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!    

Lymington to Yarmouth ferry

PLANNING INSPECTOR’S DECISION AND NEXT STEPS Wightlink is delighted that the Inspector has granted planning permission for the Lymington berth improvement and habitat works we wish to undertake in connection with the operation of the W Class ferries. In October 2010, prior to applying to New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park…

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…

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…

Lymington Wightlink route update

In order to maintain a ferry service  between Lymington and Yarmouth and undertake widely publicised necessary berth  works and habitat works, Wightlink must secure consent for the marine licences  and planning permissions applied for. A section 106 agreement which places  obligations on Wightlink for the delivery of the habitat works and the operation  of the…

LYMINGTON TO YARMOUTH FERRY

LYMINGTON TO YARMOUTH FERRY PLANNING INSPECTOR’S DECISION AND NEXT STEPS Wightlink is delighted that the Inspector has granted planning permission for the Lymington berth improvement and habitat works we wish to undertake in connection with the operation of the W Class ferries. In October 2010, prior to applying to New Forest District Council and the…

National Community Rail Day

National Network – Local Service  – National Community Rail Event 2011 Background We have previously tried to get national coverage for events on a number of community rail lines on particular days, weeks or months – with limited success. This proposal is for a single one off day on March 19 2011 where there is…

Sir William McAlpine visits Island CRP

Sir William McAlpine on the footplate of the 006 at Ryde Pier Head Sir William McAlpine, Chairman of the Railway Heritage Trust, and the Trust’s Executive Director, Andy Savage, visited the Isle of Wight on Tuesday 19 October to inspect work funded by the Trust, and other points of railway interest on the Island.  During…

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