E200s

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bmmoboy
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E200s

Post by bmmoboy » 13:13 Wednesday 28th September 2022

Due imminently - according to very trustworthy colleagues - are 2 E200s, mainly for use on the 417. They are currently being refurbished, at Ensign bus, so I believe. Not sure of their origin, but it is not from a First company. I believe that they will arrive before Worcester comes under South West and Wales, so that means before Sunday.

ANDREW
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Re: E200s

Post by ANDREW » 18:11 Wednesday 28th September 2022

Looking forward to seeing them , more to follow I hope.

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Re: E200s

Post by ANDREW » 18:21 Wednesday 28th September 2022

A quick look at the "Ensign column" on the West Midlands Bus Forum site mention E200's recently arrived from Newport Transport , Whippet Coaches , Yellow Buses [Bournemouth] and of course a multitude of similar buses from "London Transport". :)

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Re: E200s

Post by DD12 » 18:30 Wednesday 28th September 2022

One has already arrived, - in "we are Worcester" livery, - looks quite nice.

Fairly short wheelbase.

Couldn't see the reg or fleet number, sorry.

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Re: E200s

Post by marck » 21:09 Wednesday 28th September 2022

DD12 wrote:
18:30 Wednesday 28th September 2022
One has already arrived, - in "we are Worcester" livery, - looks quite nice.

Fairly short wheelbase.

Couldn't see the reg or fleet number, sorry.
Its YX65 RHO i think it was 44944, saw it when I walked past earlier whilst one of the citaros was being prepped for towing

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Re: E200s

Post by TimBrown » 05:08 Thursday 29th September 2022

According to Bus Lists on the Web, YX65 RHO is an Alexander Dennis E20D with B29F bodywork new September 2015 to Reays, Wigton. It has also worked from First Bus York as per attached links;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/markegdell/31103807602

https://www.flickr.com/photos/york-bus/48005727281/

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Re: E200s

Post by ANDREW » 09:04 Thursday 29th September 2022

"RHO" was last with Powells Bus - South Yorkshire who went out of business at the start of August . Powells were part of the HCT group which have been "off loading" a lot of its subsidiaries of late.

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Re: E200s

Post by bmmoboy » 17:02 Thursday 29th September 2022

Pic of one of the new arrivals at Padmore Street today, apparantly two were delivered, but I could only find one!

I have known about these vehicles for several weeks, but only posted the details when I knew that they would arrive (unlike previous information that I had been given).
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ANDREW
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Re: E200s

Post by ANDREW » 17:56 Thursday 29th September 2022

Thanks all for the updates. I look out for them on the 144. ;) :)

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Re: E200s

Post by bmmoboy » 21:52 Thursday 29th September 2022

They’re going to be used on the 417 to Ledbury.

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