01 September 2009

Bus War or Cat Fight?

"Casper the commuting cat will be one of the community stars involved ”

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FOUR new First bus routes will be introduced in Plymouth in a £2million investment that will see 60 new jobs created in the city. First Devon and Cornwall is introducing the new routes from Sunday, October 11, as part of the company's Ugobus network, with simplified timetables and routes, which was launched in the city in April last year. The second phase of Ugobus was the introduction of the successful service 11 from the city centre to Honicknowle last autumn. Running frequently between the city centre and Chaddlewood, Ernesettle, Estover and Crownhill, the four new services will also operate on Sundays and Bank Holidays – and Casper the commuting cat, as featured in The Herald, will be one of the community stars involved in the introduction. Casper hit the headlines last month after he was revealed as a regular user of the number 3 bus service from Barne Barton to the city centre and back.
Now Casper's picture, along with those of other Plymothians, will be appearing on the sides of the 22 new easy-access, low-floored buses. Around 40 people have already had their pictures featured on the Ugobus vehicles. First Devon and Cornwall spokeswoman Karen Baxter said: "There are 28 different images of local people from all different walks of life on the sides of the vehicles. The natural extension of that is Casper, who uses the bus. "We went to his house yesterday morning to take photos of him and his owner Susan Finden." Also appearing on a bus will be a picture of PCSO Tim Quiterio, who along with PCSO Po Yung won a Gold Star award – jointly sponsored by The Herald and First – for helping to stop a gang fight involving around 70 teenagers in Radford Park, Plymstock.

Is this really 22 ‘NEW’ buses, or 22 ‘New to Plymouth’ buses? Once again This is Plymouth are not allowing comments to the story for some reason?
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1 comment:

  1. I suspect that this will be more cast offs' from other First group companies. I would be supprised if we were to get that many new buses for Plymouth, they are probably cast offs from Bristol or Scotland !


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