morning in Newport to ask questions of the travel companies.

Wednesday, 9th January, 2019 12:16pm

By Stuart George

MP calls for Government investment commitment for Island Line

Islandline at Ryde

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, has asked the Transport Secretary to provide reassurance the Government remains committed to supporting long-overdue improvements on Island Line.

Friday, 14th September, 2018 2:54pm

By The Office of Bob Seely

Isle of Wight MP declared ‘an excellent champion’ for Island Line by Minister

bob seely standing portrait

The MP says we need a much better gateway onto the Isle of Wight and also need a feasibility study to look at extending the route.

Thursday, 24th May, 2018 7:18pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 8 readers' comments

Performance of new South Western Railway franchise to be reviewed

bob seely westminster debate

Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, has ordered the investigation following concerns about South Western Railway’s capability since taking over and also that of Network Rail, says MP.

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 1:31pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 24 readers' comments

First UK Hyperloop One Basingstoke to Woking? Route under discussion says Hants Councillor

Screen grab from Virgin Hyperloop One video

The details of what appears to be the first Virgin Hyperloop One route in the UK popped up in a council meeting in Hampshire. A Chinese firm would build the tunnel and, with a legislation change, the route could go all the way to Heathrow.

Thursday, 5th April, 2018 5:49pm

By William Rimell, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight MP appeals for feasibility cash to extend Island Line

bob seely in pareliament on hs2

Bob Seely MP asks for an assurance that, as £52 billion has been spent on HS2, he will not be told there isn't any money to fund a feasibility study to extend Island Line trains to Newport and Ventnor.

Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 2:52pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 6 readers' comments

Island Line staff strike over attempts to remove guards from trains

rmt strike from julian critchley

The strike by RMT members is designed to fight attempts by South Western Railway to remove guards from their trains.

Friday, 12th January, 2018 2:44pm

By Julian Critchley with 7 readers' comments

Reduced service on Island Line due to RMT strike

train at ryde station

A reduced service will be running today (Monday) and Friday and Island Line Trains. Buses will replace train service on Wednesday. OnTheWight has the timetables.

Monday, 8th January, 2018 6:59am

By Sally Perry

MP calls for 30 minute train service on the Isle of Wight

island line trains at shanklin people getting on

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, has submitted his response to the South Western Railway consultation calling for 30 minute service and a better ride quality.

Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018 1:04pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight railways feature in Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journey’s

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.

Wednesday, 3rd January, 2018 10:36am

By Sally Perry