Isle of Wight bus company Southern Vectis has announced its festive timetable, which includes a Christmas Day service.

On 25 December, routes 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 will be in service – running to a special timetable.

Meanwhile, the firm will run to a normal Monday service on Christmas Eve whilst Boxing Day will follow a Sunday timetable.

There is good news for those planning on going out on New Year’s Eve too. The service will operate a normal Monday timetable with additional night buses.

And, New Year’s Day will follow Sunday timetables.

Southern Vectis general manager Richard Tyldsley said:

“We want to encourage people to leave their cars at home and really enjoy Christmas and New Year with their friends and family.

“All fares will remain the same over the festive period, allowing our customers to put their pennies towards those extra special presents.

“Access to bus services on Christmas Day is a rarity across the UK – even for those living in London – so we’re very proud to offer one of the nation’s most comprehensive bus operations.”

You can view the operator’s Christmas Day timetable in full, here. Information about its Winter Timetable is available in full, here.