Whilst on a short break staying in Southsea, I had chance for a quick visit to Chichester and of course, as well as the beautiful Cathedral, I had to take in the bus scene.
An Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL) Enviro 300 of ‘Stagecoach South’ (SS). The first time I have seen ‘Gold’ branding on single deckers.
Another ‘ADL' Enviro 300 of ‘SS.
A ‘ADL’ E40D of with Enviro 400 bodywork of ‘SS’ wearing the dedicated livery for the '700 Coastliner’ service which operates between Portsmouth and Brighton.
A ‘ADL’ Enviro 300 of ‘SS’. Again wearing the dedicated livery for the '700 Coastliner’ service which operates between Portsmouth and Brighton.
A Dennis Trident 2 with ‘ADL’ 400 bodywork of ‘SS’ in fleet livery.
A Volvo Olympian with Alexander RL bodywork of ‘SS’ which must be coming towards the end of its days.
An Optare Solo of ‘SS’.
A Bova Futura of Chesterfield based operator NOVA Tours.
An Optare Solo ‘SR of Compass Bus’ who are part of ‘Compass Travel’ based in Worthing, West Sussex.
A Dennis Dart with East Lancs Sprite bodywork. Working for ‘Emsworth & District’ (E&D).
Its previous owners reads like a who’s who’ of the bus world and includes.
‘Busy Bee’ of West Bromwich.
‘Pete’s Travel’ of West Bromwich
‘Linkstart’ of Craven Arms
‘Bus Eireann' as 97-D-63758
‘Meteor Parking’ London
and I think that I may have missed a couple
Where next I wonder ?
Looking at the livery, it would seem that all ‘E&D’ have done is retain the top half of the Bournemouth yellow and repainted the bottom half only.