From Monday 4 January - Island Line temporarily closed
What's going on
There is no train service for any stations on Island Line from Monday 4 January until Monday 1 November, as long as a final round of train safety tests is successfully completed. The train service is being temporarily replaced by a regular bus service.
Why is there no service?
As part of a £26m upgrade of Island Line, there is a work programme to transform services and deliver new trains for the residents and visitors to the Isle of Wight.
Part of this programme includes the construction of a new passing loop at Brading which requires the entire line to be closed from Monday 4 January 2021. Once complete, these improvements will allow us to deliver a new regular 30-minute train service.
We are also "evening-out" some sections of track to improve the quality of the ride as well as making changes to some platforms to deliver step-free access to the new Class 484 trains. Improvements at stations will include new Wi-Fi and ticket vending machines at Shanklin, Sandown and Ryde St John's Road.
How is my journey affected – bus timetable
A half hourly rail replacement bus service will operate in both directions from Thursday 29 April 2021 and additional buses will be provided for school services.
You can check the bus timings on our website https://www.southwesternrailway.com/plan-my-journey or download a copy of the timetable here.
Not all buses can take all mobility scooters. Please call our Assisted Travel number, available 24 hours a day, for further assistance so that we can ensure your safe travel with us. More information on the assistance we offer is available at: https://www.southwesternrailway.com/travelling-with-us/assisted-travel
Tel: 0800 52 82 100
Text Relay: 18001 0800 52 82 100
Full details on the improvements being made to Island Line can be found here: https://www.southwesternrailway.com/other/news-and-media/news/2021/april/train-issues-delay-island-line-reopening