Saturday, 17 July 2010

Metrobus return to Plymouth

Of course the Metrobus was never in Plymouth in anything at all like mass numbers. Believe it of not, KYV 753X is an Ex-London example of the Series 1 Metrobus, now working for Oakley's Party Limos who own the interesting purple DAF coach that is often seen around Plymouth. The metal front is very striking. Of course the bus is hardly recognisable compared to her original London spec looks. But it was great to hear a Gardner thundering down Royal Parade today. You could nearly have mistaken it with the old MTU-Y Leyland Olympians that FDC used to run. That 6LXB coupled with the Voith gearbox sounds nearly identical to the Metrobus. If any of you need reminding of the MTU's glorious noise I have posted a Youtube video below. This bus is also hoped to be attending the Plymouth Hoe Rally next week!

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