CRP Book ‘Taking Stock’ launch ‘Press Release’

NEWS RELEASE / MEDIA INVITE from the ISLE OF WIGHT COMMUNITY RAIL PARTNERSHIP  15th July CRP Book ‘Taking Stock’ Launch In February this year The Isle of Wight Community Rail Partnership (CRP) approached Sandown High School to ask if there would be any students keen to work on producing a book celebrating the projects the…

TravelSafe Launch ‘Press Release’

NEWS RELEASE / MEDIA INVITE from the ISLE OF WIGHT COMMUNITY RAIL PARTNERSHIP  TravelSafe DVD Launch Students on the Isle of Wight are putting their multi-media skills on screen to help prevent crime and reinforce safe travel on public transport. A group of young people became assistant producers and presenters for a new DVD to promote personal…

Hop on-board the Sandhopper

The Isle of Wight Community Rail Partnership has been working hard over the last year to secure funding from partners for a much needed Community Rail Bus link from Sandown station into Sandown town, the beach and attractions making life easier for Island Line passengers visiting the Island and the town. The ‘Sandhopper’ bus is…

Train service restored from 12th Feb

Island Line trains have confirmed that the initial repair work following a landslide near Sandown that resulted in the service being suspended has gone well. They will therefore be in a position to resume the service from Wednesday 12th February between Ryde Esplanade and Shanklin. The pier track remains out of service following last week’s…

Design competition celebrates 150 years

Ryde Academy sixth formers have taken on board a project from the Community Rail Partnership (CRP) on the Island and incorporated it into their studies. Business skills, marketing and PR – as part of media studies – have all been employed by the teenagers to stage the event between February 20-22. Isle of Wight County…

Landslip takes out Island Line

Due to a landslip caused by heavy rain in the Sandown area, on the Isle of Wight, Island Line Train services have been suspended this afternoon (Friday 7 February). Heavy rainfall in an area not previously affected during the Christmas storms, caused a landslip in the Sandown area last Sunday 2nd February 2014. The slip…

ACoRP Board meeting and Westminster

ACoRP Board meeting and Westminster What an amazingly busy busy week. Wednesday saw me on an early Red Jet to the mainland, a train to ACoRP board meeting in Birmingham, then back down to London and Westminster for the All Rail Group Party to hear SWT MD Tim Shoveller give a presentation to the group…

Wightlink’s PARTY on the Pier

Wightlink’s excellent yearly planned event. Classic cars, bands, local businesses with their produce and food and SUNSHINE. This event brings so many together for a celerbration of art, heritage and transport at just one of the fast gateways for access to our beautiful Isle of Wight…..

Repair Work for Sandown Station’s disabled access

Thanks to funding from the designated Rail Development Fund, Green Towns, South West Trains and Sandown Town Councill, the repair stage of the disabled access has been completed now at Sandown and ready to move on with the next phase, which will be a Rail, Cycle and nature trail between Brading and Sandown ……

ACoRP Awards 2012

The ACoRP awards were held last year in Swindon Steam Railway Museum. Sandown Station Pie and Larder Cafe won third place for best station retail outlet and Lymington Brockenhurst won second place for the rail trail ‘showing the way’……. These were the entries; Cat 5 Best Station/Train Retail Outlet Sian Kirk Entry The CRP has…

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