Orbit bus remembered in campaigning poem

Posted on - 15th May, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Larches, Politics, Preston News, Transport
The Orbit bus route

The Orbit bus route

An ode to a bus service axed by Preston Bus has been penned.


Harry Spillman, who proclaims himself as the ‘Poet Larcheate’, has lamented the passing of the Orbit bus service.

The bus service was withdrawn by the bus company who blamed congestion on the city’s roads.

It was met with thousands of passengers petitioning Preston Bus to keep the service, but the company refused to budge saying it had put in alternative routes.

The poem goes:

The 88a
Has been taken away!
They’ve dumped the 88C!
For Preston Bus
Has inflicted on us
A transport travesty

From Larches we may ride no more
To the RPH and the Asda Store,
To Cottam and Ingol and Preston College:
These all have vanished from local knowledge.

This cut cannot be justified;
The Transport Bosses have nowhere to hide
And we Larches folk shall not abide
For on and on we shall cmpaign
Till we see our 88 again
At the Terminus Stop in Larches Lane!
Yes, on and on we shall campaign
Till we catch the 88 again
At the Terminus Stop in Larches Lane

What do you think of the poem? Did you use the Orbit bus service? Let us know in the comments below

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