Southern Vectis have the monopoly on bus services on the Isle of Wight and having made a significant investment over recent years to is recognised "as one of the highest performing rural service providers”.
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.
A year-long study of the the Isle of Wight's transport infrastructure, including the train line, bus service, ferries, the Medina River link and more. OnTheWight has the details of the Task Force recommendations.
Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 11:09am
By Sally Perry with one comment
The official music video for Swan Levitt's latest single was shot entirely on his phone camera over three days and features many parts of the Isle of Wight. See if you can spot yourself.
Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 4:35pm
By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments
We'll be seeing Southern Vectis' best employee for two weeks less in the coming year, after he wins an extra 14 days holiday for being chosen as Employee of the Year. Well done Dave!
Wednesday, 8th March, 2017 10:20am
By Paula Good with one comment
Town and parish councils were left dismayed after talks with Southern Vectis about reinstating the hourly summer timetable on the number six route break down.
Friday, 10th February, 2017 6:55am
By Jon Young with 6 readers' comments
The Leader has met with Southern Vectis and obtained an assurance they would now consult with town and parish councils.
Friday, 3rd February, 2017 7:00am
By Chris Whitehouse with 4 readers' comments
Southern Vectis say this is the first time in decades that a bus service for the rural communities they serve has been operated without local authority funding and that the current timetable for route 6 is run entirely on a commercial basis.
Thursday, 2nd February, 2017 6:19pm
By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments
Leader of the council says that Southern Vectis should have widely consulted before switching the Route 6 bus to winter timetable all year round.
Wednesday, 1st February, 2017 3:23pm
By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments
Hurrah! Southern Vectis bus driver, Dave Forrester, has been crowned the 'Top national driver' today.
Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016 4:40pm
By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments
Working with Age UK, Southern Vectis drivers have donned simulation suits to better understand the challenges faced by elderly customers.
Friday, 21st October, 2016 7:48am
By Paula Good with 7 readers' comments
Singled out for his professionalism, excellent customer service and amiable personality, the popular Isle of Wight bus driver also scored highly for his adaptable and flexible work ethic.
Friday, 7th October, 2016 7:11am
By Paula Good with 5 readers' comments