A £26m package of investment in the worn-out Isle of Wight railway line has been unveiled by the government.
The Island Line service between Ryde and Shanklin currently uses 1938-built former London Underground trains.
The plans include replacing the trains with more modern Tube trains from London Underground^s District Line.
A passing loop will also be created at Brading which will allow trains to run half-hourly to Ryde pier to connect with ferry services to Portsmouth.
South Western Railway said the first of the five two-car District Line trains was due to be tested on the line from early next summer.
The UK's oldest train fleet is being replaced with Tube trains from London Underground's District Line.
On the Wight
The 81-year-old trains that run on Island Line are to be swapped out for new ones. OnTheWight has all the details on this important news.