Ulsterbus Fleet News 2017

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06/02/17 - Returning to use are Rural 452 (Enniskillen, after engine repairs), Solo 1887 (Newry, after accident repair), Irizar 1718 (Dungannon, after overhaul) and Ayats 2016 (GVS Active Reserve, previously in Reserve). Against this Solo 1892 (Downpatrick) and B7TL 2880 (Magherafelt) were detaxed at the end of January, both for engine repairs. Also out of use are Ayats 2016 (Enniskillen) and 2015 (Dungannon), both now in Reserve. Irizar 1713 and B7R have been temporarily received from Metro, both for use with the Training Academy. Vehicles On the move are Irizar 1732 (Coleraine - Larne) and Solo 1877 (Craigavon - Downpatrick).Finally, Solar 712 has gone to Hamill for scrap.

09/01/17 - Irizar i4 607 has returned to use at Ards after accident damage repair. Also back in use with the Training Academy is B10BLE 2843, replacing 2791 which has gone back to Metro and been sold for scrap. Also withdrawn for disposal is one of the few remaining Tiger towbuses, Omagh based 1295, this being sold to Wylie, Enniskillen. Ayats 2003 (Dungannon) is now in Reserve, with sisters 2016/26 being loaned to Metro during December. B7R 210 has moved from Downpatrik to Newcastle, with Irizar 1664 going the other direction. Vehicles Sold During December 2016 are Solos 1860 to McLaughlin, Clonmany and 1866 to Coyle, Ardara, along with B10BLEs 2787/2820/38 to Hamill for scrap. New vehicles in the offing are 18 Optare Versas and 22 Solos. The Versas will be used to relaunch the City serice in Derry later in the year, and will be in a new deep red based livery.

01/01/17 - Seasons Greetings and a Merry New Year from Irish Transport Heritage.

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