Thursday, 30 August 2012

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Location, location, relocation!

The BusWorks and Classic Bus North West is on the move! Following a decision to focus more on the bus operation & hire activities, the BusWorks site has been taken over by Blackpool Coach Services and we have leased a 20-vehicle depot next door to the Lancastrian Transport Trust premises on Brinwell Road. The excellent premises are now being utilised for the operation of the private hires, Sea Front 12 and the soon to start 22 service.
A two-bay workshop on the former BusWorks' site is being retained for completion of Ensignbus projects RTW335 & MD60.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

St Helens 29 repainted

A recent repaint at the BusWorks is former St Helens PD2 no.L29, a 1962 Leyland PD2 with East Lancs bodywork. 29 was one of several PD2s exported to Canada after retirement from St.Helens but was repatriated in 2004 and now proudly wears its original livery once more after a repaint by Dave Newsome, our coachpainter.
See for pictures of 29 being returned to the UK.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Ex-Stagecoach Darts arrive

Two former Stagecoach East London Darts have arrived in Blackpool and are being prepared for a new service to be operated by Classic Bus North West from September. They will soon be joined by two ex-Transdev examples. All four vehicles are to be refurbished and resprayed in CBNW fleet livery of London red and they will retain their dual doors. The first two are V162MVX & V163MVX, new in 1999.