News Archive 2017.....

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6th January 2017 Seen in Chester today is ADL Enviro400 MMC Fleet No: 10807 Reg: SN66 WBD for Cambridge Park and Ride diverted to Chester Depot. This is noted on service No2 to Liverpool which is a Stagecoach Gold service.

21st January 2017 Seen both in Beechwood, Runcorn and in Chester on the last day prior to the route being altered no longier serving Chester is Wright Cadet VDLSB120 No: 2524 Reg: DK55 FXJ working service 21 between Halton Hospital and Chester.

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on the same day..... The last route 21 to serve and seen in Beechwood, Runcorn has been allocated to a Wright Cadet SB120.

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3rd February 2017 Spot the Difference! Seen in LIverpool is No: 4800 Reg: BT66 MTE Wright Gemini 3 on Rail Replacement duty. Underneath is No: 4504 Reg: MX13 AEE Wright Gemini 2 variant on Cross River Service 433 to New Brighton.

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3rd March 2017 Seen in Runcorn is Howards Travel Group Utong TC12 reg: LH16 HOW named Lilly. This is one of a pair of new coaches for Howards.

25th March 2017 A new type to National Express services is Reg: BV66 WPL a Scania K410UD6/Caetano Boa Vista which has been named Kia. This is allocated to regular service A1 to Luton Airport seen outside of Victoria Coach Station, London.

1st Arpil 2017 Seen in Liverpool One Bus Station today was Yutong E12 Demonstrator reg: YX66 CBC No: 7911 operated by Arriva Merseyside.

5th May 2017 Seen at its new terminus in Forgate Street, Chester is re liveried MAN EcoCity/Caetano CityGold Gas Bus branded reg: MX62 KSZ Fleet No: 5001 working an X30 service to Warrington.

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and on the same day in the same location..... Re liveried ADL Enviro 400 into new Saphire branding working service 1 to Wrexham is Reg: J200 ABW Fleet No: 4402

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26th May 2017 Seen southbound on the M6 motoway is a OC Transpo: Alexander Dennis Enviro500 on en route to being exported.

17th June 2017 Chaos on Frodsham Street, Chester due to a broken down Arriva Windsford ALX400 No: 4102 Reg: CX55 EAJ which produced a que of buses behind it. Due to the redevlopment of the street vehicles are unable to pass each other.

and on the same day..... Seen departing the new Chester Bus Interchange is Stagecoach No: 47494 Reg: PX07 HBY Optare Solo operating the new 200 linking the Interchange with the Town Hall (previous location of the bus station).

7th July 2017 Newly delivered ADL Enviro400 City for Arriva Wales Reg: CX17 BYC No: 1002 seen in Chester today looking very smart working service 1 to Wrexham.

22nd July 2017 Today saw the last day of operation for the service 21 between Runcorn and Helsby. Seen on this service on 13th June 2017 heading for Helsby and seen on the busway is MAN Eco City Gas bus reg: MX13 AAV No: 5006.

and seen on the same day.... Seen at Halton Hospital on the Runcorn Busway is ex Windsford Optare Solo SR reg: MX12 KVE No: 709 working the 3A Weston Point circular service. Nice to see some variety!

12th August 2017 A trio of new 17 plate MAN Eco City Gas buses standing in waiting to enter service soon with Arriva Runcorn Depot for service 82A between Runcorn and liverpool.

and seen on the same day.... On Loan for a two week evaluation to Network Warrington is ADL Enviro200MMC demonstrator reg: YX17 NNM. Seen in Warrington Interchange working a service No: 5 to Altrincham.

27th August 2017 The new 17 plate MAN Eco City Gas buses based at Runcorn Arriva depot have entered into service on 82A between Runcorn and liverpool. Ilustrating both sides, front and rear angles of the bus type is No: 5011 reg: OW17 WNC seen on the busway next to the entrance to the Arriva Garage.

21st October 2017 A unique situation today with two Wright Gemini 3 Volvo Hybrid buses of Arriva Speke depot operating a special one off free shuttle service to show off the new Mersey Gateway bridge between Runcorn and Widnes. Both No: 4811 and No: 4850 were driven by two Arriva Runcorn depot drivers. Both seen at the Brindley today.

4th November 2017 BYD arrival in Liverpool! Seen today newly delivered to operate the "The Belt" 26/27 Sheild Rd circular services in Liverpool are BYD ADL Enviro 200 fully Electric buses. No: 7000 Reg: LJ67 DLX seen in Liverpool One Bus Station on route 26 looking shiney and new.