Over two days in August last year, CHRISTOPHER CARTER rode the full length of all six of the Jurassic Coaster routes operated by First Wessex, covering 220miles when they were running to their high summer school holiday schedules and the roads were busy

Useful ticket information and marketing on one of the Wrtght-bodied Volvo B9TLs that First operates on route X53.

Now in its 21st year, First’s Jurassic Coaster X53 is one of Britain’s most readily recognised scenic bus routes but perhaps less known is that it pre-dates both First and the designation of the East Devon and Dorset coast as England’s only natural World Heritage site.

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