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New second hand buses........
« on: March 27, 2013, 11:14:31 PM »
Ok if I thought First couldn't get any more bonkers I've been proven wrong yet again.
They have bought 3 Connex Jersey Dart SLF Caetano Nimbus busese to replace some of there older buses in service, trouble is how wide are they and secondly they arent going to be that long either.
And people in Redditch are moaning, Crumbs think of what silly plans they would have come up with if they hadn't sold RH and KR off.
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Re: New second hand buses........
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 11:30:35 PM »
It has been suggested elsewhere that First Group may have acquired the entire batch of 21

If you scroll down the web page below, there are pictures of them being loaded on to a cargo ship

http://www.solentstevedores.co.uk/news.php
http://www.solentstevedores.co.uk/photo_gallery.php
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Re: New second hand buses........
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 01:29:31 AM »
Id like to know the fleetnumbers!  I wish they'd buy 30 or so LF deckers to displace Volvo Olympians, which in turn would clear out the last Leyland Olympians, Volvo Citybuses and Dennis Arrows!

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Re: New second hand buses........
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2013, 01:43:05 AM »
Id like to know the fleetnumbers!  I wish they'd buy 30 or so LF deckers to displace Volvo Olympians, which in turn would clear out the last Leyland Olympians, Volvo Citybuses and Dennis Arrows!

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The only way First could buy LF deckers in that quantity would be to buy ex London deckers from one of leasing agents, there appear to be growing numbers of 52/53 plate deckers no for sale
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Re: New second hand buses........
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2013, 01:36:31 PM »
I wonder if these are intended to replace the 50/51/52xxx Mercedes-Benz midibuses?

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Re: New second hand buses........
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013, 02:03:32 PM »
I wonder if these are intended to replace the 50/51/52xxx Mercedes-Benz midibuses?

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Not sure, its been suggested a few are going to Wyvern @ WR to replace the remaining early low floor Darts that are non Diptac
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Re: New second hand buses........
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2013, 11:08:21 PM »
I wonder if these are intended to replace the 50/51/52xxx Mercedes-Benz midibuses?

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Not sure, its been suggested a few are going to Wyvern @ WR to replace the remaining early low floor Darts that are non Diptac
see thread newish dart on midland red.net
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Re: New second hand buses........
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2013, 09:15:12 PM »
One that nearly caught me out this afternoon is a new arrival at Worcester, Trident 33042 (LN51 DWG); registration is so similar to 33043 already there (LN51 DVG).

A photo of 33042 will be on the main site soon
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Re: New second hand buses........
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2013, 03:09:02 PM »
Two of the six ex jersey darts are in Worcester 43869/71 branded for Worcester. Tho I do wonder if they are still limited to 30 MPH.
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Re: New second hand buses........
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2013, 07:27:59 PM »
Two more of the ex jersey darts are in Worcester 43870/43874.

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Re: New second hand buses........
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2013, 08:19:05 PM »
Two of the six ex jersey darts are in Worcester 43869/71 branded for Worcester. Tho I do wonder if they are still limited to 30 MPH.

Two more of the ex jersey darts are in Worcester 43870/43874.

Those ex Jersey Buses are Great, Nice Runners well I'm talking 2005/2006/2007 when I last rode on them
All Blackpool Heritage Trams | All Stagecoach South West Tridents

NXWM - All Metrobuses/Lynxs/Liberators 4023 4039 4156 4169 4177 4187 4218 4367 4368 4425-4474 4520 4532 4555 4560 4565 4575 4578 4586 4610-4634 4674 4719 4725 4729 4813 4900

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Re: New second hand buses........
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2013, 08:41:09 PM »
Two of the six ex jersey darts are in Worcester 43869/71 branded for Worcester. Tho I do wonder if they are still limited to 30 MPH.

In a word, no. The limiters have now been reconfigured and they do 50mph

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Re: New second hand buses........
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2013, 01:07:10 AM »
Two of the six ex jersey darts are in Worcester 43869/71 branded for Worcester. Tho I do wonder if they are still limited to 30 MPH.

In a word, no. The limiters have now been reconfigured and they do 50mph
Oh sounds like that could be fun for some of the routes out of Worcester as I'm going to guess they will find there way round even if its just for a laugh lol
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Re: New second hand buses........
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2013, 01:52:53 AM »
The ex Jersey Darts are 43854-75.

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Re: New second hand buses........
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2013, 05:02:10 PM »
Courtesy of midlandred.net (for none members)

3 second-hand ex Premiere Travel buses have arrived at First Worcester in the shape of MX10DXU (E200), FN08AZZ & PJ59JPT (Both E300's). They are all still in their previous owners colours. These along with others are thought to be to allow the ex Veolia B7RLE/Plaxton Centro’s 66691-9 to cascade to Leicester (has been suggested)
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