Tuesday, 21 February 2023

New ADL Enviro400's for Southern Vectis

Southern Vectis have announced that they are investing £1.7 million in a new fleet of double decker buses for Isle of Wight services on route 1.

Seven brand new double decker buses are due arrive 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.

Above & below Southern Vectis current vehicles

“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.”

Southern Vectis is part of Go South Coast (a subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group) and The principal bus operator on the Isle of Wight. 
The company serves the needs of the island’s residents with a comprehensive network, and  caters for the huge influx of visitors throughout the ever-lengthening tourist season. 

The company has developed a strong partnership with the Isle of Wight Council and, for example, delivers 2500 children to school each day on behalf of the Council.