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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%)
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Author Topic: Island Line services, Isle of Wight. General discussion  (Read 41976 times)
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« Reply #195 on: December 14, 2021, 03:15:28 pm »

South Western Railway has announced that two trains per hour will start running on the Island Line during peak periods from Monday, 20 December.

  • Two trains per hour will begin running during peak periods from Monday, South Western Railway (SWR» (South Western Railway - about)) has said.
  • The new services are designed to cater to commuters – once restrictions are lifted - and school children.
  • The uplift is a step towards two trains per hour throughout the day.
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« Reply #196 on: February 16, 2022, 07:17:24 pm »

The last unit, 484005, was taken over to the island today.
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« Reply #197 on: February 16, 2022, 07:41:06 pm »

Apparently the last of the old 483s is due to leave the island tomorrow. 
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« Reply #198 on: February 16, 2022, 08:09:32 pm »

 Alterations to services between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin
Due to a member of traincrew being unavailable between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin fewer trains are able to run.
What's Going On:
Train services running to and from these stations will be reduced. Disruption is expected until the end of the day on 18/02/22.
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We have been informed that a member of train crew is unavailable, as a result the Island Line will be reduced to an hourly service.
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« Reply #199 on: February 16, 2022, 08:59:16 pm »

Great news today - the last of the new units has arrived on the Island
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« Reply #200 on: May 25, 2022, 10:21:58 am »

From Island Echo

Island Line trains won’t be serving Ryde Pier Head for more than 7 months to facilitate a £17million critical repair project to the railway, it has been revealed.

It’s said that the platform superstructure at the end of Ryde Pier is coming towards the end of its operational life and requires renewal and refurbishment to allow it to continue to operate safely. If the works aren’t completed before December this year the line will be forced to close for safety reasons.

It is proposed that works will get underway at the end of June and will continue until at least mid-February, during which time the line needs to be closed north of Ryde Esplanade. It will include replacing the dilapidated weather screen that greets visitors to the Island.

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« Reply #201 on: May 25, 2022, 12:48:21 pm »

I noticed that the abovementioned weather screen was looking rather in need of replacement when I was there last month, with some of it missing and the rest appearing very worn out weather beaten.  There were a number of people in Hi Vis and hard hats going about their business at the time and I did wonder what they were doing.  Looks like it was an inspection team.
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