MP Bob Seely has received a commitment from South Western Railway it will start to co-ordinate ferry and train times

MP Bob Seely has received a commitment from South Western Railway it will start to co-ordinate ferry and train times to help residents get on and off the Island more easily.

SWR senior managers told Bob in Westminster last week they will now work with Red Funnel and Wightlink to sync the timetables with the Island Line and mainland services.

The new regime will come into force when SWR has established new timings for the Portsmouth and Southampton lines.

“I am very pleased SWR is leading on this and is making this commitment to make lives easier for Islanders,” said Bob.

“It’s real progress from SWR and I hope the ferry companies will also work to achieve the improvement. It is long overdue. in my view, but better late than never.

“There is already integrated public transport with regards to how some services run such as buses waiting for the Red Jet service from West Cowes to Southampton, but anything more will be most welcome.

“I will continue to liaise with SWR to check on progress with the implementation of this new approach.”

Bob also talked about the consultation process about future investment in the Island Line which closes on the 31st December and he urged as many people and groups as possible to submit their views.