If you’re a local, chances are you’ve seen the large yellow bus that is The Big Lemon. University of Brighton students know it well as it offers them free travel from Old Steine to the university’s Falmer campus. But now, the beloved big yellow vehicle will be making local history as it sets out to showcase its first solar powered bus as part of Catch The Bus week.
Catch The Bus week is a national event that aims to celebrate the benefits of bus travel. The nationwide campaign is organised by Greener Journeys and aims to encourage people to take the bus more often. Beginning yesterday and running through til Sunday, there will be events, ticket giveaways and other activities taking place across the country. Catch The Bus week is currently in its fourth year of running so is set to be bigger and better than ever.
As part of the celebration, The Big Lemon will be showcasing its first zero-emissions bus. The first vehicle of its kind in the area will be showcased by driving into the city centre in an effort to show locals that there is a way to have cleaner, greener transport in Brighton.
The new bus will be in Churchill Square in the city centre today (4th July) for 30 minutes from 1.45pm.