Friday 21 June 2013

From Hong Kong to Blackpool

Former China Motor Bus 12m MCW Metrobus F69 SYE operating on CBNW's Seafront 12 service at Little Bispham

A new monster 102 seat open-top bus has just begun operating in Blackpool on the Seafront 12 service of Classic Bus North West. This impressive vehicle originally started life on the opposite side of the world in Hong Kong. F69 SYE is a 1988 former China Motor Bus 12m MCW Metrobus (original number ML81), the vehicle last saw operational use back in 2009 running sightseeing tours around London for The Big Bus Company. The bus is carrying a vinyl wrap advert for the new Wallace and Gromit themed "Thrill-O-Matic" ride at the Pleasure Beach.

A nearside view of F69 SYE at Little Bispham, displaying the typical Hong Kong style narrow front entrance door

F69 SYE as it enters the Promenade at Little Bispham, showing the full height advert on the rear of the bus

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