Wednesday, 22 April 2015

London Trident joins the fleet

As a direct replacement for Volvo B7TL No.139 sold last month, former Stagecoach London Dennis Trident 17506 (LX51FNJ) has joined the fleet today. New in October 2001, it was one of a batch of 22 low floor Tridents and latterly operated at Catford garage where it was withdrawn in February this year. Others from the same batch are still in service with Stagecoach, for example some are in Manchester on Magicbus branded services, some were converted to open top and others allocated to reserve fleet for use as Rail Replacement or Shuttle buses for large events (such as Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and more locally the Grand National at Aintree).
"51" is likely to retain London red livery for the foreseeable future with a couple of summer corporate hire contracts requiring a 'red' bus where advertising and other branding will be applied for the duration of the contract.

17506 (LX51FNJ) during its last month of operation with Stagecoach in London.