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  January 2017
Bus Review 2016 Part 1
New and updated liveries

Photo Facts (Top to Bottom)
  • Stagecoach East Scotland East Dennis Enviro300 MMC 26008 (YX65PZH), one of the batch bought for the 19 Dunfermline to Ballingry service seen in Dunfermline in August 2016.
  • Trandsev Blazefield 3610 (LY02ZAP) a Volvo/Gemini in York in May 2016 on the newly introduced Cityzap service to Leeds.
  • Stagecoach South West now operate the Park & Ride services in Plymouth where Dennis Enviro400 10458 (SN65NZR) is seen on a rainy day in February 2016.
  • Stagecoach upgraded their Jet 727 service from Aberdeen to the airport with Dennis Enviro400 MMCs such as 10528 (SN16OMS) seen in the bus station in August 2016.
  • As in Plymouth, Stagecoach won the Chester Park & Ride from First where Dennis Enviro300 MMC 26061 (SN16OPT) is seen in August 2016.
  • Metroline operate vehicles on London contracts outside the central area in a blue, white and red livery as seen on Dennis Dart DEL854 (LK08DWG) at Luton Airport in December 2016.
  • Best Impressions re-branded the 60 service from Midhurst to Chichester where Dennis Enviro400 19882 (GX11AKG) is seen in October 2016.
  • First have introduced Platinum as their premium brand as seen on Dennis Enviro300 MMC 67086 (SN65ZGB) in Aberdeen in August 2016.
  • Glasgow Citybus Dennis Enviro200 MMC SN65ZGZ on the Scotrail branded service between Queen St and Central Stations in Glasgow in December 2016.


Double Deckers
Everything but Geminis

Photo Facts (Top to Bottom)
  • Stagecoach South East Dennis Enviro400 MMC 15273 (YN16WVO) one of the batch bought for the Breeze service seen in Ramsgate in July 2016.
  • East Yorkshire Volvo B5TL/MCV EvoSeti 793 (BP15 OLH) at York railway station in May 2016.
  • Optare Metrodecker demonstrator YJ16DFG on hire to First on the X78 service from Sheffield to Doncaster at Meadowhall Shopping Centre in May 2016.
  • Nottingham Scania Enviro400 643 (YN15EJD) in South Notts livery in Nottingham in August 2016.
  • Arriva North East Dennis Enviro400 MMC 4518 (YX16OJT)  in Leicester in December 2016.
  • Stagecoach Western Dennis Enviro400 MMC 10521 (SN16OMH) bound for the X25 Cumbernauld to Glasgow service at Alexanders coachworks in Falkirk in May 2016.
  • First Somerset & Avon Dennis Enviro400 MMC 33944 (YX66WEP) liveried for Bath Park & Ride in November 2016.
  • Plymouth Dennis Enviro400 516 (WF63LZE) in its home town in February 2016.

Bus Stations
New builds
Photo Facts (Top to Bottom)
  • Leicester Haymarket Bus Station was recently completely rebuilt in 2016.
  • Galashiels has a new bus station adjacent to the re-opened train station on the Waverley line to Edinburgh.   Perryman have taken over more local services as seen by Dennis Enviro200 SN16OXV en route for Selkirk in August 2016.



Classic Liveries
Traditional colours
Photo Facts (Top to Bottom)
  • Reading Buses repainted SN11BRX, a Dennis Enviro400 hybrid in 1980's livery which looks surprisingly smart.
  • East Kent had their 100th anniversary in 2016.   Dennis Dart 34541 (GX04EYS) was painted in this classic version of the livery as part of the celebration.


New Homes
North of Scotland retreat
Photo Facts (Top to Bottom)
  • Stagecoach Western owned two of the rare Volvo B7RLE/Wright Eclipse Commuter buses.   They were transferred to Stagecoach Bluebird in 2016 and find themselves on the lengthy Aberdeen to Elgin run.   21202 (SF55RKE) is seen in Buckie in August 2016.
  • First have transferred their 10 Dennis Enviro500's from Glasgow to Aberdeen where 38222 (SN09CDE) is seen in August 2016.

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