Saturday, August 22, 2009

Here’s the rest of the Greyhound in England story–thanks to Bob Beard for sending it to me:

The British buses will have leather seats, free wi-fi and power sockets, air conditioning, complimentary newspapers and up to 20 per cent more legroom than an ordinary coach.
British transport company FirstGroup acquired the Greyhound brand when it bought its US parent company in 2007 and is now introducing it here. The first services will run from London to Portsmouth and Southampton every hour from September 14, with more routes and services to follow.

FirstGroup showed off the first of the Greyhound Scania Irizar coaches in London. They have 41 seats compared with a typical 50, promising more space and comfort.

Each of the coaches will have names based on US songs dedicated to women such as Sweet Caroline, Barbara Ann, Jolene and Peggy Sue.

Here’s the caption for the picture–this bus driver was one of the drivers Greyhound sent along wtih their new bus to our Spring Fling. The distinctive bus, pictured with driver Leon Batchelor, is famous across the world, and now will be spotted in Britain.

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