29/09/2013

Out & about in Leicester - part 2

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 Centrebus, First and Stagecoach...

Out & about in Leicester part 2 (c) Philip Slynn
The first of three Centrebus vehicles included in this post, Optare Excel 2 YAZ 4143 - this bus was previously in the now closed down Kimes fleet © Philip Slynn.

Out & about in Leicester part 2 (c) Philip Slynn
The next Centrebus vehicle we see is Wright Axcess Ultralow bodied Scania L113 M113 SLS - this bus was a demonstrator when new © Philip Slynn.

Out & about in Leicester part 2 (c) Philip Slynn
We finish the Centrebus part of this post with another Optare Excel, DAZ 4302 - this bus is also from the now closed down Kimes fleet and retains that fleets livery © Philip Slynn.

Out & about in Leicester part 2 (c) Philip Slynn
Next we move on to Stagecoach, seen here is Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart KX60 DPZ which wears colourful green branding for the 48 service to Coventry © Philip Slynn.

Out & about in Leicester part 2 (c) Philip Slynn
Our second Stagecoach vehicle included in this post is Alexander Dennis Enviro300 KX12 AKY which is seen operating on the X7 route between Milton Keynes and Leicester © Philip Slynn.

Out & about in Leicester part 2 (c) Philip Slynn
We finish this post with this shot of First Leicester Alaxander ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TL KP51 VZO which wears the latest version of the First corporate livery © Philip Slynn.

Thanks to Philip Slynn for the photographs included in both parts of this post, look out for more Out & about specials - coming soon!