28 August 2014


The big swap around by First continues with several Tridents now working in Plymouth replacing Cornwall bound Enviro 400s. So far confirmed in Plymouth are 32802 32803 32817 32853 32861.

Enviro's 33658 33661 33662 33664 33665 have departed and are in Cornwall having had their TAVISTOCK names removed. This leaves Plymouth with 33659 33660 33666 33667 at the moment. 33659 and 33667 at least were still on Park & Ride duties a couple of days ago.

Nick Rice has managed to capture a few of the incoming buses over the last week or so...

T for two

©Nick Rice (cc) 13 August 2014

Trident times

©Nick Rice (cc) 18 August 2014

There had to be one!

©Nick Rice (cc) 18 August 2014

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  1. there is another one 32858 HIG1528 that came to plymouth

  2. Should of swapped the E400's with the Wright Eclipse's I say!! Does anyone know how many B7's are in Plymouth and has it changed from when they all arrived from Summerset?

  3. I know there is 4 B7

  4. 32819 is also in Plymouth now.

  5. 32808 is also in Plymouth, seen it today on School Bus duties.
    Also, today CityBus 20 was on Route 14 (so not withdrawn at end of August) and yesterday bus 15 was on Route 25 (so seems to still be in service)


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