Congratulations and a big thank you to everyone concerned for organising the re-establishment of the much-missed 555 bus route over Dunmail Raise.

What a fantastic job.

You've not only helped reunite the north with the south, you've provided us with the opportunity to experience what is probably the most unique bus journey in the UK, as well as giving use a first-hand look at the enormous civil engineering challenges that still lie ahead to open up the A591.

Like Rome we'll just have to accept it won't be built in a day. Meanwhile, three cheers and a round of applause to all of you from one very grateful traveller.

Judith Johnstone