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Title: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Alex Hazell. on May 26, 2013, 07:49:51 PM
Due to the intense competition between Olympian Coaches/Roadrunner Buses and Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus, Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus, have undertaken some changes to the bus side of the business.

As for routes, they operate the 351 on a temporary contract until the end of August, one thing I have noticed is that the 351 operated by Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus doesnt serve Stansted Airport. Also, they will undertake route C3, which will run from Harlow Bus Station to Brookfield Centre/Hammond Street. Route L3 and Harlow Town Route 1 are to be withdrawn soon. #

As for vehicles, in are ex Stagecoach Dennis Dart Plaxton Pinter 2 X956VAP, X964VAP, X968VAP, X969VAP, X971VAP and X972VAP have been acquired, while sold are Dennis Dart Plaxton Pointers R745BMY, V125GBY, V130GBY, V131GBY, W139ULR and W149ULR. These have either been sold on for further use, or scrapped.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on July 23, 2013, 05:24:23 PM
According to the latest tender results, Galleon/Trustybus will operate routes 392 and 541/542/543 from 1st September. Quite an interesting result, particularly for the 541/2/3 which have been operated by Arriva/TGM since the routes began in 2007. Will be interesting what vehicles Galleon will use on these routes.

The timetables are already up on Traveline, and times remain unchanged, except the Epping-Harlow section during the daytime will be withdrawn (Arriva extended the 541 to Harlow during the day commercially, and wasn't anything to do with the council, I think).

The loss of these routes further shrinks the area TGM Harlow covers. Can't say i'm at all bothered.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Suzy Scott on July 23, 2013, 08:17:53 PM
As for routes, they operate the 351 on a temporary contract until the end of August, one thing I have noticed is that the 351 operated by Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus doesnt serve Stansted Airport. Also, they will undertake route C3, which will run from Harlow Bus Station to Brookfield Centre/Hammond Street. Route L3 and Harlow Town Route 1 are to be withdrawn soon. #

351 has not gone to Stansted since April 2013 (been looking for this topic to reply to!)
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on September 28, 2013, 03:54:03 PM
Dart MPD W572JVV was on the 542/543 yesterday. It is ex-Wessex Connect, and was looking a bit tatty in its former operator's livery.

Parked up at Loughton Station was SPD X502ADF, also looking quite tatty. I presume this was a crew bus, as it would be far to big to operate the 541 or 542/3.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on December 19, 2013, 11:22:44 PM
There is a new addition to the fleet (hired or purchased? I'm not sure), in the form of Dart SLF/Alexander ALX200, which is ex-Stagecoach East Kent 33021 (R821HCD). coincidently, I am used to seeing this in its former hunting ground of Kent, where I live for most of the year.

Unfortunately it is looking a right state, with Stagecoach livery crudely painted over with black paint. The former route branding is still evident though, for the 'C-line' route in Ashford.

It was operating the C3 today (19.12.13).
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: David Stewart on December 21, 2013, 03:38:39 PM
Alex:  There is also anothet one, also from East Kent,  S411 TNO (ex 33361).  DAve Stewart 
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on December 27, 2013, 04:02:13 PM
Still looking rather tatty, R821HCD was operating the Loughton local routes 542/543 today. Surprised to see this on the route as there are some quite tight parts of the routes in the 'Bushfields' area of Loughton.

Also, S411TNO was seen at Loughton Station, and looked like it was a crew bus.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on December 30, 2013, 10:49:54 PM
Ex-Metroline VPL149 (X649LLX) has joined the fleet. Apparently it is in red and gold. For school routes and rail replacement work.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on January 02, 2014, 11:35:33 PM
Galleon continue to add fleetnumbers to their vehicles. I observed Marshall Dart LT02ZDG on the 541 today with fleetnumber MDS14.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on January 04, 2014, 06:48:38 PM
A photo of their Trident/President X649LLX. Looking great in the gold/red livery.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gricerman/10746784754/in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gricerman/10746784754/in/photostream/)
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Alex Hazell. on January 07, 2014, 06:57:40 PM
Trustybus fleet numbers as follows:-

SPD1-  X964VAP  now  SNZ7295
SPD2-  X503ADF  now  GRZ4522
SPD3-  X968VAP  now  SNZ7293
SPD4-  X502ADF  now  NFZ3255
SPD5-  X971VAP  now  SNZ4016
SPD6-  X956VAP  now  SNZ2980
SPD7-  X972VAP  now  SNZ9055
SPD8-  X962VAP  now  SNZ3869
SPD9-  W501VDD now NFZ6606
SPD10- X969VAP now  SNZ7296
DP11-   R745BMY
DP12-   RX51FNU
MDS13- LT02ZDE
MDS14- LT02ZDG
MDS15- LT02ZDO
MDS16- LT02ZDP
DPS17-  V653HEC now TNZ1186
DPS18-  V660HEC
             R821HCD
             S411TNO
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on January 11, 2014, 05:12:03 PM
S411TNO has been painted into Trustybus livery, and looks rather smart. Here is a picture on Flickr by 'taffydog06'.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/taffydog06/11884625106/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/taffydog06/11884625106/)
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Alex Hazell. on January 14, 2014, 04:46:36 PM
S411TNO has been allocated fleet number AD21
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on January 16, 2014, 05:24:02 PM
A Mercedes breadvan EIG1357 was sighted on the 351 to hunsden on the return service
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on January 25, 2014, 10:56:48 AM
Another of the trustybus fleet has been resprayed and possibley re registered with the registration from what I could make out as FXZ 2952,could this be a possible re registration of S411TNO ? As I'm not the best at identifying bus models

Not the best of picture but could help:
http://flic.kr/p/jtZEx6
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on January 25, 2014, 12:00:10 PM
Another of the trustybus fleet has been resprayed and possibley re registered with the registration from what I could make out as FXZ 2952,could this be a possible re registration of S411TNO ? As I'm not the best at identifying bus models

Not the best of picture but could help:
http://flic.kr/p/jtZEx6

That is R821HCD. I could only tell because of the last remaining parts of the Stagecoach 'C-line' branding on the rear window.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on January 25, 2014, 09:26:28 PM
That is R821HCD. I could only tell because of the last remaining parts of the Stagecoach 'C-line' branding on the rear window.

Thanks I was wondering what that was on the back although I thought it was part of the trustybus livery due to the vinyle stickers on the window and a lot more detail on this two buses
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on February 09, 2014, 07:34:17 PM
According to LOTS, Trustybus now have 3 second-hand Enviro200s. Does anyone know the identification of any of these vehicles?

EDIT: Might as well also mention, Trustybus will be bringing back their original C3 on 3rd March between Waltham Cross (Holdbrook) to Harlow via Hoddesdon (i.e. the one they operated in their original formation, before Centrebus took them over), except it will be numbered 410/411 operating every 30 minutes, with the 411 serving Hunsdon. The current C3/C3A will be withdrawn.

Lets hope they are successful with this, as Logic/Trustybus kept changing the L3/current C3.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on February 09, 2014, 11:24:09 PM
According to LOTS, Trustybus now have 3 second-hand Enviro200s. Does anyone know the identification of any of these vehicles?

EDIT: Might as well also mention, Trustybus will be bringing back their original C3 on 3rd March between Waltham Cross (Holdbrook) to Harlow via Hoddesdon (i.e. the one they operated in their original formation, before Centrebus took them over), except it will be numbered 410/411 operating every 30 minutes, with the 411 serving Hunsdon. The current C3/C3A will be withdrawn.

Lets hope they are successful with this, as Logic/Trustybus kept changing the L3/current C3.

I heard they were ex Hanson (Stourbridge) one of the buses I heard they have is BX58 BFA, according to other sources they have BX81 BEY and YX09 FNG also I was told they were for the 542/543 route. By the looks of it there building up the short fleet along with some more Dennis darts with the registration : X501 WRG, S91 EGK and S93 EGK with the departure of R745 BMY

I also spotted if I'm correctly remembering the name a tikitek or something along the lines of that ticket machine fitted to SPD1 (SNZ 7259)
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Suzy Scott on February 10, 2014, 09:59:58 AM
I heard they were ex Hanson (Stourbridge) one of the buses I heard they have is BX58 BFA, according to other sources they have BX81 BEY and YX09 FNG also I was told they were for the 542/543 route. By the looks of it there building up the short fleet along with some more Dennis darts with the registration : X501 WRG, S91 EGK and S93 EGK with the departure of R745 BMY

I also spotted if I'm correctly remembering the name a tikitek or something along the lines of that ticket machine fitted to SPD1 (SNZ 7259)

One of these? http://www.ticketer.org.uk/
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on February 10, 2014, 06:08:13 PM
One of these? http://www.ticketer.org.uk/

Sorry Suzy I'm afraid not it looked like the conventional ticket machine fitted to there fleet however with a touchscreen instead of a keypad and a Ariel coming out the top.

I received word that apparently all the enviro's are already in the process of being re-registered and suited up for there contract work,I'm unsure if this is true or not
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Suzy Scott on February 10, 2014, 08:18:14 PM
OK TY _ will have a look next time I'm out that way.

Changes approved today (last one is a formality!)

PF1090194/6 - GALLEON TRAVEL 2009 LTD T/A Galleon Travel, HAILES FARM, LOW HILL ROAD, ROYDON, HARLOW, CM19 5JW
Cancellation Accepted by SN: Operating between Harlow Bus Station and Cheshunt, Hammond Street/Smiths Lane given service number C3 effective from 02-Mar-2014.

PF1090194/12 - GALLEON TRAVEL 2009 LTD T/A Galleon Travel, HAILES FARM, LOW HILL ROAD, ROYDON, HARLOW, CM19 5JW
Registration Accepted by SN
Starting Point: Harlow Bus Station
Finish Point: Waltham Cross Bus Station
Via: Hunsdon, Rye Park
Service Number: 410
Service Type: Normal Stopping
Effective Date: 03-MAR-2014
Other Details: 410 Monday to Saturday 411 Monday to Friday

PF1090194/13 - GALLEON TRAVEL 2009 LTD T/A Galleon Travel, HAILES FARM, LOW HILL ROAD, ROYDON, HARLOW, CM19 5JW
Registration Accepted by SN
Starting Point: Cheshunt, Brookfield Centre
Finish Point: Waltham Cross Bus Station
Via: Bury Green
Service Number: 246
Service Type: Normal Stopping
Effective Date: 10-FEB-2014
Other Details: Monday to Saturday hourly service.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on February 10, 2014, 08:43:18 PM
OK TY _ will have a look next time I'm out that way.

Changes approved today (last one is a formality!)

PF1090194/6 - GALLEON TRAVEL 2009 LTD T/A Galleon Travel, HAILES FARM, LOW HILL ROAD, ROYDON, HARLOW, CM19 5JW
Cancellation Accepted by SN: Operating between Harlow Bus Station and Cheshunt, Hammond Street/Smiths Lane given service number C3 effective from 02-Mar-2014.

PF1090194/12 - GALLEON TRAVEL 2009 LTD T/A Galleon Travel, HAILES FARM, LOW HILL ROAD, ROYDON, HARLOW, CM19 5JW
Registration Accepted by SN
Starting Point: Harlow Bus Station
Finish Point: Waltham Cross Bus Station
Via: Hunsdon, Rye Park
Service Number: 410
Service Type: Normal Stopping
Effective Date: 03-MAR-2014
Other Details: 410 Monday to Saturday 411 Monday to Friday

PF1090194/13 - GALLEON TRAVEL 2009 LTD T/A Galleon Travel, HAILES FARM, LOW HILL ROAD, ROYDON, HARLOW, CM19 5JW
Registration Accepted by SN
Starting Point: Cheshunt, Brookfield Centre
Finish Point: Waltham Cross Bus Station
Via: Bury Green
Service Number: 246
Service Type: Normal Stopping
Effective Date: 10-FEB-2014
Other Details: Monday to Saturday hourly service.

The 246 was already in operation today, that must of been a bit sudden for the start,let's hope going back to the old roots does them good and doesn't lead to them being struck for cash
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on February 11, 2014, 12:37:38 AM
According to Harlowride, Trustybus now also have two more Dart SLF/Pointers, which both have local connections: have these vehicles:

Ex-TWH P980LNDB
Ex-TGM S403JUA.

EDIT: Post corrected.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: David Stewart on February 11, 2014, 09:59:33 AM
These are actually P980 LNB (not LND) ex Hunny.   S403JUA is not an ex TGM Dart (those are S3** JUA, similar but not quite!!),  S403JUA is actually a DAF SB220/Optare Delta.    The three E200s are YX09 FNG,  BX58 BEY and BFA.  Dave Stewart
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on February 11, 2014, 04:57:48 PM
Thanks David. They are building up a fleet quite fast. I Hope their finances can cope with it!

Apologies for the mistakes in my post.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on February 11, 2014, 05:10:08 PM
Thanks David. They are building up a fleet quite fast. I Hope their finances can cope with it!

Apologies for the mistakes in my post.

Wasn't it romours that one of the reason there previous operations sold out was partly due to struggling finances reason or am I thinking of something else
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on February 13, 2014, 01:03:43 AM
One of these? http://www.ticketer.org.uk/

The machine currently in place is a tikkitek machine, on Tuesday I also saw the 351 to birchwood (relief bus) on the a120 coming straight from birchwood down on to the a120 past the Rowland ridgewell garage and onto tescos however this was due to a sticky break I was told and brakes are needed in bishops stortford (went through the ford with steam coming from the brake I heard,then this morning I was told that the driver took the wrong turn while following the standard bus then ended up going up towards the ridgewell garage on the a120.

Looks like there in a spot of bother when it comes to drivers and buses at the moment then
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on February 17, 2014, 06:38:45 PM
From a distance, I observed today (17/2/14) one of the Enviro200s on the 542/543 Loughton local route. It was in plain white. As I saw it at a distance, I was unable to identify the vehicle.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on March 11, 2014, 09:33:16 PM
Ex-travel with hunny P980 LNB was spotted on the 351 to birchwood schools today
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on March 17, 2014, 05:34:22 PM
SNZ3869 has been in the paint shop and now matches his trusty brothers and on top of that it was on the 351 overflow and after talking to some of the much hadham locals we all agreed that it was looking very professional operation
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on March 26, 2014, 09:29:44 PM
Has anyone seen the Marshall capital short fleet in operation lately or are they being phased out due to the new arrivals of the fleet also does anyone know If or when Plaxton pointer 2 RX51 FNU will be departing ? As it hasn't been re registered yet which seems to be a sign of the fleet changes so far
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on March 29, 2014, 12:02:19 AM
Has anyone seen the Marshall capital short fleet in operation lately or are they being phased out due to the new arrivals of the fleet also does anyone know If or when Plaxton pointer 2 RX51 FNU will be departing ? As it hasn't been re registered yet which seems to be a sign of the fleet changes so far

LT02ZDG was on the 541 today (28th). Still in all-over plain red without fleetnames, but does have yellow lettering near the front door mentioning low fares on the C3, a route which of course no longer exists. 
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on March 30, 2014, 05:42:32 PM
Looking on the Harlowride website, it appears B7TL/President X649LLX has appeared on the 410/411. Not sure when though.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on March 31, 2014, 12:57:46 AM
I have to say I am confused to the reliability of the information of galleon on harlow ride as I have never seen G501 VYE in service or a photo of it in service with the galleon for what I shall call the galleon group or for that matter have I seen T570 EGD in service or a picture of the bus for that matter
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on March 31, 2014, 12:11:50 PM
I have to say I am confused to the reliability of the information of galleon on harlow ride as I have never seen G501 VYE in service or a photo of it in service with the galleon for what I shall call the galleon group or for that matter have I seen T570 EGD in service or a picture of the bus for that matter

A photo has been provided of the President with 411 on the destination at Harlow Bus Station.

G501VYE has never been on public service with Galleon (as far as I'm aware), but they apparently own it. The picture they show on the website is when it was loaned to TWH and used on the 55.

They're enthusiast information may not always be up to date or accurate, but the main point of the site is to provide public transport information.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Andrew Morgan on March 31, 2014, 04:26:16 PM
G501VYE has never been on public service with Galleon (as far as I'm aware), but they apparently own it. The picture they show on the website is when it was loaned to TWH and used on the 55.

Dart G501 VYE has not been owned by Galleon since around August 2012 when it was sold to the Bromley Bus Preservation Group (http://www.thebbpg.com/).
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Suzy Scott on April 15, 2014, 08:52:13 PM
Following the revocation of the licence that was running the school run on the 386 from Bishop's Stortford to Buntingford by SM then Olympian now towlynx? anyway HCC retendered this... and it's to be ran by Trustybus from the day the schools go back. Incidentally unlike what is shown on their website, the rest of the service by C G Myall and Richmond's continues unchanged.

PF1090194/14 - GALLEON TRAVEL 2009 LTD T/A Galleon Travel, HAILES FARM, LOW HILL ROAD, ROYDON, HARLOW, CM19 5JW
Registration Accepted by SN
Starting Point: BUNTINGFORD HIGH STREET, OPP THE CROWN INN
Finish Point: BISHOPS STORTFORD, BIRCHWOOD SCHOOL
Via:
Service Number: 386
Service Type: School or Works
Effective Date: 22-APR-2014
Other Details: SCHOOL DAYS ONLY MONDAY-FRIDAY ONE JOURNEY INWARD& OUTWARD
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Suzy Scott on April 17, 2014, 07:29:23 PM
Smart-looking double deck in a gold-based Galleon Travel scheme was on the 1610ish 410/411 from Harlow to WX - G11 xxx (THINK it was GTL at the end?) - 80 seater with belts according to large signage at the back!
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on April 17, 2014, 11:24:30 PM
Smart-looking double deck in a gold-based Galleon Travel scheme was on the 1610ish 410/411 from Harlow to WX - G11 xxx (THINK it was GTL at the end?) - 80 seater with belts according to large signage at the back!

Did you identify the vehicle type?

Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on April 18, 2014, 06:48:40 AM
Did you identify the vehicle type?

Sounds exactly like X649 LLX got re-registered and i think I spotted W501 VDD got put in to livery and was spotted on the 351
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Suzy Scott on April 18, 2014, 11:26:00 AM
Sounds exactly like X649 LLX got re-registered and i think I spotted W501 VDD got put in to livery and was spotted on the 351

Yes - was a President-type body from the NC/Plaxton/Transbus days. Probably one and the same.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: AndrewHA on April 18, 2014, 12:20:36 PM
Yes I also noted it leaving Harlow Bus Station circa 1640hrs last Monday 14th-April-2014 , on the 392 to Rye Park .
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on April 21, 2014, 04:52:07 AM
According to harlow ride there is ment to be 6 new additions to the fleet if I can count

Don't suppose anyone knows if trustybus are sourcing there buses elsewhere other than ensignbus ?
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on April 22, 2014, 04:48:41 PM
NK51 MKM, RHZ 2264 and SNZ7259 were all at birchwood today with RHZ 2264 on the 386 for the first day of operating the route with NK51 MKM on the 351 to hunsden and fitting the norm SNZ7259 like usual was on the 351 to hertford
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Alex Hazell. on April 22, 2014, 04:50:46 PM
What's RHZ2264 that's a new one to me :|
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on April 22, 2014, 04:52:52 PM
What's RHZ2264 that's a new one to me :|

RHZ 2264 is the duel doored dart with the previous life registration of S93EGK

Does anyone know what EDS stands for (wether it's galleon code or I'm just stupid I don't know) due to NK51 MKM features the fleet number EDS22 however according to harlow ride it's SPD30
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on April 23, 2014, 04:44:01 PM
Today's services as rather strange as I noted that Olympian were running a 386 along with seeing FXZ2175 and beat up and falling to pieces (literally) was RX51FNU in the 351 pair
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on April 25, 2014, 04:45:33 PM
Don't suppose if anyone knows if galleon are having either driver or mechanical issues as the 351 timetable has not been operating regularly with the 351 to hunsden not being operated in time or at very rarely with children being sent away packing because of a limited capacity in the morning and afternoon along with the driver not being able to pick up a good 10-15 people at bishops park tesco I have been informed.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Suzy Scott on April 25, 2014, 08:42:03 PM
Don't suppose if anyone knows if galleon are having either driver or mechanical issues as the 351 timetable has not been operating regularly with the 351 to hunsden not being operated in time or at very rarely with children being sent away packing because of a limited capacity in the morning and afternoon along with the driver not being able to pick up a good 10-15 people at bishops park tesco I have been informed.

Interesting - Olympian were told off for that too if I recall.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on April 25, 2014, 08:47:05 PM
Interesting - Olympian were told off for that too if I recall.


I was one of the people who had to stay behind because of it until they sent another
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Suzy Scott on April 25, 2014, 08:50:49 PM
I was one of the people who had to stay behind because of it until they sent another


What size bus was used i.e. number of seats - do you recall?
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on April 25, 2014, 11:04:44 PM

What size bus was used i.e. number of seats - do you recall?

Don't remember amount of seats but it was a double doored dart if I stand corrected,this route seems to have turned horrible since centrebus got there hands on it but hopefully it will be sorted in the future but what annoys me with the drivers being stopped by the police is the drivers are only trying to do the right thing by taking as many as possible,yet the company weren't being directly punished all they were getting was a slap on the wrist and told not to do it again and even if a bus tried to stop overloaded it wouldn't end well as the 351 kindly demonstrated yesterday infact.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: AndrewHA on May 08, 2014, 08:25:41 AM
I noticed ( from a taxi moving in the other direction ) a Metroline liveried Plaxton President bodied Trident ( ? ) approaching Harlow Bus Station , at about 1640hrs last evening  . No destination display , but 411 on paper in its windscreen .

A few weeks ago I noticed their re-painted ' Decker ( G11GTL ) about the same time , doing the same duty . Is this particular arrival / departure always Double Deck ??
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on May 09, 2014, 05:04:34 PM
Does anyone know where galleon are getting the Mercedes bread vans from I've spotted 2 in blue however different interior and a multicoloured one on the 386 the other day
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on May 11, 2014, 01:50:54 PM
One of the red ex-Metroline Tridents appeared on the 541 yesterday!! Certainly a first. Would be interesting to see that get around the Abridge estate.

I guess there would also be problems with low trees, particularly along the Theydon Bois to Ivy Chimneys stretch. I believe this caused problems with TWH's 555 school journeys which sometimes had double-decks.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on May 12, 2014, 01:59:19 AM
One of the red ex-Metroline Tridents appeared on the 541 yesterday!! Certainly a first. Would be interesting to see that get around the Abridge estate.

I guess there would also be problems with low trees, particularly along the Theydon Bois to Ivy Chimneys stretch. I believe this caused problems with TWH's 555 school journeys which sometimes had double-decks.

I'm suprised these haven't taken priority on respray like G11
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Alex Hazell. on May 13, 2014, 08:21:24 PM
One has been painted.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on May 13, 2014, 08:44:41 PM
One has been painted.

Any chance of a picture as I want to see what livery it's put in and how it looks
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Alex Hazell. on May 13, 2014, 09:09:44 PM
Trustybus livery and sorry saw it driving the other way so no picture
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on May 15, 2014, 09:29:00 PM
Well 351 today was SPD9 and one of the bread vans along with one of the Marshall capitals in the after noon with the same bread van from this morning making a appearance on the 386, does anyone know if trustybus keep any other vehicles at any bus stations like they did with 351 relief came out of the c3 route ?
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Alex Hazell. on May 16, 2014, 12:21:51 PM
Nope they don't. Come straight from the yard
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on May 16, 2014, 05:43:24 PM
Nope they don't. Come straight from the yard

This just gets more confusing day by day,well today was the turn NFZ 6606 and good old RX51 FNU
wouldn't it just be easier to get permission and pay for tree to be cut down and run one of the double deckers ? (in the long run) along with improving other routes with no backlash from breakdowns etc ?

Found this quite funny (couldn't fix link)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/107559755@N05/14197487982/sizes/o/in/photostream/
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on June 24, 2014, 10:35:05 PM
Well the age profile over at trustybus just becomes newer and newer every month, where do I start

Well 10 enviros are due to be fazed in with 2 already in service (I think) due to the spd fleed being withdrawn from service with server all being withdrawn already such as rx51 fnu and fleet numbers spd 1 and spd 8, the buses that will leave are in order of ministry of transport checks or major unit failure with the mpd fleet staying along with the bread vans

With some already in service the 1st enviro is YX08 HCC which is ex webber bus of Bridgwater and is currently in all white with it due to be sent to the paint shop on the 30th of June, the other new addition is LY58 PFX which is a e300 prototype which is only one of two ( the other being with Z & S transport of Aylesbury) it has gained the fleet number EDL35 and is to replace RX51 FNU and sold in part exchange along with spd1 and spd 8 with S93 EGK which was a spares which is now scrapped

Along with this the last Olympian double decker has left the fleet with the only double deckers being galleons double decker coach and there gold and red trident along with trustybus' three tridents one of which is currently in trustybus livery
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on July 01, 2014, 03:34:50 PM
Noticed an ex-Brighton & Hove MPD on the Loughton local 542/543 today. Couldn't identify the vehicle but the registration began with SNZ I think.

It was still in B&H livery, with a poor attempt being made to remove branding which could still be read. Passengers waiting at the bus stop I was at certainly noticed it, and it prompted them to have a conversation about the state of buses in the area.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on July 01, 2014, 05:38:47 PM
Noticed an ex-Brighton & Hove MPD on the Loughton local 542/543 today. Couldn't identify the vehicle but the registration began with SNZ I think.

It was still in B&H livery, with a poor attempt being made to remove branding which could still be read. Passengers waiting at the bus stop I was at certainly noticed it, and it prompted them to have a conversation about the state of buses in the area.

Let's hope they buy some more short enviros to replace the mpd's, currently they are due to be operational spare.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Alex Hazell. on July 02, 2014, 10:47:05 PM
No mpds to be sold on from what Trustybus have informed me
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on July 14, 2014, 05:19:47 PM
Few observations from the past few days:

Saturday 12th July: Enviro200 MPD SK07HLR on route 541. This vehicle is ex-London United SDE15.

Today, Monday 14th July: Mercedes Vario KV51KZD on Loughton locals 542/543. The last time this vehicle type was used on the 542/543 was when Imperial Bus Co. held the contract, and in the first few months of when Arriva held the contract.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: swfcforever on July 18, 2014, 10:56:09 AM
Well the age profile over at trustybus just becomes newer and newer every month, where do I start

Well 10 enviros are due to be fazed in with 2 already in service (I think) due to the spd fleed being withdrawn from service with server all being withdrawn already such as rx51 fnu and fleet numbers spd 1 and spd 8, the buses that will leave are in order of ministry of transport checks or major unit failure with the mpd fleet staying along with the bread vans

With some already in service the 1st enviro is YX08 HCC which is ex webber bus of Bridgwater and is currently in all white with it due to be sent to the paint shop on the 30th of June, the other new addition is LY58 PFX which is a e300 prototype which is only one of two ( the other being with Z & S transport of Aylesbury) it has gained the fleet number EDL35 and is to replace RX51 FNU and sold in part exchange along with spd1 and spd 8 with S93 EGK which was a spares which is now scrapped

Along with this the last Olympian double decker has left the fleet with the only double deckers being galleons double decker coach and there gold and red trident along with trustybus' three tridents one of which is currently in trustybus livery

Does anybody know the VIN Number/Body Number or even Original Registration (If it as one) of LY58PFX, Please.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on July 20, 2014, 08:53:35 PM
Does anybody know the VIN Number/Body Number or even Original Registration (If it as one) of LY58PFX, Please.

4024 PG I think with SD 32
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on July 31, 2014, 12:46:51 PM
Does anyone know if EDL35 (LY58PFX) has been used in service yet?
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: AndrewHA on July 31, 2014, 01:36:46 PM
I photographed it about 35mins ago in the Bus Interchange in Bishops Stortford , I guess it was about to work the 1315hrs departure to Hertford on a Route 351 .
Looks very smart in the Tri-Colours of Trustybus .

( Plug ) a shot will appear on my Flickr site later this afternoon !
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on July 31, 2014, 05:11:18 PM
I photographed it about 35mins ago in the Bus Interchange in Bishops Stortford , I guess it was about to work the 1315hrs departure to Hertford on a Route 351 .
Looks very smart in the Tri-Colours of Trustybus .

( Plug ) a shot will appear on my Flickr site later this afternoon !

I shall look forward to seeing that photo then!
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: AndrewHA on July 31, 2014, 06:18:00 PM
I am getting them up slowly , my BT Home Hub keeps throwing a wobbley , and refusing to talk to my I-Pad !
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on July 31, 2014, 11:22:20 PM
Does anyone know if EDL35 (LY58PFX) has been used in service yet?

It has been on on the 351 quite regularly although I believe it was out on rail replacement duties for a week or two so spd 10 was covering
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on August 01, 2014, 01:03:37 PM
Dart MPD TNZ1186 was one of the vehicles operating the 541 evening service last night (31st July). I saw it passing through Epping. Would have been the 20.34 service from Loughton.

It didn't have a working destination display, and from what I could see it didn't have the Harlow-style A4 piece of paper either.

Had quite a healthy load of passengers though.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on August 09, 2014, 02:03:09 AM
Well due to fleet replacements which is a rare at galleon travel,yes I did say galleon one of there coach fleet is leaving due to fleet replacement which is DIG 3781,if I'm correct I spotted this on rail replacement down at bishops stortford train station
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on December 08, 2014, 07:24:19 PM
Trustybus have acquired unusual ex-Quality Line Enviro200/East Lancs Esteem PE56UFH. It has been spotted operating the 410.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: AndrewHA on December 08, 2014, 09:52:01 PM
They have had that for about 3 weeks now . it was on the 351 in BPS about a fortnight ago . Last week I noted it in Harlow Bus Station on one of their Routes .
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on December 08, 2014, 10:16:12 PM
They have had that for about 3 weeks now . it was on the 351 in BPS about a fortnight ago . Last week I noted it in Harlow Bus Station on one of their Routes .

Was a regular towards the end of the shuttle bus service and seen on the 386 they have 2 or 3 I'm sure and were put straight into service
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on December 18, 2014, 09:47:19 PM
Well one of the short fleet is confirmed to be leaving, unsure of the registration at the moment but believe it to be TNZ1186, was told it was going for scrap due to multiple problems however some seem to think it's being sold to ensign
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Alex Hazell. on December 18, 2014, 11:17:22 PM
Its At Ensigns
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Stevoj3026 on December 19, 2014, 12:06:56 AM
Noted today on 392 was ex Ensignbus 729 Alx200 Dennis Dart Y329FGN
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: AndrewHA on February 20, 2015, 05:22:00 PM
Noted and Photographed in HARLOW today was an ex RATP Group London United Busways ,( still in their Full livery ) Alexander RH Bodied Volvo Olympian  N138YRW .
This was new in 1996 , how long will it last in the fleet , it's 19 years old already !
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Cheltonian on February 20, 2015, 06:16:32 PM
Ah, if it was fitted with a chair-lift, which many of this batch were, then it would be DDA compliant. However, seeing your photo on Flickr, this vehicle is clearly not fitted with one.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: Palatine One on February 20, 2015, 06:19:26 PM
Ah, if it is fitted with a chair-lift, which many of this batch were, then it is DDA compliant.

Hi Marcus

I think you're getting mixed up with the former Airbus Royale bodied Olympians, which did indeed have wheelchair lifts fitted in the front doorway.

The later Olympians in the same registration batch were to normal service bus spec for routes around London.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: AndrewHA on February 20, 2015, 07:23:15 PM
Not sure this is anything to do with the Bus I described in the post !!
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: alex397 on February 20, 2015, 10:59:11 PM
Galleon seem to have a high turnover of vehicles! Their fleet seems to change constantly.

If you're talking about step-entrance double deckers being DDA compliant, it doesn't apply until 2017 I think.
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: exiledleaf28 on February 23, 2015, 11:15:13 PM
Galleon seem to have a high turnover of vehicles! Their fleet seems to change constantly.

If you're talking about step-entrance double deckers being DDA compliant, it doesn't apply until 2017 I think.

I think your correct about double deckers however surely there mercedes breadvan fleet and the Volvo b10m-55 (which has now been given a in house colour change to all red) are not DDA compliment I would of thought as all 4 are step entrance also have no wheelchair access and the blue breadvans have been seen on the 386 (and 410/410x nearly everyday with B10M-55 on the 351 for the past 3 weeks (including the school holiday)
Title: Re: Galleon Travel/LogicBus/Trustybus.
Post by: dwarfer1979 on February 24, 2015, 08:09:48 AM
I think your correct about double deckers however surely there mercedes breadvan fleet and the Volvo b10m-55 (which has now been given a in house colour change to all red) are not DDA compliment I would of thought as all 4 are step entrance also have no wheelchair access and the blue breadvans have been seen on the 386 (and 410/410x nearly everyday with B10M-55 on the 351 for the past 3 weeks (including the school holiday)
The deadline for DDA for single-deckers over 7.5 tonnes is the end of 2015 so the B10M has a few more months to live before it can't be used on normal services again.  It was the deadline for vehicles under 7.5t (effectively the van derived minibuses were the only things caught by this) that came in at the end of 2014 but it depends how many seats are in the vehicles as it only applies to buses with 22 or more seats and I know of at least one operator who downseated their 709D to 21-seats to get around that.  The DVSA have stated they will be cracking down on operators still running non-compliant vehicles after the respective deadlines have passed.