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Bendy bus trial starts today

Mon, 18 Feb 2013

The trial for the controversial bendy buses will begin today and last for a month.

The buses will be operating under the scrutiny of an independent working group consisting of a number of government department’s as well as secretary of Travelwatch Isle of Man, Brendan O’Friel, who is acting as an independent assessor.

There have been a number of concerns voiced from the public with regards to the feasibility of driving the elongated vehicles on the Island’s roads.

Community, Culture and Leisure Minister Graham Cregeen says he hopes the trial will serve to alleviate the concerns of the public.

It’s estimated that if introduced the buses would achieve £3 million worth of capital savings, and in the region of £300,000 in annual revenue savings.

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