Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: Southern Vectis bus fleet, Newport bus station, Southern Vectis route 1, History of Southern Vectis, Southern Vectis route 7, Southern Vectis route 3, Island Breezers, Southern Vectis route 2, Southern Vectis route 8, Ryde Transport Interchange, Southern Vectis route 4, Southern Vectis route 6, Yarmouth bus station, Southern Vectis route 12, Southern Vectis route 11, List of Southern Vectis bus routes, Southern Vectis route 9, Southern Vectis route 15, Southern Vectis route 10, Southern Vectis route 5, Southern Vectis route 25, Victoria Line, Route Rouge. Excerpt: The Southern Vectis Omnibus Company Limited is the dominant bus operator on the Isle of Wight. It was purchased by the Go-Ahead Group in 2005 and is a part of the company's Go South Coast division. The firm employs 299 staff, with 105 single deck, double deck and open-top buses and coaches. All operations are operated from a central depot in Newport and a number of much smaller outstations located around the Island. April 2006 saw a simplified network and timetable, a rebranding of the company and a new livery of two shades of green. Subsidised fares were introduced in line with Government reforms to encourage more people to use the buses. In May 2006, Southern Vectis reported a 16% rise in passengers from May 2005. The company runs 13 regular routes covering most of the island. School services are in place on designated routes run on a contract from the Isle of Wight Council, . Timetables are updated twice a year, sometimes more often, with a winter and summer timetable. The summer timetable includes open-top tours to cater for tourists. The Southern Vectis logo under the National Bus Company prior to 1986. The Southern Vectis Logo used after privatisation in 1986 until 1995.Southern Vectis began life as a company called Dodson & Campbell Ltd. in 1921...
The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight is the ultimate travel guide to these beautiful and diverse regions of southern England. With detailed coverage of all the top attractions, you'll discover the hidden gems of the New Forest and South Downs National Parks, and find the best beaches on the Isle of Wight and along the stunning south coast, which includes the famous Jurassic Coast. The guide features practical advice on what to see and do, with up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight also includes detailed walks and cycling routes, historical information and the lowdown on the best places to sample local food and drink. Explore every corner of the regions with easy-to-use colour maps to help make sure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight. Now available in ePub format.
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The authors recount the history of bus and coach operators on the Isle of Wight. Concentrating predominantly on the years from the end of the war to the NBC era, they describe the great variety of vehicles and operations that helped mark Southern Vectis out as a particular favourite amongst locals and enthusiasts alike.
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A guidebook to 32 walking routes on the beautiful Isle of Wight, including the 70 mile Coastal Path - a complete circuit of the island's spectacular coast. Ranging from 4 to 18 miles long, the walks explore clifftops, beaches, forest trails and downland, and visit picturesque villages and the towns of Yarmouth, Cowes and Ventnor. Graded easy to moderate, they are suitable for all abilities and are accessible all year round. The guide contains clear step-by-step route descriptions for each walk, accompanied by an extract from 1:50,000 OS mapping. There is information about refreshment and accommodation options along the route and plenty of details about the island's history and the interesting places encountered. Options for accessing the start and finish using the island excellent public transport are also given for each walk. With an incredible 326 miles of footpaths in a compact area, there is a huge choice of where to walk, which means that walkers can experience all the diversity the island has to offer - jaw-dropping views such as those from the magnificent coastline of West Wight, St Catherine's Point and the Needles, sweeping downland, as well as 2000 or so listed buildings.
Dorset and the surrounding area is filled with natural wonders and all the attractions of the seaside. From the quirky charm of the Isle of Wight to the rolling farmland of Dorset, this part of the UK provides English rural charm at its best. Footprint Focus provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this quaint region of the UK. • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around Dorset, New Forest & Isle of Wight . • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and seek adventure. • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from spotting wild ponies in the New Forest to visiting the stunning beaches of Poole. • Detailed maps for Dorset, New Forest & Isle of Wight and the main cities in the region. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known attractions, Footprint Focus Dorset, New Forest & Isle of Wight (includes Stonehenge, Salisbury & Winchester) provides concise and comprehensive coverage of one of England’s prettiest regions.
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
Category: Bus lines
Buses are a key local service, but usage has been in decline since the 1950s. The Transport Act 1985 introduced deregulation, but that has failed to reverse that decline. The report examines the particular problems local authorities face in developing and implementing effective bus strategies. It is clear to the Committee that, for many areas, including all major metropolitan areas outside London, the current regime is not working. The Committee recommends more flexibility, and is particularly attracted by Quality Contracts. These would replace open competition with a licensed regime. Operators bid for exclusive rights to run bus services on a route or group of routes, on the basis of a local authority service specification. Independent Traffic Commissioners are another development that the Committee welcomes, and would like to see them have a higher profile and more resources and powers, especially to enforce Quality Contracts and penalise operators who do not meet their obligations. Others areas covered in the report are: securing socially necessary services outside the PTAs; congestion and bus priority; concessionary fares; and the image of the bus.
The Buses and Coaches of Bristol and Eastern Coach Works outlines the history of Bristol Commercial Vehicles and Eastern Coach Works (ECW), two manufacturers that together developed some of the most familiar buses and coaches of the twentieth century. The book covers the full production histories and specifications for the standard range of models produced from 1936 to 1983. The variety of engines used to power Bristol-ECW is outlined and a mechanical specification for each chassis is provided, along with a description of the different body styles produced by ECW for each chassis. There is also a chapter on owners' experiences and advice on buying a bus for preservation.Coverage includes the development of Bristol models in the 1930s - J-type single-decker, K-type double-decker and L-type single decker; the engines, including the Bristol petrol and diesel engines, and other manufacturers' engines used in Bristol chassis; the Lodekka - the radical replacement for the Lowbridge double-decker in the 1950s; the single-deckers of the 1950s - The LWL, LS, SC, and MW; the rear-engined era - The RE single-decker and the VR double-decker; the lightweight LH single-decker and the final years of production. Illustrated throughout with 250 colour photographs - many of them previously unpublished.
This unique and important directory incorporates some 3,200 entries. It covers all types and sizes of museums; galleries of paintings, sculpture and photography; and buildings and sites of particular historic interest. It also provides an extensive index listing over 3,200 subjects. The directory covers national collections and major buildings, but also the more unusual, less well-known and local exhibits and sites. The Directory of Museums, Galleries and Buildings of Historic Interest in the United Kingdom is an indispensable reference source for any library, an ideal companion for researcher and enthusiast alike, and an essential purchase for anyone with an interest in the cultural and historical collections of the UK. Features include: * Alphabetically listed entries, which are also indexed by subject for ease of reference * Entries include the name and address of the organization, telephone and fax numbers, email and internet addresses, a point of contact, times of opening and facilities for visitors * A breakdown of the collections held by each organization, giving a broad overview of the main collection as a whole * Details of special collections are provided and include the period covered as well as the number of items held.
A-Z of British Bus Bodies sets out to offer a first port of call for anyone with an interest in those who built bus and coach bodies in Britain and Ireland between 1919 and 1975. From charabanc to service bus, from luxury coach to municipal double-decker, the sheer variety of public service vehicle (PSV) bodies is astonishing. The alphabetical listing of British bus body builders between 1919 - 1975 covers the well-known larger companies and small local companies, and is illustrated with period and modern images, including contemporary advertising material. It includes a substantial introduction looking at operators of the period, the body building process and the development of bus body building throughout the period. A comprehensive guide to bus bodies 1919-1975 and a valuable reference work for the bus enthusiast. Superbly illustrated with 300 colour and black& white photographs including period and modern images and contemporary advertising material. James Taylor has been researching and writing about motoring history for over thirty years and has been interested in classic buses since childhood.
AEC, Bristol, Crossley, Daimler, Dennis, Leyland and others were all manufacturers of passenger vehicle chassis which could be seen throughout the country in the years following the end of World War Two. They produced a wide range of double deck and single deck buses and coaches, bodied by a considerable number of body builders. With the exception of Dennis, all those chassis makers have now disappeared, along with nearly all the body builders. In addition, most operators of this variety of vehicles are no longer in existence, being primarily absorbed into larger operations. This book can only give a small indication of the major role Steve and his Quantock Heritage fleet have played in preserving not only part of the engineering history of this country, but its effect also on social history. In practical terms he has displayed this by enabling the general public to see, enjoy, and also use vehicles of a bygone era.