03 September 2014

A Brief Stay

Ross Newman, of EnsignBus (dealer) posts a very useful monthly update of buses going through his business, which for August includes several Volvo B7TLs from Plymouth Citybus:

X547EGK [451] seen here at Ensign 8th August

X152FBB [445]

X153FBB (not allocated any number - probably never arrived in Plymouth?)

X167FBB [446]

Plymouth Citybus
©Richard Smith

X168FBB [447] seen here at Milehouse 27 December 2013

X169FBB [448]

Y703TGH [452] seen here at Milehouse 27 December 2013

Y734TGH (not allocated any number - probably never arrived in Plymouth?)

Y737TGH (not allocated any number - probably never arrived in Plymouth?)

Y738TGH (not allocated any number - probably never arrived in Plymouth?)

Y826TGH [453] 1st September noted with Black Velvet Travel registered S6BVT looking very different to its very brief Plymouth days

It remains to be seen if and what double deckers come to take their place in Plymouth

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2 comments:

  1. 449, Y731TGH was branded for School service 101, and is now at Chambers.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/40983178@N07/15104181875/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/thomas190/14073970470/

    It seems all the school buses were very temporary. They're either now driver trainers for a few of them or have left the fleet. The VP class ones with FBB registrations never entered service. All have definitely left now (or are trainers) - there were none sitting around the Lower Yard/back of the tramshed the last few days.

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  2. They must have been brought down for a reason so does anyone know why they were very shortlived here?.Are there any plans for replacing them,and if so what with?.

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