22 July 2014

Torpoint - the hard way

Over the last few weeks I have received a few photographs from people for the blog but have not managed to fit them all in with everything else going on at the moment! So this morning we start to put that right starting with a few from "Laira" who was on the 31 temporary Plymouth to Torpoint service laid on while the Torpoint Ferry staff were in strike recently:

Plymouth Citybus 415 PL51LGN Plymouth Citybus 415 PL51LGN Plymouth Citybus 407 PN02CXCM

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'Scene' in Hanley Bus Station. The independent operators. I was familiar with the old Hanley bus station and I had not yet seen the new one that opened in 2013 so a visit was long overdue. Although it was only a weekday, it seemed crowded and a driver told me to come back at tea time when it would be gridlocked.....!

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