THE open-top Jurassic Mule bus will return to Lyme Regis this summer following as “outpouring of support” after its sudden closure last year.
Despite being popular with residents and visitors, the vintage bus operator announced it would cease trading in September 2017, following complaints and issues arising in Seaton and Colyton.
However, the company has since received more than 1,000 emails of support and financial sponsorship, meaning it will once again be up and running during the peak summer season.
The service will operate from July 21 to September 2 around the local area, including in Lyme Regis.
Richard Warwicker of Jurassic Mule commented: “We have located a new operations base for 2018 which means we would no longer be regularly passing through Colyton, and also have reworked our timetable so that buses no longer ‘wait time’ in Seaton Underfleet in an attempt to alleviate the issues of 2017.
“Our timetable will be released to the public in late June and will be published on our new website www.jurassicmule.co.uk along with fare information.
“It is also in our plans to run special one off tours for special events, so far we have plans for Weymouth Carnival and Red Arrows on August 15, and Sidmouth Red Arrows on August 24.
“We will be holding an end of season gala with additional routes on Saturday, September 1, when we hope to run our entire fleet of buses throughout the day.”