Bus design up for top award

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X55 at Elloughton depot

The striking livery used by EYMS for its two buses running the new express service between Gilberdyke, Brough and Hull has been shortlisted as one of the best bus colourschemes in a competition run by the bus industry's main trade magazine "Route One".

The service which started in May is called the Petuaria Express - linking it with the Roman name for Brough - and the bus livery is based on East Yorkshire's traditional indigo and primrose livery, with the route name and details clearly marked and sporting a Roman centurion in a chariot.  This colour scheme has reached the top five out of over 300 sent in by bus operators across the country and the winner will be chosen by votes by readers of the magazine.

The X55 Petuaria Express service itself has been a success with passenger numbers steadily growing to over 1,000 a week and the Monday to Friday journeys are to be supplemented by a new service on Saturdays from mid November in response to requests from many of the passengers who use the service and other local residents in the Brough and Elloughton areas who would use it at weekends.

EYMS chairman Peter Shipp said ‘Of course we are delighted that the livery has been selected for the national shortlist and it has certainly received many favourable comments locally, but we are even more pleased that the service has been growing steadily to the point where we can take the risk of adding some Saturday journeys in time for Christmas shopping'

ENDS

Issued by Peter Shipp
Chairman and Chief Executive
EYMS Group Limited
5 October 2010

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X55 livery

The Petuaria Express livery, designed by local marketing company Lee Creative

 

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