First West of England August 2019
General News items
7 more Volvo B9s are coming to Bath with ex Leeds 36229/32-4 here so far the other 3 didn't make it this time but also expected are 36228/30/1 more details when they get here.
Well as expected the Severn Express has run its final trips. My last 2 runs were on 33489 (10.45 from Bristol) and 33490 (15.50 from Bristol and last but 1 17.20 from Newport.
33489 @ Cribbs Causeway & 33490 @ Newport.
and back to the very first Severn Express I drove the first run
from Bristol to Newport as an X7 4th Nov 2013 with 32684 at Newport
Route changes in September will see Hengrove gain 70/1 from LH, MH gain the 35 from LH and 37 from BH. The T3 is going and as mentioned before X5 and 7XP to Stagecoach.
As well as the 20 Q Buster buses due here also expected are 28 mid life Doubles to enable Bristol route 24 and Bath routes 3/3a & 4 to be converted to Decker operation this will allow Streetlites & Enviro 200s to be cascaded else where.
The first 10 have arrived and are First Greater Manchester B9s from Bolton depot these should all be going to Bath.
Just arrived from Manchester 37396 & 37408.
More Q Buster buses here from Manchester are.
Just arrived 30945
2 more arrived from Scotland & York.
32260 from York.
And theres more 2 more from Scotland. these 2 and 32225 above are in new livery with purple fronts.
32090 LH - u (front end damage and Currently in BH donating bits to 32015)
32222 u - WM (32223 is also there)
33658 HE - WS
35162 WS - HE
35167 WS - HE
47449/54 HE - Scotland
47560/2-4 HE - Scotland.
63074/5 BH - HE (rest are following soon)
33658 is the first Enviro to change from Orange 90 livery and go into Mendip Explorer Blue.
The Final B7 at Weston 32357 has now gone into Badgerline livery more Darts repainted are 42902/4 (This leaves 42909/25 to be done)
Mendip Streetdeck 35162 is the first to leave Wells for Hengrove after its repaint into 90 Red front livery.
35167 is another to leave Wells and now has a pink front for 70/1.
The Blue B7s at Wells 32669/73/88 now have Mendip Explorer names applied.
32669 & Former Severn Express 32688 showing Mendip Explorer fleetnames.