Monday, 1 August 2011
Jacketts' new X5!
Jacketts' new X5 service commenced operation last Monday, operating from Plymouth to Truro via as many places as is possible to cram into 2hr 45minute journey! Monday saw the '54' reg Dart, but since then, has been operated using the much nicer L reg Mercedes 811! I'd much prefer the coach seats of the 811, rather than the Urban90s of a Dart *Correction, the Darts are fitted with proper seats! Sorry! . I really hope this service does well. Serving places such as the Eden Project will surely bring in passengers, especially as they get money off their entry to Eden when using the service. The service takes 1hr 45minutes longer than the train journey, so won't be competing with that, but then again, its by no means designed to be an alternative to the train, unless you're an enthusiast who's fed up of Class 150s! I really hope this service does well, I may just have to come and have a go to experience it, it certainly looks like it would be an interesting ride! The route is at the moment on a 6 month trial period to see how passenger numbers float on the service. As has been mentioned elsewhere, this is a brave venture for a new company, and therefore we will wish them all the luck in the world in making this long lost link, a success!