Delaine Debut

Independent operator Delaine of Bourne, Lincolnshire have placed into service their latest brand new double decker bus, 159 AD65 DBL is a so far unique Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5TL, it joins seven Gemini 2s that were purchased new by Delaine between 2011-15.

Delaine 159-AD65DBL (c) Philip Slynn
Front view of 159 AD65 DBL operating route 101 to Peterborough (c) Philip Slynn.

Delaine 159-AD65DBL  (c) Philip Slynn
Rear view of 159 AD65 DBL seen at Peterborough Bus Station (c) Philip Slynn.

In other news, acquired for additional school contracts that commenced in September are two ex Dublin Bus Alexander ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TLs 160 AD51 DLD and 161 AD51 DLE, the pair which will soon be repainted into Delaines traditional livery were acquired via the Ensignbus dealership and were previously registered 01-D-10200 and 01-D-10201 respectively.

Delaine 160-AD51DLD  (c) Philip Slynn
At the Delaine depot prior to repaint is 160 AD51 DLD (c) Philip Slynn.

Many thanks to Philip Slynn for the info and photos included in this update.