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routeone Issue 702 - 9 August 2017

opinion editorial@divcom.co.uk The Editor, routeone, Unit 4, Minerva Business Park Lynch Wood, Peterborough PE2 6FT /NET TALK /THE WHISPERER @routeoneteam Alex Hornby @alextransdev All the proceeds of our first sell out trip to @ManchesterDWT were handed over to @BritishRedCross today 4 August Woods Tours @WoodsCoaches Wishing today’s day trippers visiting Skegness or Ingoldmells on our #Holiday #Shuttle Service all a great day! 5 August Stanley Travel @stanley_travel We hope our passengers have a great time on our #daytrip today! Our coach is en route to @AlnwickGarden @alnwickcastle 5 August National Holidays @NationalHols It’s #SandcastleDay! Few childhood memories are looked back upon more fondly than building #sandcastles on the #beach! 5 August B&H Buses @BrightonHoveBus Morning everybody! It’s the final day of Pride today - we hope you all enjoy the celebrations 6 August /routeonemagazine ANTHONYS TRAVEL Wet weather doesn’t stop play, busy depot with inspections and pre checks on coaches ready for the weekend 3 August Lucketts Travel Official Our VIP coach is here, and she’s a beauty! 4 August Strip Ad 180mm 20 / ROUTE…ONE.NET 9 AUGUST 2017 ABOVE: Thousands were fooled by prank ABOVE: Church bus was inspired by the Pope ABOVE: The day was a success MAN UNITED’S COACH ‘CLAMPED’ Social media is a wonderful thing thinks The Whisperer, after a picture of Manchester United’s team coach appearing to be ‘clamped’ while in Dublin went viral. With an aim of convincing fans that the coach was parked in the wrong place, it was later revealed that it was in fact a prank. DOUBLEDECKER CHURCH The Whisperer is always pleased to find a new first – and July saw the making of Britain’s first church on wheels, with a bishop celebrating mass on a double-decker bus. The bus – an idea from the Friends of Divine Mercy Scotland – visited different towns, including Paisley, Coatbridge, Greenock, Barrhead and Glasgow until Sunday (5 August). From confessions on the top deck and tea and coffee available downstairs, everyone was welcomed on the ‘Mercy Bus’. BLUESTAR’S HUNT FOR DRIVERS Bluestar transformed Hampshire County Cricket Club’s Ageas Bowl into a bus training ground, with the aim of finding more bus drivers for its routes across Southampton. Designed to get people interested in driving buses, nearly 100 residents were given the chance to get behind the wheel and take control of a double-decker.


routeone Issue 702 - 9 August 2017
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