Free rides on trial odic BRITAIN'S first regular articulated bus
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service started on Monday with a free trial service being launched for a two-year period by South Yorks PTE's Cityliner service.
The free evaluation will be the first large trial of artics in service in Britain. Initially SYPTE is using one MAN SG200 Bendibus, which will be joined by Leyland's National-bodied DAB-based vehicle and a further four from MAN.
It is expected that the Department of Transport will change regulations to allow articulated buses to be used on normal services at an early date.
At present the buses can only be operated under a special dispensation granted by the DTp.
The MAN Bendibus has already operated the City of Oxford Motor Service's Park and Ride service experimentally during last year's Christmas period and has provided similar services at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre.