Thursday, 30 August 2012

Volvo B10M from Stagecoach

20899 upon collection from Stagecoach's Chorley depot - looking immaculate
A further addition to the the CBNW fleet direct from Stagecoach is former 20899, R899XVM, new to Stagecoach in Manchester but latterly with the Merseyside & South Lancashire division. Now 899 in the CBNW fleet, this vehicle was recently repainted & internally refurbished by Stagecoach for possible Olympic Games cover, but in the event it proved surplus to requirements. In absolutely superb condition, CBNW are happy to accept such a superb vehicle which will be prepared for use in our contract & private hire fleet. It is intended that 899 will adopt standard CBNW red livery very soon.

Further Darts join CBNW

512 & 533 pause for a rest on the delivery run to Blackpool on 29 August.
A little later than planned, two further Dennis Darts arrived with CBNW yesterday, this time from Transdev London. However, on the plus side both buses have been MOT'd by their previous owner as part of the deal and they will now be quickly prepared for use on our "Catch 22" service which starts on 10th September. These Darts are in great condition and further additions are being discussed. The two latest additions are 512 (X512UAT) & 533 (X533UAT).

RCL2243 joins the fleet - on loan

RCL2243 on its maiden voyage with CBNW on SeaFront 12 - it left Pleasure Beach with a full load!
We are very pleased to announce a temporary addition to the CBNW operating fleet - RCL2243 has joined us on loan from Routemaster Buses of Crewe. It has already proved to be a magnet for tourists on Sea Front 12 but will soon be operating alongside our other open top Bristol VR on illumination tours from the Norbreck and other North Shore hotels from 1st September.

New blog, new depot & new routes!

This is a new blog to record events and fleet news at Classic Bus North West. We have recently moved to a new operating base close to the end of the M55 motorway on Brinwell Road which can accommodate over 20 vehicles under cover. Currently "SeaFront 12" and our private hire contracts, but also from September our output increases to operate two contracts for Blackpool & Fylde College and, from 10 September, our new town bus service "Catch 22" starts, linking Mereside, Blackpool & Cleveleys.