‘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

First look at new Island Line train interior (HD computer rendering)

Slice of SWR Island Line Interiors

It’s all change for the new upcoming Island Line trains. OnTheWight has secured a first glimpse at what the interiors will look like and detail their new facilities and passenger capacity.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 8:45am

By Simon Perry with 4 readers' comments

Light Rail Isle of Wight are not happy about yesterday’s Island Line announcement

Light Rail IOW mockup

Not everyone is happy about yesterday’s announcement of the five new trains for Island Line. Roger Berrisford, spokesman for Light Rail Isle of Wight rips into it, labelling it a ‘shameful day’.

Tuesday, 17th September, 2019 1:15am

By Roger Berrisford with 10 readers' comments

New trains coming to the Isle of Wight

New Class 484 Island Line train

The 81-year-old trains that run on Island Line are to be swapped out for new ones. OnTheWight has all the details on this important news.

Monday, 16th September, 2019 11:00am

By Simon Perry with 13 readers' comments

Island Line halve number of trains until further notice

Islandline trains

The hourly service comes into effect next week. Details within.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 10:23am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

£100k up for grabs for projects on railway network that can make a positive difference to communities

Woolston Garden Project

Organisations are encouraged not to leave it too late before applying as the Friday 6 September deadline is fast approaching. £100,000 has been designated for the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 20th August, 2019 12:39pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

£60 million upgrade news to Island Line expected soon, reports The Ryde Society (Update 2)

Island line train

As well as the news about the train line, Ryde Society reports the MP called Pennyfeathers development "unsustainable" and said Isle of Wight councillors should "man up". Read on for full report.

Tuesday, 30th July, 2019 5:55pm

By Peter Gruner with 7 readers' comments

Epic train journey to Saigon started in Shanklin

robert and partner on train in shanklin

Robert's amazing train adventure to Saigon began at Shanklin station. He, along with his partner and his Dad, will be passing through Brussels, Finland, Moscow, Beijing before reaching Saigon. All by train (plus two ferries)

Friday, 5th July, 2019 10:09am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

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

train at ryde station

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.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2019 9:06am

By Stuart George

Five days of strike action could affect rail passengers

SWR train at a platform

The strike action on South Western Railway starts on Tuesday 18th June and runs to, and including, Saturday 22nd June.

Saturday, 15th June, 2019 9:42am

By South Western Railway Press Office with 6 readers' comments