03 April 2010

Citybus Catch up - Part three

Part three of my Citybus catch-up series looks at the second batch of Dennis Darts that arrived in 2001. These were first in the fleet to carry to new style registration numbers, and indeed Citybus were among the few operators to place '51's into service on the 1st day of the new series. They were the second half of a batch of ten Pointers for 2001 but are separated from their sisters (44-48) by the three Volvo B6s 51-53 which are remarkable survivors in a city of Darts and still continue in service to this day. Anyway, lets get on with the photographs of this batch as they have been caught on camera this year...
Plymouth Citybus 055 WA51ACO
55 WA51ACO
Plymouth Citybus 056 WA51ACU
56 WA51ACU
Plymouth Citybus 057 WA51ACV
57 WA51ACV
Plymouth Citybus 058 WA51ACX
58 WA51ACX
Plymouth Citybus 059 WA51ACY
59 WA51ACY
Further Reading
Uncle Terry: Little speck
First Transforming Omnibuses!
TGP: Winkleigh World Cup
Transport Illustrated: Abus and Bath Bus
PTOTPA: Saturday and Blogging (by the way - well done Laurence!)
Omnibuses: Strolling down the Avenue

First on Twitter / Facebook
31 March

13:34 Service disruption in plymouth. Viaduct closed due to collision please catch buses from Royal parade.
14:22 Service disruption in plymouth. Royal parade has now been reopened
Citybus on Twitter / Facebook
31 March

14:12 Due to an RTC on the viaduct inbound all traffic being diverted via Mayflower St and Coburg St to Western Approach
14:23 Viaduct now reopened, all traffic reverted to normal operating routes
17:02 Diversion for service 40/41 this evening, North Road East closed for emergency repairs.Service 40/41 to use North Hill into the City Centre

01 April 2010
09:18 Plymouth Citybus is delighted to announce with immediate effect a reduction in the price of the family Dayrider ticket to £5. This ticket covers travel for the whole day on all Plymouth Citybus routes for a group consisting of a maximum of two adults and three children. This ticket will remain at this price it is not just a special offer for the Easter break.
14:40 Slight delay to inbound traffic on Alma Road towards City Centre.
15:17 Obstruction cleared from Alma Road, all services operating inbound to City Centre as normal

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