Have a Half Term Adventure

Have a Half Term Adventure

HAVE A HALF TERM ADVENTURE! This half term, any child who brings a teddy with them can travel FREE by train on the Lymington to Brockenhurst Line and Ryde to Shanklin Line. Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June 2017 Children aged 5 – 15 years must be accompanied by at least one fare paying…

Alternative Transport Scheme
 Transport Advice Line launched on 22 August 2016

Alternative Transport Scheme
 Transport Advice Line launched on 22 August 2016



The People Matter IW Transport Advice Line has been set up to help the Island’s older residents plan their journeys, whether they be on the Island or for medical treatment on the mainland.  The best options available for an individual caller will be researched and a full journey breakdown with copies of any forms needed…

Music at Stations

16th May 2016 The Isle of Wight Community Rail Partnership with secured funding from South West Trains have organised a series of live musical performances  this summer for passengers using Island Line trains starting with Brading Station this Saturday, the 21st May, where the Bunker Girls, Jukebox Jaz, the Red Sqwrl Four and Brian White…

Esplanade Garden Project_Update

    Volunteers from ARC Consulting, Spectrum Housing, South West Trains, Ryde Town Council and Ventnor Botanic Garden worked hard again last Saturday on the down platform at Ryde Esplanade to plant up the raised beds made in March. Thank you to all those who have made such an improvement to that platform.  

150th Anniversary 2014

150th Anniversary   In 2014, the Isle of Wight celebrated the 150th anniversary of the opening of the railway between Ryde St. Johns Road and Shanklin. Saturday 30th August saw residents, and visitors to the Island, invited to join in the various celebrations that took place at stations along the line. These events gave people…

Esplanade Garden Project

  Today saw the start of an amazing project in partnership with so many good people to begin to design and create a Victorian garden at Ryde Esplanade Station to present a better welcome to Island commuters and visitors alike. These brilliant volunteers, and later myself, shifted 20 tonnes of aggregate and 10 tonnes of…

A Great Deal When You Take The Train

A Great Deal When You Take The Train   The Isle of Wight and Lymington Community Rail Partnership have received funding to promote local attractions, hotels, restaurants and businesses local to the Ryde/Shanklin rail corridor and Yarmouth/Lymington – Brockenhurst line. A ‘Call to Action’ flyer is being produced which will be widely distributed at all…

TravelSafe 15

    The Isle of Wight and Lymington Brockenhurst have worked closely over the years, replicating projects both on the Island and mainland that have been devised to support our communities whilst delivering a range of benefits including support for learning and skills.   One such project has been that of TravelSafe, which started just…

Community Kids

Sandown Community Kids are a fantastic group of young, really enthusiastic volunteer’s ages 7-11 who have a real passion for their community.  They initially formed to take part in the South and South East in Blooms ‘Station in Bloom’ competition.  The CRP (Community Rail Partnership) secured funding from ACoRP (Association of Community Rail Partnerships) and…

Rail Ale Trail

    The Isle of Wight has been, for many years, keen to show the array of local food and fine ales that our Island farmers and Breweries produce.  Always with the key objective of sustaining our line with increased passenger numbers and car free tourism in mind, the CRP (Community Rail Partnership) felt that…

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