‘Sholo’ shirts introduced for Portsmouth bus drivers

The new uniform     Picture: Richard Walker/ www.imagenorth.net
The new uniform Picture: Richard Walker/ www.imagenorth.net
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BUS drivers across Portsmouth will be seen travelling the roads in a brand new uniform.

First Bus drivers from across Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport have had their uniforms updated by the company, after employees stated that they needed a refresh to suit both male and female drivers.

What the company has come up with is called the ‘sholo’ shirt – a combination of a shirt and a polo, which can be teamed with a company bodywarmer.

The updated blouses for female drivers also include hidden modesty buttons, to help female drivers feel more comfortable.

Gary Weaver, general manager of First Solent, said: ‘We have listened to feedback and we’re proud to be unveiling the new driver uniform, which has already been trialled in depots across the UK and has received positive feedback from drivers.

‘Bus travel has changed dramatically in recent years and even more so in the diversity of the drivers, so we are pleased that we have been able to update our uniform so that it can suit the needs of everyone.’