Friday, 11 September 2015

Further Afield ~ Isle Of Wight

Photos from my holiday to the Isle of Wight earlier this summer.

Plaxton President
Southern Vectis, apart of the Go-Ahead group, was founded in 1929 and there are many sub-sections to the company:

Southern Vectis are public/local bus services which operate in and around the Isle Of Wight, in a two-tone green livery which is very similar to the new Norwich P&R colours (except has a swirl/wave rather than a curve half way).

The "Needles Breezer" is an open top service, using Plaxton Presidents.

The "Island Breezer" uses Open-Top Volvo Olympians (same livery as the KonectBus Olympian, which actually originated here), open-top Scanias and also Palatine bodied Volvo Olympians.

The Island Coaster (example below) which uses Presidents.

Vectis Blue (excursions and school services) use a dedicated blue-livery fleet of 54 vehicles, including Optare Solo SRs, Plaxton Paragon, VanHool coaches and Enviro400ss, to name a few models.

Anyone visiting the Isle Of Wight? Make sure to use this frequent, good value bus service, with routes covering 28 miles across of the Island. Be sure to check out the main locations for a variety of buses - Newport, Yarmouth, Ryde, Shanklin and the Needles. Also, you have to see this plant pot (didn't get no photos myself, so can only provide a link to an external site). Take care!

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