Sunday, 8 January 2012

New Buses Coming This Week?

Several sources told me that 23 Scania bodied Enviro 400s were coming to Torbay sometime soon to replace the present fleet of Dennis Tridents that are running on the 12 route. The Tridents came into service in March 2004 which makes them almost 7 years old. A bus on the 12 service does 50 000 miles a year so these buses have done almost 350 000miles. When they came into service they all started on the same day but the Enviro are apparently coming in dribs and drabs. Word is that 3 will be here by the middle of next week.

These sources were unofficial and as yet unconfirmed so we will just have to wait and see.

The photo is of Dennis Trident 18065, WA04CRK leaving Paignton Bus Station for the first time on 1 March 2004. Doesn't it look good.


Anonymous said...

The ALX400 Tridents have done surprisingly well in Torbay - they still look neat and tidy and are in good condition inside too. Most of them are ex-Cambridge so the 350k is just what Torbay has added (unless you were referring to new buses).

Do we know where these Enviros might be coming from? Manchester I presume?

PS Do you mean Enviro 400 bodied Scanias?

David said...

"350k is just what Torbay has added"
Hi anon, I'm not sure what this 350k refers to. Do you mean Torbay have contributed £350k towards the cost of these buses? David

Anonymous said...

Well by 350k I meant miles. Was pointing out that if they came here second hand their mileage would be higher.

Ken, cambs said...

The Cambridge ones were ex London before they were put on park & ride in Cambridge.

David said...

The Tridents we got in Torquay in March 2004 were all brand new, all 21 of them.

Anonymous said...

Ah, I must be confusing myself with another town then. Would certainly explain why they are in such good condition given their age.