ISLAND LINE BACK DOWN TO JUST 1 TRAIN RESULTING IN HOURLY SERVICE

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There is further disruption on Island Line trains today (Wednesday) due to a technical fault.

Only 1 train is operating on the Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin network, which is now common practice with only 2 trains left on the line.

It is unknown when the second train will be fixed and reintroduced into service.

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An hourly timetable is in operating with services departing Shanklin at xx:18 and Ryde Pier Head at xx:49.

New trains are being built and are expected to come into service in Q2 2021. Island Line will close for a 3 month period in January, February and March next year.

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Eve Shipman

It seems to me that the “Breaking News” would be when there are actually two trains running since that is a far more rare event.

GuestBert

Get rid of them permanently, for what they take I doubt if they pay the salaries of the staff, to many staff, for mainly 1 train. Let Southern vectis take over, and then see how staff and buses are run properly.

Peter Weston

Why can’t SWT borrow 2 steam locomotives & a rake of coaches from the Isle of Wight steam railway. The steam locomotives can top & tail. They would probably have to terminate at St John’s Rd. The 483 could then provide a connection via the tunnel to Pier Head

Truth

Why not have subsidised taxis to do the job and get rid of the trains, the buses are subsidised, I’m sure taxis would do a good job…

GuestBert

Yes taxis would, and be on time.

Level Phil

And who exactly would be paying for this subsidy?

Bouncy trains

Swt should just leave it as a hourly service from now on at least that way they would have a spare to keep the hourly service

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