As work continues on the other buses at some pace, Bernard has decided that now is the time to move 1178 undercover so that her restoration can be completed for next year. We have decided to remove the complete windscreen so the whole front end can be sorted out. Also this will give us chance to remove the wheelchair door and install the emergency window again. She will also have a service too.
Work has started on stripping out 7980's lower deck ready for the seat frames to be repainted and the floor paint to be put down. Andy removed them all bar one stubborn back on the offside which wouldn't budge! As time permits we will start sanding down the frames soon. Excuse the poor quality pictures but they were taken in pitch blackness as 7980 is parked between other buses, including sister bus RVB977S the Pride Of Thanet and 6801FN, an East Kent Park Royal bodied Regent.
Thought I'd share this with you. For my 'day job' I drive on the Canterbury Park & Ride buses which are operated by Kent Top Travel. The buses are based in Canterbury and the following pictures show a average night at our garage as the buses return and are washed. The buses are all fueled at offsite filling stations (single deckers at Morrisons, double deckers at Esso) before coming in. Each driver sweeps, cleans and mops his vehicle when on a late shift. Most of the P&R services are operated by Optare bodied Volvo B7 single deck vehicles or Optare bodied Volvo B9 double deck buses. We do have 3 VDL SD200 buses at Canterbury (sometimes 2 depending on allocation) of which are also used for P&R work with the third sometimes on the 666 Ashford to Faversham route. We also have a selection of Enviros which can be normally found on the 36 or 666 service but also act as spare P&R vehicles.
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