URGENT REPAIRS LEAD TO ISLAND LINE SUSPENSION

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Island Line services have been suspended this afternoon (Sunday) due to urgent repairs to the railway.

All lines are blocked between Shanklin and Ryde Pier Head as a result of the emergency works.

Disruption is expected until 17:00, according to South Western Railway.

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The network will be completely closed for 3 months at the start of 2021 to facilitate upgrades to the railway ahead of the introduction of the new Class 484 trains, the first of which arrived on the Isle of Wight this week.

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Oldbutalive
Oldbutalive
5 months ago

Maybe the line upgrades should be started now rather than wait till next year.

Jat
Jat
5 months ago

New trains !

Pete Sandown
Pete Sandown
5 months ago

Wonder if it was caused by the new train going up the line to Ryde yesterday??

Them Apples
Them Apples
Reply to  Pete Sandown
5 months ago

OMG, doesn’t bode well for when this is carrying a full load of passengers.

Let’s hope they test it well, as if the wheels are not in alignment with the old track, could become derailed.

Perhaps they could refurb the old ones?

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Pete Sandown
5 months ago

Err, it travelled up on Fridya night/Saturday morning and this occurred on Sunday…

Gentle-man farmer
Gentle-man farmer
5 months ago

ear we goes
ownlee bin up
trak wunce bust
it all redy
wite elfant 2

Jon
Jon
5 months ago

Running again now

Tings that make you go, hmmm
Tings that make you go, hmmm
5 months ago

This doesn’t bode to well. Be nice to know whats happening.

If this train wheels are slightly too wide perhaps it has buckled the old tracks which had ‘worn’ with the wheels of the old stock. Maybe the additional weight was too much for the old sleepers lying on soft ground, or the lowered track is water logged.

Best we keep the old ones here, for a while, just in case, as the VI said, could be Wight Elephant 2.

Amanda Ghost
Amanda Ghost
Reply to  Tings that make you go, hmmm
5 months ago

Oh my goodness. Let’s hope we haven’t bought another bum-steer.

Petite Pots
Petite Pots
5 months ago

Shame they are trying hard, but seems both the train and the track has had its day.

This is going to be costly, if the track is too old for the new trains. We had best hope they are more efficient a gathering fares as I can see trains being defunct here if they don’t make money.

Should all be made fit for steam trains but run a diesel or perhaps a battery powered on in quite Winter months.

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Reply to  Petite Pots
5 months ago

were getting to track as well thats why its closing for 3 months

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Reply to  Petite Pots
5 months ago

were getting new track as well thats why its closing for 3 months

Chad Mullen
Chad Mullen
5 months ago

This will only start off the guy who kept saying ‘tar mac the lot’.

I guess he has a right to his view point. I would love to see the wonderful Havenstreet railway run this all, but the Winter trade would never keep such going.

I hope it is an easy fix, for seems Island improvements are dogged with issues. Floating bridge, ferries keep breaking down or not running and now this.

As the council fill our countryside with too many homes and way way too many people, the roads will become accident filled or grid locked at times, and the train needs to be reliable

Vote this likely very corrupt council out next given chance, before they ruin everything.

Level Phil
Level Phil
5 months ago

The existing track probably dates from Victorian times and is clearly knackered. It hasn’t been looked after properly, and a journey along the line is rougher than being on a 1930’s rollercoaster. With new track and new old trains come next Easter, it will be smoother than a baby’s a**e. Probably. If it works, which on the Island is never a given.

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