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
A Dennis Trident with ‘Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL) Enviro 400 bodywork. Before coming South this bus worked for ‘Stagecoach in Manchester’.
An Optare Solo.
A Dennis Dart SLF with Plaxton’s Pointer 2 bodywork.
A Dennis Dart/‘ADL’ Enviro 200.
‘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.
One of the MAN 18.240’s with ‘ADL’ Enviro 300‘ bodies used on the service from Sowton.
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.
Another of the MAN 18.240’s with ‘ADL’ Enviro 300 bodies used on the service from Honiton Road.
Another of the same linking the City with the Matford P&R facility.
Despite ‘Stagecoach’s dominance, there are other operators.
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.
An Optare Solo of ‘Carmel Coaches’ (CC). CC operate widely across Devon having depots in Exeter, Plymouth and Torbay.
Another ‘DARTLINE’ vehicle this time a humble Mercedes- Benz Sprinter.
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.
A Dennis Trident 2 with Alexander ALX 400 bodywork.
Formerly with ‘Stagecoach in London’ as its No. 17450
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.