UPDATED: Vandalism of railway equipment between Ryde Esplanade and Ryde St Johns is causing disruption to Island Line services this morning (Sunday).
The network operator has discovered that equipment vital to the safe operation of trains has been maliciously damaged overnight.
As a result, the Island Line service is currently unable to run between the 2 stations, which also means Ryde Pier Head is not being served.
Disruption is expected until 10:00.
At present Island Line is only running between Shanklin and Ryde St Johns Road.
UPDATE @ 09:22 – Trains are now running normally on Island Line following the earlier disruption caused by the vandalism.