| The 555 trunk route passes through Kendal whilst travelling between Lancaster and|
Keswick. Here Stagecoach PX61 CVJ has arrived at Kendal bus station before
continuing to Windermere, Ambleside and Grasmere and thence to Keswick.
Currently, due to the closure of the A591 west of Grasmere, there is a special 555A service which travels to Penrith via the M6. Passengers then have to transfer to the X4 /X5 sevice to Keswick. See here for full details
|As a contrast, an Optare Solo on the same route but in standard Stagecoach livery.|
|Competition exists in Kendal in the shape of buses run by Kirkby Lonsdale Coaches. Above an Optare Solo operating on the town service route 44 and below a Solo SR on the same route taken in April 2014|
The company also carry out a large amount of private hire work which includes weddings and other special occasions and whilst strolling through the sleepy village of Ravenstonedale we came across a Cumbria Classic Coaches Leyland PS1 carrying a party of very happy ladies who were enjoying a hen party.
As I was introduced by Alison the driver as the official Cumbria Classic Coaches photographer I could hardly ignore the opportunity to get some of the ladies to pose for the camera and below is a small selection.
Whilst showing a Cumbria Classic Coaches vehicle might we take the opportunity to mention the 2016 Kirkby Stephen & Brough Easter Rally which will take place this year on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March.
Most of the Cumbria Classic Coaches fleet will be in service during the weekend plus many visiting vehicles. Tel 015396 23254 for further details.