New buses on the way

1 month ago Thu 16th Feb 2023

Bus illustration

We're investing £1.7 million in a new fleet of double decker buses for services on route 1.

We have 7 brand new double decker buses arriving in August and September.

“These brand new British-built Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 double decker buses will provide comfort and reliability for those travelling with us,” said Southern Vectis managing director, Andrew Wickham.

“We are incredibly proud to be investing in these new vehicles, which will operate predominantly on route 1 between Newport and Cowes. This is good news for both commuters and leisure passengers wishing to travel here. 

“Our customers have been very clear about the enhancements they want to see on the popular route 1 service, and we have listened to them. On-board features include USB charging points for smartphones and hand-held devices, as well as tap on, tap off contactless payment technology. 

“These new vehicles are also equipped with the very latest low emissions, Euro 6, engines - cementing our commitment to help improve air quality across the island. 

“Just one of these buses has the potential to take up to 75 cars off the road - and we’re looking forward to transporting more people than ever, when our new vehicles arrive later this year.”