Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Trident Trainer, Delta Demise and Excel Exit

Excel 226 on its last day on route 17 in St. Annes (Jono Niblock)

In the month of its 13th birthday, Trident 303 has become the first of its type to be taken out of service and will be converted to a driver trainer, replacing Delta 969 which is now withdrawn. Sister 970 was taken out of use in late April with a defective engine. This ends Delta operation after 25 years.

Optare Excel 226 was withdrawn today after use on service 17. Further Excels will be retired at the end of the month once the Citaros enter service. 

Trident 331 has returned to use in a Tower Dungeon all-over advert joining 328-330 with Merlin Entertainments themed adverts.