Southern Vectis announces increase in Isle of Wight bus services

southern vectis new buses

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

Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 3:38pm

By Paula Good

Only travel on buses ‘if absolutely necessary’ say Southern Vectis

Island Buses:

The Isle of Wight's bus company say they are expecting an increase in the numbers using its buses over the coming weeks, so reminds passengers of social distancing measures

Tuesday, 12th May, 2020 4:13pm

By Paula Good with one comment

Southern Vectis: Bear with us as we attempt to keep Isle of Wight bus service running

Island Buses:

Southern Vectis will be introducing a new special timetable on 6th April, but in the meantime ask passengers to be patient should they need to cancel some journeys at short notice

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 8:11am

By Paula Good

Go South Coast scoop accolades at National Transport Awards

GSC National Transport Awards

MD, Andrew Wickham said, “This is fantastic recognition for the entire Go South Coast team - and not least all my colleagues at Southern Vectis here on the Isle of Wight."

Monday, 15th October, 2018 11:47am

By Paula Good

Isle of Wight bus routes voted among six of most scenic in country

the needles at sunset

In the first survey of its kind, Bus Users UK asked passengers to vote for their most spectacular routes - and the Isle of Wight operator, Southern Vectis, polled third in England for two of its routes.

Monday, 28th May, 2018 8:18am

By Paula Good with 2 readers' comments

Free bus travel for those taking part in Walk the Wight 2018

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Special shuttle buses will take people on regular trips from several locations on the Isle of Wight with free all day travel on any Southern Vectis route to all those with a walker number or WTW18 medal.

Wednesday, 9th May, 2018 8:48am

By Paula Good

Top award for 30+ years’ service and ‘heart and soul of the company’

dave parkes southern vectis award

Dave Parkes joined Southern Vectis on the YTS scheme in 1987 and is regarded by colleagues as the ‘heart and soul of the company’. He's now been awarded named 'employee of the year'.

Monday, 12th March, 2018 12:02pm

By Paula Good with 2 readers' comments

Southern Vectis bus drivers and staff praised by Islanders and boss


Bus boss says the snow and ice was "a real test of our resilience" and praises all staff who helped the bus service "come through with flying colours".

Monday, 5th March, 2018 6:58am

By Paula Good with 2 readers' comments

New management team at Southern Vectis

SV Ben Bartram and Simon Moye

The two new appointments come at a time of investment for the Isle of Wight bus operator - with a new fleet of vehicles due soon.

Tuesday, 13th February, 2018 12:21pm

By Paula Good

Southern Vectis parent company named UK Bus Operator of the Year

Some of the Go South Coast team.

Congratulations to Go South Coast, the parent company of Isle of Wight bus service, Southern Vectis, who have scooped major accolades in the highly-regarded UK Bus Awards.

Thursday, 23rd November, 2017 10:46am

By Paula Good with one comment

Wrens make special visit to Isle of Wight in run-up to Armistice Day

SV Poppy Wrens

Southern Vectis teamed up with Hovertravel to welcome a group from the Association of Wrens to the Island for a poppy event in the run-up to Armistice Day.

Monday, 30th October, 2017 11:45am

By Paula Good

Bus drivers don Hawaiian outfits in aid of Air Ambulance

Hawaiian Breezer

Southern Vectis drivers got into the summer seasonal spirit this week – by dressing up for a special ‘Hawaiian’ day in aid of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

Friday, 4th August, 2017 11:01am

By Paula Good