Monday 23 July 2012

Stagecoach (and friends) at the Open

Stagecoach Cumbria Scania/Alexander Enviro 15729 passes Olympian 16639 under the temporary footbridge across Clifton Drive South
Unlike previous open golf events at Lytham Stagecoach managed the Park and Ride operation - previously Blackpool Transport (or earlier Fylde Borough) were responsible. Stagecoach has countrywide experience of the event having been most recently involved with the 2010 St Andrews and 2011 Sandwich events. 
15729 at the loading point on St Andrews Road South.

Taken from the footbridge, Stagecoach 15818 is one of a small batch of new Enviros for Morecambe but made its debut on the Open Golf contract. It is running on the shuttle from the former Queen Mary School site

Reminiscent of school buses from Queens Mary's - albeit with somewhat more modern buses. Enviro 15819 leads the open top Trident on the Yellow car park service 
Some of the team who provided the shuttles pose with Chorley based Olympian 16639. This is on the "Public E" shuttle to Fairlawn Road YMCA site.

Olympian 16653 at the Promenade car park

Olympian 16654 at the Leach Lane / Blackpool Road car park

One of Stagecoach Merseyside ex London Alexander bodied Dennis Tridents leaves Fairlawn Road under the control of marshals.

Another of the Merseyside ex London Tridents 17269 (RUT842 originally X269NNO) at Blackpool Road

Warrington Transport also helped out. Here one of its ex London Volvo B7TLs waits at Leach Lane before heading via Ramsgate Road car park back to the Golf

Blackpool Excel 214 swings into Leach Lane on route 17 - normally a fairly deserted area is almost overwhelmed by buses

Another Warrington Volvo at Leach Lane

Blackpool 333 was working the private contract for the car park at South Shore Cricket Club when seen here on Headroomgate Road