Monday, 17 January 2011

Excel Returns and rare route for vintage Olympian

Refurbished Excel 214 was noted on Line 2 on Saturday 15th January. This is the final example of the nine new to Blackpool Excels to be refurbished, a process which started with 210 in summer 2007. Ex Go North East 219 and 220 have also been treated and ex Reading 224 is currently at Cummins. 214 is the second Excel to operate in the new livery.

Ex Trent Olympians continue to make appearances on all day service though without any particular pattern. Appearances on the 1 and 14 seem to be the most common making today's appearance of 405 on the 17 most unusual as seen here.