Route 6: Newport - Blackgang Chine - Ventnor
via Chillerton - Chale - Blackgang Chine - Niton and Whitwell
Route 6 no longer serves the Undercliff due to the ongoing closure of Undercliff Road. Certain journeys operate via the Buddle Inn. Please see the timetable for more information
Southern Vectis reinstates Sunday services for route 6 - with support from local Parish Councils
Southern Vectis has announced that it will reinstate a Sunday service for its route 6 buses.
Southern Vectis will run three return journeys from Sunday 13 December for those living within the local communities - thanks to support from Chale and Chillerton parish councils.
“When the Isle of Wight Council took the decision to withdraw all funding for route 6 earlier this year, we reviewed the entire route and retained as many journeys as we could,” said Matt Kitchin, general manager of Southern Vectis.
“The current timetable is run entirely on a commercial basis - the first time in many years that a bus service for the rural communities we serve has been operated without local authority funding.
“Sadly we couldn’t retain all journeys on a commercial basis, including the winter Sunday service. So we are delighted that Chale and Chillerton parish councils have stepped in with support - and we have worked closely with them to reinstate these three return journeys.”
Vice-chair of Chillerton and Gatcombe Parish Council Gillian Belben said: “The difficulties our parishioners have experienced with the loss of a Sunday service could not be ignored and we are pleased to be joining with Chale Parish Council to fund its re-introduction.”