Zombies sink their teeth into Halloween bus service
Zombies roamed Crawley town centre on Monday afternoon (October 1) to launch a spooktactular new bus service.
Metrobus has teamed up with Tulleys Farm to run a service from Crawley and Three Bridges to the Halloween Shocktober Fest in Turners Hill which attracts up to 5,000 visitors per night.
Nick Hill, Metrobus commercial manager, said: “Tulleys Farm Shocktober Fest is a major festival in our area. We have been working with Tulleys to see how we could help provide a convenient and affordable public transport link direct to the heart of the Halloween action.
“We are delighted to announce that we will be running a special Shocktober Fest bus service every night of the Tulleys Halloween event.
“Buses will depart Crawley Bus Station approximately every 20 minutes calling at Three Bridges to connect with trains from London and Brighton. Buses will start at 5pm and run until 11pm or midnight on certain peak nights.”
The new bus service will get its first passengers on Saturday (October 6) when legions of zombies travel to Tulleys Farm to take part in an attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the most zombies together in one place.
Stuart Beare, from Tulleys Farm, said: “The new bus service is fantastic news for visitors to our Shocktober Fest Scream Park nights. We are expecting over 4000 zombies to arrive on October 6 for the world record attempt many travelling by train from Brighton and London so the bus link will be great news for them and all the visitors who come to one of the 18 Shocktober Fest nights.”
The Shocktober service will run on Metrobus route 84 from Crawley Bus Station calling at its usual pick up points including Three Bridges Station and terminating at Tulleys Farm.
It will operate from October 6 to October 21 then nightly from October 24 – 3 November.
Normal fares apply £2 adult single, £1 child single. Normal bus passes and season tickets will be valid.
For more information visit www.metrobus.co.uk
To be part of the zombie world record attempt register online at www.zombieworldrecord.co.uk.
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