Tuesday, 30 May 2023
A to B to B to HH
Now It's 70 And 80
Yesterday, we met the half hourly open top bus service from Alum Chine to Hengistbuty Head, now wrapped up in MoreBus routes 70 (RED) and 80 (YELLOW). Frankly, fbb finds the bit of the route from Chine to Bournemouth disappointing.
Alum Chine is a wooded valley leading from urban housing down to the sea.
... to Boscombe and on via Overcliff Drive to Hengistbury Head.
Then It Was 12!
Traditionally Bournemouth's open top bus route (yes, there only was one!) was service 12 run by Bournemouth Corporation Transport, later Yellow Buses.
Alas the 12 was never run by trolleybuses, although some may remember the open topped versions.
Replaced in a bloodless coup by MoreBus
But Who Is This?
Advance publicity just shows a nameless yellow bus passing a "big wheel" - but that was the best the press could do.
Certainly it is a poor effort compared with MoreBus 70/80.
No genuine pictures of Transpora's T1 (a k a Coaster) have appeared so far; or if they have, fbb cannot find them!
But there is other Public Transport at Hengistbury Head ...
Also open topping in Bournemouth and Poole are the bright red City Dightseeing buses.
... and will be expensive! They always are.Certainly more than a MoreBus Zone A day ticket ...
City Sightseeing does, however, have a commentary.
Next Getting To Hengistbury Head blog : Weds 31st May