A public meeting, at Shanklin Theatre, to discuss the future of the Isle of Wight’s railway service: Island Line. This is being hosted by the Keep Island Line in the Franchise (KILF) campaign.
All local residents, businesses and community groups are invited to attend. (Meeting starts at 7:00pm with the doors and bar open from 6:30pm)
At this meeting KILF will outline South Western Railway’s proposals for the future of Island Line and provide an overview of their intended response, with a view to reaching a consensus on what should be submitted by the consultation deadline of 31st December.
The Island’s MP Bob Seely has agreed to come along (subject to parliamentary commitments). He will play a key role in discussions with the DfT about the future of the line, and we look forward to our dialogue with him at next month’s public meeting.
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Re-instating the line from Shanklin to Ventnor could mean a station at Wroxall, perhaps even within walking distance of the Donkey Sanctuary – would the parish councils then back a minibus shuttle into #Godshill?
It was a packed meeting (200+). The main presentation was by David Pugh – Keep Island Line in Franchise (KILF) Campaign (download the slides from https://www.facebook.com/groups/kilfcampaign/1899887856993331/) supported by an excellent presentation from the Steam Railway and a cameo appearance by Bob Seely MP.
Schemes outlined were linking Ryde St. John’s to Newport Harbour via the heritage line and the re-instatement of the Shanklin to Ventnor line.