Bus stops on rail trail through Rainhill, Newton, Earlestown and Vulcan village.

Bus blazes a trail

The preserved Leyland Atlantean ready for the heritage tour.

Passengers on the rail trail stop off at Vulcan village.

First published in News

A FIFTY TWO year-old Leyland Atlantean bus took passengers on a three hour heritage trail around the borough with a guided tour of its seven historic railway sites.

The Atlantean was delivered new in 1962 to the former Ribble Motor Services Company and was in St Helens on Sunday for the North West Museum of Road Transport’s summer sizzler.

The preserved double decker, now part of the Blackpool-based Lancastrian Transport Trust collection, stopped at Rainhill, Newton-le-Willows, Vulcan village and Earlestown.

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