NitWhit bus service on the road

Congratulations to all involved with this new community bus service, NitWhit, which launched this week (despite the road closures).

NitWhit Bus launch

Thanks to Cllr Jon Young for this update on the new community NitWhit bus service. Ed


Niton and Whitwell’s community minibus has been launched successfully – in spite of a last-minute decision by Island Roads to dig up part of the route.

The “NitWhit Bus” shuttle service between the villages and Ventnor on Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings – underwritten by the parish council and operated by Minibus-Plus – fills gaps in Southern Vectis’s winter timetable and operates on a “hail and ride” basis. See the timetable and route map here.

Parish councillor Jon Young said:

“It was a bit of a blow when Island Roads turned up to resurface Kemming Road with almost no notice, but our friends at Minibus-Plus coped admirably with the necessary diversion.”

Pictured, from left, are Minibus-Plus driver Richard Hurrell, Parish Clerk Vickie Ford and Cllr Young.

Friday, 2nd October, 2015 8:50am

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Mark Francis
I once walked from Sandown around the coast & over to Whitwell with the dog & then intended to go home by bus – only to find the last one had gone at like 7pm – so we had to walk all the way back – over by the Worsley Monument, through the donkey sanctuary & back along the old railway track to Shanklin in the pitch… Read more »
Mrs Retired Hack

Well, RH and I will be using the Nitwhit bus to go on a “date morning” to Ventnor . (It’s like a date night, but about seven hours earlier and doesn’t involve alcohol.) RH is not yet aware of this treat in store…

D.

Has to be the best branded bus route on the island, that’s for sure.