Friday 23 October 2020

On Test, On Loan and On the Road

Fylde Transport Trust's Paladin number 7 poses at Manchester Square on a test run (Philip Higgs)

For the first time since 1997 a two tone blue Fylde single decker took to the road with FTT's recently repainted 'Paladin' 7 (TKU469K) on its first test run after mechanical attention. It is graced with its original registration gain having carried UIB3987 with its last operator.

FTT also undertook a depot shunt this week to extract PD2 346 which is moving onto the next stage in its restoration.

PD2 346 being extracted from the rear of the Coastliner Buses workshop. A new floor has recently been fitted (Philip Higgs)

Meanwhile Coastliner Buses has added a further ex Cardiff Dart to its fleet CE02UUY is now in use in fleet livery after purchase in August, joining sister CE02UUP. CE02UUZ remains in store. A second ex London Enviro 400 LX57AXR has gone for repaint in fleet livery. 

Blackpool Transport has temporarily parted with six of its Volvo B7RLEs, 525, 526, 529, 530, 531 and 533 on loan to Transdev Blazefield until December. The first route are in use with Rosso at their Rochdale depot and the other two are with Burnley Bus Company.