03/04/2013

Out & about in Chelmsford - UK's first Volvo 7900H hybrid buses in service

David Bell visited Chelmsford last weekend where First are currently revamping their fleet with 19 brand new Volvo 7900H hybrid buses (the first of their type to enter service anywhere in the country) and 15 new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200's.

The attractive Volvo 7900H hybrid buses were purchased with assistance from the Green Bus Fund, further examples are due to enter service with First in Berkshire and also with Lothian Buses in Scotland.

All of the photographs included in this post were kindly supplied by and are © David Bell.

First Essex new Volvo 7900H hybrid buses (c) David Bell
First Essex Volvo 7900H 69910 BV13 ZBP.

First Essex new Volvo 7900H hybrid buses (c) David Bell
First Essex Volvo 7900H 69906 BV13 ZBG.

First Essex new ADL Enviro200's (c) David Bell
First Essex ADL Enviro200 44547 YX13 AKK.

First Essex new ADL Enviro200's (c) David Bell
First Essex ADL Enviro200 44551 YX13 AKY.

Misc First Essex buses (c) David Bell
First Essex Mercedes Benz Citaro demonstrator BD62 LPX.

Misc First Essex buses (c) David Bell
First Essex Plaxton President bodied Dennis Trident 33086 LN51 GMG.

A few more photos from David's visit to Chelmsford can be found on the Andy's Bus Blog Flickr Photostream