Friday, 9 May 2014

Press Faux Pas

First 46726 N626GAH in Gorleston High Street on 1st March 2010
Today's front page of the Great Yarmouth Mercury promotes the fact that First's seasonal route 3 will be introduced later this month and will serve the train station following campaigning by the East Norfolk Transport Users Association

This is to be applauded but unfortunately the Routemasters will not appear on the route this year which will help it to become DDA compliant following the use of low floor buses

Imagine my surprise then, when accompanying the article is a picture of a single decker with its destination 'photo shopped' with 3 RAIL STATION. Not only is the route expected to be double deck worked but the photo used is of a step entrance single decker!

The subject is Dennis Dart/Plaxton Pointer N626GAH which was withdrawn some four years ago! You would have expected that a modern Gemini or Enviro400 would have been a better choice but I suspect the travelling public wouldn't notice the difference.

My thanks to Jamie Skinner for the heads up

1 comment:

  1. I saw that when passing a newstand and don't you just love it when a plan comes together !!