Bus user overjoyed at new 51 service between Cirencester and Cheltenham

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A BUS user has given his backing to a change of a bus service that operates between Cirencester and Cheltenham.

From last week, Stagecoach has extended its number 51 bus service, so it runs late in the evenings and on Sundays.

Steve Morton, who has used the 51 bus service to get to his work at the Gloucestershire Arthritis Trust in Cheltenham for 30 months, is delighted with the new service.

He said after using the service for the first time: “This morning, just after 8.07am, the 51 bus that takes us workers from Cirencester to Cheltenham was a real treat. With air conditioning , free wi-fi and a 2014 registered double decker, what more could commuters wish for?Stagecoach deserve a round of applause for upgrading their fleet and making the busconnection between two great Gloucestershire towns a serious option to taking the car.A quick look at the new timetable reveals that there are even extra buses in the evening,making it possible for Cirencester residents to enjoy either a film or maybe one of the evening festival events in Cheltenham.”

Paul Hodgkinson, leader of the Cotswold District Council, Liberal Democrats, said he was pleased that after campaigning for years for the service to be extended it has now happened.

He said: “I've been campaigning for a better bus service between Cirencester and Cheltenham for the last few years.

“I've had many people asking me about the possibility of getting an extended service. This news means that residents can now spend the evening in Cheltenham and travel between the two towns on Sundays.”

Workers can also extend their day too, knowing that they can still get the bus home. Villagers in places like North Cerney can now travel to Cirencester in the evenings.”

The cllr added that he was opposed to Stagecoach cutting back Cirencester’s main bus services, the number 58 and 59, because it could not afford to run them.

He said he would be “lobbying” Gloucestershire County Council to subsidise the services.

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2:50pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Cotswold Lad says...

Blimey, someone actually thanking Stagecoach. But I have to agree that the new buses do look good.
Blimey, someone actually thanking Stagecoach. But I have to agree that the new buses do look good. Cotswold Lad
  • Score: 6

4:28am Fri 27 Jun 14

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum says...

But its only ONE person.

Dont get excited.

"Bus User Overjoyed"
But its only ONE person. Dont get excited. "Bus User Overjoyed" Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum
  • Score: -6

12:43pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Cotswold Lad says...

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum wrote:
But its only ONE person.

Dont get excited.

"Bus User Overjoyed"
Amused by the fact that this story is either the 2nd or 3rd most read online story, so the Supreme Chancellor may need to eat humble pie, especially with some 14 Facebook likes too.
[quote][p][bold]Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum[/bold] wrote: But its only ONE person. Dont get excited. "Bus User Overjoyed"[/p][/quote]Amused by the fact that this story is either the 2nd or 3rd most read online story, so the Supreme Chancellor may need to eat humble pie, especially with some 14 Facebook likes too. Cotswold Lad
  • Score: 6

3:15pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum says...

Cotswold Lad wrote:
Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum wrote:
But its only ONE person.

Dont get excited.

"Bus User Overjoyed"
Amused by the fact that this story is either the 2nd or 3rd most read online story, so the Supreme Chancellor may need to eat humble pie, especially with some 14 Facebook likes too.
F**k my old boots .... 14 Facebook likes. 14???

I will try to make my question simple, Cotswold Lad .......

What ... Does .... That ... Mean?

14 people in the whole world of 7,242,982,437 inhabitants actually "enjoyed" this story?

Come on ... enlight us technophobes who do not subscribe to the Book of Face.
[quote][p][bold]Cotswold Lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum[/bold] wrote: But its only ONE person. Dont get excited. "Bus User Overjoyed"[/p][/quote]Amused by the fact that this story is either the 2nd or 3rd most read online story, so the Supreme Chancellor may need to eat humble pie, especially with some 14 Facebook likes too.[/p][/quote]F**k my old boots .... 14 Facebook likes. 14??? I will try to make my question simple, Cotswold Lad ....... What ... Does .... That ... Mean? 14 people in the whole world of 7,242,982,437 inhabitants actually "enjoyed" this story? Come on ... enlight us technophobes who do not subscribe to the Book of Face. Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum
  • Score: -7

11:10pm Fri 27 Jun 14

MR DOBBY says...

SHOWS CIREN IS A BACK WATER SO MUCH EXCITMENT ABOUT A NEW BUS
SHOWS CIREN IS A BACK WATER SO MUCH EXCITMENT ABOUT A NEW BUS MR DOBBY
  • Score: -1

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