04/01/2012

Konectbus Fleet Update 04/01/12

411 MX58ABV
Leather seated Optare Tempo 411 MX58ABV seen on route 1 in King's Lynn yesterday

Several changes have taken place in the konectbus fleet this week following the new konectexpress8 ADL Enviro400's entry into service...

Withdrawn are Optare Excel MK1's;

201 R836FNG - being cannibalised
202 R837FNG - being cannibalised
204 V204ENU - being stored complete
205 V205ENU, being stored complete
269 S169UAL - being stored complete
289 T789XVO - being cannibalised

The remaining Optare Excel MK1's 200 R835FNG and 203 V203ENU remain in use although 203 is expected to be withdrawn when Optare Tempo 410 returns from repair.

Routes previously worked by Optare Excel's including the 4 and some journeys on the 1 & 11 are now being worked by Optare Tempos displaced from the 8 and also from the routes now beginning to be operated by the Mercedes Benz Citaro G's.

Many thanks to Julian Patterson for the latest konectbus news