Thursday, 29 September 2016

News Snippets

Minor timetable changes affect Catch 22 Bus from 1 October with some changes to early and late journeys on the 22 and a revised Sunday 22 timetable. The 23 journeys at 1300 (Saturday) and 1720 (Monday to Friday) are discontinued. Catch 22 has sold Dart V234HBH for scrap, it has been used for spares and was not operated. Ex Cardiff 361 W361VHB has been repainted into the new livery.

Blackpool Transport's New Enviro 400 City buses have begun to receive side advertising with 401 noted with an EE mobile advert on Wednesday 21st September. 

The depot tours last weekend included Trident 332 under repaint in the paint shop, extensive preparation has taken place following the removal of the all-over advert and repairs to the engine bay doors following a recent Road Traffic Accident. Atlantean 364 was in the body shop, nearly complete after restoration to original livery.
Trident 332 in the paint shop (Paul Turner)
An unusual event on Saturday 24th saw a 'strongman' competiton involving a 'bus pull' with heritage livery Volvo 524 on the Promenade near the Comedy Carpet. Palladium Buses 410 and 552 were on display alongside preserved PD3 501 and DAF 133.