25/10/2011

BREEZE around Bury St Edmunds: The First Day

Stephensons Of Essex began operating their new BREEZE branded town services in Bury St Edmunds yesterday.

The service is, as expected, being operated using the five recently aquired ex Stagecoach London ALX200 bodied Dennis Darts - they have been repainted into Stephensons livery and carry promotional branding for the new network.

David Slater was out and about in Bury St Edmunds with his camera to moniter the first day of services and kindly allowed us to share these photos...

BREEZE 1
Seen on the Howard Estate whilst working the BREEZE 2 is LX51FGE © David Slater

BREEZE 2
Also working the BREEZE 2 on the Howard Estate is LX51FGF © David Slater

BREEZE 3
Seen running through Abbott Road is LX51FGM working the BREEZE 3 © David Slater

BREEZE 4
Rear end branding is also applied to the BREEZE vehicles as seen here on LX51FGF © David Slater

BREEZE 5
Another example of the rear end branding carried is shown here on LX51FGM © David Slater

Many thanks to David Slater for allowing the use of his photographs - it certainly looks like Bury St Edmunds is now one to watch with the hotbed of competition between Stephensons, First and indeed Mulleys too! I look forward to visiting and seeing the new services for myself soon.