Thursday, 5 February 2015

Further MPDs join the fleet

Further Dennis Dart MPDs have joined the fleet to replace buses returned off-lease and the most recent purchases are ex-EYMS W466/468UAG new in April 2000. Both formed part of a 19-strong batch of 29-seater MPDs delivered to EYMS and both were latterly allocated to the Whittle subsidiary in Kidderminster, which has recently been sold.
466 was collected from Hull and despatched straight for respray in Catch22Bus fleet livery whereas 468 has been brought to Blackpool and will operate for a short period in its current livery until other MPDs are repainted.
Two other MPDs have been purchased from Rotala-owned Diamond Buses but will not be released by them until next week and a further Cardiff example should arrive later in March.
Snow on the ground in Hull on 4th Feb when 466/468 were collected from EYMS.