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Last updated: 16 January 2018

 
     
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End of the line for single decker Volvos at Hoeford.

A chance to view these vehicles before we say farewell to the Volvo B7RLEs which have operated the Eclipse routes since April 2012. Originally there were fourteen ordered for the new E1 and E2 routes when they were launched. Subsequently, as the frequency increased because of growing demand, three more similar buses were ordered and joined in 2013. These 63 plate buses (69537-9  BF63 HDN/U/O) are now ready to move on when newer vehicles replace them in January. To meet the requirements of buses using the whole of the BRT, all vehicles must be no more than five years old. The fourteen original B7RLEs were cascaded to Weymouth for routes 2 and 10. The three remaining ones are destined for Manchester soon.

This is the full offside view of no. 69549 (BF12 KWK) as it swings from BRT (Henry Cort Way) into the Hutfield Link the current southern end of the line! The front and offside view of no. 69544 (BF12 KWD) was taken at Elson Church. All of these have been replaced by ADL Enviro200 MMCs the first batch with fleet numbers 67172-88 will be joined by the three new ones with fleet numbers 67198-200 (inclusive).

Photos by John Sherwin taken on 23 April 2015

 
 
 
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Newly transferred to Hilsea, StreetLite 47406 seen at Commercial Road South on Friday January 12

 
 
 
 

NEW VEHICLES

ADL E200MMC (Eclipse)

Fleet Number Reg No Status
67198 YX67 UXC Delivered
67199 YX67 UXD Delivered
67200 YX67 UXE (unconfirmed) Delivered
 
 

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