IT'S a lot more reliable than some things which are written on the side of buses these days.

Oxford Bus Museum at Long Hanborough has announced that its beloved 1961 Dennis Loline II has returned from Selby in Yorkshire having had its front end rebuilt, replacement window seals and a complete repaint including period adverts on the sides for the Oxford Mail.

The bus now needs some minor mechanical works and then it can get back on the road taking museum visitors for rides.

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Museum trustee Chris Butterfield said: "Although the Loline is in running order, 180 miles is a long way for a bus almost 60 years old and the trustees decided it was prudent to bring it back on a low loader."

The photograph of the shiny bus was taken when it arrived back at the Long Hanborough museum.

Authentic destination blinds, which are contemporary, will be fitted at the museum.

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This bus represents the first batch of Oxford buses to give passengers just one step from the pavement into the lower saloon - moving towards the low floor buses of today.

During the half term week the Loline will be on display at the museum from 10.30am until 4.30pm on Sunday, October 27, Wednesday, October 30, and Thursday, October 31.

Other buses will be providing free bus rides to museum visitors on all these dates.