News updates: October 2015

News updates: October 2015

by Crosville Admin

News October 2015:

Farewell to Maroon Day

‘Elizabeth’, our 1931 Sentinel steam bus will be running a ‘Farewell to Maroon’ day on Sunday 8th November. This will be her last running day for 2015 and will be a fitting conclusion to 12 years in her current maroon livery. During the winter months she will be sent away for painting into green Crosville livery before returning for service in 2016. 

Service 5 returns to Balmoral Way

Crosville will be supporting the community along the Balmoral Way corridor with a 5 service now serving this area, due to many requests.  This has come as a response to many years of neglect after First West of England withdrew its services from this area and started using Locking Road as an alternative.  We are sure that this reinstatement will be seen as a much needed life line to many elderly residents in the area. 

Winter boost for 100 and 103 routes

Exciting winter timetable extensions are coming into effect during November 2015. Extra buses are being put on to maintain peak time services across existing routes 100 and 103. 

20 new driving jobs

Weston Training Academy, our in-house driver training school, is proving to be very successful and has created 20 new driving jobs for the local economy already.

Travel Shop success

Our newly opened Travel Shop in Regent Street has received great support and now, following heavy patronage by the travelling public, is open 6 days per week! 

Hinkley Point developments

In three weeks’ time Crosville and Somerset Passenger Solutions hope to be announcing preferred bidder status in relation to the provision of coaches and buses at EDF Hinkley Point C Nuclear New Build. This very exciting new development will see Crosville and joint partners supplying up to 160 plus vehicles. 

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