Vectis Blue 2020 / 2021 School Transport

3 months ago Sun 16th Aug 2020

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The Isle of Wight Council have reduced the capacity for privileged seats available for purchase on their contracted home-to-school bus network.  Southern Vectis are pleased to announce details of how students without a privileged seat in 2020-21 can travel using our network of buses across the island.  In addition to our regular bus network, we will be providing additional capacity, including some new additional routes specifically aimed at students getting to/from school.

If you are entitled to free home to school transport on the contracted school buses, please contact Isle of Wight Council for further details.  Their contact details can be found here click here for further details.

If you bought a privileged seat from The Isle of Wight Council last year but do not have a seat this year, we have produced a handy guide showing the options available to you. Please see the table below:

School 2019-20 route number(s) Location travelling from 2020 route 
Carisbrooke College 325, 326, 327 Alum Bay, Totland, Freshwater, Yarmouth should use new scholars-only route 67
Carisbrooke College 327 Thorley, Wellow, Newbridge, Calbourne  should use new scholars-only route 67
Carisbrooke College 404 Mottistone, Brighstone, Shorwell should use network route 12 to/from Lukely Terrace bus stop 
Carisbrooke College 405 Godshill should use new scholars-only route 63
Carisbrooke College 405 Whitwell, Niton, Chale, Chillerton enquire with IoW Council regarding privilege seats on services not provided by Southern Vectis
Christ The King College 401, 402, 403 Alum Bay, Totland, Freshwater, Yarmouth should use new scholars-only route 67
Christ The King College 403 Thorley, Wellow, Newbridge, Calbourne  should use new scholars-only route 67
Christ The King College 404 Mottistone, Brighstone, Shorwell should use network route 12 to/from Lukely Terrace bus stop 
Christ The King College 405 Godshill should use new scholars-only route 63
Christ The King College 405 Whitwell, Niton, Chale, Chillerton enquire with IoW Council regarding privilege seats on services not provided by Southern Vectis
Christ The King College 406 Ventnor, Wroxall, Whiteley Bank, Godshill, Rookley should use new scholars-only route 63
Christ The King College 407 Shanklin, Whiteley Bank, Godshill should use new scholars-only routes 62 or 63
Christ The King College 408 Sandown, Lake should use new scholars-only route 68
Christ The King College 408 Winford, Arreton should use new scholars-only route 68
Christ The King College 409 East Cowes, Whippingham

should use network route 5 to/from Newport Bus Station; the possibility of providing temporary additional capacity for scholars is currently being investigated.

Christ The King College 411 Bembridge, St Helens, Nettlestone should use new scholars-only route 59
Christ The King College 411 Ryde, Binstead should use new scholars-only route 59
Christ The King College 412 Yarbridge, Brading should use network routes 2 and 3 to Ryde, and new scholars-only route 59 from there
Christ The King College 412 Ryde, Binstead, Wootton should use new scholars-only route 59
Cowes Enterprise College 304 Freshwater, Totland, Yarmouth, Shalfleet should use new scholars-only route 57
Cowes Enterprise College 304 Porchfield, London Heath enquire with IoW Council regarding privilege seats on services not provided by Southern Vectis
Medina College 302 Bembridge, St Helens, Nettlestone should use new scholars-only route 59 to/from Medina Leisure Centre stops on main road (on Wednesdays afternoons, students would need to use a combination of network routes 9 and 8)
Medina College 302 Ryde, Binstead, Wootton should use scholars-only route 49 
Medina College 316 Ventnor, Wroxall should use new scholars-only route 63
Medina College 316 Whiteley Bank should use new scholars-only routes 62 or 63
Medina College 316 Winford, Arreton should use new scholars-only route 68
Medina College 318 Whitwell, Niton, Chale enquire with IoW Council regarding privilege seats on services not provided by Southern Vectis
Medina College 318 Rookley should use new scholars-only route 63
Medina College 321 East Cowes, Whippingham

should use network route 5 to/from Medina Leisure Centre stops on main road; the possibility of providing temporary additional capacity for scholars is currently being investigated.

Ryde Academy 302 St Helens, Nettlestone should use network route 8 to/from Ryde Library stop
Ryde Academy 302 Bembridge, Seaview should use network route 8 to/from Ryde Library stop
The Bay, Sandown 307 Binstead, Ryde should use network routes 2 and 3 to/from Lake Fairway stop
The Bay, Sandown 307 Seaview, Nettlestone should use network route 8 to/from Lake Fairway stop
The Bay, Sandown 307 St Helens, Bembridge should use network route 8 to/from Lake Fairway stop
The Bay, Sandown 309 Arreton, Winford should use network route 8 to/from Lake Fairway stop
The Bay, Sandown 309 Newchurch, Alverstone enquire with IoW Council regarding privilege seats on services not provided by Southern Vectis
The Bay, Sandown 311 Chale, Niton, Whitwell enquire with IoW Council regarding privilege seats on route 212
The Bay, Sandown 311 Wroxall should use network route 3 to/from Lake Fairway stop
The Bay, Sandown 311 Whiteley Bank should use network routes 2 or 3 to/from Lake Fairway stop
The Bay, Sandown 312 Rookley, Godshill should use network routes 2 or 3 to/from Lake Fairway stop
The Bay, Sandown 312 Whiteley Bank should use network routes 2 or 3 to/from Lake Fairway stop
The Bay, Sandown 312 Wroxall should use network route 3 to/from Lake Fairway stop
The Island Free School, Ventnor 500 Oakfield,  Brading, Sandown, Lake, Shanklin should use new scholars-only route 72
The Island Free School, Ventnor 501 Ryde, Seaview, Nettlestone, St Helens, Bembridge, Sandown, Lake, Shanklin should use new scholars-only route 71
The Island Free School, Ventnor 502 Brighstone, Shorwell, Chale enquire with IoW Council - no service provided by Southern Vectis
The Island Free School, Ventnor 502 Niton, Whitwell enquire with IoW Council regarding privilege seats on route 214
The Island Free School, Ventnor 503 Newport, Rookley, Godshill should use new scholars-only route 73
The Island Free School, Ventnor 503 Wroxall should use new scholars-only route 73

 

We have a number of great value ticket options available to you and they will be valid on our normal network as well as the new scholars only routes.  Our young adult and child rates are below:

  7 Days 30 Days 90 Days

Young adult (17-18 years) / NUS card holders

£20 £70 £176

child (5-16 years)

£13.50 £46.50 £117

You do not need to book a place or purchase a special scholars pass to use the scholars only routes. Please register for a keycard here and you will then be able to purchase one of our great value tickets


If you need any further information please get in touch.