STAFF SHORTAGES CONTINUE TO DISRUPT ISLAND LINE TRAINS

Despite a £26million investment to enhance the Island’s train services with new trains, platforms and track, it is staff shortages that are still letting Island Line down.

South Western Railway has announced that a number of services between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin have been cancelled today.

It is due to a shortage of train crew.

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The following services have been cancelled

  • 1648 Shanklin to Ryde Esplanade
  • 1714 Ryde Esplanade to Shanklin
  • 1748 Shanklin to Ryde Esplanade
  • 1814 Ryde Esplanade to Shanklin
  • 1848 Shanklin to Ryde Esplanade
  • 1914 Ryde Esplanade to Ryde St Johns Road
  • 2049 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin (terminating at Ryde St Johns Road)
  • 2119 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head
  • 2149 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin
  • 2242 Shanklin to Ryde Pier Head
  • 2315 Ryde Pier Head to Ryde St Johns Road

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Bert
Bert
1 month ago

Wouldn’t it have been easier to print the times of the evening trains that are running?

grumpy
grumpy
1 month ago

such a shame about pride in your job

Letting you know
Letting you know
1 month ago

Doesn’t anyone do overtime these day’s?? We go on about the cost of living, so do a bit of overtime….I think rail workers get too much pay anyway that probably why they won’t do overtime…

Cal Orific
Cal Orific
Reply to  Letting you know
1 month ago

They do overtime when it’s offered. Often it isn’t and when it is it still isn’t enough to provide cover.

Love the way certain people’s knee-jerk reaction is to blame the workers rather than the poor planning and penny-pinching by IslandLine.

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  Cal Orific
1 month ago

Island line have been looseing millions of pounds for years, and you call them penny pinching, do me a favour and shut-up..

Bothered.
Bothered.
Reply to  Letting you know
1 month ago

Overtime is optional not compulsory. Most do some to help out when they can. Have you not considered staff need time off with their families ect. They earn good money because they have huge responsibility . So stop posting crap you no nothing about you sad git

Nick Black
Nick Black
Reply to  Letting you know
1 month ago

This, like the Floating Bridge today, is purely down to Management operating on an absolute minimum staffing basis. There is no leeway, no ‘spare’ personnel available for cover.
In the past a member of Management would have stepped in. Now however the so-called Managers have no idea what to do to cover an operational staff shortage!
It’s a common problem across a huge number of businesses these days.

Ryde Monkey
Ryde Monkey
Reply to  Nick Black
1 month ago

Seems the only conclusion is that they are not making money whether the trains run or not. If there was money in it, surely they would have better staff cover arrangements.

MCFC
MCFC
1 month ago

All the mainline train company’s allow you to claim money back if train is late after so many minutes delay, why can’t island line be fined for not giving a reliable service.

Farage-Nigel
Farage-Nigel
1 month ago

I feel like crap at the moment i must admit.so I cant blame them. Replacement bus services under way

plato
plato
1 month ago

Hasn’t the service improved massively as promised since the “improvements”? Oh wait, no, actually its worse…..

Edward Longhurst
Edward Longhurst
Reply to  plato
1 month ago

I see no reason why the Ryde Pierhead to Shanklin service cann ot be returned to three coach steam-hauled trains.It worked well for many years; in fact I can recall seeing three steam-hauled trains at the same time at the pierhead. The Esplanade station underpass between platforms 1 and 2 also worked in those days.

Bronco
Bronco
1 month ago

The old train stock had the best performance on BR.
Who bought this latest rubbish?

Bansko
Bansko
Reply to  Bronco
1 month ago

The STAFF are sick, not the trains. Read the article correctly.

Linda
Linda
1 month ago

Island line are just taking the wee wee

Steve.B.
Steve.B.
1 month ago

Why are these businesses (Island Line and Floating Bridge) so understaffed that there’s no one to step in when someone is unwell.
There should always be someone to fill the vacancy. As for the Floating Bridge, how hard can it be for anyone with a modicum of intelligence.

 

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