16 January 2009

Ugo by bus not the train

A couple of news items from the local press tonight:
CITY rail passengers will face disruption over the next couple of weeks as a £2million upgrade is carried on the tracks at Plymouth Station. This is Plymouth
Work on the track near Plymouth Station is part of a larger £10million works program on the Plymouth to Exeter section of track. Passengers are advised to check before starting their journeys as buses will be used on replacement services from time to time.

Also on This is Plymouth tonight we have 

ONE of Plymouth's biggest public transport operators, FirstGroup, has said it has achieved 'further good growth' in the period from October to December – but, despite this, shares in the firm fell by almost 19 per cent in the week.
The Greyhound division in the USA has had a difficult Christmas period and UK growth rates have been hit by the current economic climate but the UK Bus division is still performing well.
A spokesman also said the new network of 'ugobuses' in Plymouth have been a success. First's ugobus service – a re-branding of its former vehicles – is a bid to 'make bus travel in Plymouth as simple as possible'.

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