Thursday, 9 May 2013

Dart 162 finally returns!

After over 6 months off the road, our Dart 162 finally returned to passenger service on 8th May. Unfortunately, 162 experienced a lot of mechanical and electrical problems from the start of its entry into service with us back in September 2012. It has required a replacement rear axle, electrical components including gearbox and "aladdin" brain boxes, a rewiring of the looms at the rear end of the bus and replacement brake parts. After gradually working through the issues over the last few months, and a lengthy spell at Ribblesdale Auto Electrics, the bus is finally earning its keep again!
162 posed at Mereside turning circle and not really going to "Royal Albert Hall" after finally returning to service following a four-month hibernation in the bus depot. (Photo: David Umpleby)