24/09/2013

Out & about in Leicester - part 1

For the latest in our Out & about series one of our regular correspondants Philip Slynn is sharing a selection photographs he took on a visit to Leicester earlier this month. The Midlands city has a very interesting and varied bus scene with vehicles present from all of 'the big 3' group operators Arriva, First and Stagecoach as well as two of the smaller groups Centrebus and Wellglade plus several independants operating in the area.

In this this part we look at vehicles operated by Arriva, Travel De Courcey and Wellglade owned Kinchbus...

Out & about in Leicester P1B (c) Philip Slynn
First up and seen operating on one of Arriva's Sapphire branded 'premium' services being introduced in various locations around the country is Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo TUI 7934 operating on service 31A to Oadby © Philip Slynn.

Out & about in Leicester P1B (c) Philip Slynn
Here we see Arriva ex London Mercedes Benz Citaro G BX04 MYG which is branded for the UniLinx 80/80A services in Leicester © Philip Slynn.

Out & about in Leicester P1B (c) Philip Slynn
Seen in the latest version of the Arriva corporate livery is Wrightbus Streetlite DF FJ62 FOT working on the 26 to Coalville © Philip Slynn.

Out & about in Leicester P1A (c) Philip Slynn
Next we see Travel De Courcey Optare Olympus CV10 COV. the first of two examples of the interesting variety of vehicles that can be found working on their X6 service to Coventry © Philip Slynn.

Out & about in Leicester P1A (c) Philip Slynn
Another vehicle seen on the Travel De Courcey X6 to Coventry is MCV Evolution bodied Mercedes AE12 AZF © Philip Slynn.

Out & about in Leicester P1A (c) Philip Slynn
Our final photo in this part shows Kinchbus Wrightbus Solar bodied Scania L94UB FJ03 VWW which is branded for the 2 to Loughborough © Philip Slynn.

Many thanks to Philip Slynn for the photos. Look out for the second part of this post featuring Centrebus, First and Stagecoach - coming soon!