Wednesday 24 September 2014

Another Day out with Dennis to Uttoxeter

This set of images is to illustrate an article written for a magazine called ‘All Things Local’.

This community magazine is produced and distributed from a base in Kilburn, Derbyshire and covers large areas of the towns of Ripley and Belper.


The first bus of the day will be one of ‘trentbarton’s ‘tb’ ‘red arrows’ if you are traveling from the Ripley area or one of the same companies ‘the sixes’ buses if you are traveling from the Belper area.




From Derby to Burton on Trent you stay with ‘tb’ on board one of its ‘the villager’ liveried buses. These carry images of farm animals so underlining their ‘rural’ credentials.


So far if ‘tb’ are using vehicles branded for the services, you have been traveling on Swedish built Scania chassis. In the case of the ‘red arrow’ with coach bodies largely built by a Spanish company called ‘Irizar’. On ‘the sixes’ and ‘the villager’, the bus bodies come from Wright’s of Ballymena in Northern Ireland.


At Burton you switch to the Uttoxeter service provided by ‘Arriva’. I have known this service to be run with double deck buses but recently they have been using Wright bodies again but this time fitted to DAF chassis. These are made in Holland. The company is also known as VDL.



It’s back to ‘tb’ for the trip to Ashbourne aboard one of their ‘the swift’ liveried buses. Yet one more Wright body on another Swedish chassis this time produced by Volvo.



You can elect to stay with this bus back to Derby or the alternative is to change to ‘yourbus’ for the run to Belper from Ashbourne.


This is a bus which is supplied in its entirety by Wright’s again and is called the 'Streetlite'. 



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