Details are beginning to emerge of the major works coming next winter, with thanks to the IW Bus Users Group - http://www.iwbususers.btck.co.uk/RecentMinutes According to SWR's programme manager for the project: Design work is 75% complete. Platforms heights will be raised or track lowered to provide level boarding. There are gauging issues to address with some bridges. Rowborough sub-station will be renewed. A passing loop will be installed at Brading with level access provided by the foot crossing south of the station. Network Rail is considering the possibility of making Ryde St John’s Road fully accessible. 484s will need 700 miles of test running and should start passenger service in May 2021. Trackwork will be completed before next Christmas requiring two closures in Autumn; 4 weeks between Pier Head and St Johns, and 8 weeks between Smallbrook and Shanklin. Construction works will require 7,000 tones of material to be moved. Somewhat curiously he also said... Provision of a Train Protection and Warning System is being considered between Ryde St John’s Road and Sandown stations to allow a 20-minute interval service to be run. Other improvements are already underway, with clearance and regrading of the land south of Brading (to improve sightlines for the foot crossing?) and similar work planned for the crossing south of St Johns. The latter's footbridge is about to see some much needed attention too.