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Bendy bus scheme planned for city

Bendy Bus in London
London Mayor Boris Johnson said the buses were "much-loathed vehicles"

A bendy bus scheme is to be introduced in Bristol within the next two years.

The government is to fund the £42m project for the city as part of its overall future transport strategy for England.

The route planned for the bus is from the Long Ashton park-and-ride site and along Cumberland Road before heading through the city to Temple Meads.

Bendy buses have been phased out in London, with the capital's mayor calling them "much-loathed vehicles".

Money for the scheme has been set aside as part of the Regional Funding Allocation - a process of prioritising major transport schemes across the whole of the south west region over the next 10 years.

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