South Western Railway has confirmed that no trains are currently operating between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin. Disruption is expected to last for the rest of the day.
The news comes just before children leave school for Monday, many of which use the East Wight train service to get home.
Today’s suspension of service is the latest issue to hit Island Line. There are just 2 trains normally available for service on the network, but 1 has been out of action since September. The entire service is now reliant on the last remaining train – which is over 80 years old – but that keeps breaking down.
Disruption on the network is expected to continue until at least 18th November, as previously reported by Island Echo.
Island Line’s new trains are not due to begin operations until 2021.
UPDATE TUESDAY @ 05:55 – Island Line trains remain suspended this morning, it has been confirmed.
As it stands, disruption is expected until the end of the day meaning it is unlikely that a service will operate before Wednesday.
UPDATE @ 07:20 – A train is once again running on Island Line between Ryde and Shanklin.
An hourly service is back in operation.