Sunday, 4 December 2016

DATE FOR THE DIARY - Saturday 17th December - Salisbury

An invitation from Go-Ahead South Coast

The Salisbury Spectra Swansong

Go-Ahead South Coast would like to invite you all to Salisbury on the 17th December 2016 to commemorate the imminent departure of the Optare Spectra type from the Go South Coast fleet. We will be duplicating Salisbury Reds services with various examples of the Spectra, giving the opportunity to ride these vehicles for one last time. Accessibility regulations mean most of the remaining Spectra buses have to be withdrawn by the end of the year.


Ticket Information

Standard fares apply on all duplicate routes. To make the most of your day, we recommend you purchase an explorer ticket (£8.50 for an Adult and £5.50 for a child) which is the best value ticket if you are joining us for the day. If you will be using buses to get to the event, remember you can purchase your day on any Go South Coast route (excluding tours) for use to travel to the event.
Local fares are also available, and details of all the tickets on offer on the day are given here.
Valid passes are accepted for travel on the Spectra workings, although we would invite donations to the Stars appeal if you are using a free pass - donation tins will be available on the bus.

Buses in service

At this stage we anticipate three or four Spectras will be in service on the day. Two confirmed vehicles booked for service are 1668 (Y168 FEL) and 1681 (HJ52 VFX) from the Salisbury fleet.
In addition to the extra Spectra workings provided for this event, a standard Saturday service will operate on the rest of the Salisbury Reds and Morebus network.
Your day ticket is valid on the entire Salisbury Reds or Morebus network for the day (excluding tours), which gives the opportunity to extend your day to ride other vehicle types if you so wish.

Routes and Times

At this stage, the routes and timings are still being finalised and as such we ask that you check back on this page closer to the event. We will aim to cover the core routes that the Spectra would have operated at Salisbury, such as Amesbury, Woodfalls, Porton, or Romsey.
The day will start approximately 0930 and will start to wrap up at around 1630.
Whilst we endeavour to operate all of the advertised additional services, this may not be possible due to circumstances outside of our control.