Ulsterbus Fleet News 2020

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03/01/20 - Returned to service following repairs were 299 (OEZ 7299) at Ballymena on 03/12 and 1008 (JFZ 7008) at Londonderry on 17/12. Detaxed on 31/12 with engine problems was 1069 (LFZ 9069). Also detaxed on the same date was Leyland Tiger towbus 1238 (NXI 4238) based at Downpatrick and its use will now be confined to the yard only. Detaxed to Reserve on 31/12 were Optare Solo minibuses 1839-41 (SCZ 3839-41) and 1848 (SCZ 3848), all of which had latterly been used by the Training Academy as mobile classrooms. Transferred to Reserve were Volvo B12B/Sunsundegui “Goldline” coaches 1770 (REZ 9770) on 13/12, 1769 (REZ 9769) on 16/12 and 1771 (REZ 9771) on 18/12, all of which are to receive modifications to make them compliant with the Scottish PSV Accessibility Regulations before being returned to service at Stranraer. The first to return to traffic was 1770 (REZ 9770) on 21/12 with the other two to follow. Scania K94IB/Irizar Intercentury coaches 1689 (TCZ 1689) and 1747 (EEZ 6747) were received from Citybus on 31/12 and placed in Reserve. Disposals during December were Volvo B7TL/Alexander ALX400 2933 (HCZ 9933) and 2940 (HCZ 9940), both of which passed to Hamill, Ahoghill for scrap..

01/01/20 - Happy New Year from Irish Transport Heritage.

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