20/11/2012

Out & about in Bedford - lots of variety!

David Bell visited Bedford last week, the town is easily reached from our area using the award winning Stagecoach X5 service from Cambridge. Whilst there he found an interesting variety of vehicles working for Stagecoach as well as various independant operators - and has of course kindly sent us a selection of photographs from his trip...

Out & about in Bedford (c) David Bell
Sighting of the day goes to semi preserved Leyland Olympian "megadekka" 14000 F110NES which was seen working a school contract.

Out & about in Bedford (c) David Bell
Staying with school contracts, seen wearing the Stagecoach big yellow school bus livery was Volvo B10M/Plaxton Premiere L160JNH.

Out & about in Bedford (c) David Bell
Another coach seen working a school contract was Volvo B10M/Jonckheere KSU461.

Out & about in Bedford (c) David Bell
Souls Of Olney Dennis Trident/Alexander ALX400 was seen working a Cranfield University contract.

Out & about in Bedford (c) David Bell
Grant Palmer Dennis Dart SLF/Plaxton Pointer 2 Y857TGH was seen working on local service 68.

Out & about in Bedford (c) David Bell
One of the more unusual vehicles seen was this Grant Palmer small Volkswagen YX55FSE.

Out & about in Bedford (c) David Bell
Operating a shuttle service to the University Of Bedfordshire was Expresslines Optare Solo YG02FWF.

Out & about in Bedford (c) David Bell
and finally... one of the most common vehicles seen in Stagecoach fleets across the UK, Dennis Trident/Alexander ALX400 KX04RVM was seen working on service 9 to Shortstown.

The photographs used in this post were supplied by and are © David Bell.