The Isle of Wight buses are, on the whole, run by Southern Vectis. Other smaller operators run buses locally to town, or parishes.

Isle of Wight council say there were over 600 excess seats on school buses, costing them £1,000 each every year

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The council say they slashed the number of bus routes from 29 to 15 because there were too many excess seats. News OnTheWight asked how many and what the difference between the value of the old and new contracts is

Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 4:33pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council explain why they’ve cut almost half the school buses

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Cllr Brading explains why the Isle of Wight council chose to slash the number of bus routes by half, resulting in some Island children having to take several buses to get to school (either very late or incredibly early)

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 8:35am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Number of Isle of Wight School Buses slashed by half


The council said that the previous home-to-school transport contract expired in July and could not be extended.

Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 1:42pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight parents demand meeting with council and bus company over cuts to services

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Yesterday Boris Johnson told the nation the Government want to make sure that transport is no obstacle on returning to school, but Isle of Wight families say significant additional challenges have been put in place which are preventing their children from getting safely back to school

Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 11:32am

By Sally Perry

Cash boost from Government for school transport: Here’s how Isle of Wight council say they’ll spend it

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The Government are giving extra funding to help allow more students to use alternatives to public transport, while social distancing measures remain in place. News OnTheWight asked the Isle of Wight council how they intend to use the money

Tuesday, 25th August, 2020 10:50am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Four South Wight school bus routes scrapped: Forcing pupils to use ‘overcrowded’ public buses

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It's thought that many parents in South Wight are still unaware of the school buses to Newport having been scrapped by the Isle of Wight council. Details within

Monday, 17th August, 2020 11:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

‘Four buses and a ten-hour day just to get to school’ says Mum after Isle of Wight school bus scrapped

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The Isle of Wight council have scrapped a West Wight school bus meaning secondary students face starting their journey to school at 6.30am and still not arriving in time

Wednesday, 12th August, 2020 8:33am

By Sally Perry with 24 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Bus Museum to re-open this weekend

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Social distancing measures have been put in place and the Isle of Wight Bus Museum say they are Good to Go!

Friday, 7th August, 2020 12:22pm

By Trevor Whelan with 2 readers' comments

Wessex Cancer Trust and Hovertravel launch new travel charter for cancer patients

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Sometimes really small changes can make the world of difference, especially if you are travelling to and from cancer treatment. Details within

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 12:38pm

By Lorraine White

Free bus travel for older residents before 9.30am comes to an end next week

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Cllr Ian Ward says that with lockdown restrictions easing and more businesses reopening, bus services need to be available for commuters who have no alternative but to use public transport to get to work and school

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 10:06am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight Bus Museum cancel their second major event this year in light of Coronavirus

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Originally scheduled for May, but then moved to August, organisers now say social distancing has made it impossible to achieve the primary objectives of the event

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 8:41am

By Sally Perry

Southern Vectis announces increase in Isle of Wight bus services

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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