Isle of Wight’s Island Line now complete

The Isle of Wight’s Island Line now has a full complement of Class 484 trains.

The last of the five new trains built by Vivarail was delivered on 16th February. They form a key part of last year’s £26 million Island Line upgrade. The improvements have seen the Class 484 trains running through improved stations and along enhanced infrastructure.

The new trains have improved the customer experience, with enhancements ranging from better interiors to plug sockets, free WiFi and wheelchair spaces.

The railway’s track has been improved, providing customer comfort, while a passing loop at Brading will usher in a new, regular 30-minute train service, aligned to the ferry timetable. At a number of stations, new ticket vending machines and Customer Information Screens have been installed.