ISLAND Line services have been suspended this afternoon (Monday) due to a cable fire next to the track.

One fire engine from Shanklin was called to the rear of Grayswood Close, Sandown, at 15:44pm today following a report of a fire in a cable feeding a live rail.

The fire had self-extinguished before the arrival of firefighters.

The incident was handed over to an Island line representative.

There is now a shuttle bus service operating between St Johns Road and Ryde Pier Head.

Island Line services were resumed this morning, following £26 million of improvements and ten months of works, as the much-awaited refurbished trains replaced the old-style tube trains.

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