Brading railway station is a Grade II listed railway station serving Brading on the Isle of Wight. It is located on the Island Line from Ryde to Shanklin.
From 4 January 2021 until 31 March 2021, no service will run on Island Line whilst work is carried out to deliver the biggest transformation to the line’s infrastructure since the line was electrified in 1967. services on Island Line will be replaced by buses, whilst the work to upgrade the line’s infrastructure is carried out. The bus timetable can be found at this page. Following these works, the Class 484 trains will be introduced into service, with the regular 30-minute service introduced in May 2021.
This work includes the construction of a new passing loop at Brading allowing for a regular 30-minute service, enhancements to the track to improve the quality of the ride, upgrade to platforms to improve access to the Class 484 trains (below), and the installation of new ticket vending machines at Shanklin, Sandown and Ryde St John’s Road.
To keep passengers moving, buses will run between Shanklin and Ryde Esplanade, with a minibus operating along Ryde Pier to connect passengers with Wightlink ferries.
BRADING STATION HERITAGE EXHIBITION & VISITOR CENTRE:
Brading station forms the gateway to the wonderful historic town of Brading. It remains an operational railway station on the Island Line Railway with direct connections to the Wightlink ferry at Ryde Pier Head and stops at Ryde, Smallbrook, Sandown, Lake and Shanklin. The railway station buildings with Victorian ironwork, now fully restored and known as the Brading Station Visitor Centre, include a Vintage Tea Room, station masters office, railway memorabilia shop and small rail museum. The non-operational signal box has also been fully restored as it would have been during the steam era.
The Railway Exhibition Centre with Signal Box Tours and Tearooms are open:-
The Beginning of May until the end of October – On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 11-5