Southern Vectis warned passengers of canceled buses
Southern Vectis apologized and thanked passengers for their understanding, after numerous cancellations in recent days.
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Lines 9 and 1 are among the most affected by non-running buses.
At lunchtime yesterday (Monday), six trips to the Red Jet terminal in Cowes were cut short, while the driver’s absence was blamed for the removal of a significant number of buses from Ryde to Newport from the route.
Both will be affected again today, according to the operator’s website.
Southern Vectis told the County Press it was not a recruitment issue and was unrelated to Covid-19.
Richard Tyldsley, Managing Director of Southern Vectis, said: âAlthough this time of year is a particularly busy time for us, my colleagues have done their best to keep our buses running.
âAt the present time, we are also facing higher than usual driver absences.
âAs with many businesses, our resources are stretched right now, but our team is working hard to minimize disruption.
âUnfortunately, we had to cancel a small number of trips, but these are isolated from our high frequency routes to keep delays to a minimum. We expect the situation to improve over the next two weeks.
“We thank customers for their patience and understanding during these difficult times and apologize for any inconvenience caused.”
This morning (Tuesday) Simon Moye, COO of Southern Vectis, posted a statement on the company’s website.
He said: “We have a larger than normal number of colleagues absent today which may result in some trips being stopped.
âWe apologize for any inconvenience caused and the team are working hard to make as many trips as possible, but we expect some disruption.
“Thank you for understanding.”