News Archive 2018.....

4th January 2018 Both Arriva and Stagecoach are using ADL Enviro400MMCs to upgrade service 55 and 472 for Liverpool and Wirral. Photographed at Sir Thomas Street in Liverpool are Arriva No: 4697 Reg: YX17 NFM and Stagecoach Gold No: 10888 Reg: YX67 VCZ.

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19th January 2018 Stagecoach has upgraded its X2 service between Liverpool and Preston via Southport using new ADL Enviro400MMCs one of whch is Reg: YN67 YKS No: 15299 working the route it is branded for seen at Queens Square Bus Station, Liverpool today.

Also on the same day... Displaying the full new branding for Arriva is Wrightbus Pulsar VDLSB200 Reg: MX10 DAA No: 3047 seen in Queens Square Bus Station, Liverpool today. Looking very smart!

23rd March 2018 Someting different! A coach..... Seen in Liverpool designated coach park adjacent to the Liverpool Echo Arena is VDL Bova Futura of Travelsure, Northumberland Reg: OO15 TSG looking resplendent.

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5th May 2018 Cheshire Cats arrive! Warrington Borough Transport now operating as Warrington’s Own Buses have introduced 13 new ADL Enviro200 MMCs to its fleet to operate routes to the south of the town. Photographed today are No: 202 Reg: CH06 CAT in the Cheshire Cat livery and No: 211 Reg: YX18 KTV in the new standard livery.

On the same day….. Warrington’s Own Buses are trialling an ADL Enviro400 MMC double deck demonstrator Reg: YX67 UZB seen today working the 16 to Dallam.

27th May 2018 Seen on the Leigh Guided Busway is Wrightbus Gemini 3 of First Greater Manchester Bolton depot reg: BT66 MRX fleet no: 39261 looking splendid in the sunshine. These buses are specifically provided for the guided busway service V1 and V2 between Leigh/Atherton and Manchester.

10th August 2018 A new section dedicated to coaches photographed around the North West has been added. Seen here is a Neoplan Tourliner of Happy Al's reg: HA12 ALS seen at Mann Island, Liverpool.

2nd September 2018 ALL CHANGE IN SOUTH LIVERPOOL AND HALTON! Representing the amalgamation of three Arriva bus routes into one is the 500. Seen in Runcorn on the first day of operation in dedicated livery is MAN City Gold gas bus reg: OW17 WNJ fleet no: 5017 showing both the front and the back.

21st September 2018 Express to Widnes... Stagecoach has launched a new limited stop service from Liverpool One to Widnes. Seen at Liverpool One bus station is X5 branded Plaxton Profile Volvo B7R No: 53258 reg: SP56 EBM.

21st October 2018 Enviro Midis in Blackpool... Seen in Blackpool town centre is a recently introduced ADL Enviro200 9.7 metre Reg: YX18 KWB No: 222 waiting to depart on service 3 to Cleveleys Park looking smart even in the rain.

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7th December 2018 From Metroshuttle to Free Bus, Manchester inner city centre bus link service has rebranded from silver to yellow. Seen in Manchester today is Optare versa no: 49922 reg: YJ14 BJZ waiting for its next departure at Piccadilly station approach.