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.

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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.

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The frontage of Ryde Esplanade station is positively underwhelming and barely noticeable.

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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.

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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.

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Signalling is controlled from Ryde St Johnís Road signal
box which is located at the south end of the station.

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The interior of Ryde St Johnís Road signal box.

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The interior of one of the coaches.

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The familiar London Transport maps have given way to Island Line!

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