Diary - launching new buses for Weymouth

Launched my second bus in a month. Not sure launch is the right word, but reported to the Pavilion in Weymouth to meet General Manager of First Wessex, Simon Newport, and his team to launch their new single deck buses that will run on the Route 2 and 10 corridors. The newer vehicles have improved interior, better lighting, free wifi and more seats. And for the second summer running, the Route 2 buses are being diverted to serve the Park & Ride site in Weymouth. This is a huge help financially to the county council. The bus company is also working with the local authority to see whether it can extend the Route 10 service into Poundbury, enabling the council to withdraw its supported service. We were kindly asked back to the Pavilion for some tea and biscuits afterwards, where I caught up with theatre boss Phil Say, the most delightful man. Then back out to meet more prospective constituents.