Monday, 23 August 2010

Bendy Bus arrives

With big thanks to Dan Marker I can bring you these exclusive photos of the Mecedes Citaro G 'Bendy Bus' arriving at Milehouse depot yesterday evening. Mike was there egerly awaiting the arrival at 2044 yesterday evening. The Citaro is London General (of course part of the Go-Ahead group) with fleet number MAL112, registration BL57 OXP. 

The bus will now take on some driver training before being trialled on routes in the city. It will be very interesting to see how Plymouth handles these beasts. As to which routes it will be on I honestly don't know, but routes such as the 43 seem logical with no real 'difficult' corners on the route. 

Unfortunately I won't be able to have a ride on one because of my absence from the country, so if anyone does have a ride on it feel free to write a guest post for the blog which I can publish on my return. 

With thanks to Jamie Limb I have been informed that the bus will be trialled on The George Park and Ride (PR1) tonight, and then should be out on 21s tomorrow.


Unknown said...

Photos (C) Dan Marker

Anonymous said...

PR1 - that is First ?

Anonymous said...

This is one of the batch from the 453 and were the last bendies delivered to London - they appear to have meatier engines than other Citaros and really do shift.