09 August 2011

PVL Run down Part 1

A run down of the current state of play regarding the Volvos from Go Ahead London with Plymouth Citybus.
Plymouth Citybus 420 W509WGH
Plymouth Citybus 421 W511WGH
422, 423
Didnt get either of these two on camera but at least one of them was in the paint shop at the time

424Plymouth Citybus 424 X558EGK
The others to follow tomorrow!

Elsewhere on the net

  • With the need to modernise the buses at attempt to produce a locally built low floor low emission vehicle was made by Frans Attard a builder of bodies at a worshop at Il-Kalakku. Known as Scarnif (an anagram of Francis) they had built eleven Optimals, coaches with most using ERF mechanicals. TGP Photos Unlimited
  • The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway finally opens [today], Sunday 7th August, and at 25km will overtake Adelaide's O-Bahn (on which it was partly based) as the world's longest guided busway. Human Transit
  • There aren't many places left in the UK where you can still get a view like this! This is of course, Blackpool, where I spent 4 days of the family holiday PTOTPA
  • Man’s best friend can be quite troublesome when it comes to using the bus. Most operators accept dogs at the discretion of the driver Omnibuses
  • Whey hey, some Dart variety in Plymouth! You're eyes do not deceive you PTOTPA
  • Why Bother with Wyming Brook? Some devious detective delving reveals all. Public Transport Experience
  • fbb has been reminiscing about youthful visits to Wellingborough. Alas he has not visited that locality since his student days, but has passed through, at speed; initially on High Speed Trains ... Public Transport Experience


  1. 317 is having her new lick of paint today, wonder what she is going to look like?

  2. I am guessing it will be in the Go South Coast Blue - but that is just a guess!
    Other than 'expect something different' they were not giving us any clues

  3. is 317 the driver traing vehicle you posted b4?

  4. No, she is the new coach!

  5. SPD 29 is now all white in Plymouth Art Show colours. 317 will be all blue with white swirls.

  6. Also Target Travel have purchased their first double deck bus. Reg on it is L116 YDM, appears to be a Leyland/Volvo Olympian with Alexander bodywotk possibly ex Belfast


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