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Question: What should be running From Ryde to Shanklin in 5 years time?  (Voting closed: June 26, 2018, 04:57:05 pm)
Current trains - 2 (7.7%)
Newer cascaded tubes - 11 (42.3%)
Next generation tube trains - 5 (19.2%)
Trams / light rail with streeet running - 7 (26.9%)
Buses - 0 (0%)
Something else - 1 (3.8%)
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« Reply #105 on: December 12, 2020, 09:15:32 am »

It is a bit ironic that after days of struggling to run any service, there is now an early finish to the day to allow testing of the new stock.

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Due to testing of our new Class 484 Units on the Isle of Wight, the train service will be closing earlier than normal on Friday 11, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December. Late afternoon and evening train services running between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin have been cancelled. Disruption is expected until the end of Sunday 13 December.

What We're Doing About It
Due to testing of our new Class 484 Units on the Isle of Wight, the train service will be closing earlier than normal on Friday 11, Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December.

The last train services to run will be:
- 17:49 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin
- 18:18 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head
- 18:49 Ryde Pier Head to Ryde St. Johns Road

Following this, buses will replace trains until the end of service. Please use online journey planners to plan your journey.

We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause.
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« Reply #106 on: February 12, 2021, 02:27:09 pm »

From Island Echo

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Island Line won’t re-open until mid-May due to a 6-week delay in the delivery of a major £26million upgrade of the network, it has been announced.

It was originally hoped that the Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin route would re-open at the start of April following significant improvements to the track, infrastructure and stations. However, South Western Railway (SWR» (South Western Railway - about)) has today (Friday) announced that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unforeseen challenges, leaving the project team no choice but to push back the line’s reopening by around 6 weeks.

When the line does re-open services will resume with the brand new Class 484 trains, although to date just 2 of 10 carriages have been delivered.
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« Reply #107 on: February 24, 2021, 12:13:32 pm »

A great story from the Isle of Wight County Press - another of the units seen on the motorway on its way to the Island

https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/19112722.isle-wight-resident-spots-island-line-trains-mainland-motorway/?fbclid=IwAR0BxMY39BSE3uhhsLbCsfL-xLJUvYjBbzN-rv6B3krxYPAvE8tX7AWPPpg
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« Reply #108 on: February 24, 2021, 03:41:43 pm »

There was a 484 unit (002) delivered by road to Eastleigh yesterday, apparently some (or all) of them are going to be doing mileage accumulation on the Fareham - Eastleigh line. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/linesidephotosuk/50974136356/

Route training took place a couple of weeks ago using class 20s.

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« Reply #109 on: February 24, 2021, 05:53:07 pm »

There was a 484 unit (002) delivered by road to Eastleigh yesterday, apparently some (or all) of them are going to be doing mileage accumulation on the Fareham - Eastleigh line. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/linesidephotosuk/50974136356/

Route training took place a couple of weeks ago using class 20s.

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Thanks for this info and the pic.  Look forward to photos of the trains on the Fareham - Eastleigh line. 
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« Reply #110 on: February 24, 2021, 08:22:01 pm »

There was a 484 unit (002) delivered by road to Eastleigh yesterday, apparently some (or all) of them are going to be doing mileage accumulation on the Fareham - Eastleigh line. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/linesidephotosuk/50974136356/

Route training took place a couple of weeks ago using class 20s.

Paul

Thanks for this info and the pic.  Look forward to photos of the trains on the Fareham - Eastleigh line. 

It’s not far from me at all, I might have to go for a walk near Botley or Hedge End if they show up on Realtimetrains at a suitable daylight hour...
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« Reply #111 on: February 25, 2021, 07:19:42 am »

There was a 484 unit (002) delivered by road to Eastleigh yesterday, apparently some (or all) of them are going to be doing mileage accumulation on the Fareham - Eastleigh line

https://www.flickr.com/photos/linesidephotosuk/50974136356/

Route training took place a couple of weeks ago using class 20s.

Paul

I knew about the class 20s, but your quote I've bolded now makes the whole thing clearer!
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