Island Line is still on course to reopen on Monday - and the service will resume its service along Ryde Pier.

The first passenger train will leave Ryde St John's Road at 5.35am, calling at Ryde Esplanade and Ryde Pier Head.

From there, it will head all the way back and on to Shanklin, where it will arrive at 6.10am.  

Island Line has been replaced by buses since the start of January, when the old tube trains that ran on the track were retired.

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A £26 million project has been underway since then, on newly fitted-out carriages, accessibility improvements, a passing loop to increase the number of journeys and line refurbishment.

It has been a long and delayed process, involving franchise holder South Western Railway and its contractors.

Software problems, flooding, Covid-19 and Brexit have all caused delays and the original return date was pushed back several times.

The line will reopen on November 1, connecting Shanklin to Wightlink Fast Cat services, from the end of Ryde Pier.