Ryde St John's Road railway station

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Ryde St John's Road National Rail
Ryde St John's Road
Location
Place Ryde
Local authority Isle of Wight
Grid reference SZ596919
Operations
Station code RYR
Managed by Island Line Trains
Number of platforms 3
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05  160,891
2005/06 Increase175,208
2006/07 Increase178,869
2007/08 Increase178,914
2008/09 Increase190,796
2009/10 Increase200,976
2010/11 Increase240,046
History
Key dates Opened 23 August 1864 (23 August 1864)
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Ryde St John's Road from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Ryde St John's Road is a railway station on the Island Line, and serves the town of Ryde, Isle of Wight. The station is 1.25 mi (2 km) south of Ryde Pier Head—the Island Line's northern terminus. When the station opened in 1864,[citation needed] it was known as Ryde railway station, as it was the northern terminus of the Isle of Wight Railway at the time. Rather than a railway, a tramway continued northwards to where the current Ryde Pier Head railway station stands; the railway was extended to Ryde Pier in 1880.

Depot and signalling[edit]

Adjacent to the railway station is Ryde depot: the Island Line's traction maintenance depot, where the maintenance and storage of the Island Line's Class 483 trains takes place. Since 1989, signalling for the Island Line has been centralised to the station's signal box.

Future developments[edit]

It has been suggested that the Isle of Wight Steam Railway might be extended from Smallbrook Junction to Ryde St John's Road in the future,[citation needed] but there are currently no official proposals.

Services[edit]

During the day Monday–Saturday (and Sunday afternoons), two trains per hour operate between Ryde Pier Head in the north and Shanklin in the south. During the evening, the service on the Island Line is reduced to one train per hour in each direction.[1]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 167

External links[edit]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Smallbrook Junction   Island Line Trains
Island Line
  Ryde Esplanade

Coordinates: 50°43′26″N 1°09′25″W / 50.724°N 1.157°W / 50.724; -1.157