Storm Ciarán: Ryde Pier railway line repairs continue

Island Line
Island Line trains have not been able to serve Ryde Pier Head since the storm

Trains which run along a pier on the Isle of Wight are still out of action following damage from Storm Ciarán.

The Island Line between Ryde Pier Head and Ryde St Johns Road has been closed since the storm on 2 November.

South Western railway said engineers were working to get the stretch of line open again "however the damage has been extensive".

The rail operator said it hoped to have trains running on the pier section again by 20 November.

A minibus service is running between Ryde St John's Road and Ryde Pier Head to allow passengers to connect with ferries.

The line is open between between Ryde St John's Road and Shanklin with two trains per hour running

The rail line had a £26m upgrade in 2021 which saw Island Line's old 1938 tube trains replaced by refurbished London Underground District Line trains, and its tracks and platforms upgraded.

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