Open days for new buses

A series of open days are being held across north Northumberland before Spirit Buses launches its new services.

Run by Rothbury’s Steve Hurst, a series of new routes are to be offered across Coquetdale and surrounding areas.

From Monday, potential customers can find out more about the services.

Steve and his buses will be visiting different locations to show off the vehicles and to give out timetables.

On Bank Holiday Monday they will be at Elsdon Fete from 10am to 4pm.

Tuesday will see them at Scots Gap from 10am to 10.45am, Cambo from 11am to 11.45am and Wallington from noon to 1pm

On Wednesday they will be at Snitter (10am to 10.25am), Netherton (10.30am-11.25am), Alwinton (11.30am-1pm), Harbottle (1.05pm-1.55pm), Holystone (2pm-2.25pm), Sharperton (2.30pm-2.55pm), Flotterton (3pm-3.25pm) and Hepple (3.25pm-4pm).

They will also be out and about on Thursday, Friday and Saturday next week.

The Saturday will also see a launch ceremony in Rothbury from 11am to 4pm.

The first service will run from Rothbury to Alnwick on Monday, September 1.

Spirit Buses will be providing three routes around the region after identifying a need for more public transport.