£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

South Western Trains respond to accusations of mobility scooter discrimination

Mobility scooter

Mr Long felt that he was being discriminated against because he was not allowed to take his mobility scooter on Island Line. South Western Railways respond.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 6:22pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Letter: Refusal to allow mobility scooter on train a ‘personal attack on people with disabilities’

Islandline trains

Trevor Long says Island Line Train's 'company policy' to not allow mobility scooters is a personal attack on people with disabilities.

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 10:13am

By Trevor Long with 6 readers' comments

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