A major ten-week engineering project to repair the storm-damaged rail network on the Isle of Wight will begin on Monday 12 January.
Trains connecting the Pier Head and Esplanade will maintain connections with Wightlink’s Catamaran service but the line will be closed between Ryde St Johns Road and Shanklin so that a permanent repair can be made to stabilise the slope at Sandown.
During the engineering work, a rail replacement bus service will run between Shanklin Station, Lake (High Street), Sandown (Broadway), Brading (Bullring) and Ryde St Johns Station. A revised train service will operate between Ryde St Johns Road, Ryde Esplanade and Ryde Pier Head. Smallbrook Junction will not be served during this time.
Rail ticket holders will also be able to use Southern Vectis Route 2 and 3 service buses between Ryde and Shanklin in both directions.
Plans are also in place to provide additional coach services on school days for the benefit of schoolchildren.
For more information about the bus replacement service, please go to: http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/island-line-timetable.aspx
Impact on services & sailings: service updateThis timetable update was added: December 18, 2014
Ten weeks of works in Fishbourne Lane will begin on Monday 12 January.
Southern Gas Networks will be operating a 2-way traffic light system during the works which could cause delays to customers arriving at Wightlink’s Fishbourne Terminal.
Wightlink advise customers to allow extra time when arriving at Fishbourne to ensure check in 30 minutes before their booked sailing time.
Impact on services & sailings: service updateThis timetable update was added: January 12, 2015
Wightlink will be carrying out planned maintenance work to the Yarmouth loading ramp for up to four weeks from Thursday, 15 January 2015.
Although we will do our best to minimise disruption to customers, we will need to load and unload vehicles using an alternative ramp.
We will not be able to carry articulated lorries, lorries with overhangs or steps, coaches, vehicles weighing more than 26 tons, vehicles with low ground clearance or trailers. Customers with these types of vehicles are advised to travel on our Fishbourne-Portsmouth route.
During the works, foot passengers will embark and disembark by the main vehicle deck.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this essential maintenance. It is being carried out in conjunction with Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners.
Impact on services & sailings: service updateThis timetable update was added: January 7, 2015
St. Clare, is under-going a comprehensive refurbishment between the 3-9 February 2015. While the ferry will be operating as scheduled, deck four will be closed and certain facilities will not be available on your crossing.
This means that there will be limited access to the disabled toilets and baby changing facilities. Should you wish to use these, please contact a member of the on-board team who will be very happy to assist. You may prefer to use these facilities at our Fishbourne and Portsmouth Terminals before boarding, in which case please allow for this extra time. Costa will be proud to serve you snacks and beverages on deck 5.
Travelling with a dog? We would ask customers travelling with dogs to either leave their pets in their vehicle before making their way to the lounges or to use the outside on deck 6. If this is not possible, we would recommend that you book on to an alternative sailing.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you but are confident that next time you travel with us you will appreciate the enhanced on-board experience, including a Greggs food outlet, kids’ zone, Teen Scene, gaming area and comfortable new seating.
If you would prefer to take a different ferry during the refurbishment, please call us on 0333 999 7333 and we will be delighted to transfer you to an alternative sailing at no additional cost.
Thank you for choosing Wightlink – we look forward to welcoming you on board.
Impact on services & sailings: service updateThis timetable update was added: January 28, 2015