Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Pronto services run between Chesterfield, Mansfield and Nottingham. The single deck vehicles, in distinctive pink & purple livery, are operated jointly by Stagecoach and Trent Barton.
I photographed Stagecoach 22775 depart Mansfield bus station for Chesterfield at 15.28. and we decided that we would return on the next one which was due in a half hour. When the vehicle arrived we found that instead of the normal Pronto, the vehicle provided was Stagecoach 17739, a Transbus ALX400 Trident, so we took the opportunity to ride upstairs. As we approached New Houghton we could see the previous Pronto that had departed 30 minutes earlier broken down at the side of the road.  The passengers had already been transferred to "Frequento" branded 18047 a Transbus Trident President. When we arrived in Chesterfield I managed to get a shot of not 1 decker on the Pronto but 2 deckers both substituting for the normal vehicles.

Colin Sellers 4/07/11