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N E Wales News 25th February 2020

Voel Coaches, Dyserth, Rhyl
Arrived this week is YN10AAY a Volvo B12B / Plaxton Panther - C53F. It was new in March 2010 to Minsterley Motors, Shropshire and in August 2018 it was with Golden Travel, Hayes. It will stay in its original livery for a number of weeks until an opportunity arises for it to be re-painted.

I was a bit premature indicating that both the 36 year old Volvo B10M-61 / Van Hool Alizees were withdrawn and about to leave. A604GAP is still in use albeit a spare coach and will do so until its MoT runs out on 9th March. It will then join the other three similar models which are currently available for sale.

Pats Coaches, Southsea, Wrexham

Arriving next week will be a new Temsa MD9 Executive 34 seater Coach which will carry the registration PC20PAT.
Vinyls have now been applied to the new team coach which has also now received the registration of the former Volvo team coach V11PPC which has reverted to its original number FC07MCF (it once was the Manchester City team coach). As can be seen from the two photographs <team coach ns> <team coach os> the new vinyls are somewhat subtle and only show clearly in strong light. The photographs were taken just before the new registration plates were applied.
The Mercedes Benz Atego 1018L / UNVI Cimo that was carrying the registration KEZ8765 has now reverted back to S888STS and may be offered for sale soon. The KEZ8765 registration has now been applied to the Mercedes Benz Vario O816D / Ferqui Toro that was formerly YX57BZM. <PHOTO KEZ>
The Versa YJ13HHX was not available for the 146 Wrexham to Whitchurch service yesterday and the substitute on the route was YR13PNX - Scania K360EB4 - Irizar I4 <PHOTO YR13PNX-146>

Davies, Leeswood, Mold
The Volvo B12BT / Van Hool - WA08AOZ which arrived last week has had vinyls applied <WA08AOZ>. It is hoped the coach will receive the normal white livery a little later in the year.
SUI6773 (Dennis Javelin / Marcopolo Explorer) has been sold to Davies Motors, Ruthin - but to date it has not been collected.

George Edwards and Son, Bwlchgwyn, Wrexham
The Tourismo that was acquired from P and O Lloyd in December last year has lost its cherished number PO11OYD and has reverted to its original number of BN11UGB. <Photo BN11UGB>
YJ04HHT (DAF DE40XSSB4000 / Van Hool T9 Alizee) which was obtained new by the firm in June 2004 has been sold to Bibby's of Ingleton

Routemasters 4 Hire, Llay
Whilst not being owned by the firm Routemasters 4 Hire the former Stagecoach East London TA601 (LV52HHL) has arrived at their premises. It is privately owned and is being preserved in the traditional red livery. The Dennis Trident / Plaxton ALX 400 was new in December 2002 and left London in July 2010 to join the Peoplesbus of Liverpool fleet. It still wears that livery. <photo LV52HHL>. Whilst the firm will be assisting with the preservation it is not clear at this stage whether it will be used by the firm as is the case with RM2213 (CUV213C).

Former GHA Coaches Dart
SF04ZXC a Transbus Dart SLF joined the GHA Coaches fleet in September 2011. Shortly after the demise of the firm in 2016 it was recovered on behalf of a finance company and an unsuccessful attempt was made to sell it. In November 2017 it eventually went to an auction in Whitchurch and was bought by Davies Motors of Ruthin. (The two former Directors of GHA). It has been stored at their premises in Ruthin but has just been given a white livery at the premises of the former easyCoach business in Rhosymedre. It is assumed that it will be offered for sale shortly.

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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