Shanklin (SHN)

Shanklin is the Southern terminus of the Island Line, the last remaining part of the national railway network on the Isle of Wight. The island once was an extensive network of thirty-six stations across the island but now is reduced to a single line between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin (plus the Isle of Wight Steam Railway which branches off the Island Line at Smallbrook Junction).

Type: National Rail
(Island Line)
Station code: SHN
Opened: 1864
Platforms: 1
Originally the line continued past Shanklin down to Wroxall and Ventnor but these stations were closed in the late 1960s largely due to the extra cost of electrification to continue the service to these stations as an extra sub-station would have needed to have been built [1].

Shanklin once had two platforms but only one is used now (the other platform has been turned into a flower garden) but there still remains a ticket office and a shop and the station building is Grade II listed. Two trains an hour leave Shanklin for Ryde.
483 007 at Shanklin

483 007 will head back North to Ryde soon

[1] R.J. Maycock & R. Silsbury, The Isle of Wight Railways From 1923 Onwards (Oakwood Press, 2006), p. 227