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Articulated bus to be demonstrated 8 March 2013

The Department of Community, Culture and Leisure has today confirmed that an articulated bus will be trialled on a limited number of regular passenger services on Saturday 9 March.

Hon. Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Community, Culture and Leisure said:

‘We have been receiving many requests from the public who would like to take part in the trial and see for themselves what the truth is about articulated buses. To provide an opportunity to do this, we have scheduled an articulated bus to operate a limited number of services between Douglas and Ramsey on Saturday 9 March.’

The Minister continued:

‘The trial is providing very useful evidence to support an informed decision with regards to the suitability and safety of articulated buses on Manx roads. Whilst there have been some reliability issues due to the length of time the buses were idle, the trial is progressing well. We have encountered no major issues on the roads during school runs or positional services and the behaviour of pupils who have travelled on the articulated buses has been exemplary.’

The articulated bus will be operating on the following services:

Full timetables are available from iombusandrail.info

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