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(23/09/2017, 17:13)Kuyoyo Wrote: 4 of the Streetairs are now in Edinburgh. 286 (SK67 FLE) has been out on the 'short' 26s between Haymarket and Eastfield today alongside the Vintage Fleet and the two Fleet Liveried open top Tridents. While two sisters (I didn't get chance to ID them - think one was 287) were on display at the open day - one open to the public and the other on the lifts. Meanwhile, 288 was inside the depot unregistered (see below)

287 on the ground, 285 on the lift
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(23/09/2017, 17:13)Kuyoyo Wrote: 4 of the Streetairs are now in Edinburgh. 286 (SK67 FLE) has been out on the 'short' 26s between Haymarket and Eastfield today alongside the Vintage Fleet and the two Fleet Liveried open top Tridents. While two sisters (I didn't get chance to ID them - think one was 287) were on display at the open day - one open to the public and the other on the lifts. Meanwhile, 288 was inside the depot unregistered (see below)

I quite like the look the look of the Streetairs, I do however hope Wrightbus offer a variation on the B8RLE Chassis offering a higher seating capacity.
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(24/09/2017, 15:16)Malarkey Wrote: I quite like the look the look of the Streetairs, I do however hope Wrightbus offer a variation on the B8RLE Chassis offering a higher seating capacity.

The Streetair is a Wright Complete Vehicle - WF model is a WF Streetlite and the Door Forward Model is the Eclispe 3 bodywork on a Streetdeck chassis. So, no chance of a B8RLE Streetair - especially as Volvo's Electric offering is their own 7900E (the same as due for Transdev Harrogate next year).
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(23/09/2017, 17:13)Kuyoyo Wrote: 4 of the Streetairs are now in Edinburgh. 286 (SK67 FLE) has been out on the 'short' 26s between Haymarket and Eastfield today alongside the Vintage Fleet and the two Fleet Liveried open top Tridents. While two sisters (I didn't get chance to ID them - think one was 287) were on display at the open day - one open to the public and the other on the lifts. Meanwhile, 288 was inside the depot unregistered (see below)

These vehicles are to enter service from tomorrow on service 1. The remaining half of the allocation is expected to be upgraded next year, displacing the remaining Volvo 7900H allocation elsewhere.
https://lothianbuses.co.uk/news/article/...-Edinburgh

Yesterday was the final day of operation for service 35, and today sees the entry into service of the new Skylink Volvo B5LHs as well as the introduction of the new Skylink 300 service.
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(01/10/2017, 10:51)Dan Wrote: These vehicles are to enter service from tomorrow on service 1. The remaining half of the allocation is expected to be upgraded next year, displacing the remaining Volvo 7900H allocation elsewhere.
https://lothianbuses.co.uk/news/article/...-Edinburgh

Yesterday was the final day of operation for service 35, and today sees the entry into service of the new Skylink Volvo B5LHs as well as the introduction of the new Skylink 300 service.


Not a bad investment this year for Lothian:


So far in 2017, Lothian has invested in:

  • 15 Wrightbus Volvo B8RLE Euro 6 for East Coast Buses
  • 6 Wrightbus zero emission full electric buses
  • 30 Wrightbus Volvo B5TL Euro 6 for route 26
  • 15 Wrightbus Volvo B5TL Euro 6 buses for Airlink
  • 20 Wrightbus Volvo B5LH Hybrid Euro 6 buses for Skylink 300


I can't remember off top of my head which route was partly funded by the Scottish Government, think it was the 20 wright B5's.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-gl...t-41469737

Citylink service to operate 24 hours a day.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
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(01/10/2017, 10:51)Dan Wrote: These vehicles are to enter service from tomorrow on service 1. The remaining half of the allocation is expected to be upgraded next year, displacing the remaining Volvo 7900H allocation elsewhere.
https://lothianbuses.co.uk/news/article/...-Edinburgh

Yesterday was the final day of operation for service 35, and today sees the entry into service of the new Skylink Volvo B5LHs as well as the introduction of the new Skylink 300 service.

Couple of photos of these below.

The lower frequency of the Skylink 300 (every 12 minutes down to every 15) seemingly releases the surplus Volvo B5LHs to operate Skylink 200 on Saturdays.

[Image: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4495/3753...1f1a10.jpg]Lothian Buses: 287 / SK67FLF by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

[Image: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4485/3753...083371.jpg]Lothian Buses: 288 / SK67FLG by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

[Image: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4503/3690...55c122.jpg]Lothian Buses: 571 / SJ67MFE by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

[Image: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4447/2371...0c89d8.jpg]Lothian Buses: 582 / SJ67MGO by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

[Image: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4468/3690...4ce03f.jpg]Lothian Buses: 584 / SJ67MGV by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

[Image: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4455/3753...b6d93c.jpg]Lothian Buses: 586 / SJ67MGY by Daniel Graham, on Flickr
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41536641

Passengers urged to have their say on services
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
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