Seen in Maidenhead in 2005, and thought to be on crew work, is this East Lancs bodied Volvo Olympian, S857DGX, ex Metrobus of Orpington. The bus is normally used on school work.
By 2014 a new source of school doubledeckers had been found in the shape of former London General PDL20 (PJ02PZT), a Plaxton President bodied Dennis Trident. It sports the new fleet insignia and the lettering on the side gives internet information and proclaims the substantial progress to environmentally friendly operations, well on course to meet government targets. Ironically the Trident is probaby amongst the least environmentally members of the fleet.
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Seen in Reading in May 2015 is a modern doubledecker in the fleet, RH58HVJ. The first two VDL DB250LF with East Lancs bodies in 2006, an unusual choice for an independent operator. This is also an unusual combination, being an Optare bodied Alexander Dennis Enviro400. A pair of all Alexander Dennis Enviro400s was acquired in January 2014 for a contract linking Milton Park industrial area with Didcot Railway Station. This decker is seen on route 189 which links Reading with Wokingham in mild competition with First Berkshire, though their route transferred to Reading Buses in 2015 when First closed its Bracknell depot and left the town and its surroundings to Courtney.
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Inside the bus was very well appointed and fully seat belted. Its primary use on the 189 is to cope with school traffic, the service being built around a school contract. The external livery ties in with the coffee culture of Wokingham, with all the local services in shades of coffee and buses named accordingly.
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