Holy Island Bus Service
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Not a thread that will see much activity.

Now used on the Holy Island Castle Shuttle is Optare Solo Y293PDN which was previously with Classic. This has replaced the M-B 709D / Plaxton Beaver that had previously operated the service.
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(04/09/2014, 00:33)GMitchelhill Wrote: Not a thread that will see much activity.

Now used on the Holy Island Castle Shuttle is Optare Solo Y293PDN which was previously with Classic. This has replaced the M-B 709D / Plaxton Beaver that had previously operated the service.

Oh yeah, i saw that coming up the A1 for some reason when i was heading back down from Berwick. I assumed it had just been branded and was heading back as its usually based on the island?
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(04/09/2014, 08:22)Robert Wrote: Oh yeah, i saw that coming up the A1 for some reason when i was heading back down from Berwick. I assumed it had just been branded and was heading back as its usually based on the island?

It may have been the Perrymans one you seen as that is branded too?
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(04/09/2014, 08:39)Tom Wrote: It may have been the Perrymans one you seen as that is branded too?

It had 'Castle Shuttle' on the front so presumably its this Solo. It was also heading up to the Holy Island turn-off rather than down from the Berwick direction.
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(04/09/2014, 20:16)Robert Wrote: It had 'Castle Shuttle' on the front so presumably its this Solo. It was also heading up to the Holy Island turn-off rather than down from the Berwick direction.

Oh right sorry misunderstood your post.
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(04/09/2014, 20:19)Tom Wrote: Oh right sorry misunderstood your post.

Its ok, didnt really describe it that well nor did i say which direction, especially as you mention, perrymans operate a service there.
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#7
On VOSA today:

PB1125349/1 - CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS T/A HOLY ISLAND BUS SERVICE, 5 KYLE GARDENS, HOLY ISLAND, BERWICK-UPON-TWEED, TD15 2SU

Variation Accepted: Operating between CHARE CAR PARK, HOLY ISLAND and CHARE CAR PARK, HOLY ISLAND given service number CASTLE SHUTTLE effective from 14-Feb-2015. To amend Timetable.
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#8
Solo Y293 PDN was seen parked up in Pygalls' depot and has been replaced with similar solo MX54 KYN 
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PB1125349/1 - CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS T/A HOLY ISLAND BUS SERVICE, 5 KYLE GARDENS, HOLY ISLAND, BERWICK-UPON-TWEED, TD15 2SU

Variation Accepted: Operating between CHARE CAR PARK, HOLY ISLAND and CHARE CAR PARK, HOLY ISLAND given service number CASTLE SHUTTLE effective from 07-Mar-2016. To amend Timetable.
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#10
Didn't realise they had gotten a new Solo, looks like another trip up there for me. At least this one looks as if it fits around the Island with it being a Slimline.
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#11
I believe this has now ceased operating due to Lindisfarne Castle being closed for renovation.
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#12
Woody's Taxis are running a half hourly service to and from the castle as well as a service a couple of times a day to and from Haggerston Castle.
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#13
As passenger_10 said, Woody's Taxis of Berwick now operate the service. I believe it starts at Berwick railway station shortly before the tide goes out.
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(11/06/2018, 23:31)omnicity4659 Wrote: As passenger_10 said, Woody's Taxis of Berwick now operate the service. I believe it starts at Berwick railway station shortly before the tide goes out.

There was an eight seat Renault Master on the service at the weekend. Adapted for wheelchair users. Good to see a small family owned company trying to make a go of it.

Charles
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