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Busy bus services get new lease of life

Pictured promoting First's new livery in Doncaster are (L-R) Councillor Mick Jameson, Chair of South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority and Peter Mair, Operations Manager for First in Doncaster.

Pictured promoting First's new livery in Doncaster are (L-R) Councillor Mick Jameson, Chair of South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority and Peter Mair, Operations Manager for First in Doncaster.

BUSES in Doncaster have undergone a new lick of paint in a bid to freshen up public transport.

Passengers using the 55 and 57 First Bus routes linking Doncaster with Rossington and Cantley may notice their buses have been repainted in purple, lilac and white with Doncaster printed on the side.

Also pictured on the buses are a number of notable landmarks across the borough including the Frenchgate Centre, the Racecourse and Minster.

Customers will also be given ticket offers to try out the new-look buses and more than 14,000 homes on these routes will receive details of the new service.

Peter Mair, operations manager for First in Doncaster, said: “The refresh of the buses on the 55 and 57 routes is a step in our exciting plans to develop and grow our business. Local teams of drivers, engineers and operations staff have been working hard to deliver new High Frequency routes across South Yorkshire.

“The 55 and 57 routes are the latest high frequency routes in South Yorkshire to be refreshed as part of our plans to boost passenger numbers and improve service delivery standards. This route by route approach will culminate in the promotion of stable and sustainable high frequency networks across the area.”

Councillor Mick Jameson, Chair of South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority, said: “We welcome this move by First to further improve the quality of the bus service in Doncaster.

“Improving service delivery standards is key to attracting new people to using buses and this attractive new livery will also get people talking about buses, which in turn will encourage more people to try the bus.”

 

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