When I got there I could immedately see two of them with their back to me, one in Norfolk Green Colours, the other in a livery I didn't regognise. Now normally I freely let anyone use the pics I publish on here but for this post I must ask that anyone wishing to use the pics contacts me first for permission, Thanks.
|Former Norfolk Green Agoralines 39895 and 39898 sandwich an ex Stagecoach Volvo B10M|
|Ex Norfolk Green Iris Agoraline 39891 OY53 RDZ awating parts.|
|39897 AU05 FKF. I think this is the one awaiting MOT|
|Ex Norfolk Greem 39898 GX07 BAU in Barming on the 78|
|And here is the nearside view. Still looking rather smart I think|
|The old Stagecoach plate stilll in place|
This was a real bonus for me, as I was hoping to get news and pics of all things Arriva today and didn't even think of the Agoralines till last night. Coming up over the next few days my meeting with Matthew Arnold, who apart from being a life long friend and Arriva Manager is now Area Chairman of the CPT (Confederation of Public Transport) and was rubbing noses with the high and mighty of our area in Stowmarket last week! A very interesting chat on Euro 5 and 6 engines and TfL's somewhat in my view biased approach to the proposed enhanced emissions zone. There will also be features on Arriva in Medway and Maidstone but I'll leave you for now, from a freezing cold Kent of one last pic of the Agoraline, taken in King St in Maidstone, a stop I spent many hours wating at as boy and driver!
|898 in Maidstone Town Centre|