Hand-me-downs are also a feature of the local rolling stock. Here is W702 PHT ...
But one of the most travelled motors must be T77 TRU.
The press was there to record the momentous event ...
There is a perception (true to a certain extent) that First are only upgrading their fleet in areas where business is good and predicted to get better. Cascaded (sounds better than "hand-me-downs") will always end up in less profitable "backwaters" like Weymouth (with apologies to all Weymothians!). The arrival of six brand new, top quality, shiny, state-of-the-art single deckers in largely rural Dorset suggests that senior management is keen to do better. Hooray!
Thanks, First, for the invite!
** New buses have been bought for the X53 but this service, at the time, was tendered by Devon and Dorset county councils.
At the Moor on Sunday 8 December, First showcased one of the new buses under the banner ‘Evolution of Buses’. Customers were given the opportunity to try the wifi capability and gave positive feedback that wifi access would make a real difference to how and when they would consider using buses.
The new buses have been put into service on routes 52 (Woodhouse to Hillsborough), 69 (Rotherham to Sheffield) and 76 (Low Edges to Meadowbank).
Well, nearly right, First! The 76 runs from Low Edges, via City to Firth Park and MeadowHALL. Bad house point. You need to try harder!
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