Ryde St John's Road railway station
|Ryde St John's Road|
|Local authority||Isle of Wight|
|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*|
|Key dates||Opened 23 August 1864|
|National Rail – UK railway stations|
|* 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 and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.|
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, 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
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.
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, but there are currently no official proposals.
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 at twenty- and forty-minute intervals. In rare exceptionally busy periods services run every 20 minutes, with a handful terminating here. During the evening, the service on the Island Line is reduced to one train per hour in each direction.
Platform 1, looking towards Ryde tunnel and the northern terminus of the line: Ryde Pier Head
- GB National Rail Timetable 2013-14, Table 167
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|Preceding station||National Rail||Following station|
|Smallbrook Junction||Island Line Trains