Go-Ahead has recently heavily invested in its
south coast companies, by placing over 60 new Scania OmniCity double
deckers in service in Southampton and Isle of Wight area fleets.
These have displaced time expired Optare and Olympian vehicles and have
brought a touch of Polish flair to gentle surroundings.
The vehicles are spread far and wide - Wilts & Dorset have received two sizeable batches which have enabled
high profile routes such as the X3 Salisbury to Bournemouth
service (above) and Activ8 Salisbury to Andover route (below left) to be
re-branded and upgraded. Southern Vectis on the Isle of
Wight equally have two large batches which can be seen everywhere on the
island (middle left). Finally Solent Blue Line, now called
Bluestar, have vehicles for the Southampton to Winchester route (top
left) and their recently won Unilink services (lower left).
Not to be outdone, Brighton & Hove have over 20 vehicles for high
profile routes such as the 5 (below right).