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February 2006
2005 by night
2005 by night
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Lothian 338 (G338GSG), one of their oldest Olympians still in service, in Edinburgh in March 2005.
Arriva London South DWL2 (Y802DGT), a Wright bodied Dart on the 319 service from Sloane Square to Streatham Hill, seen at Clapham in December 2005.
Finglands R419SOY, a Northern Counties bodied Olympian in Manchester Piccadilly in August 2005.   Sister R420SOY can be seen on the 2005-review page when operating for Armchair.
Stagecoach Devon has increased the frequency of the (12) Paignton to Newton Abbott service with every second journey serving the new South Devon College in Torquay.   Additional vehicles have been delivered to operate the route such as 18305 (WA05MHE) a standard Alexander bodied Dennis Trident seen in Torquay in September 2005.
Stagecoach East Kent 53010 (GU52WTJ), a Plaxton/Volvo at Victoria Coach Station in July 2005.   Stagecoach lost several National Express contracts in 2005, because of their competing Megabus operations.
Stagecoach has begun renewing its minibus fleet with Solos.   Stagecoach Western 47064 (SF04SKE) is seen in Burns Square in Dumfries in December 2005.
Edinburgh Fastlink, using a 1.5km guided busway opened at the end of 2004.   The route runs from Ocean Terminal in Leith to the Gyle shopping centre, where Lothian 119 (SN04NHK), a Wright/Volvo is loading in December 2005.
Stagecoach has returned several original registrations to the owners of Queen Marys formerly operated by Southdown.   One such is 416DCD (formerly PRX190B), seen at Worthing pier in November 2005.
The Routemaster was finally retired from active service in London in 2005.   There were several farewell days, as routes were converted to low floor operation.   London General RML887 (202UXJ) is seen at the Putney Heath terminus, about to operate the final journey on route (14) to Tottenham Court Rd one Friday evening in July 2005.
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