Bus and Coach Photography

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News Archive 2019.....

1st January 2019


Seen yesterday in Widnes is seasonally liveried with Santa, Elf and snow flakes is Runcorn based Gas Bus Reg: OW17 WNG No: 5015 heading towards the airport and Liverpool One on the 500 service.


4th January 2019


Seen today at the Royal Albert dock is Arriva promoting the demand responsive click, pay and go minibus service for City/South Liverpool.  They have wood effect floor, leather seating, tables, free WIFI and USB charging.  This vehicle is Reg:  RX18 LNO No:  1017 a EVM Low Floor Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 516CDi minibus.


1st March 2019


Seen today in Warrington Bus Interchange is Warrington's Own Buses Wright Cadet VDLSB120 Reg: YJ57 BPU No: 80 showing off its new livery, looking very smart.  


And on the same day....


Seen also at Warrington Bus Interchange today was Link Network a recently aquired Wright Streetlite DF Reg: SK68 TWN  operating on service 329 to St Helens.  The sister service to this is 110 which is operated by Link Network to Widnes mainly using Optare Solos.


11th March 2019


Seen today in Northwich is an Arriva Mellor Strata Mercedes Sprinter 516 low floor minibus Reg: WM17 WLP No: 4701 operating service 4 to Barnton.  These minibuses were introduced in July 2017 for Macclesfield and Winsford depots..

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7th April 2019


Seen today in Blackpool at the Coach Rally is  new Volvo 9900 of T J Thomas reg: DJ19 DJT.  Please do explore the rest of the coaches photographed at Blackpool today by clicking on the photograph.  


May the 4th be with you....


Looking very Darth Vader esk is new Caetano Levante III Scania K410EB6 reg:: BM68 AHL operated by Selwyns seen in Liverpool today on an inbound terminating service 060 from Leeds.


10th May 2019


Warringtons own buses reaches Widnes!  Seen today in Widnes Green Oaks is Optare Versa Hybrid reg: YJ62 FNT no: 104  providing the new 32 "blue line" service.   This service has replaced Link Networks 110 service and follows the same route as it.


25th May 2019


Warringtons own buses reaches Runcorn!  Seen today at Halton Hospital on the Runcorn Busway is Wrightbus Merit VDL SB120 reg:  DK56 MLV no:  63 working a peak 62 service.   This service supplements service 62 operated by Halton Transport.  


3nd June 2019


Arriva Merseyside fleets including Runcorn have introduced Contactless "Ticketer" Machines.  Seen approaching the end of its journey into Warrington is Reg: MX13 AAJ No: 5002  one of Runcorn depots gas buses promoting contactless on its nearside window.  


5th June 2019


Go Ahead in Warrington! Seen in Warrington today starting its journey back to Manchester on service 100 is Go North West Wrightbus Gemini Reg: MX07 BSY No:  37287 showing its new temporary Vynals which replaces First Manchester Identity.  


30th June 2019


Found at the "pop up" Manchester Transport Musium event at Shudehill, Manchester is the first example of Go North West new livery applied to ADL Enviro 400 Reg: SN14 TTE No: 33841.


11th August 2019


Rotala's Diamond North West bus division have now expanded into Bolton.   Depicting some similar vehichles found within the Bolton fleet is Wright Streetlite DF Reg: SN68 AJS No: 20159 seen at the pop up bus musium at Shudehill back in June.


25th August 2019


Recently acquired by Warrington’s Own Buses for the Northwich to Frodsham and Warrington to Knutsford routes is ADL Enviro200 Midi No: 215 Reg: CX65 BUJ seen today at the layover area near the Interchange.


8th September 2019


Seen on a layover at Mann Island is Leyland National Mk1 Reg: JTU 588T Fleet No: SNG588 in NBC Crosville livery.  It was reenacting the H25 route for the MTT running Day in Liverpool.  


21st October 2019


Seen today in Northwich, Cheshire is Warrington's Own Buses VDL SB120 Reg: YJ57 BRX No: 81 in the latest general use livery operating the infrequent Northwich to Frodsham 48 service recenty replacing Howards Travel as the operator for this service.

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16th November 2019


Seen in Hanley Bus Station is a Selwyns National Express Caetano Levante III on a service 323 to Liverpool One looking very smart on such a dull day.  

22nd November 2019


Farewell X5…


Seen on the penultimate day to the end of the semi Express X5 Stagecoach service between Widnes and Liverpool is ADL Enviro 300 Reg: PO59 HXV No: 24130 seen in Widnes Green Oaks.