The Isle of Wight MP welcomed the possibility of restoring the routes but warned it would not be easy. This was eventually taken over by the Isle of Wight Railways in 1898. Left: Smallbrook Junction, station platform. The new stairlift officially opened on 23rd of May 2014 by Ryde’s Mayor at the time, Cllr Roi Milburn. The Isle of Wight Railway. Leader of the Isle of Wight Council, Councillor Dave Stewart, said: "We have been able to convince the government to support us in taking forward plans to enable investment on the Island. "Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2T NO.41298." Web. The logo was drawn by Lynne Phillips from a design on the two shelters on Ryde Pier, and digitised by Depth. “It is clear that our vision for the future of railway provision on the Island has convinced the government that these plans merit further consideration, including funding for a feasibility study. 1st CLASS……………7/6 OLD railway lines between Ventnor and Newport could be reopened, as part of ambitious plans to restore routes lost to the Beeching cuts. The Isle of Wight Steam Railway was founded on 24 January 1971. According to its own history: "Preserved stock was hauled by rail with our own locomotive driven by volunteers, from Newport to Havenstreet Station, and within a few weeks were operating a limited service on the 1 5/8 mile section between Wootton and Havenstreet." A frequent and well-appointed service is maintained. HRS Talk – Margaret Rose “Life in and off Guernsey during WW2”. Museum will be closed over Christmas from Monday, 23rd December, and re-open from 2nd January. “However, we must also be realistic about the logistical challenges we face in seeing these routes restored. If you are dissatisfied with the response provided you can contact IPSO here. HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester opened the first extension of Ryde District Heritage Centre on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. The Island has been announced as one of ten areas to receive a share of £500,000. These Cheap Weekly Tickets have been brought into operation specially for Tourists, and will be found a most convenient means of visiting the various Towns. (c) Central part of Sandown Station, which also opened on 23 August 1864, and is on the way to Shanklin. The station was later extended. The plan is to reopen railway … Isle of Wight Railways]. CHEAP DAY RETURN TICKETS ARE ISSUED TO ALL STATIONS. The Ryde to Ventnor line finally opened on 23 August 1864, but the need for tunnelling meant that it was another two years before the onward part of the line from Ventnor north-east to Shanklin started operating on 10 September 1866. Ring the bell for help! Taken from the book: Ryde Isle of Wight Its Sports and Attractions: By means of the Isle of Wight Railway, the Town of Ryde is placed in direct communication with the other beautiful pleasure resorts of Bembridge, Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor, also with Brading and Wroxall. #iwnews. The news follows the announcement last September that the Island’s existing public passenger route – from Ryde to Shanklin – will receive £26 million of investment, including to provide refurbished rolling stock, a new passing loop at Brading (to provide a half-hourly service) and improvements to track quality. Taken from the book: Ryde Isle of Wight Its Sports and Attractions: By means of the Isle of Wight Railway, the Town of Ryde is placed in direct communication with the other beautiful pleasure resorts of Bembridge, Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor, also with Brading and Wroxall. One of the smaller exhibits in the museum â a track couch from 1879. But this 1830s project used horse-drawn wagons. But as the little ex-tube trains lurch alarmingly through the greenery, they pass through a curious halt. We must now rise to this challenge and take these aspirations forward with vigour.”, "We must now rise to this challenge and take these aspirations forward with vigour.”. I’m also cutting red tape so local councils can get schemes to support cyclists & pedestrians ♀️♀️up and running asap! #RestoringYourRailway Ryde District Heritage Centre is entirely run by volunteers. Newsquest Media Group Ltd, Loudwater Mill, Station Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Technology â> Raising funds for the Historic Centre! (c) The water tower at Havenstreet. A game tracing the development of railways on the Isle of Wight, 1860 is part of the 18xx series of economic railway games, based on Francis Tresham's original concepts. "Ryde Pier." General Offices, Sandown. Later, on 27 May 1882, another short line was opened between Brading and Benbridge to the east, this time by an independent company. SITE MAP | HOME | ABOUT US | HELP US | HISTORY | EVENTS | JOIN | SHOP | CHILDREN'S AREA | EDUCATION | CONTACT US, © 2013. Left to right: (a) Havenstreet ticket office. Ryde pier, for example, is the second longest pier in the country, after Southend's (see "Ryde Pier"). You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer or source and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. The bid, submitted by the Isle of Wight Council and sponsored by Island MP Bob Seely, proposed two schemes: • extension of the existing Island Line service (Ryde-Shanklin) south of Shanklin to reach Ventnor, calling at Wroxall, • integration with, and extension of, the existing Isle of Wight Steam Railway route to provide passenger services through Smallbrook from Ryde to Newport. The Isle of Wight Steam Railway was founded on 24 January 1971. I am very keen to explore how we can continue to progress their plans to return steam trains to Ryde St Johns and – in due course – see them running into Newport as well. Transport secretary, Grant Shapps has announced that the Island is among the successful bids in the the government's 'Restoring Your Railway 'Ideas Fund'. 14 August 2017. "In addition, there are also some substantial issues which would need to be resolved to enable the return of railway services to Ventnor, but these are not insurmountable. "The potential to have an extended railway service on the Island is very real, and could have a transformational impact on our public transport provision. This site is part of Newsquest's audited local newspaper network. The plan is to reopen railway … 2nd CLASS………….5/6. Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2T NO.41298 steam locomotive, built at Crewe in 1946, just coming into Havenstreet. Isle of Wight: The Island's Offcial Tourism Website. "We also welcome the opportunity to explore how a train route into Newport could play an integral role in our plans for the regeneration of Newport Harbour. “I would like to thank our officers for their tremendous work so far in support of this initiative, and we look forward to working with local stakeholders over the coming months to explore how these plans can be progressed.”, A bid was put in in March. Railways â> [Victorian Web Home â> If you have a complaint about the editorial content which relates to inaccuracy or intrusion, then please contact the editor here. A Gannett Company. The 1870s saw further developments, and this was when a train route finally passed through Smallbrook Junction. Those ads you do see are predominantly from local businesses promoting local services. The plan is to reopen railway lines, including those closed during the 1960s. This authorised an 11¼ mile line from Ryde in the north (which has the terminal for the ferry from Portsmouth Harbour on the the mainland) to Ventor (a popular holiday resort) on its south-east coast.
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