Sunday, 22 January 2012

Enviro 400 at trent barton


Change of vehicle policy at trent barton?
trent barton has not run double deckers for several years. Indeed, Commercial Director Alex Hornby has told Focus Transport that it was Company policy NOT to run double deckers (though he added that circumstances may change that). Recently it was announced that trent barton was trying out an Enviro 400 double deck demonstrator on the swift service (Derby - Ashbourne - Uttoxeter). It is thought that a double decker is required for school children on the section between Ashbourne and Uttoxeter.


© Oliver Foreman
On Saturday 21 January 2012, several bus enthusiasts needed to reach Mackworth for an Omnibus Society meeting. The only route that served the venue is swift. We went to catch the 1225 departure from Derby and, though it was a non-school day, the Alexander Dennis demonstrator was our vehicle! It gave us a noticeably smooth and comfortable ride. One feature upstairs was that the interior lights continually changed colour throughout our journey.
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Oliver Foreman

1 comment:

  1. The reason for the double deck trial is because of the success of the Ashbourne to Derby section of the route throughout the day. The only school children I am aware it carries are between Ashbourne and Brailsford, not between Uttoxeter and Ashbourne

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