Bob Forrester’s Retired!

On Friday and after 32 years service lovely Bob Forrester retired from Island Line on the 22nd march 2013…. Stefanie Reeve and the team were on hand to surprise him at the station with balloons, funny pictures, bunting and cakes as were as many staff, to say goodbye and don’t be a stranger!    

Esplanade Art

Coming soon….watch this space  

The BIG Draw-Ryde

Ryde Arts Festival and the Big Draw This is the fourth year Ryde Arts Festival has responded to the national celebration of drawing during the month of October. Working with assistance from CRP, Wightlink and the Ryde Town Council this year’s exciting venue is Ryde Pier Head.  Artist Christopher Cudlip leads a two day event…

Web Cam for Ryde

In placing a webcam at Esplanade on top of the Hovertravel’s building, the Isle of Wight Community Rail Partnership in providing this tool will act as a conduit for visitors, partners, transport operators and organisations, both on the Island and mainland. Panning 360 degrees the camera will effectively show the Solent and activity across to…

Solent and IoW Transport map

The destination map is again a project shared by the tow CRP’s for Lymington and Brockenhurst and the Isle of Wight. The 24 panel DL leaflet will have a map of both the Isle of Wight, mainland Solent coastline from Lymington and the New Forest round to Gosport and Southsea, showing how easy it is…

Emsworth Visit Island Line

HCC Rail Development Officer Michael Hedderly with Brading Town Councils Cathy Mills and Emsworth , Loraine Clode at Brading Station After a successful partnership meeting at Emsworth Station at the beginning of the month to meet with keen station adoptees, Bobby lock felt it would be helpful for members to come to Brading station and see…

Wightlink update

Following the Notice of Industrial Action issued yesterday by the RMT which informed Wightlink that their members would be instructed not to work on Christmas Eve or Boxing Day we have been developing our contingency plans to ensure our customers are able to get to their destinations and enjoy Christmas with their families with minimum…

Wightlink Action 24 & 26 December

Message from Russell Kew, Wightlink Chief Executive Officer Please see below the latest communication from Wightlink regarding industrial action on 24 & 26 December Wightlink would sincerely like to apologise for this disruption and any inconvenience that may be caused. The RMT have informed the company that strike action will take place on 24th and…

Map Boards project

This is a project that both Isle of Wight and Lymington-Brockenhurst CRP are working on and coming soon to a seaside town near you! Part of the CRP’s remit is to reduce emissions and therefore are keen to promote green tourism and the local economy through sharing best practice with local authorities, transport providers and tourism…

Parliamentary Reception

Community Rail – Small Lines… Big Growth   Waterloo Station Westminster bridge At a reception at the House of Commons on 9th November 2011, transport minister Theresa Villiers welcomed the work of ACoRP and community rail partnerships around the country in supporting and promoting their local rail lines.  In bridging the gap between local communities and…

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