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Routemaster 4 Hire, Llay, Wrexham

There have been changes to the fleet of this operator who operates mainly Routemasters.

Joining the fleet is RM471 which currently has the registration number of KVS601 but it was originally WLT471. It was new to London Transport in November 1960 and in April 1986 went to Scotland to join the Kelvin Scottish fleet. In 1994 it was sold for preservation but returned to service with International, Thornton Heath where for a short while it was given London Country green livery and given a rear door. In July 2004 it passed to Dr. Chris Dobbing of Peterborough and it joined his small fleet of London Transport vehicles that were hired out for weddings etc. and by which time it was restored to his proper red livery with no rear door.

Also joining the fleet is RM2213 (CUV213C). It is actually privately owned (Alan Jones) but he makes it available to Routemaster 4 Hire . This was one of the last Routemasters to be built when new to London Transport in May 1965. It left London in 2000 to a preservationist in Rahane, Helensburgh, Scotland and it was based at the Glasgow Bus museum for a short while. It went to another preservationist in Southampton before also joining the working fleet of Dr. Chris Dobbing of Peterborough.

<Photo of the three closed topped Routemasters inside the depot>

RM548 (SVS618 ex WLT548) has left the Routemaster 4 Hire fleet and was sold to an agency. It is soon to become a promotional vehicle.

Open top RM1783 (783DYE) is the regular vehicle used on the company's Llangollen tour which has operated 4 days a week during the summer <Photo RM1783>

BL88 (OJD93R ex OJD88R) the Bristol LH / ECW which was new to London Transport in April 1977 is well on its way to being available for public use. It has been seen at a number of rallies this year. It is also privately owned (Tim Hines) but is based at the Routemaster 4 Hire depot and will form part of the fleet available for hire. <Photo BL88 - OJD93R>

I have a website which looks at the bus and coach operators in North East Wales. There are current fleetlists for all operators and most have a full historic fleet list.
Included are current depot fleet lists for Arriva Cymru. There are also a number of ceased opertators with historic fleet lists including the GHA Group
The address and a link is
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