Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Excel End Approaches

This week is likely to be the last for Optare Excel 225, the final example of the batch to operate in Blackpool.The other Reading examples have now left the fleet. 226 departed with Olympian 375 both for conversion to non psvs in early October, 224 went for scrap on 20 October and 223 on 1 November. 222 left in July. 

Overlooked on this blog was the disposal of 277-279 and 284 in August, with 277-9 since scrapped. The penultimate Volvo B7RLE to be refurbished, 532, has now returned with 526 heading to Bus and Coach World in its place. 

Several double deckers have received rear end adverts for Blackpool Transport's 'Love your Bus' campaign with Tridents 344, 345, 351 and DAFs 354, 356, 361, 363, 366 and 368 making nine with two more to follow.