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Island Line train at Brading. Archive image.

UPDATED: RUSH HOUR DISRUPTION ON ISLAND LINE DUE TO POINTS FAILURE

Island Line trains are only operating between Ryde and Brading due to a points failure in The Bay area.

South Western Railway reports that a points failure has occurred on the line between Brading and Shanklin, meaning all lines are blocked.

Sandown, Lake and Shanklin will not be served until further notice with disruption expected until the end of the day.

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All trains are terminating/starting at Brading

Replacement buses have been requested to run between Brading and Shanklin in both directions.

This evening’s disruption is the third episode this week, with another points failure and a trespasser on the tracks having caused issues previously.

UPDATE @ 17:33 – Despite advising that the service would be disrupted until the end of the day, Island Line trains are now back up and running as normal.

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Letting you know
Letting you know
7 days ago

The point is, this service is scoring very low points for relighability at the moment…

Ryde Off
Ryde Off
Reply to  Letting you know
7 days ago

So is your spelling

Freshwater Fish
Freshwater Fish
7 days ago

‘Edward, he asked to see my points!’

Reg Dennis
Reg Dennis
7 days ago

The poor railway has been infected with floatingbridgeitis.

Fat Nip Moody
Fat Nip Moody
Reply to  Reg Dennis
6 days ago

Rush hour? Both the customers must have been in a quandary of how to then travel the 4 miles or so

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Reg Dennis
6 days ago

True.

There is absolutely no excuse for multiple points failures on a newly refurbished line like this, particularly since they can’t even blame it on leaves or weather.

Safety critical equipment like this should not just fail if it is properly installed, inspected and maintained.

 

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