Metro Fleet News 2018

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22/04/18 - The first of the Gliders (Van Hool 318 HB / Van Hool Exquicity AB42+63) to be taxed are 3201/6 (HGZ 8201), and are the first buses to be allocated to the new Milewater Service Centre in Duncrue Street. These pair are to be used for Engineering & Driver Training in preparation for the forthcoming Glider Service. B7TL 2975 has been returned to use after completion of repairs, whilst B7RLE 903 (Short Strand, Accident damage) and Solo 1914 (GVS, Engine defects) are SORNed from the end of March. B10BLE 2798 (Duncrue Street float) was withdrawn on 16th March, although this seems to have made yet another comeback during April. Sister 2809 was less lucky, going to Hamill for scrap. B9TL 2334 has lost it's Coors AOA, and is back in fleet livery. Repainting of ALXs continues at a slow pace, with 2902/6/7/71 now all magenta.

05/03/18 - Scania L94 725 has returned to use at the start of March, allocated to GVS as an engineering float. Also back with Metro is Irizar 1713, after it sojourn at the Training Academy. Against this Volvo B7TL 2975 (GVS) was SORN'd at the end of February for engine repairs. Repainting of ALXs continues at a slow pace, with 2905/17 now all magenta.

08/02/18 - Irizar 1713 has spent a number of periods on loan Training Academy during January. ALXs 2904/19 are now painted in the all-over magenta colours. A number of Optare Solo SRs are currently in build and are to be used on feeder services for the Glider network to be introduced later in the year. B10BLE 2795 has gone to Hamill for scrap.

09/01/18 - Irizar 1713 was loaned to the Training Academy for 11 days at the start of December. ALXs 2920/66 are now painted in the all-over magenta colours.

01/01/18 - Seasons Greetings and a Merry New Year from Irish Transport Heritage.

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