Chamber Breakfast December 2018
The 'Yellow' Breakfast
As soon as you step on a bus in Brighton, you’ll notice it’s something else our city does differently to anywhere else. What’s that bus doing with someone’s name on it? Why are some buses bright yellow?
Tom Druitt is the man responsible for the last one. A Sussex boy, he lived for six years in Stirling where he was inspired by a small, community-spirited private bus company which enjoyed a great relationship with its passengers.
A couple of years after moving back to Brighton, he decided to pursue his interests in sustainability and public transport. The result was The Big Lemon, which in 2007 started running three buses between Brighton Station and Falmer fuelled by waste cooking oil.
The company has grown its services – last September, it won contracts to run six bus services in the Brighton & Hove network - and its green credentials too. It now has two electric buses, which are powered by solar panels on the roof of the bus depot, and four more will be on the road imminently.
So how have they done it – and what’s next for the company? Come along and find out – you’ll feel blue if you miss it!
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