Southern Vectis Extend Bus Service

Further details on extension to the Southern Vectis timetable

Following news of the partnership between Isle of Wight Council and Southern Vectis when some changes to the bus timetable were announced, Southern Vectis been in touch today to highlight further changes to their timetable which come into effect from 17 April 2011.

Southern Vectis timetableRoute 7 between Newport, Yarmouth, Freshwater, Totland and Alum Bay will have twice as many buses, as it becomes half hourly instead of the currently hourly service.

In addition, buses will return to the Cranmore area on an hourly basis. The changes will considerably improve connections with the Wightlink ferry route between Yarmouth and Lymington, and meet requests from local residents for better services to and from Newport.

Nightbus extension
The West Wight towns will also gain an all new Friday and Saturday ‘Nightbus’ service, offering late night journeys home to the West Wight for revellers and ferry customers.

In the East Wight, Route 2 will be extended from Sandown to Ryde, increasing the daytime frequency between Sandown and Ryde to every 15 minutes.

The extension to Route 2 will also provide a half hourly daytime service to the Oakfield area of Ryde.

In the evenings Route 3 between Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin, Ventnor, Wroxall and Newport will be increased to every half hour.

Route 5 between East Cowes and Newport will also be gaining an all new Friday and Saturday ‘Nightbus’ service, offering late night journeys home from Newport.

Tanya Simms, Commercial Manager at Southern Vectis said, “We’re delighted that we’re able to offer better services to both residents and visitors from April 17. We’ve carefully reshaped our business over the past 18 months and it is in much better shape to deal with the prevailing economic and public sector funding conditions. This is borne out by our ability to provide increased services despite the external problems that face the community and the local economy.”

“While we have to be careful about investing in more services, we are continuing to monitor our network, and look for further opportunities to improve services where we can grow the level of passengers enough to make any improvements viable”.

Monday, 11th April, 2011 12:54pm

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6 Comments on "Southern Vectis Extend Bus Service"

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Chris

Sounds great, good to see Southern Vectis confident enough to expand their business

annie

A few more buses on the No 6 would have been nice. Currently the only way to get to and from work at Blackgang is under one’s own steam (car, bike, foot)- visitors are also going to find it inconvenient.

Barb

They are not that confident
Whitwell Niton Blackgang Chale and Chillerton
Are staying on the winter timetable
one bus every two hours and lunch time it 3 hours
If you work in Ventnor you have to walk home as the last bus is at 4.30pm
I caught the 11.30am back to Niton and a lot of visitor’s got on and they are not happy due to the extremely bad service.

Asite2c
It’s an absolute disgrace how SV has decided to cut and neglect the bus service to this part of the Island. Before Go Ahead took over the running of the buses, the Niton and West Wight areas were well provided by the N0.7 service that went round the Island. The council are just as much to blame for the poor service because they cut the subsidies to… Read more »
adrian nicholas

have seen this type of ‘heralded’ SV expansion before, widely publicised and then same and less profitable routes quietly cut back or withdrawn after a year.

adrian nicholas

have seen this type of ‘heralded’ SV expansion before, widely publicised and then same and less profitable routes quietly cut back or withdrawn after a year. Hope i’m proved wrong this time.