Plymouth’s first open top service bus has been launched to serve the Barbican and The Hoe throughout the summer.
The ‘Waterfront Shuttle’ will run on the circular Plymouth Citybus service 25 route to and from Royal Parade via the Barbican and The Hoe from Friday 27th July until Friday 22nd September 2018.
Commercially run by Plymouth Citybus, but designed in conjunction with the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership, the open top bus is branded as Britain’s Ocean City ‘Waterfront Shuttle’ and allows passengers to hop on and off all day for just £3 for adults and £2.30 for children.
The service will run every half hour Monday to Saturday daytime, with various stops along the route, allowing passengers to enjoy all the waterfront has to offer. Guides and timetables are available from the Citybus Travel Centre on Royal Parade, alongside the Tourist Information and on the Citybus website.
Mark Collins, Head of Commercial & Marketing at Plymouth Citybus, said: “This is the first open top service bus in Plymouth in a generation and our first ‘hop on, hop off’ service. In nice weather it offers some stunning views of the landmarks along the Barbican and The Hoe from the top deck. We’re hoping having this bus in operation will make the Plymouth waterfront, its businesses and activities more accessible to residents and visitors to the city this summer.”
Sarah Gibson, Waterfront Manager and CEO of the Plymouth Waterfront Partnership said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Citybus has introduced the new open top Waterfront Shuttle service, it’s a vehicle the business community has wanted for some time and is a great new way to view the waterside. The bus is unmissable with its bright Waterfront Shuttle livery and provides an essential link connecting the City Centre with the Waterfront.”