Boarding one of these buses, fitted with luxurious leather seats, decorative vinyls depicting Lake District scenes and offering free wifi and phone/laptop chargers, the elderly lady in front of me took a look around and exclaimed: "Eee, things are looking up on't Ribble*"
* Ribble Motor Services, formed 1919 and operated bus services throughout the north-west of England. Sold to Stagecoach 1989. Gone, but obviously not forgotten!
|A new Stagecoach bus|
|A Ribble bus.|