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Worcester depot. 9-7-10.

Posted: 11:55 Wednesday 13th September 2017
by ANDREW
Looking through some old notes today , it appears that I had a visit to Padmore Street that day and noted the following "foreigners" - W312DWX/50281 , W313DWX/50282 , M221EAF/67301 , KP54AZU/68520 , WV02EUP/20514 , WV02EUR/20515 , T4FCC/10181 and T5FCC/10182. The first six all appeared to have operated for FMR , but does anyone know what the last two vehicles , both "bendi - buses", were doing there ?? :? Had Mechwr been asked to quote a price for converting them into 4 ordinary single deckers ?? :D

Re: Worcester depot. 9-7-10.

Posted: 16:42 Wednesday 13th September 2017
by TimBrown
ANDREW wrote:
11:55 Wednesday 13th September 2017
Looking through some old notes today , it appears that I had a visit to Padmore Street that day and noted the following "foreigners" - W312DWX/50281 , W313DWX/50282 , M221EAF/67301 , KP54AZU/68520 , WV02EUP/20514 , WV02EUR/20515 , T4FCC/10181 and T5FCC/10182. The first six all appeared to have operated for FMR , but does anyone know what the last two vehicles , both "bendi - buses", were doing there ?? :? Had Mechwr been asked to quote a price for converting them into 4 ordinary single deckers ?? :D
I looked at my photo records around 2010 and 2011 and came up with these, unfortunately none of the bendi-buses which apparently came from Somerset & Avon and later on worked on an Airport Link at Luton Airport - over to the experts on that!
June 26 2010 Worcester 034.jpg
July 19 2010 Crowngate 011.jpg
January 22 2011 Evesham 011.jpg
February 01 2011 Worcester 013.jpg
August 07 2010 Crowngate 016.jpg

Re: Worcester depot. 9-7-10.

Posted: 16:54 Wednesday 13th September 2017
by theshadow
The Bendy's were sent to Worcester for prep to be painted for the Luton Airport service which was run on the First Northamtpon license at the time, three vehicles came T3/4/5FCC. 10180/1/2 I believe, not 100% on those numbers.

The Bendy's were painted locally I believe and prepared for painting by Worcester (Sanding and Panel Replacements)

All three still operate on the Luton Shuttle, I use the service every few months, but they are now owned and operated by Go Ahead.

They were painted into a similar livery to the Streetcar's having arrived in Bath's Orange Uni Livery. T6FCC is a Streetcar, which also operates the shuttle but never came to Worcester. Nor did the lone B7L Y186HNH.

They were brought into Luton to replace 3 older Mercedes Citaros which I think went to Devon.

Re: Worcester depot. 9-7-10.

Posted: 19:40 Wednesday 13th September 2017
by AdamH
Two of the bendis at Worcester after being repainted...

http://midlandred.net/vehicles/photogra ... 82&image=2

Re: Worcester depot. 9-7-10.

Posted: 10:17 Thursday 14th September 2017
by ANDREW
Thanks folks for the updates and pictures. I could only think that the buses were loaned to operate a shuttle service for a major event in the area. :)