Now those of you who didn't hit the booze too hard over the last few days will recall that I made a teaser post about BB11 a couple of weeks ago. Originally YX11 CSV (thanks Zak) the vehicle was acquired from Whitelaws of Lanakshire. When I first saw her the interior looked rather spartan as the seats had been sent off to be recovered and to have extra padding put in. In fact it looked like this.
|The new e-leather seating.|
|The re-covered seating on BB11 BUS|
There are still a few details that need to be attended to so she won't be out everyday just yet but how many companies have you seen painting the bottom interior of the doors black prior to entering service? Dave Marshall told me they are already working on eliminating the rattles and know what needs to be done. If only all operators took such a pride in the presentation and ride quality of their vehicles.
The readiness of 108 means that the loanee little E200 MX12 DYO is returning to it's owners as soon as possible. It hasn't proved the most reliable of buses, and when I travelled on it last week it reminded me why I dislike the huge majority of E200's so much! The vinyls have already been removed.
|All ready to go back home|
So finally I guess we need to see BB11 in all her shiny glory, and for that I'm unashamedly going to use the pic BorderBus tweeted this morning, as it's far better quality than my one! If you get a chance grab a ride on 108 and I'm sure you'll agree with me about those seats!
|BorderBus 108 BB11 BUS ready to enter service|