While I'm dealing with official stuff there is also a change in blog policy. Over recent days material and information published here has been reproduced very quickly elsewhere with no credit given. So from today ALL posts and information within those posts on SB&TP are copyright UNLESS due credit for the information is given. Anyone is free to download my pics for private ownership but not for publication without permission except those I already have arrangements with.
OK enough serious stuff so let's get onto the fun. Those who thought refurbs in Ipswich were finished were sadly mistaken. It was brought to my attention last night that Ipswich Buses Dart 93 X93 LBJ has been sent to Hants & Dorset for a makeover. I am grateful to Malcolm Robson of Ipswich Buses for replying to my enquiring email so promptly giving me details of the programme. Currently the plans are for 4 vehicles to be refurbished, with "new e leather seating, livery, Wi-Fi, new paint coating on stanchions and a general, deep clean along with ugrade to PASVAR 2000". For those of you who, like me, haven't a Scooby what PASVAR 2000 is it simply means PSV Access Requirements, better known to us as DDA. To stop any rumours in their tracks this is NOT for any new route, just preparations for DDA 2016, which affects all single deck buses.
|Ipswich Buses 93, the first X reg Dart to be refurbished pic (c) David Warren|
|Still awaiting vinyls Beestons YN54 OAH in new colours|