TRAIN FAULT CAUSES YET MORE DISRUPTION ON ISLAND LINE

Less than 24 hours after an axle counter failure at Smallbrook, Island Line trains are once again disrupted due to a faulty train on the track.

South Western Railway is advising that one of the new Class 484 trains – which only entered service back in November – has developed a fault on the line between Shanklin and Sandown.

It’s said that the line towards Shanklin is currently blocked, with disruption expected to last until 11:00. A second train has had to stop at Brading Station.

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The train crew are reported to be investigating and working towards fixing the fault at Lake Station.

Many Island Echo readers have been commenting on the apparent unreliability of the trains since Island Line underwent a major £26million investment, with a number of cancellations and delays due to faulty trains, faulty track and staff shortages.

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FriendlyNeighbourhoodIslander
FriendlyNeighbourhoodIslander
13 days ago

Are these going to be similar to the chain ferry fiasco?? Surely couldn’t be as bad though.

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  FriendlyNeighbourhoodIslander
13 days ago

Yep, It is now known as “the chain train”

Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
13 days ago

Next thing on the line!

Reg Dennis
Reg Dennis
Reply to  Arthur Sausage
13 days ago

Inconsiderate and antisocial trees have dropped their leaves on the track.

I believe
I believe
13 days ago

And so it begins. Welcome to 2022.

Bojosays?
Bojosays?
13 days ago

Who would have thought that something mechanical can break down? I often see around 8 tweets a day from southern vectis saying that they have withdrawn a service due to a faulty vehicle, but that never gets reported?

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Bojosays?
13 days ago

SV have many buses travelling hundreds, if not thousands of miles a day on all manner of roads and surprisingly few breakdowns.

Island line have five units running up and down 8 1/2 miles of supposedly totally refurbished track…

Farage-Nigel
Farage-Nigel
Reply to  Mark
13 days ago

Partly refurbished my friend

Joe bloggs
Joe bloggs
Reply to  Mark
12 days ago

The buses don’t run 000s of miles a day on the island. Each bus at most does 300 miles a day.

Staff Staff
Staff Staff
Reply to  Bojosays?
13 days ago

Bojosays is back, he has another day off as the trains aint running

Edward Longhurst
Edward Longhurst
Reply to  Staff Staff
12 days ago

For goodness sake! The Isle of Wight Steam Railway could operate the service with the same degree of efficiency that they operate the Wootton to Smallbrook Junction Heritage service. All that is needed is to remove the gate at the junction and operate two through services from Ryde Pierhead to Wootton and another to Shanklin with a possible extension to Ventnor in due course.

Clive Heathfield
Clive Heathfield
12 days ago

I.O.W Transport and i.ow ferrys is a good advert to invite holiday makers to this island ,with the beaches coverd in raw sewage ,road closures over the island .

 

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