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ISLAND LINE TO RESUME 2-TRAIN SERVICE – BUT NOT TO THE PIER

Island Line is back up to 2 trains an hour, but only between Ryde St John’s and Shanklin.

Recent heavy rain and flooding led to the suspension of Island Line trains for several days, with an hourly service resuming last Wednesday.

South Western Railway resumed a 2-train service last Friday but rail replacement buses will continue to run between St John’s Road and Ryde Pier Head to connect with Wightlink’s FastCat service until further notice.

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Although Ryde Tunnel is now clear of flooding, Storm Ciaran caused damage to Ryde Pier which means trains are still unable to serve Ryde Esplanade and Ryde Pier Head.

Engineers will start carrying out further inspections and repairs this week to enable trains to run through to Pier Head again, but an exact date of when services will fully resume has not been given.

A spokesperson for South Western Railway has said:

“We’re sorry for the disruption to Island Line customers’ journeys”.

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I'm not Bob Seely
I'm not Bob Seely
6 months ago

It’s been a 2 train service since 3rd November, only a week late island echo!

Ive searle
Ive searle
6 months ago

I can almost smell the boiling tar mac now.

If used an electric shuttle bus driven by ex bus, coach drivers would still be able to run the entire length of the track.

What good a transport service which closes due to staff sickness, floods, and only runs once an hour.

A wasted flat route to bypass Brading, either turn it into a road or tar mac the track and run battery shuttle buses.

Havenstreet might buy the current trains for tea rooms or something.

Farage-Nigel
Farage-Nigel
Reply to  Ive searle
6 months ago

You best have a word with Network Rail Ivy, Guess what. They own it! The railway has nothing to do with the IOW council. Trains all over the country stop running due to floods and sickness. Safety always comes first on the railway.

Talktomegoose
Talktomegoose
Reply to  Ive searle
6 months ago

You obviously have an unhealthy obsession with buses. “driven by ex bus or coach drivers” why? Your odd belief that an electric shuttle bus would still operate through a flooded tunnel, destroyed infrastructure or along a damaged pier? Very odd thought process. Deluded actually….

 

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