Featuring news of Tristan da Cunha's fleet of land vehicles
providing transport in and around the world's most remote settlement
on probably the world's shortest community road network
Hottentot Bus Shelter Opens
Photograph from David Morley of his wife Jacki in the newly opened Hottentot Gulch Bus Shelter at the western end of the village. This is the island's first bus shelter and is designed to give the pensioners a dry wait before their free bus trips to the Patches. This one is "Hottentot Shelter" - two more in the pipeline. The shelter was funded by fees from the Spanish trawler crew member who needed help a few weeks ago (see Hospital News Page).
See also picture of the new bus below ....
Easy Rider image for Tristan Administrator ?
New Administrator David Morley shows off his new motor bike outside the island Administration Building on 31st October 2007.
In the background is the Administrator's Land Rover, but David is obviously going to reject its more sedate pace as he enjoys the island's longest drive to his weekend camping hut five miles away (on the island's only main road sometimes referred to as the M1) at The Bluff.
Or perhaps he will venture east over the 1961 lava flow, over the Pigbite outwash plain towards Big Point on the alternative 2 mile rough track?
Photo from Cynthia Green
Potato Patches Flier
Tristan's new Pensioner's Bus returning from the morning Settlement-Potato Patches run. It is pictured outside the Administration Building being driven by driver David Swain.
The Tristan Government provides a free bus service to pensioners on this route. It is believed to be the only public transport system operating on a South Atlantic island.
Photo. from Cynthia Green
A line-up of Tristan Government Vehicles
on 12th July 2005 (and 1st published in September 2005 Newsletter)
The new Police Land Rover being carefully lifted ashore from a barge on 10th June 2005.