Sunday, 27 April 2014

Dart 143 returns to 22s

Dennis Dart 143 became the second bus in the new Catch22 livery to operate on Saturday 26 April when it returned to 22s after a 7-month absence. The new livery certainly suits this vehicle and is a complete transformation after operating during 2013 in the all-over white livery with hastily applied red front.
MoT preparation work is currently in hand on Dart 163 (V163MVX) whilst recently acquired ex-Stagecoach R356LER is now under repaint. Next for repaints are expected to be ex-Stagecoach X617JCS which is currently receiving panelling repairs and Dart 512 (X512UAT) which has operated in ex-Transdev red and grey livery since acquisition in August 2012.

143 captured on camera crossing the tramway at Cleveleys on its first day back in service since September 2013, wearing the new Catch22Bus fleet livery. (Photo: Alan Robson)