Increased Timetables from 2nd August

1 week ago Thu 30th Jul 2020

illustration of increase bus service routes

Great news as we increase our bus services across the Isle of Wight to a number of routes.

From Sunday 2nd August we are restoring routes 2,3,4,5,7,8 and 9 to their normal Sunday services as well as reinstating route 38. 

Evening frequencies for routes 3 and 9 will also increase, and we are tweaking the route 1 timetable. To allow for social distancing, the route will start from Marks and Spencer, with double deckers continuing to provide more space on-board. The new timetable now allows for customers to make the short walk to coincide with Red Jet timings. 

Route 5 will now return to its pre-Covid timetable Monday to Saturday services too - which means it will return to normal, seven days a week. 

Here is a full summary of what's changing and link to the timetable

Route

Summary 

Timetable

1 Slightly tweaked to coincide with the new Red Jet Timetable View Timetable
2 Normal pre-Coronavirus Sunday timetable re-introduced View Timetable
3 Normal pre-Coronavirus Sunday timetable re-introduced. Evening frequencies increased View Timetable
4 Normal pre-Coronavirus Sunday timetable re-introduced View Timetable
5 Normal pre-Coronavirus Monday to Sunday timetable re-introduced View Timetable
7 Normal pre-Coronavirus Sunday timetable re-introduced View Timetable
8 Normal pre-Coronavirus Sunday timetable re-introduced View Timetable
9 Normal pre-Coronavirus Sunday timetable re-introduced. Evening frequencies increased View Timetable
38 Reinstated to normal Sunday timetable. View Timetable

 

"We are delighted to be responding to demand, following the government’s decision to ease lockdown - and it is wonderful to be returning to some kind of normality here on the Isle of Wight,” said Richard Tyldsley, Southern Vectis general manager. 

“With all cleaning and social distancing measures in place, we are ready to welcome people back on-board, as they travel for both work and play. We’re also looking forward to transporting visitors, many of whom will provide a fantastic boost to businesses and the economy here.”