The Bus Driver of the 157 service to Oakhill had Cathy Matthews on his vehicle as he left the stop on Rosamund Street. She was leaving the area after a disastrous birthday treat for Roy Cropper when she had taken him to Blackpool not knowing of its bitter-sweet associations for him as he had been there with Hayley before she died.

Carla Connor helped Roy see that he had to move on and that Cathy was the one for him. Going after her, he was furious that the bus was leaving the stop seven minutes early and as he yelled at it to stop, strangely enough, a tyre burst and it did so. The driver jokingly asked if any of the passengers were mechanics with a puncture repair kit and invited them to wait for assistance. All but Cathy got off to try another service. Roy joined her and the two came to an understanding with each other.