Newcomer Spirit Buses, with an O-Licence for two vehicles, started running its Rothbury-Alnwick services on 1 September.
A launch day was held on 30 August, with a good turn-out of local people to see the new buses and find out about the services before they started. Ex-Lindisfarne band member Rod Clements [pictured] officially launched the services.
MD Steve Hurst tells routeone: â€œIt was really encouraging to hear stories of folk who haven’t been on buses for years, or not at all, and were willing to come and travel with us after being able to trial them.
â€œWe had a great first day on Monday too. Everything ran smoothly and there was a good turn-out.â€