Sunday, 5 November 2017

Morton's Travel

Adrian Morton, owner of Morton's Travel of Tadley, Hampshire has very kindly sent some photos of his refurbished ex Blackpool, new to Blackburn Tridents. Former 335 entered service six weeks ago and is now registered E13 BUS, with 333 arriving on Saturday from certification, and will enter service soon with new registration F13BUS. Adrian also has former Blackpool, new to Reading, Excel 225 in stock, its currently used occasionally as a spare bus.

The Tridents join a fleet of high capacity high quality double deckers and coaches used on school contracts, private hires and rail replacement work.

Morton's E13BUS, former Blackpool 335 and new as Blackburn 3 in Morton's stylish livery (Steve Foster)

The before shot: Trident 335 in service in Blackpool (Adrian Morton)

Refurbishment work has seen new coach seats with belts fitted in 333/335 (Adrian Morton)

A before interior of the Tridents (Adrian Morton)
And finally. Former Excel 225 is seen on Sunday 17th September at Reading Northern Interchange operating an all stations rail replacement service to Basingstoke on behalf of Great Western Railway. Apart from a deep clean and MOT 225 remains, at present, in as acquired condition and sees only minimal use as a spare vehicle. (Adrian Morton)
Many thanks for Adrian for taking the trouble to get in touch and share these photos.