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Today, 2 January 2013, sees the launch of Jersey’s new bus service - LibertyBus
The service features a fleet of brand new, high specification modern buses, with low floors for ease of access, more legroom, next stop display information and more; Le Marais is now connected to the airport on an enhanced Route 15, with buses every 20 minutes all year round and there is increased capacity at key times on the St Aubin Inner Road.
Explaining the approach of the new service, HCT Group Chief Executive, Dai Powell said
“Our ambition is simple. We will build a service where Jersey comes first - not us, not our staff, but Islanders. This is our promise. Already, Islanders have voted for their livery, chosen their service name, shared their ideas at Parish meetings, posted on our blog and given formal feedback to new proposals. This is your bus service and that simple truth will guide what we do.
“Jersey deserves a world class bus service and we are at the start of that journey – we’ve made some simple improvements with the new timetable but we recognise there is much more to do. It is a job of years not months, so we hope that Islanders will keep sharing their ideas, issues and wishes for the service with us.
“Over the coming months we’ll be consulting over more service improvements and introducing the new AvanchiCard system – as named by Jersey’s schoolchildren - which will make a real difference to the Island’s bus network.”
LibertyBus will also be keeping the cost of passes and tickets frozen at last year’s prices and all existing bus passes that are still valid will be honoured on the new service. This includes Jersey concessionary passes – the free bus passes given to older Jerseymen and women.
The school bus service, which starts for the Spring Term on 3 January 2013, will operate exactly as before and all existing school travel vouchers will be honoured.
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