Arriving at the damp Showbus in 2010 is VLE612 (LJ07XEO).
This September 2011 view shows the contrast with the later deliveries of Volvo B9TL. The subtle change from East Lancs to Optare badging aside, the class change has changed from VLE to VLX as these are eXtra long tri-axle machines. VXE724 (YJ11TVE) leads two axle models from Big Bus and OLST VLE620 (LJ07UDD).
Showing off its size, numerically the last of the VXE batch, is 736 (YJ11TVX) seen outside the House Of Fraser near the Monument in the city in early May 2012.
A rear view of VXE724 (YJ11TVE) seen in September 2011.
VXE734 (YJ11TVV) is seen the following morning about to cross Westminster Bridge.