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Derwent Dams officially name shuttle bus after Dambusters

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: August 29, 2014

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VISITORS to the popular Derwent dams should notice something extra special about the area's shuttle bus.

The 'Dambuster Shuttle' – service 222, pictured – has been officially named and liveried to respect the area's connection with Second Word War flying history.

The name refers to the famous Dambusters of 617 squadron who practiced low-flying over the dams of the Upper Derwent Valley in preparation for their daring raid on German dams.

Geoff Nickolds, deputy chair of the Peak District National Park Authority said: "The Upper Derwent bus has run in some form or other for the past 30 years, but it has never been given an imaginative name and livery before.

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The Dambuster Shuttle is a 'hail and ride' service and runs every 50 minutes between the Fairholmes Visitor Centre at Ladybower Reservoir and King's Tree at the head of the valley. People can also hop on or off at Fearfall Wood.

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