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Day 146 on #AYearOfBuses takes us to Norwich, where there’s a hidden gem heading out to the east coast. Border Bus 146 runs every 30 mins from the East Anglian city of Norwich to Beccles, Kessingland and the picture-perfect coastal town of Southwold, in Suffolk. Complete with its lighthouse, commissioned in 1890, the town sits...

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There aren’t many buses you’ll find with a pair of beady eyes drilling into you as it approaches – but that’s exactly what you’re getting today on #AYearOfBuses. Go North East’s Red Kite 45 links Consett with the Metrocentre and Newcastle’s Eldon Square bus station. A mix of single and double decker buses carry Red...

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Today on #AYearOfBuses we’re taking a trip along the Salt Road – the ancient road used by the Romans to carry salt from the town of Droitwich. It’s believed the salt deposits at Droitwich were being exploited in the Iron Age, possibly earlier. Salt was a valuable resource in Roman times and the Romans came...

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Today on #AYearOfBuses, we’re heading back into #CoastlinerCountry one more time! Coastliner’s 843 is the sister route to Britain’s Most Scenic Bus Route, the 840 (which we featured back on day 40 on #AYearOfBuses). The 840 may have won over the public vote, but the 843 is no less scenic! Upon leaving Malton for the...

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Get ready to ride Red4 for free on Sundays! First trialled in Harrogate with the Harrogate Electrics, Transdev are now rolling out their popular #SundayFreeway concept further afield. All through June and July, Red4, from Rosso, will be FREE for all each and every Sunday. Featuring recently-revitalised high-spec Volvo B7RLEs, Red4 links Ramsbottom with the...

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Today’s winner on #AYearOfBuses is magic! It’s an all-time classic – it’s student favourite, Magic Bus 142. Stagecoach’s Magic Bus brand was introduced to Manchester in the 1990s, in an attempt to obliterate competition from Finglands, Walls and Bullocks, amongst others. Initially running near-life expired Leyland Atlanteans and Olympians, Magic Bus was a bargain bucket,...

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First have offered a teaser as to the identity of their new Edinburgh operations. Granted, the teaser image isn’t much to go from, but the copy alongside the graphic – which references Arthur’s Seat – practically gives the game away. The teaser image, which simply shows a purple background tearing away to reveal orange underneath,...

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We’re staying in the Midlands today on #AYearOfBuses – popping over the border from Derbyshire into Nottinghamshire. Trent Barton’s 141 is an often-overlooked but absolutely delightful bus route, linking Nottingham with Bestwood, Hucknall, Ravenshead, Linby and Sutton in Ashfield. It’s changed very little over the past 30 years or so (aside from being shortened –...

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First Glasgow has come over all ’50 shades’ whilst unveiling its fleet of 150 brand new buses for the city. Bus operator First Glasgow has reached a milestone after investing over £30m in 150 new Alexander Dennis low emission buses in the last six months, with more investment to come. To support First’s journey to...

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The post 50 shades of ADL – First delivers a colourful line-up for Glasgow appeared first on Transport Designed.

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Today’s winner on #AYearOfBuses takes us for a ride through history – literally! Derbyshire County Council’s contracted route 140 links Matlock with Alfreton and the living Tramway Museum at Crich. Starting in the scenic town of Matlock, nestled in the Peak District, the 140 takes an idyllic stroll through Matlock Bath before arriving at the Tramway...

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