Amy names first double-decker training bus
Amy Webb, aged eight, from Spring Cottage School in Hull, today unveiled her chosen name on the first double-deck training bus to be operated by Hull-based East Yorkshire Motor Services.
Amy’s name “Hope” was chosen from about 70 suggestions made by youngsters who visited East Yorkshire’s eighth Big Bus Day at Hull Streetlife Museum last September. Several others suggested the same name but Amy’s was chosen because of the reason she gave ‘You should always have hope’.
East Yorkshire Motor Services already has a fleet of five single-deck training buses, and two of them have been named in a similar way following competitions at earlier Big Bus Days, one is Busby and the other is called Faith.
Amy was presented with some small gifts and a certificate in recognition of her winning entry which was selected by the company’s team of instructors and Training Manager, Darren Kendrew. It seems Amy is a bit of a bus enthusiast so afterwards she and her family were taken into the EYMS office to see chairman Peter Shipp’s extensive collection of model buses!
The bus has been transferred from the main fleet, modified in EYMS’ own workshops, and is one of the Volvo B7TL/Plaxton Presidents new in 2000 and acquired from Go-Ahead London in 2012.
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