A-Line Travel's Ford Transit that has proven to be an extremely useful (and well used!) back up bus over the past few months will be ending her life at A-Line in the near future. Because of the obvious capacity issues Jim says he is after some sort of Mercedes 811. The 28 seat capacity of these is actually higher than that of the Varios.
Indeed its a shame to see this little thing go, but she has proven unpopular with drivers and passengers alike. But you can't say she didn't have character, and it did bring back fond memories of the Ivecos, of course using the same engine as was used in them. The Transit was also pretty fast, and flew round the narrow lanes with ease, so in that respect I always found journeys on her quite pleasurable. Though I'll admit, I'd have an 811 over that anyday!