Thursday 17 January 2019

Driver Trainer 975

Driver Trainer 975 heading south along Amounderness Way near Poulton-le-Fylde

Blackpool Transport have added another Trident to their driver training fleet. East Lancs bodied Dennis Trident 975 (PO51UMJ) has been repainted in "Palladium" grey, similar to existing training vehicles 973 & 974, but without the yellow flash along the sides. Trident 975 was previously numbered 339 when it was in the passenger fleet.

Driver Trainer 975 on the A585 near Poulton

Tuesday 8 January 2019

Optare Solo Driver Trainer

Solo 292 turning from Rough Lea Road into Rossall Road in Cleveleys
Optare Solo 292 (YJ07EJL) is now part of the Blackpool Transport driver training fleet, and was noted in use in Cleveleys on training duties on 8th January. Solo 292 still carries its standard black and yellow fleet livery, with the addition of the words "Driver Training Bus" on the sides and rear, plus two "L" plates at the front and the rear of the vehicle.

Solo 292 parked up on Rough Lea Road in Cleveleys