New rural public transport company provides lifeline in Northumberland

New rural public transport company provides lifeline in Northumberland
Bus driver Steve Hurst set up Spirit Buses having spotted a ‘gap that’s long needed filling’

It is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled parts of England, with rolling moorland, ruined castles and postcard-pretty villages. The Coquetdale valley in Northumberland national park has long had it all – except public transport.

All that changed this autumn, when a local man fulfilled a life-long ambition to launch his own bus company to link up the villages of his valley, providing a “lifeline” to pensioners and teens without driving licences who were otherwise stuck in their homes.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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