Plymouth Citybus and its predecessors have always been a pretty standardised fleet with just a few oddities along the way. I think its fair to say that the next batch of buses will be among the more unusual to hit the streets of Plymouth. Even twelve months ago, if someone was to tell you that Citybus were to take a batch of fairly new singledeckers from within the Go Ahead Group, you would be unlikely to choose these from the GA Fleet as likely to be heading our way.
Well, its almost time, as the gas powered MAN EcoCity 18.270 with Caetano B43F bodywork from Anglian Buses will be arriving in Plymouth next week! The 23rd and 24th should all being well see the buses arriving at Milehouse. They are coming down via Reading where they will be refuelled by Reading Transport. They wont enter service just yet though as they will need to be refurbished and repainted into Flash liveries first.
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They will certainly make quite an impact on the streets of Plymouth and will also boost the 'green' credential of Plymouth Citybus.