Wed. Dec 1st, 2021

Isle of Wight Observer News

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Southern Vectis announces their Christmas Day bus service

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Passengers will find it easy to travel across the Isle of Wight once again this Christmas Day – thanks to special services from Southern Vectis.

The operator has just announced its festive timetable – including extended services to help get local people and visitors into town for celebrations, to reunite families on Christmas Day, and even to get them home on New Year’s Day.

“As ever, we are keen to encourage people to leave their cars at home and really enjoy Christmas and New Year with their friends and family,” said Southern Vectis general manager Richard Tyldsley.

“So, we are once again running routes 1,3,5,7 and 9 on Christmas Day, with a special timetable.

“All fares will remain the same over the festive period, allowing our customers to put their pennies towards those extra special presents.

“Access to bus services on Christmas Day is still a rarity across the UK – even for those living in London – so we’re very proud to offer one of the nation’s most comprehensive bus operations.”

Southern Vectis is introducing a number changes to its regular services throughout the festive period – from Christmas Day to New Years Day inclusive – and the full timetable is now available to view online at

“The Southern Vectis team is very much looking forward to a fun but peaceful Christmas 2019 – and we hope our special timetable will help local passengers enjoy their festive period too.”

Summary of seasonal service and Christmas Day timetable:

Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24 December – normal Tuesday service
Christmas Day, Wednesday 25 December – special service
Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December – Sunday Service
27, 28 December – usual timetable, including nightbuses
Sunday 29 December – Sunday service
Monday 30 December – normal Monday service
New Year’s Eve, Tuesday 31 December – normal Tuesday service with nightbuses
New Year’s Day, Wednesday 1 January – Sunday service
Thursday 2 January – normal timetable