Sunday, 4 March 2012

Decker Bus & Galloways Fleet News

Decker Bus, Whittlesea have recently had a bit of a fleet reshuffle, recent acquisitons have been 2 Volvo Olympian`s from Arriva Merseyside (Via Used Bus & Coach sales, Runcorn) N293/5CKB.

N293CKB at Whittlesea Station

Leaving the fleet have been open-top Leyland Olympian JSX538T which was sold to the Runcorn dealer, and all 3 Northern Counties bodied Volvo DF10M Citybuses acquired from Excel, Stansted 2 years ago G625/6/7BPH have left as well. 625 has become a 'Office' at Fox Marina, March and 627 is now in service with Godwin T/A Inter-Recruit, Parnwell. (Photo below)

Galloway, Mendelsham news now, here on loan until the end of the summer season is former Eddie Brown Volvo B12B Plaxton Panther BT05EBT, and brought from Paul Winson, Loughborough is Dennis Dart/Pointer R80PSW. Brand new here too is a Volvo B9R with Volvos own 9700 bodywork, but i dont yet have the registration for this, but it will be on a 12 plate. Lastly, due at the end of June are two new Volvo B9R Ceatano Levante`s for National Express work.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Enviro 400s for Norfolk Green

Today came the long awaited official announcement from Norfolk Green that they have placed an order for some Enviro 400 Double-Deckers to run on their Hunsanton Line services.

The company now run the biggest independant fleet of low-floor Optare Spectra double decks split between the Hunstanton line 10/11 route and the Kings Lynn - Spalding 505 route, supplimented by 2 ex East London ALX400 Tridents

Before the New Enviro 400s arrive, the company will take on a Demonstrator version on the route for driver training/famaliarisation on the 3 routes.

The 10 and 11 are very senic routes from the top of a Double-Deck bus, and these Enviro 400s will be great additions to a fast growing fleet.

Thanks goes to J508GCD for the original news.