26/01/2014

Ensignbus 'bendybuses' in Upminster - photo special!

It's no secret that we are fans of articulated 'bendybuses' here at ABB so were delighted when award winning Essex-based bus operator and dealership Ensignbus recently acquired two Plaxton Premiere Interurban bodied Volvo B10MA-55 articulated coaches from Stagecoach.

Our regular correspondent David Bell visited Upminster on Saturday to see the vehicles in action on C2C rail replacement services and has kindly sent us the following selection of photographs - enjoy!

Ensignbus bendybuses 1 (c) David Bell
Our first photo shows Ensignbus Plaxton Premier Interurban bodied Volvo B10MA-55 P563 MSX navigating a mini roundabout © David Bell.

bendybuses 2 (c) David Bell
Here we once again see Ensignbus P563 MSX © David Bell.

Ensignbus bendybuses 1 (c) David Bell
Next we see Ensignbus P671 LWB the second of the pair of Plaxton Premiere Interurban bodied Volvo B10MA-55s recently acquired by the company © David Bell.

bendybuses 2 (c) David Bell
We return to P563 MSX for the final photo in this post which shows a rear end view of the articulated coach © David Bell.

The vehicles, which were primarily acquired for use on rail replacement services, more specifically for operator C2C as the livery suggests are, as the photographs above show looking resplendent painted in Ensign's smart blue and silver colours.