The 24 Km route for the new Translohr tramway follows mainly the original rail alignment
from Sandown to Cowes. This route would have 30 minute frequency to match the fast
ferry Red Jet departures to Southampton. It is vital that the new link with Sandown
is associated with, and forms part of, the justification for a new link with the
Red-Jet fast passenger ferry at Cowes. All the cycle/walkways on the route would
be retained either adjacent to or close to the new alignment in line with the Office
of the Rail Regulator (formally HMRI) recommended guidelines.
The proposed route and stops are at; Sandown High Street, Victoria Road, St. Johns
Road, Broadway, Winchester Park Road, Sandown Interchange (Island Line), Sandown
High School, Alverstone, Lang Bridge, Horringford, Merstone, Blackwater, Shide, Pan,
Church Litten, St. James Square Newport, Hunnyhill, Hooke’s Way, St. Mary’s Hospital,
Dodnor Lane, Stag Lane, Arctic Road, Newport Road, Love Lane, Bellevue Road, St.
Mary’s Road, Park Road and Cowes Town Quay Red Funnel Red Jet Terminal.
Driver and conductor on every tram.
Next tram times displayed at every stop.
Level boarding and covered waiting areas at every stop.
Trams every 30 minutes.
Around 40 minutes total journey time between Sandown & Cowes.
Linking with Island Line trains to Ryde and Shanklin at Sandown.
Linking with every Red Jet to Southampton, on time, every time.
Fares comparable to the existing bus services.
Fewer hold-ups within Cowes Arcade.
Serves the centres of Sandown, Newport and Cowes.
This map of the proposed route is reproduced by kind permission of Midland Publishing
and appears in original form in their book, RAILS IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT, A COLOUR