The Chief Executive of the Isle of Wight Council has set out the local authority’s official stance on Island Line to the department for transport.

John Metcalfe’s called for the DFT to ensure Island Line remains as part of a franchise, from 2017. In his letter, he’s urged the government department to ensure that the franchise specification invites bidders to set out how they would invest in, maintain and improve the service. He wants a formal consultation session to be held on the Isle of Wight, and wants the DFT