Thursday, 21 June 2012

Classic Bus Service 12

Ex London Routemaster RM 1568 alongside Blackpool Transport's red overall advertising Trident 315
Blackpool Transport aren't the only people running heritage vehicles along the sea front, since the 2nd June London Routemasters have been a regular sight on the promenade. Classic Bus North West have introduced the new Seafront Service 12, which operates between the Cabin and the Pleasure Beach using a mixture of vehicle types, including RM and RML Routemasters, Olympians and an open-top Bristol VR, along with other buses which may appear from time to time. The new service operates every 15 minutes between 0900 and 1800, and is already proving popular with visitors, with many being seen having their photographs taken in front of the classic red London buses.

Classic bus against a classic backdrop, RML 2290 passing Roberts' Oyster Rooms near North Pier
All red Routemaster RML 887 negotiating the roundabout at the Gynn, heading for the Pleasure Beach
RM 1568 heading for the Cabin passes RML 2290 at Gynn Square
RML 2734 heading south passes ex Lothian Buses Volvo Olympian P269 PSX at the Pleasure Beach
RML 887 heading north past the Metropole, showing the classic open platform on the Routemasters
Routemaster RM 1568 at the Tower, with the stage used for Elton John's concert just visible in the background
Ex Lothian Olympian P269 PSX passes former Crosville open-top Bristol VR DCA 528X near North Pier
Ex Dublin Bus Volvo Olympian N324 NHG approaching South Pier
Ex Crosville open-top Bristol VR DCA 528X at the Pleasure Beach
Former Blackpool Leyland Titan PD3 No 529 making a rare appearance on the 12 on a very wet 9th June
Ex Blackpool Metrorider P502 UFR passes RML 2290 at the Big Blue Hotel near the Pleasure Beach 

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