Isle of Wight 2008 (2)
The number of platforms in use at Ryde Pier Head station has now
been reduced to one with a second still having its track in situ. The third
platform was never electrified and little remains of the formation.
Only one platform is still in use at Ryde Pier Head has a substantial screen against the
prevailing wind. Behind the screen little remains of the former pier tramway station.
The frontage of Ryde Esplanade station is positively underwhelming and barely noticeable.
Ryde Esplanade station sits right on the end
of the Pier and is well integrated with both
buses and hovercraft. On 23rd April 2008 unit 009 arrives with the 18:18 from Shanklin.
Unit 009 climbs up the
grade from Ryde tunnel and takes the single line into
Ryde Esplanade station. Service is the 17:18 from Shanklin 23rd April 2008.
Signalling is controlled from Ryde St Johnís Road signal
box which is located at the south end of the station.
The interior of Ryde St Johnís Road signal box.
The interior of one of the coaches.
The familiar London Transport maps have given way to Island Line!
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