This was also my educated guess. 69435-6, 69449-56 and 69459-60.We're apparently having 12 B7 Volvos from Leicester... These are the 59 plate ones originally from Bristol.
All examples of this batch sport the Wrightbus Eclipse Urban 2 body.
As much of a spectacle as it would have been to have witnessed deckers dedicated to the operation of Service 144, the reallocation of single-decks makes much better sense for a garage like Worcester where most access routes are hindered by some form of low-hanging obstruction. (Shame really as the rumour initially circulated involved a fleet of Leicester's Enviro400's... )
Just holding out hope now that these won't be displacing my beloved Enviro300's seeing as how we've lost enough of them over the last eighteen months to those wretched StreetLite things.
Hopefully these Volvo's won't replicate the same overheating issues initially plagued by their older counterparts we received back from Leicester Citybus in 2009. Otherwise expect to see two to three at a time sat off the A38 slip road in Rubery waiting to cool down.