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RydeE-entrance.jpg (154190 bytes)

The entrance to the station building at Ryde Esplanade, still very much as it was in the days of British Rail. The station complex is due to be redeveloped in 2007 to provide an improved bus, train and hovercraft interchange.

Photo by Chris McKenna 04/06/2006.
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RydeE-frombridge-01.jpg (160622 bytes)

Ryde Esplanade bus and train station on the Isle of Wight, viewed from the footbridge to the hoverport - the complex is due to be rebuilt in 2007 to make the interchange between the three modes of transport even easier.
Because only one of the two platforms at Ryde Pier Head station is structurally sound, and the lack of pointwork between the two stations, platform 1 at Esplanade is used for train is both directions. The Class 483 unit 483004 currently in the station is on a northbound service.

Photo by Chris McKenna 04/06/2006.
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RydeE-fromnorth-01.jpg (160543 bytes)

A merged view of Ryde Esplanade station on the Isle of Wight, viewed from the northern (pier) end of single operational platform. On the left is the currently unused platform 2, while on the right is the town end of the now dismantled pier tramway.

Photo by Chris McKenna 04/06/2006.
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RydeE-oldsubway.jpg (159889 bytes)

The locked gates at the entrance to the subway to the disued platform 2 at Ryde Esplanade station on the Isle of Wight. Only one of the two platforms at Ryde Pier Head station is structurally sound, and due to the lack of pointwork on the pier, platform 1 at Ryde Esplanade is used for trains in both directions.

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RydeE-startofpier-01.jpg (163277 bytes)

Ryde Esplanade station on the Isle of Wight is as the name suggests located on the seafront, but the northern end is actually built on the landward end of the town pier - this photograph shows the point where the pier meets the shore. Ryde Pier Head station is to the left (north) and the remainder of the Island Line network to the right (south). The far platform and track is currently disused, which is why it looks so rusty.

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RydeE-viewnorth-01.jpg (160673 bytes)

Looking north from Ryde Esplanade station on the Isle of Wight. In the distance along the pier is Ryde Pier Head station, which offers a direct interchange between the Island Line trains and Wightlink's ferry services to Portsmouth Harbour station on the mainland.

Photo by Chris McKenna 04/06/2006.
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RydeE-viewsouth-01.jpg (160066 bytes)

Looking south from the southern end of Ryde Esplanade station on the Isle of Wight towards the tunnel to Ryde St John's station, which is the principal reason for the use of ex-London Underground tube-guage trains on the island. The buidling on the left is Ryde hoverport, from where hovercraft depart for Southsea on the mainland every 30 minutes during the day. This proximity, which is apprently due to be improved in a redevelopment in 2007, makes Ryde Esplanade the only station in Great Britain to offer interchange between rail and hovercraft services.

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RydeE-welcome.jpg (114292 bytes)

The sign that greets passengers walking onto platfrom 1 from the ticket office at Ryde Esplanade station on the Isle of Wight.

Photo by Chris McKenna 04/06/2006.
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RydePier-footway+tramway+railway.jpg (163034 bytes)

Ryde Pier is actually three adjacent piers, from left to right in this photo is the original pier used by pedestrians and motor vehicles; the remains of the Ryde Pier Tramway that operated from 1864 to 1969; and the Island Line railway and Pier Head station opened on the 12th of July 1889.

Photo by Chris McKenna 05/06/2006.
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RydePier-from483006-01.jpg (112859 bytes)

The tramway and pedestrian/road traffic parts of Ryde pier, viewed through the dirty window of Class 483 EMU 483006 en route from Ryde Pier Head to Ryde Esplanade and onwards to Shanklin.

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RydePier-from483006-02.jpg (129344 bytes)

The tramway and pedestrian/road traffic parts of Ryde pier, viewed through the dirty window of Class 483 EMU 483006 as it arrives into to Ryde Esplanade station en route from Ryde Pier Head to Shanklin.

Photo by Chris McKenna 05/06/2006.
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RydePier-fromRydeE-01.jpg (155245 bytes)

A merged view of Ryde Pier Head station, the northernmost point on the Isle of Wight's railway network and interchange point with ferries to the mainland. The photographs comprising this merge were taken looking along the pier from the northern end of Ryde Esplanade station, the next station south.

Photo by Chris McKenna 04/06/2006.
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RydePier-fromhoverport-01.jpg (141222 bytes)

Looking north towards Ryde Pier Head train and ferry station from Ryde hoverport, adjacent to Ryde Esplanade railway station. This photo was taken about 40 minutes before low tide, showing why such a long pier is required for ferry services and the advantages of hovercraft.

Photo by Chris McKenna 04/06/2006.
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RydePier-stationentrance.jpg (158966 bytes)

The entrance to Ryde Pier Head railway station and ferry terminal from the car park and for those who have walked the length of the pier.

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RydePier-stationfromsouth-01.jpg (160710 bytes)

Ryde Pier Head station, the northernmost point on the Isle of Wight's railway network and interchange point with ferries to the mainland. This photograph was taken looking along the pier from the northern end of Ryde Esplanade station, the next station south.

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RydePier-stationfromsouth-02.jpg (162470 bytes)

Island Line Class 483 (ex-London Underground 1938 Stock) EMU 483006 at Ryde Pier Head station, the northernmost point on the Isle of Wight's railway network and interchange point with ferries to the mainland. The other platform at the station is now disused, as there are concerns over the structural integrity of the pier.
This photograph was taken from the pedestrian/road traffic pier; between the footway and railway is the dismantled remenants of the pier tramway.

Photo by Chris McKenna 05/06/2006.
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RydePier-stationfromsouth-03.jpg (162060 bytes)

Island Line Class 483 (ex-London Underground 1938 Stock) EMU 483006 at Ryde Pier Head station, the northernmost point on the Isle of Wight's railway network and interchange point with ferries to the mainland. The other platform at the station is now disused, as there are concerns over the structural integrity of the pier. This photograph was taken from the pedestrian/road traffic pier to the west of the railway line.

Photo by Chris McKenna 05/06/2006.
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RydePier-stationfromsouth-04.jpg (161322 bytes)

A merged view of Ryde Pier Head station, the northernmost point on the Isle of Wight's railway network and interchange point with ferries to the mainland. The photographs comprising this merge were taken looking north from the southern end of the station. Class 483 EMU 483006 is at the left-hand platfrom, the only one currently operational due to concerns over the structural integrity of the other side of the pier.

Photo by Chris McKenna 04/06/2006.
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RydePier-stationplatforms-01.jpg (162446 bytes)

Looking south from the northern end of Ryde Pier Head railway station, the northernmost point on the Isle of Wight's railway network and interchange point with ferries to the mainland.
Island Line Class 483 (ex-London Underground 1938 Stock) EMU 483006 is waiting between services to and from Shanklin in the right hand platform. The other platform is now disused, as there are concerns over the structural integrity of the pier.

Photo by Chris McKenna 05/06/2006.
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RydePier-tramway-01.jpg (159830 bytes)

All that remains of the former pier head station of the Ryde Pier Tramway that operated from 1864 to 1969. Initially powered by horse drawn trams, there were a couple of unsuccessful trials of steam locomotives. Between 1886 and 1927 it was powered by an electrified third rail (predating the electrification of the railway by over 50 years!), after that petrol powered cars were used - although these were soon converted to diesel as an economy measure.
I initially thought that longitudinal iron bars were the track support, but other sources say these are the actual rails. Certainly in the latter days there was no decking beneath the rails, although I presume there must have been in the days of horse-drawn operation.

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RydePier-tramway-02.jpg (112251 bytes)

All that remains of the former pier head station of the Ryde Pier Tramway that operated from 1864 to 1969. Initially powered by horse drawn trams, there were a couple of unsuccessful trials of steam locomotives. Between 1886 and 1927 it was powered by an electrified third rail (predating the electrification of the railway by over 50 years!), after that petrol powered cars were used - although these were soon converted to diesel as an economy measure.
I initially thought that longitudinal iron bars were the track support, but other sources say these are the actual rails. Certainly in the latter days there was no decking beneath the rails, although I presume there must have been in the days of horse-drawn operation.

The iron cladding the background of this merged view is the wall of the Pier Head railway station.

Photo by Chris McKenna 05/06/2006.
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RydePier-viewsouth-01.jpg (143629 bytes)

Looking south from the doorway of Island Line Class 483 (ex-London Underground 1938 Stock) EMU 483006. This photograph was taken while the train was at Ryde Pier Head station, with the town of Ryde in the background.

Photo by Chris McKenna 05/06/2006.
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RydePier-viewsouth-02.jpg (161286 bytes)

A merged view of the town of Ryde, photographed looking south from the southern end of Ryde Pier Head railway station.
Notable features visible in this picture are the two spires of Ryde (centre and right), Ryde Hoverport (left of centre) and of course the pier (centre and right) - the earliest and fourth-longest "pleasure pier" in Great Britain, although the railway was constructed later.

Photo by Chris McKenna 05/06/2006.
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RydePier-viewsouth-03.jpg (163019 bytes)

Looking south towards Ryde town from the southern end of Ryde Pier Head station, Ryde Esplanade station is at the far end of the pier. Due apparently to concerns over the structural integriry of the pier, the track on the left of this photograph is no longer used.
It is interesting to note that there is are no points or signals between here and the far end of Ryde Esplanade station - perhaps the only place on a British main line to have two stations in a single singalling block?

Photo by Chris McKenna 05/06/2006.
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RydeSJ-bridge-01.jpg (158557 bytes)

The footbridge at the southern end of Ryde St John's Road station on the Isle of Wight.

Photo by Chris McKenna 05/06/2006.
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RydeSJ-bridge-02.jpg (159356 bytes)

The identification plate on the footbridge at the southern end of Ryde St John's Road station on the Isle of Wight. This indicates that the bridge is the 8th on the Isle of Wight line and is 1 mile and 16 chains from the datum point, presumably Ryde Pier Head.

Photo by Chris McKenna 05/06/2006.
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RydeSJ-signalbox-01.jpg (162005 bytes)

The signal box at Ryde St John's Road station. Since 1989 this box has controlled all the singalling on the Island Line.

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RydeSJ-stationfrombridge-01.jpg (152450 bytes)

A merged view of Ryde St John's Road station and EMU depot on the Isle of Wight, photographed from the footbridge at the station. The trains in the depot are 483009 and 483007 in London Transport red livery on road 1 (the latter in the shed) and 483002 in dinosaur livery on road 2.

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RydeSJ-stationfromnorth-01.jpg (163760 bytes)

A merged view of Ryde St John's Road station on the Isle of Wight from the the northern end of the northbound platform.

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RydeSJ-stationfromsouth-01.jpg (150726 bytes)

A merged view of Ryde St John's Road station on the Isle of Wight from the the southern end of the northbound platform. Class 483 (ex-London Underground 1938 Stock) EMU 483009 in a recreation of its original London Transport red livery is visible in the depot adjacent to the station.

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RydeSJ-viewsouth-01.jpg (162850 bytes)

Looking south from the southern end of the northbound platform at Ryde St John's Road station on the Isle of Wight.

Photo by Chris McKenna 05/06/2006.
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