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Trustybus of Harlow
« on: June 19, 2009, 07:47:18 PM »
Trustybus of Harlow have moved from 7 Perry Road, Staple Tye, Harlow to Torppake House, Riverway, Harlow, which is nearly SM/Olympian Coach Depot.

The Fleet List is at May June 2009
Dennis Dart  Plaxton Pointer            161        L161XRH    ex National Express
Dennis Dart  Plaxton Pointer            150        M150HPL    ex Metrobus
Dennis Dart  Wright Pathfinder         267        M267VPU   ex Arriva Shires
Dennis Dart  Wright Pathfinder         268        M268VPU   ex Arriva Shires
MAN Optare Vectra                        10          P10TLS
Dennis Dart  East Lancs                   131       P131PPV     ex Ipswich Buses
Dennis Dart  Marshall Capital              711        R711MEW   ex Metroline
Dennis Dart  Marshall Capital              522        S522KFL     ex Metroline
Dennis Dart  Marshall Capital            528        S528KFL     ex Metroline
Dennis Dart  Transbus                     DPL1      LN03AYL 
Dennis Dart  Transbus                     DPL2      LN03AYM
Dennis Dart  Transbus                     DPS3      EU04BZY
Alexander Dennis MCV Evolution       DML5      AE55MVL
Alexander Dennis MCV Evolution       DML6      AE55VGD
Alexander Dennis MCV Evolution       DMA7      AE06HBU
Alexander Dennis MCV Evolution.      DMA8     AE06HBX
Alexander Dennis Enviro 200            DES9     LK07GTF

Of these, 161 is in National Express Blue Training Livery, and DML 5 is in Silver/Blue Livery.
150, 267, 268, 131 and 522 are in the new Trustybus Livery
DML7 are DML8 are branded for route 700
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2009, 06:48:19 AM »
M267 VPU & M268 VPU Are currently for sale with Ensign Bus!

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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2009, 02:59:16 PM »
I do like their livery!  Very smart, but very bright and cheerful too.

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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009, 03:02:34 PM »
M267VPU and M268VPU were running in harlow on friday 19 june on route C3
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009, 09:47:16 PM »
Tagged onto this to save opening a sights thread for one post, from Monday 29th June (second last day of the month!) A Dual door ex Metroline Dart/Plaxton, in full Metroline low floor bus livery (minus the actual Metroline logo) was working the 388.

Fully blinded though. I did spot two with clipboards around the corner from the bus station...  :D (VOSA usually hunt in packs of two).
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2009, 09:37:50 AM »
Further to this, and the post re June movements at EnsignBus, the acquisition is R148 RLY.
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009, 05:48:36 PM »
Another vehicle repainted into the new livery is MAN Optare P10TLS.
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009, 07:30:17 PM »
I suspect that R148RLY will be used on recently gained school contract 319
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2009, 03:09:29 PM »
I suspect that R148RLY will be used on recently gained school contract 319


Maybe. I did spot it on the 388. Look out for it perhaps being painted at some point soon... or, perhaps, is it a float to allow the rest of the buses to go one at a time?
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2009, 03:05:00 PM »
Forgot to mention, TB's C3 is going up to every half hour - date in IC59 om the HCC/IL board.
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2009, 06:22:45 PM »
Another repaint into the latest livery is Dart M150HPL. It now has an LED board.
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2009, 07:57:55 PM »
All of the former ChesterBus Dennis Darts have now left the fleet. The only step entrance buses in the fleet are L161XRH, M150HPL and P10TLS
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2009, 12:03:49 PM »
Please also note that Trustybus has now moved depot; from Perry Road to River Way in Harlow.

I understand this happened back in May '09.

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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2009, 07:16:50 PM »
To be honest, the Perry road depot was tucked away in a little corner, with no sign writing. However, at Perry road, there is two big signs, one displaying Galleon Travel, and one displaying Trustybus.
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2009, 06:09:14 PM »
Dart R141RLY is now in fleet livery, however, it does not have an LED board and has two doors from it life with Metroline.
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2009, 10:18:18 PM »
According to the Intalink website, Galleon Travel including Trustybus has been bought by Centrebus! I hope they dont change the livery to Centrebus!  :-[

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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2009, 07:00:19 PM »
Me too, the new livery is way better than  the Centrebus livery.  More of Trustybus's vehicles are appearing in the new livery, and I do really respect the company.

By the way, Darts LN03AYL, LN03AYM and EU04BZY have had LED boards fitted, most likely of the ex Diamond Excels and Chesterbus Darts
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2009, 07:22:46 PM »
Yes the GalleonTravel bus operation with 20 buses passed to Centrebus Ltd from Monday 24 August and will be known as Centrebus Harlow.  The small coach operation (just 4 coaches) also passed to the "Centrebus Group" in the form of Galleon Travel 2009 Ltd (a new licence with the Leicester address).   The main Galleon Travel Ltd licence, ubder which Trustybus operated, ceased last weekend.   The routes 7/7A which had been won by Centrebus and the 319 by Galleon Travel are due to begin next week on 1st Sept, and will now be worked by the Harlow unit.  The new former London General Darts bought last month  R462 and R484 LGH are now in Centrebus livery with Trustybus names, and one Solo V110LVH has transferred from Bowers (also a Centrebus company in Derbyshire).
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2009, 07:32:42 PM »
Yes the GalleonTravel bus operation with 20 buses passed to Centrebus Ltd from Monday 24 August and will be known as Centrebus Harlow.  The small coach operation (just 4 coaches) also passed to the "Centrebus Group" in the form of Galleon Travel 2009 Ltd (a new licence with the Leicester address).   The main Galleon Travel Ltd licence, ubder which Trustybus operated, ceased last weekend.   The routes 7/7A which had been won by Centrebus and the 319 by Galleon Travel are due to begin next week on 1st Sept, and will now be worked by the Harlow unit.  The new former London General Darts bought last month  R462 and R484 LGH are now in Centrebus livery with Trustybus names, and one Solo V110LVH has transferred from Bowers (also a Centrebus company in Derbyshire).
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So will the Trustybus livery and names disappear for sure?

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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2009, 12:21:19 PM »
Looks that way.

I really liked the new Trustybus livery. It would of been mice to see one of the MCV Evolutions in that livery.

However, Centrebus doesn't operate any MAN Optare Vectras, ADL Enviro 200, Dennis Marshall Capitals or MCV ADL, so it would be interesting to see what happens next
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2009, 09:30:41 AM »

So will the Trustybus livery and names disappear for sure?

The fleet will adopt Centrebus livery but the Trustybus name will remain for the time being.

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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2009, 06:43:20 PM »
Optare Soo V110LVH seen working service 351. Darts R462LGH and R484LGH seen in new livery, working routes 319, 351 and 7/7A. Also, MCV Dart ae55mvl, still in Silver/Blue livery, was seen working route 7/7A
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2009, 06:41:27 PM »
Dart R141RLY  now has a LED board. It was parked up most of the day, an it looked empty when I came back from the MOT test station at around 11am. However, ther were two drivers in it at around 3pm, when I dropped off some tools at the MOT test station. It was also joined by one of Centrebus livered Darts, R484LGH
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2009, 07:23:03 PM »
Dart DPL2 LN03AYM was being used on limited stop service 700 instead of DML7 AE06HBU or DML8 AE08HBX
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2009, 07:35:25 PM »
Dart DPL1 LN03AYL has been referbished. It is now in the Trustybus livery, and I believe that it has been referbished inside aswell. It looks good, especially with the rear light lens silver surrounds, and the LED board. It has been seen on routes 700, and school 319. This will most likely be the last vehicle to be painted into Trustybus livery.
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #25 on: September 12, 2009, 10:28:38 AM »
All vehicles now have LED  boards
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2009, 06:30:08 PM »
The fleet name Trustybus will soon be phased out, it been replaced by Centrebus
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2009, 07:27:24 PM »
Due to reasons I don't know about, MAN P10TLS has not recieved an LED board
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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2009, 08:03:12 PM »
Due to reasons I don't know about, MAN P10TLS has not recieved an LED board

Maybe its because they are withdrawing it soon?

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Re: Trustybus of Harlow
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2009, 06:43:08 PM »
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Maybe its because they are withdrawing it soon?


I doubt that very much, as it has only just been repainted in Trustybus livery
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