The Island Line railway on the Isle of Wight operates between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin. The line has 8 stations, and is 8.5 miles long. The Ryde tunnel is 391 yards long with raised track that makes it impossible to use traditional rolling stock. Current Rolling Stock: Class 483 Electric Multiple Units. These are 1938 London Underground tube stock. Refurbished between 1989 and 1992, this stock is over 80 years old, making it the oldest type in Great Britain to be in regular service. Seen here in Island Line and Dinosaur liveries Stations and Depots: Ryde Pier Head (Ferries to Portsmouth) Ryde Esplande Ryde St John's Road (Ryde Depot) Smallbrook Junction (Isle of Wight Steam Railway) Brading Sandown Lake Shankin Timetable There are around 32 trains per day, with a journey time of around 25 minutes. Why this route? The rolling stock. The London Underground is probably too big for TSW to do it justice. This little route would give us the chance to drive some old underground trains, in a modern setting. The majority of the stations opened between 1864 and 1880, but Lake opened in1987 and Smallbrook Junction in 1991. Why not this route? It's a bit small. Probably too small to charge £20 for. No Freight. No option to sell additional rolling stock packages I think it could be quite a giggle as a cheap add on. I'd love to try a tube train, and this gives us the chance to do so, but still have a manageable route and interesting scenery.