CHESTER Zoo’s shuttle bus Tiger will make a roaring return to the city this summer.
The multi award-winning zoo will once again be laying on the service that will see visitors picked up from Chester’s main railway station and transferred to the zoo for free.
The service will be available to zoo visitors who have come by rail or to those staying in one of the nearby hotels.
Tiger will run every half an hour and provides visitors with a round-trip, running from 9.45am every day and finishing in line with zoo closing times.
Tiger will take to the roads on May 22 - International Day of Biodiversity - and will run until September 12. The bus will drop off at the zoo’s alternative Caughall Road entrance.
Alasdair McNee, Chester Zoo’s corporate director, said: “Tiger is part of our commitment to Green Travel and the environment and finding sustainable ways of helping our visitors get to and from the zoo.
“Tiger was a great success last year, bringing thousands of people to the zoo and back and we are delighted that it is returning once more.”
The colourful 16-seater bus – which is operated by Chester-based company Busybus – has animal prints on the exterior. Some 4,800 people used the service last summer.
The bus, which will pick up from Chester rail station, also provides wheelchair access.