Taken from the book: Ryde Isle of Wight Its Sports and Attractions:
The Isle of Wight Central Railway and its allies embrace the whole length and breadth of the Island, and by a service of well-appointed trains in direct connection with the boats at Ryde, Cowes and Yarmouth, connect with all the principal resorts.
The Company now have also their independent line to Ventnor which shortens the distance on the old route, via Sandown, by 6 miles, with the additional advantage of reaching the town on the low level.
500 MILES TRAVELLING IN THE GARDEN OF ENGLAND FOR 10/- – Weekly Season Tickets for Tourists, affording continuous travel for seven days, over the whole of the Company’s system, are on sale at ALL stations from April to September annually. Prices:1st Class 12/6; 2nd Class 10/-; Children under 12, Half-price. No deposit required.
These Tickets are specially framed for Tourists, who will find them the most effectual and cheapest means of getting about the Island within the time stipulated.
They embrace the following Popular Resorts:- Cowes, Newport, Carisbrooke (for Castle), Yarmouth, Freshwater (for Totland Bay, Alum Bay and The Needles) Whippingham (for Osborne, Ryde, Sandown and Ventnor).
TRAVELLING AT 1/2d PER MILE – On every Monday from October to June annually, cheap return tickets are issued between all stations at fares not exceeding 1/2d. per mile.
CHEAP FAMILY TICKETS are issued from July to October annually, at specially reduced fares between all Stations.
CHEAP DAY EXCURSION TICKETS are issued from Ryde to Yarmouth and Freshwater (for Yarmouth, Alum Bay and The Needles), Lymington, Brockenhurst, Christchurch and Bournemouth via Yarmouth, Cowes and all other places of public resort.
Combined Rail and Coach, and Boat and Rail Excursions, Day Trip, Half-Holiday, Golfers and Saturday afternoon Excursion Tickets are issued throughout the season from Ryde, by convenient trains.
For all information see the Company’s Excursion Programmes issued from April to September annually.
Chas L Conacher, Manager. General Offices;- Newport.