Southern Vectis bus services will increase across the Isle of Wight from today (Sunday August 2).

The operator is restoring routes 2,3 4,5,7,9 to their normal Sunday services.

It is also reinstating route 38, which has not run on Sundays since the beginning of lockdown. 

There will be more buses in the evening on routes 3 and 9.


Meanwhile Southern Vectis says it is tweaking its route 1 timetable, to allow for social distancing. It will start from Marks and Spencer, instead of the Red Jet terminal, running with double deckers on the route. Timings have change to ensure passengers can still catch the Red Jets, says the bus operator. 

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


“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.”

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