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Friday, 27 March 2015

Go-Whippet Obs

It's taken time to get round to this post, due to real news which is always the best possible reason, but here are the Go-Whippet sightings from my Cambridge trip last week. Go-Whippet, who were bought by Transit Systems in November 2014, are based at a modern depot in Swavesey, having moved there from Fenstanton in 2009. They have a fleet of around 50 single and double deckers, and 8 coaches, although sadly it seems like the new owners have decided to disband the Summer seaside coach services that have been operating since 1957. This is what I saw last week, the first three were seen in St Ives Bus Station.

WS301 Scania L94UB H13WCL formerly T354JWA at St Ives
WD408 W122 EON ex London United Volvo B7tl at St Ives
WS312 X473 AHE Scania N94UB Wright Eclipse at St Ives
After travelling back to Cambridge the spotting continued with three different vehicles. The first one is quite a rarity in my experience. V293 UVY is a Volvo B10BLE with an Alexander ALX300 body. New to Reliance in East Yorkshire.

V293 UVY Volvo B10BLE ALX300 on the 1A to Huntingdon
WG101 Busway Volvo B7rle BG59 FYB
And finally this Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7tl H18 WCL. Formerly London United W476 BCW the driver wasn't too happy to see the camera and roared past us first time round. I managed to get her on her way back though, although the picture isn't quite a sharp as I would like it due to the speed she was going! However that's six different types of vehicle from the Go-Whippet fleet. It will be interesting to see what direction the new owners take the company.

WD401 Volvo B7tl Plaxtoon President H18 WCL on way to a Scool Service in Cambridge

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