- Southern Vectis route 6
Southern Vectis route 6 is a bus service operated on the
Isle of Wightby Southern Vectisbetween Newport, Blackgangand Ventnor. It also runs via Carisbrooke, Chillerton, Chaleand Niton. The general daytime frequency of the route is every hour each direction. A mixture of single-decker buses and Double-decker buses are normally used to operate the route.
There are several points of tourist interest on the route, including
Ventnor Botanic Garden, Blackgang Chineand Carisbrooke Castle.
The actual route taken by buses on service 6 has not changed in someSpecify time.Southern Vectis' "Getting Around the Isle of Wight" timetable booklet until Summer 2005] Southern Vectis' "Bus Times" timetable booklet for Winter 2005–6] . The route was created by a merging of various other routes. The route prior to 2006 was from Newport to Chillerton, Chale and Blackgang, then to Niton. Within Niton, some buses also served the Buddle Inn, then all buses would continue to Whitwell and Ventnor.
Many journeys on this route operated as through buses to
Rydevia Sandown Bay. Initially these were numbered 6 throughout, but from 2001cite web|url= http://www.svoc.co.uk/timet.html|title= Southern Vectis Omnibus Company|accessdate= |accessdaymonth= 5 August
accessmonthday= |accessyear= 2008|date= 2001|year= 2001|month= February
archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20010224073946/www.svoc.co.uk/timet.html|archivedate= 24 February 2001] these were renumbered as services 7, 7A and 7B. Because of this some buses operated as service 6 only from Newport to Chale, where they would change number.
The route was created in the last decade of the 20th century, mainly by renumbering
Southern Vectis route 16, which ran from Ryde to Shanklin and Ventnor mainly along the A3055 road, then onwards to Blackgang, Chale, Chillerton and Newport. The route has at various times included a variation whereby buses would run from Newport to Niton via Rookleybefore continuing towards Ventnor. This variation has not always been numbered distinctly from the main route 6, but has sometimes been flagged separately as the 6A. It has also been numbered 19.
The current revision of route 6 began operation by
1 April 2006at the point of Southern Vectis' network change. As such, Newport bus station was in the process of being redeveloped, and so along with most of Southern Vectis' other routes, it operated from Newport's temporary Litten Park bus stands. At this point, the frequency was increased from broadly one bus every two hours, to an hourly service. This was possible due to the withdrawal of all services on the Island Explorerroute.
The main route as it stands today retains virtually all of the pre-2006 route. Services to Niton's Buddle Inn were abandoned,Information from Southern Vectis' Summer 2008 "Island Hopping" timetable booklet] when but the core route from Newport to Ventnor continued with virtually no difference. An extension of the service from Ventnor to St Lawrence was trialled in 2007, but was withdrawn between St Lawrence and the
Ventnor Botanic Gardens.
The route is therefore from Newport to Chale via
Carisbrooke, Gatcombeand Chillerton, then to Niton via Blackgang (along the A3055 road) before serving Whitwell, Ventnor Botanic Gardens and Ventnor town centre.
An hourly service is operated in each direction during the daytime. There is no evening service.
List of Southern Vectis bus routes
Transportation on the Isle of Wight
Footnotes and References
* [http://www.islandbuses.info Southern Vectis Official Website]
* [http://www.islandbuses.info/routelist.shtml Southern Vectis route list]
* [http://www.islandbuses.info/r6.shtml Southern Vectis route 6]
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