St Mary’s Has ‘New’ Community Bus

The old community bus

The old community bus

St Mary’s has a ‘brand new’ community bus, although owner Steve Sims says that description “might be pushing it a bit.”

He says it’s the same age as the last one, just in “much better nick.”

The Mercedes 790D, which used to ply the suburbs of Plymouth, arrived on a landing craft earlier this month.

Steve’s last bus, which came from Lancashire, was famous for its adverts for a Burnley solicitor in the windows. He says sadly, the new one is completely plain.

And he was thinking about adding another piece of string to open the doors, to make his regular passengers feel at home, although he’s thinking twice about that after enjoying the luxury of pressing a button to let people in.

The community bus runs from just after Easter, starting this Monday, until the number of tourists dry up in October. Steve said he has tried running a service in the winter but he made about 60p per trip, so decided it wasn’t worth it.

And now the Buzza Bus has taken over, he says the island’s older people can easily get into town so he doesn’t feel as guilty about having the winter off.



One Response to St Mary’s Has ‘New’ Community Bus

  1. Carol April 5, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Hi!
    Can you tell me the times of the bus from hugh town to the riding stables as i would like to book a ride but not sure what time i can get there by. I am staying on st. Agnes so will need to plan my day.
    Will be arriving on the 12 th April for a week.
    Many thanks
    Carol