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New buses will come to 50/51 and 22 routes but delayed for a few months

It had been planned that new vehicles would be introduced on the First 50/51 and 22 routes from the summer of 2018. However, unfortunately, a small problem was identified. The new single-deck vehicles that have been introduced on several of First's rural routes are a few inches wider than their predecessor vehicles. On the 51 route, there is a very tight pinch point on the road into Portloe. This means that it has not been possible to use the new vehicles on this route. This has a knock-on effect on the 50 and 22 routes that share the vehicles across these routes.

First now plan to purchase a different model, slightly narrower, of new vehicle for use on these routes. it is hoped that these will be rolled out in this area before the end of 2018.



September 2018

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