Thursday 21 February 2013

Another Dart joins the fold

A further Dennis Dart has been acquired to strengthen our low-floor operation of service 22. Former Metroline DLD182 was one of a batch of 20+ Plaxton bodied Darts delivered new to Metroline in London in June 2001 but upon withdrawal in 2012 it passed to dealer Ensignbus. It operated briefly for Ensignbus on rail replacement work but was sold to us earlier in February.
Although mechanically in superb condition, its appearance shows years of hard work with Metroline and it looks like it has never been repainted. Before entering service with CBNW on service 22, Y652NLO will be internally refurbished and externally resprayed in red livery.
Y652NLO on its return journey to Blackpool