Thursday 25 April 2019

The Lakes Connection

Volvo B5TL 13805 heading downhill from Windermere Station to Bowness

Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire have invested heavily in new buses for their Lakeland services over the last few years. In 2016 twelve Alexander Dennis Enviro400 MMCs were introduced for use on the 555 service that runs between Lancaster and Keswick via Kendal, the 12 ADL buses carry an attractive new livery featuring The Lakes Connection branding. In 2017 seven Volvo B5TL partial open-toppers with Wright Gemini 3 facelift bodies were delivered for use on the 599 service that operates between Grasmere and Bowness on Windermere. The 7 new open-top buses are painted in a colourful new Lakesider livery. To supplement the two batches of new build double-deckers, in March 2018 five single-deck ADL Enviro200s were acquired from Stagecoach Manchester for use on Lake District services, these were refurbished and out-shopped in a similar Lakes Connection livery to that carried by the 12 Enviro400 MMCs.

ADL Enviro400 10559 at Windermere on the 555 from Keswick to Kendal

Volvo B5TL 13803 arriving at Windermere Station from Bowness
Volvo 13805 on the 599 from Grasmere approaching Windermere Station

Volvo B5TL 13801 arriving at Windermere from Bowness

A rear view of Volvo B5TL 13807 at Windermere railway station

Volvo B5TL 13806 arriving at Windermere on the 599 from Grasmere

ADL Enviro200 36105 at Windermere on the 505 from Kendal to Coniston

The old look, former Stagecoach East London Trident 17012 at Windermere in May 2013

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