Sunday, 2 May 2010

124 ready for disposal

Withdrawn Optare Delta 124 has now been stripped for disposal. New in 1991, 124 was refurbished in Spring 2000 and was repainted into the early mustard/yellow/grey pool livery in April 2001 ready for the new network launch at the end of that month. In January 2006 it gained the later black/yellow livery and in the early hours of 26 September 2009 suffered a wiring loom fire which caused its withdrawal.

After several months in store with various parts cannibalised it is now being stripped prior to disposal for scrap - the fifth Delta to be sold for scrap after 120 in 2003, 131 in 2004, 117 in 2007 and 110 in 2009.