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Trident ALX400s
« on: August 16, 2011, 10:29:05 AM »
Noted yesterday, early afternoon, parked in the Anglian yard was what looked like an ALX400. This was in London (Arriva) livery.

Does anyone have any more information on this?

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Re: ALX400
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 10:59:46 AM »
Just an idea that they may have brought this in to use on one of their new Broadland High School contracts as from September they will be running three school bus contracts to Broadland and will require 70 seat buses. Harry
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Re: ALX400
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 11:02:20 AM »
Didn't know they had got new contracts but this makes sense now
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Re: ALX400
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 11:03:44 AM »
Just an idea that they may have brought this in to use on one of their new Broadland High School contracts as from September they will be running three school bus contracts to Broadland and will require 70 seat buses. Harry
I would be surprised if Anglian used London-spec buses, as they generally have a lower capacity because of the straight staircases specified by TFL.
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Re: ALX400
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 12:16:34 PM »
Anglian do outside repairs/MOT's for other operators - perhaps that is why it is there?

Unless it is for schools work but then if the required seating capacity is 70+ I doubt the London spec ALX400 would have enough seats...

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Re: ALX400
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2011, 09:16:08 PM »
Ross Newman report that Anglianbus have aquired three ex Stagecoach London ALX400's from Ensignbus

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Re: ALX400
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2011, 11:02:57 PM »
Ross Newman report that Anglianbus have aquired three ex Stagecoach London ALX400's from Ensignbus
I believe Stagecoach's early Tridents have a higher seating capacity than contempory London buses of the same era/year. Possibly due to them not having straight staircases?
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Re: ALX400
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2011, 11:43:04 PM »
Ross Newman report that Anglianbus have aquired three ex Stagecoach London ALX400's from Ensignbus
I believe Stagecoach's early Tridents have a higher seating capacity than contempory London buses of the same era/year. Possibly due to them not having straight staircases?
Yes 68 or 77 if converted to single door - www.ensignbus.com/Sales_Dennis_Tridents_XV.htm

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Re: ALX400
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 06:54:25 AM »
Ross Newman report that Anglianbus have aquired three ex Stagecoach London ALX400's from Ensignbus
I believe Stagecoach's early Tridents have a higher seating capacity than contempory London buses of the same era/year. Possibly due to them not having straight staircases?
The X and V reg Tridents have straight staircases, but unlike most buses coming out of London they are also long wheelbase and as a result you can squeeze in a few more seats.

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Re: ALX400
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2011, 08:37:42 AM »
Can't wait to see these in Anglian livery (if they get painted that is)
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Re: ALX400
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2011, 02:11:11 PM »
These are definitely ex-Stagecoach Tridents. One of them is X251NNO, which used to be 17251 or TA251 with Stagecoach. Saw it today on a Southwold-bound 601. I assume these workings will be rare once the school term starts next week. The one I saw still retains its centre door.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2011, 02:20:14 PM by H132FLX Fan »
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Re: ALX400
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2011, 02:20:08 PM »
Was this in Anglian livery? Grahame B reports 510 X386NNO also in Anglian livery on 601 yesterday
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Re: ALX400
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2011, 02:21:07 PM »
Was this in Anglian livery? Grahame B reports 510 X386NNO also in Anglian livery on 601 yesterday
Indeed it was.
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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2011, 04:39:01 PM »
Hi have just seen Anglian Bus,Trident X309NNO in Carlton Colville it is still in red livery and has dual doors it was on John Leman school-Kessingland contract.
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Re: Anglian Bus Trident
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2011, 05:53:04 PM »
They've bought three of those, X251, 309 and 386NNO. The other two are already in Anglian livery, and look pretty good indeed!  :)
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Re: Trident ALX400s
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2011, 04:32:42 PM »
Anglian 510 is at Anglian's Norwich depot and is being used on the 123B school service between Broadland High School and Rackheath at the moment.

There is a picture of the bus displaying 123 Wroxham on the Anglian Bus in Norwich facebook page!
« Last Edit: September 07, 2011, 05:38:01 PM by Harry! »
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Re: Trident ALX400s
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2011, 05:48:57 PM »
X309NNO is the one still in London red. Saw it pass the EATM this afternoon.
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