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Six buses destroyed in arson attack!

Posted: 22:50 Saturday 26th January 2019
by willr7
Six Diamond buses have been destroyed by fire at Tividale depot. Link below;

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/loc ... on-attack/

Thankfully they were all scrap vehicles!

(Looking at the images I think one of the buses is a former FMR E300)

Re: Six buses destroyed in arson attack!

Posted: 09:21 Sunday 27th January 2019
by John
willr7 wrote:
22:50 Saturday 26th January 2019
(Looking at the images I think one of the buses is a former FMR E300)
I have heard that it is 30935 ‘VX54 MTE’

Re: Six buses destroyed in arson attack!

Posted: 10:17 Sunday 27th January 2019
by AdamH
John wrote:
09:21 Sunday 27th January 2019
willr7 wrote:
22:50 Saturday 26th January 2019
(Looking at the images I think one of the buses is a former FMR E300)
I have heard that it is 30935 ‘VX54 MTE’
That's a shame. Was that the last of the three left with Diamond?

Re: Six buses destroyed in arson attack!

Posted: 10:28 Sunday 27th January 2019
by John
AdamH wrote:
10:17 Sunday 27th January 2019
John wrote:
09:21 Sunday 27th January 2019

I have heard that it is 30935 ‘VX54 MTE’
That's a shame. Was that the last of the three left with Diamond?

30933 is still in service at Tividale I believe. 34 and 35 both withdrawn

Re: Six buses destroyed in arson attack!

Posted: 10:33 Sunday 27th January 2019
by AdamH
Thanks.

Just realised VX54MTE was the one badly damaged in the accident in 2017 while working from Kidderminster. Did it ever go back into service or was it parked at Tiverdale waiting for the scrap man?

Re: Six buses destroyed in arson attack!

Posted: 10:38 Sunday 27th January 2019
by willr7
AdamH wrote:
10:33 Sunday 27th January 2019
Thanks.

Just realised VX54MTE was the one badly damaged in the accident in 2017 while working from Kidderminster. Did it ever go back into service or was it parked at Tiverdale waiting for the scrap man?
I don't think it ever went back into service so it was taken to Tivide as a result of the damage! And now it’s sustained more damage! :roll: :lol:

Re: Six buses destroyed in arson attack!

Posted: 10:39 Sunday 27th January 2019
by willr7
John wrote:
09:21 Sunday 27th January 2019
willr7 wrote:
22:50 Saturday 26th January 2019
(Looking at the images I think one of the buses is a former FMR E300)
I have heard that it is 30935 ‘VX54 MTE’
Thanks John! :)

Re: Six buses destroyed in arson attack!

Posted: 10:44 Sunday 27th January 2019
by John
willr7 wrote:
10:39 Sunday 27th January 2019
John wrote:
09:21 Sunday 27th January 2019
I have heard that it is 30935 ‘VX54 MTE’
Thanks John! :)
No worries. It has the same front end damage in the picture of it burnt out as an earlier one I found on Flickr of it withdrawn at Tividale