Saturday, 25 September 2010

New buses

The last couple of weeks have seen Stagecoach Manchester, my main bus company introducing brand new dual fuel buses to something of their routes down the Oxford Road corridor (once identified as the busiest bus routes outside London).

Even over the packed masses of students new and old for the two universities and several schools served by this route, the smell of 'new vehicle' has been a particularly nice experience both going to and coming home from work. Their far quieter engines have been more of a mixed blessing as those same students talk quite loudly!

It will be interesting to see how long it takes for these buses to come into general service.

John Fairhurst