Thursday, 19 March 2015

Rear end Sixes adverts

The first of a series of rear end promotional adverts for Catch22Bus services has been applied to Dennis Dart MPD 658 today. This vehicle is dedicated to service 6 and has received this eye-grabbing promotional advert for the service with further route branding to be applied. Other individual rear end adverts are to be applied to the re-sprayed MPDs.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Dart 468 returns after makeover

Former EYMS W468UAG has returned from respray into Catch22Bus fleet livery and looks much improved after operating for a short time with us in its ex-Whittle green & white livery. 468 will go straight back into service. It has adopted a slightly revised layout to the livery with a 45 degree line separating the orange and turquoise and this will become standard for future repaints.
Next to be returned from respray will be ex-Cardiff S316SHB which is in course of preparation, having been delivered to the painters straight from being collected from its previous owners in Cornwall.
Other fleet news involves Dart MPD 466 which is currently away for MoT work whilst after a very brief return to service, 512 is soon to be sent away for a replacement rear axle.
468 after arriving back at Blackpool following respray.
468 showing the ex-Whittle green & white livery in which the bus operated for a few weeks until being repaneled & resprayed. (Photo: Alan Robson)

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Catch22 invited to contribute to 2015 Parliamentary Review

Catch22Bus has been invited to contribute to this year's "Parliamentary Review" in a new project aimed at raising awareness of issues facing the transport sector. There is certainly a lot going on in the public transport sector with a review of the regulatory role and talk of devolving powers for the franchising of bus services to local authorities, particularly in metropolitan areas.

Former Cabinet Minister, the Rt Hon David Curry said in a letter to Philip Higgs, " I would like to invite Catch22Bus to appear as one of our experts in this year's inaugural Transport Review. If you choose to be involved, I will work with you on your submission".

The Transport Review will relate to a series of documents, entitled The Parliamentary Review, which are headed up by the Prime Minister, The Chancellor of the Exchequer and numerous Cabinet and senior ministers.