Thursday, 5 July 2012

Stephensons of Essex surprise new buses

Stephensons of Essex have taken delivery of  two Scania N230UB Alexander Dennis Enviro400's  for there essex services they are the first E400s with the company .there last deckers they bought were  optare olympus   but as optare will not body anythink but there own  Stephensons have made the move to aDL400 scanias .good move in my book . The new buses will be bases at the Rochford .

 there expected to be on olympic duties during the summer .the registrations and fleet numbers  of the new Enviro 400s are 601 -EU12 HXW  & 602 - EU12 HXY

601 -EU12 HXW (C) Pete Best

 602 - EU12 HXY (C) Pete Best

THANKS GO'S TO peter best and Stephensons

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Greenline upgrade service

Major Greenline upgrade on the Hemel Hampstead- london 758 service

GreenLine (Arriva) has just spent around  £300,000 on upgrading there 758 service with newer coaches previously on Arriva's National Express service. The coaches Vanhool T9 SB400S have replaced older vanhool T9'S SB3000'S . The seven new coaches have been re-aposted also now have air con and WIfi fitted.

  The overhaul represents an investment by Arriva of more than £300,000 as part of its ongoing commitment to providing customers with a quality service and great value.

Linsey Frostick, Marketing Manager for Green Line Coaches, said: “With major sporting events taking place in and around the city this summer, there’s even more of a reason for people to be heading to London.
“Our upgraded coaches are a great way for people to get out and about, with the added benefits of free Wi-Fi, allowing passengers to access the internet, providing them with the perfect opportunity to look at their emails or carry out research, as they make their way into central London. By opting for coach travel, passengers are not only guaranteed a seat rather than having to stand in a packed train carriage, but great value journeys that also deliver excellent cost savings.”

The 758 route, which was a product of the deregulation of coach services, started on 26 September 1981 with AEC   Reliance  and today’s route remains virtually unchanged since the original launch.  The route was the first Green Line service to serve housing estates and pick up commuters and was an immediate success. On the first day of operation, Nicholas Lyell QC, the then MP for Hemel Hempstead, travelled on the service along with 14 other people and after two weeks’ operation, the coaches were full.

Green Line aim is to offers great links to London from across Luton and Hertfordshire providing customers with great value and significant savings against train travel at convenient times

Photos below of the new refurbished coaches 

GL 758 exterior content
GL 758 interior

Thanks to arriva the shires for use of photo's and info