Friday 6 June 2014

First Volvo Olympian retired

379 has been stood down, a few months short of its 20th birthday. Ten years earlier it is seen at Saltcotes Road in Line 11 livery
Volvo Olympian 379 has become the first of its batch to be withdrawn. It's seatbelts have been transferred to sister 374 - the only one of the sextet not to fitted.

By contrast a brand new Enviro 400 demonstrator passed through today for inspection as part of a national tour. This is the first of a new design.

Withdrawn Solo 267 is be prepared for use by Blackpool Council Streetscene for the tramway track gang replacing Metrorider 512. 267 has received Blackpool Council purple and white.