THE Argyle Football Special buses are back for the 2012-13 season.Argyle players Conor Hourihane, Durrell Berry and Robbie Williams popped down to Plymouth City Bus to give the popular scheme the official Pilgrims’ thumbs up.
The Plymouth Argyle Supporters Plymouth Branch have negotiated a deal with Plymouth City Bus for buses to run to and from Home Park for every home Saturday match of the season.
As well as making it easy for the Green Army to attend games, it also encourages Argyle fans to leave the car at home and travel to games economically and ecologically.
Buses will run from Wembury, Ivybridge, Glenholt, Tamerton Foliot, Whitleigh, Saltash, Plympton and Plymstock, calling at all bus stops along the route and dropping fans at Home Park up to an hour before kick-off.
Fares range from £2-£4, depending on the route.
Richard Stevens, Managing Director at Plymouth City Bus, is happy he is able to work with the club.
“We’re absolutely delighted,” he said.
“Plymouth Argyle is at the heart of the city and we’re really, really pleased to be supporting the club and its fans for the coming season.”
Keith Bulley, from the Plymouth Argyle Supporters Club Plymouth Branch, was also delighted that they could come to an agreement to run the buses.
He said: “I’m very pleased, particularly because of the difficulties we’ve had in the past.
“The supporters do have to pay a small fee because we’re operating a fee on the services, but it’s a fair price.
“We just hope the supporters will make the most of the service.”
You can download the timetables and routes from the Plymouth City Bus website.
Plymouth Green Travel passes are not accepted on any of the special services.
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