Trailblazing council joins new bus scheme

Having already pioneered the NitWhit community bus, Niton and Whitwell parish council join others in helping to fund the return of the route 6 bus on Sundays.

NitWhit Bus launch

Thanks to Jonathan Young for this latest news. Ed


Niton and Whitwell Parish Council, which pioneered the “NitWhit” bus to Ventnor following cuts to the No. 6 route, is to join other local councils in funding a Sunday service to Newport.

The Sunday bus was reinstated last weekend (13/12) after Chale, plus Chillerton and Gatcombe, parish councils agreed a deal with Southern Vectis to run three return trips. The arrangement, which includes Bank Holidays except Christmas Day, will continue until the end of Southern Vectis’ winter timetable in March.

Glad to to make a contribution
Niton and Whitwell parish councillor Jonathan Young said:

“We’re glad to be able to make a contribution to this initiative, and recognise that Sundays without a bus service can isolate rural communities.

“Our own NitWhit bus, operated by Minibus Plus, will continue to run on Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings to Ventnor – including on Christmas Eve. I’m pleased to say that it’s becoming increasingly popular.”

Friday, 18th December, 2015 7:36am

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