Saturday, 10 May 2014

'Scene' in Exeter

The City of Exeter is one of my favourite cities. Small enough to be visitor friendly and big enough to have all the facilities one would expect.

 

Very much a ‘Stagecoach’ city with all that companies standard types in evidence

 

MX07 HMG

A Dennis Trident with ‘Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL)  Enviro 400 bodywork. Before coming South this bus worked for ‘Stagecoach in Manchester’.


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WA04 TXP

An Optare Solo.


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WA06 HNG

A Dennis Dart SLF with Plaxton’s Pointer 2 bodywork.


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WA11 CGG

A Dennis Dart/‘ADL’ Enviro 200.


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‘Stagecoach’ operates a number of Park and Ride services from points around the city. Unusually the buses on these services are not in fleet livery but are branded for a particular service.

 

The colour coded schematic map is shown on the back end of one of the MAN 18.240’s with ‘ADL’ Enviro 300 bodies used on the services. 


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WA59 FWY

One of the MAN 18.240’s with ‘ADL’ Enviro 300‘ bodies used on the service from Sowton.


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WA59 FWR

A Dennis Trident with ‘ADL’s Enviro 400 body working in from the Honiton Road. 

 

In 2012 this bus was one of many that helped out with the London Olympics.


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WA59 FXH

Another of the MAN 18.240’s with ‘ADL’ Enviro 300 bodies used on the service from Honiton Road.


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WA59 FXC

Another of the same linking the City with the Matford P&R facility.


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Despite ‘Stagecoach’s dominance, there are other operators.

 

YJ12 NBL

An Optare Solo SR belonging to ‘DARTLINE’. An Exeter based company, who operate another Park & Ride service this time from the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.


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WJ55 FHD

An Optare Solo of ‘Carmel Coaches’ (CC). CC operate widely across Devon having depots in Exeter, Plymouth and Torbay.


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CE52 TZX

Another ‘DARTLINE’ vehicle this time a humble Mercedes- Benz Sprinter.

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WK56 PEN

An Optare Solo of the well known operator ‘western greyhound’. (wg)

 

Previously registered MX56 NLT it operated with ‘Fairlane’ on airport related work in the Glasgow area.


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Y524 NHK

A Dennis Trident 2 with Alexander ALX 400 bodywork.

 

Formerly with ‘Stagecoach in London’ as its No. 17450


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LX51 FNW

Another Dennis Trident with Alexander ALX 400 bodywork.

 

One more ex ‘Stagecoach’ bus formerly No. 17518.

 

‘wg’ have had major problems with depot fires the cause of which is not for me to speculate about. However it is presumably the reason for this bus to enter service in its former ‘London’ livery.


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