Shanklin railway station

Shanklin railway station is a Grade II listed[1] railway station serving Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. It is the present terminus of the Island Line from Ryde, although the line used to continue to Wroxall and Ventnor. The station now has one platform with a ticket office and a small shop with the second platform now in use as a flower bed. The former subway has been filled in.

Passengers can change onto Southern Vectis buses to Ventnor and St Lawrence.

483004 Shanklin 1
Local authorityIsle of Wight
Coordinates50°38′02″N 1°10′45″W / 50.633767°N 1.179073°WCoordinates: 50°38′02″N 1°10′45″W / 50.633767°N 1.179073°W
Grid referenceSZ580819
Station codeSHN
Managed byIsland Line
Number of platforms1
DfT categoryE
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2013/14Decrease 0.318 million
2014/15Decrease 0.295 million
2015/16Decrease 0.294 million
2016/17Decrease 0.291 million
2017/18Decrease 0.275 million
Key datesOpened 23 August 1864
Listed status
Listed featureShanklin Railway Station
Listing gradeGrade II listed
Entry number1365375[1]
Added to list14 February 1992
National Rail – UK railway stations
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Shanklin from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
Shanklin Railway Station, IW, UK
The exterior of the station


The station opened on 23 August 1864. The station buildings were extended in 1881.

Rail services

All rail services are operated by Island Line Trains. There are two departures an hour to Ryde Pier Head which connect with Wightlink Ferries which take passengers to Portsmouth Harbour Station.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Terminus   Island Line
Disused railways
Wroxall   Southern Region
IoWR : Main line

Bus routes

Wightbus 5862 HW54 DCE and Shanklin railway station 2
A Wightbus Railink bus leaving the station at Shanklin.

The following buses run from Shanklin Station or nearby. All services, unless noted, are run exclusively by Southern Vectis.

No. Destinations Frequency (Mon-Sat daytime) Departure Point Notes
2 Sandown
or Godshill, Rookley and Newport
30 minutes Co-op
3 Sandown, Brading and Ryde
or Ventnor, Wroxall, then Newport
30 minutes Station forecourt
22 Sibden Hill
or Perowne Way and Sandown
Hourly (reduced on Saturdays) Co-op
23 Sibden Hill
or Lake, Alverstone and Newport
Hourly (limited hours) Co-op
24 Sandown and Yaverland (Culver Way)
or Shanklin Esplanade
Three journeys Co-op
Summer only tourist services
''''Shanklin Steamer Esplanade, Old Village, Town Centre 30 minutes Station Forecourt
Island Coaster Sandown, Brading and Ryde
or Esplanade, Ventnor, Blackgang Chine, Freshwater Bay, Alum Bay, Yarmouth
2 Hourly Station Forecourt Partial restoration of the pre-2006 route 7 Island Explorer buses


Shanklin railway station

The end of the line


Looking towards Lake

PFrom St PaaulsSHK

From St Paul's Parish Church


from junction with road to Sandown


From station forecourt


Waiting for bus link to Ventnor

Shanklin station, Isle of Wight

Shanklin in 1971


  1. ^ a b Historic England, "Shanklin Railway Station (1365375)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 26 June 2017

External links

  • Sandown Bay Bus Map - also shows rail service but not the Summer-only services or services run by Wightbus.
British Rail Classes 485 and 486

The British Rail Class 485 (or 4Vec, later 5Vec) and British Rail Class 486 (or 3Tis, later 2Tis) electrical multiple units were originally built for the London Electric Railway from 1923-31 as its 'Standard' tube stock. They were purchased by British Rail in 1967 and transported to the Isle of Wight to work 'mainline' services on the newly electrified Ryde to Shanklin line, where they worked for an additional quarter of a century. At the time of their purchase the units had already worked for over 40 years on the London Underground, but their introduction allowed the last steam locomotives on the line to be withdrawn.

List of current places of worship on the Isle of Wight

As of 2017 there are more than 130 places of worship in use on the Isle of Wight, England's largest island. A wide range of Christian denominations are represented, and Muslims have a mosque in the island's main town of Newport. The diamond-shaped, 146-square-mile (380 km2) island lies in the English Channel, separated from the county of Hampshire by the Solent. Its population of around 140,000 is spread across several small towns and dozens of villages. Many of the island's churches and chapels are in the ancient ports of Yarmouth and Newport, the Victorian seaside resorts of Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor, and the twin towns of Cowes and East Cowes; but even the smallest villages often have their own Anglican parish churches and sometimes a Nonconformist chapel. Methodism has been particularly strong on the island for over 200 years, and two of England's oldest Roman Catholic churches are also located here.Sixty churches and chapels have been awarded listed status by Historic England or its predecessor organisations in recognition of their architectural and historical interest. These range from the large and ancient parish churches in villages such as Arreton, Brading and Carisbrooke to the thatch-roofed St Agnes' Church at Freshwater Bay and the concrete-framed St Faith's Church at Cowes—both of the early 20th century—and from the simple and plain Methodist chapel at Godshill to the elaborate Castlehold Baptist Chapel in Newport. A building is defined as "listed" when it is placed on a statutory register of buildings of "special architectural or historic interest" in accordance with the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, a Government department, is responsible for listing; Historic England, a non-departmental public body, acts as an agency of the department to administer the process and advise the department on relevant issues. There are three grades of listing status. Grade I, the highest, is defined as being of "exceptional interest"; Grade II* is used for "particularly important buildings of more than special interest"; and Grade II, the lowest, is used for buildings of "special interest". As of February 2001, there were 26 Grade I-listed buildings, 55 with Grade II* status and 1,823 Grade II-listed buildings on the Isle of Wight.Various administrative areas operated by the Church of England, the Roman Catholic Church, the United Reformed Church, Baptists and Methodists cover churches on the island which are part of their denominations. These areas include dioceses, archdeaconries, networks and circuits.


Shanklin () is a popular seaside resort and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England, located on Sandown Bay. Shanklin is the southernmost of three settlements which occupy the bay, and is close to Lake and Sandown. The sandy beach, its Old Village and a wooded ravine, Shanklin Chine, are its main attractions. The esplanade along the beach is occupied by hotels and restaurants for the most part, and is one of the most tourist-oriented parts of the town. The other is the Old Village, at the top of Shanklin Chine.

Together with Lake and Sandown to the north, Shanklin forms a built up area of 21,374 inhabitants (2011).

Shanklin (disambiguation)

Shanklin is a seaside resort and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England.

Shanklin may also refer to:

Shanklin Chine, a wooded coastal ravine containing waterfalls, trees and lush vegetation, with footpaths and walkways allowing paid access for visitors, and a heritage centre explaining its history.

Shanklin Estate, council housing estate in Sutton, South London; sited between Brighton Road and the Epsom Downs Branch

Shanklin Family, American family involved in politics and government

Shanklin Glacier, a glacier in the Hughes Range of Antarctica, flowing southeast from Mount Waterman to enter Muck Glacier at a point 8 km (5 mi) west of Ramsey Glacier

Shanklin railway station, the railway station in the civil parish of Shanklin on the Isle of Wight

Ron Shanklin, American football player

Southern Vectis

Southern Vectis is a bus operator on the Isle of Wight. The company was founded in 1921 as "Dodson and Campbell" and became the "Vectis Bus Company" in 1923. The company was purchased by the Southern Railway before being nationalised in 1969. In 1987, the company was re-privatised. Southern Vectis was accused of unfair trade practices and was investigated by the British Office of Fair Trading. In July 2005, it became a subsidiary of Go-Ahead Group.

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