24 October 2010

Sunday Best: Western National 274KTA

western National . 1224 274KTA . Bretonside Bus Station , Plymouth , Mid-1970s .

©AndrewHA: Another favorite Bus for the South Hams Routes were Western National's Bristol SUL4As. About 27 feet long and again 7' 6" wide these were quite common all over Devon & Cornwall. Both Bus Bodies and the Coach Style ones also. Although this Coach has by now, circa 1975, been down-graded to a Service Bus. The little ECW bodies were comfortable to ride in. During the mid to late 1960s and early 1970s the coach versions were regularly seen in London's Victoria Coach Station, reforming a "Royal Blue Relief Car"

The news that London bus routes 26 and 30 are following route 25 from East London to First marks a change in direction for bus route contracts over the past couple of years.
Leon Daniels
Bus passengers in a Devon resort were shocked as a large gang of youths pelted their vehicle with rocks and stones.
BBC News

FDC Facebook: "Currently delays to X80s into Plymouth due to accident closing the A38 sliproad onto Marsh Mills roundabout. X80s are being diverted via the next junction, travelling back under Marsh Mills roundabout. Unfortunately with the closure & diversions there are tailbacks and added traffic around Marsh Mills which may also affect service 12. We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to circumstances beyond our control.

I doubt Plymouth strikes most people as one of England’s greener places to live – but it is.

In Portchester today, was the Provincial Society's annual flea market in the Community Hall.
Southern England Bus Scene

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