Saturday, 3 July 2010

PD3 goes to Glastonbury

The annual Glastonbury Music Festival sees various shuttle bus services in operation. Chepstow Classic Buses is one of the operators and amongst its Bristol VRs this year, turned out ex Blackpool PD3 518 (HFR518E). This was one of the final ten PD3s in operation in 1988 and was withdrawn with its sisters in November. A year later it headed to Scotland after a repaint into original livery having been purchased by Michael Roulston - remarkably at Christmas 1989 it was putting in a turn on Magicbus service 19 in Glasgow!

By 1994 it had moved to Chepstow Classic Buses and while there it has seen further PSV use - including spells on tourist services and it is now in the Chepstow hire fleet.

Thanks to Sean for the pic, his Bristol VR South West News site has pictures of the Bristol VRs used at the festival while for local interest he maintains an Optare Excel page