New operator for Island Line trains

New operator for Island Line trains

Island Line trains will be run by a new operator from August. The South Western rail franchise, which continues to include Island Line, has been awarded to FirstGroup and MTR. The current franchise holder Stagecoach Group has run the network since privatisation....
Prime Minister backs economic growth on the Island

Prime Minister backs economic growth on the Island

Theresa May has praised the working relationship between the public and private sectors on the Isle of Wight. At Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon she told MPs: “I am sure that on the Island, the business community and council will work together to...
Green On Wight Business Forum spotlights sustainability

Green On Wight Business Forum spotlights sustainability

Isle of Wight businesses have been finding out more about sustainable travel options with the help of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce. The Green On Wight Business Forum brought together key Island employers as well as travel providers including Southern Vectis,...
Businesses talk regeneration with IW Council

Businesses talk regeneration with IW Council

A meeting between key Island business representatives and the Council’s new leader and Regeneration team has been hailed as a success. As part of his ongoing efforts to engage Island business representatives with education providers, Leader of the Isle of Wight...
IW Council calls for business entrepeneurs

IW Council calls for business entrepeneurs

Isle of Wight Council is inviting businesses to consider applying to take on opportunities across the Island. It’s a chance to put entrepreneurial skills to creative use, from a new facility at the former lifeguard premises on Sandown Esplanade; operation of a...
Co-wheels Island fleet expands

Co-wheels Island fleet expands

Co-wheels, the UK’s only independent national car club operator, now has its entire Isle of Wight fleet of hybrid and low emission vehicles on the island, with a total of ten vehicles now available to book in five key locations including Cowes, Newport, Sandown, Ryde...

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