Next Stop, Fright Avenue!

near Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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Ladies, gentlemen, ghouls and goblins, you are invited to be the first to experience Shiverpool's Ghost Bus Tour - a non-stop theatrical bus tour. Yes, The Shiverpool Ghost Bus Tour provided by Peoplesbus' refurbished former London Transport AEC Routemaster RM180 which will be providing transport for evenings of thrills and spills, and the secret history, of one of the world's greatest cities.

Passengers can settle in and enjoy a comedy horror road trip that mixes an (un)healthy dose of history, lashings of laughter, and an intoxicating elixir of the strange and unexplained; this is immersive storytelling at its most entertaining, chilling and informative.

If you wish to join in on one of the spookalicious tours of Liverpool, there are a few important points you must note; the bus does not stop en route; the journey time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, and there are also no toilet or water facilities on the bus, but passengers may bring their own non-alcoholic bottled drinks aboard.

Passengers are reminded to arrive at the departure point at The Suitcase Monument on Hope Street up to ten minutes before departure, as The Shiverpool Ghost Bus Tour will depart promptly to ensure the tour runs on time. The ticket is valid for use on the Shiverpool Ghost Bus Tour only for the time and date stated on the ticket. The bus cannot wait for latecomers, and refunds will not be given although a transfer to another tour may be arranged subject to availability.

Stagecoach Wigan forecasts smooth ride through strikes

near Wigan, UK
Stagecoach, the largest bus operator in Wigan, has confirmed that all services, including precious schools contracts, will continue throughout planned industrial action on Friday 12th September and Monday 15th September 2014. The dispute affects around 220 drivers based at Stagecoach Wigan's Lockett Road depot, however, replacement drivers have been drafted in from other Stagecoach depots to keep the peak requirement of 91 vehicles on the road.

A Stagecoach Wigan Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 bus specially branded for the Wigan Rider ticket in the town.

Christopher Bowles, managing director of Stagecoach Wigan, said: "We are puzzled about why the union has balloted its members at Wigan and decided to take industrial action. We have offered a 1.5% pay increase to employees, which meets in full the level requested by the union.

"Since taking over the operations in Wigan, we have made a multi-million pound investment in bus services, slashed fares for customers and started to turn around a business which was previously in decline. Strike action makes no sense for either employees or our customers.

"We have put in place contingency arrangements to protect our passengers. All routes and services will be running as normal with fully trained replacement drivers."

Nineteen new buses for Liverpool Airport service

near Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Liverpool L24 1YD, UK
A special display of the last three out of nineteen brand new buses for Arriva North West services 86 and 86A was unveiled at Liverpool John Lennon Airport earlier on this afternoon. The airport the terminus for the frequent 86A route from the city centre to the airport that runs up to every 10 minutes or better from early to late.

Representatives from Arriva North West, Stagecoach Merseyside & South Lancashire, John Lennon Airport and Merseytravel

Friday 5th September 2014 was the official launch gathering, with the first vehicles entering traffic in Merseyside slightly before the official launch on the 1st September 2014 in an investment representing the best part of £3.5 million. The specification of these vehicles is a little step up from the previous operation but not quite to Arriva MAX or Arriva Sapphire standard. The previous allocation on the two routes used Wrightbus Gemini 2 bodied VDL DB300 double decks dating from 2011 and Volvo B7TL's with Alexander ALX400 double decks dating from 2005.

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