OVER 60 JOURNEYS CANCELLED BY SOUTHERN VECTIS AS FIRM APOLOGISES FOR DISRUPTION

The Island’s bus operator, Southern Vectis, has apologised following the cancellation of over 60 journeys across the Island since the beginning of September.

Service users have noticed a recurring theme in recent weeks as the operator has pulled timetables services due to staff absences, leading some passengers to be late for work or school, and others missing appointments.

Just today (Tuesday), 5 journeys on the bus network had been cancelled by 09:30. The bus company, part of the GoAhead group, has pinned the blame for the cancellations on staff absences.

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Simon Moye, Operations Manager at Southern Vectis, says:

“We have a larger than normal number of colleagues absent today which may result in some journeys not operating. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

“The team are working hard to operate as many journeys as possible, but we do expect some disruption.

“Thank you for your understanding.”

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unknownbus
unknownbus
5 days ago

If the company didn’t hold a grudge against ex drivers then they wouldn’t be in this situation…. Plenty of people on the island with a perfectly good PCV.

fred
fred
5 days ago

No surprise, no one wearing masks on the busses. Showing no respect for the drivers. Giving them all the germs. Bus company should require all passengers to wear a mask in winter to help protect their staff.

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
5 days ago

Staff absent because they have tested positive no doubt, people on buses, some drivers included are not wearing masks, and coughing and shouting over others to talk to people behind where you are sitting…. come on Southern Vectis, make people wear masks, you can do that you know, it is a very enclosed setting.

Joe Blogs
Joe Blogs
5 days ago

The wearing of masks in enclosed public spaces should have been kept mandatory.

Fedup
Fedup
4 days ago

Why is it that when you are travelling elsewhere you MUST wear a mask? S Vectis should, and must, make all wear masks, properly, at all times when travelling o their buses. No excuses accepted. If you can’t / won’t then you are refused travel. It is just the same as someone coming to your house. Do you let them in if you insist on a mask and they won’t? Of course you don’t. SV, get your act together NOW.

Iow resident
Iow resident
4 days ago

Come on everyone if your travelling on the bus think of others winter is on it’s way more germs let’s not spread them. Just wear the mask and keep yourself and others safe. Or is it all you guys travelling to work just want a day off

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