12 May 2014

Brand new and out of reach for most of us!

There are ten brand new Enviro 200s working in Plymouth, but I doubt that many of you would have seen them, as they are all operated by Babcock and working inside Devonport Dockyard! Luckily Ben Beaver managed to catch a few of them on delivery a couple of months ago...

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©Ben Beaver

You may occasionally see them out and about as they will be visiting Plymouth Citybus at Milehouse for maintenance. You can see more of Bens excellent photos on his Flickr account here

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