Southern Vectis say they are responding to a rise in demand by re-introducing a number of services, and increasing the frequency of those they've have been running since lockdown began
Southern Vectis are the dominant bus company on the Isle of Wight. They operate many routes across the Island.
Southern Vectis was formed in 1929 as the Vectis Bus Company. It was owned by large national concerns until 1970 when it was nationalised and became part of the state-owned National Bus Company.
In 1986, through a management buy-out the company became independent, but was bought by the Go-Ahead Group in July 2005.
SV also thank all of their customers for their patience and commend their front-line colleagues, pointing out that they are, "all doing a fantastic job in difficult circumstances"
Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 2:48pm
By Simon Perry with one comment
Some good news for the over 65s
Friday, 20th March, 2020 4:16pm
By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments
Many had raised the issue of older residents not being about to use their concessionary bus pass before 9.30 to shop during priority times at supermarkets
Thursday, 19th March, 2020 6:45pm
By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments
What Coronavirus cleaning routines are SouthernVectis, Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel carrying out?
Lots of us have to use the buses/ferries/hover. OnTheWight asked them seven questions about their post-Coronavirus cleaning routines, to seek reassurance for Islanders. All provided detailed answers … except Wightlink
Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 7:58pm
By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments
The bus company boss refuted the claims almost immediately on Twitter, but the Isle of Wight MP's Tweet remains live
Friday, 31st January, 2020 3:23pm
By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 5 readers' comments
If you are a bus, rail or road user, this comprehensive report from the recent meeting of the Bus and Rail Users' Group should be of interest
Wednesday, 22nd January, 2020 1:52pm
By Stuart George with 8 readers' comments
It's described as a vertigo-inducing climb and has made the top ten of best open-top rides in the UK.
Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 9:49am
By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments
Although some fares are being frozen, Freedom tickets and multi-day bundles are subject to increases from next month, some double the rate of inflation.
Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 2:06pm
By Sally Perry with one comment
Southern Vectis were asked to offer a reduced £1 bus fare on the day of Isle of Wight climate change marches in order to encourage residents to take the bus rather than drive to take part. According to this reader they refused.
Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 6:56pm
By Concerned Citizen with 4 readers' comments