Destination Newport?


Future junction for Newport? Prior to closure for the recent upgrade, No 483008 works the 18.07 Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin service at Sandown on 11 August 2020.
Jamie Squibbs

The Isle of Wight’s railway is in the midst of an upgrade, although various challenges have delayed the reopening of the Ryde to Shanklin line (‘News Front’). However, Isle of Wight Council wants to extend beyond the present 8½-mile line as a means of addressing high rates of deprivation on the island.

Want to read more?

This is a premium article and requires an active subscription.

Existing subscriber? Sign in now

No subscription?

Pick one of our introductory offers