Tuesday 17 October 2017

Brighton Sightings Thursday

As part of the short break down south we just had to pay a visit to Brighton and so it took place on Thursday 12th October.

We used the Stagecoach South 700 Coastliner to travel from Worthing to Brighton. On the journey we passed ADL Enviro400 bodied Scania N230UD 15983 (YN64XSK) heading westbound at Shoreham.

As it was a warm sunny day, we decided to leave the bus at Grand Avenue in Hove and continue our journey on foot to Brighton Pier; visiting the compact and bijou Pool Valley Coach Station on the way. Only one National Express coach was present and that was Caetano Levante FJ11MJK from West Drayton's Sipson Road depot awaiting its next duty on the 747 route.

Arriving at the Pier, Brighton & Hove's OmniDeckka open topper 920 (YN06NYL) was offering a sightseeing tour. Incidentally similar 919 (YN06NYK) was also noted on the route later in the day.

With Churchill Square not providing much variety, I decided to concentrate most of my sightings in the Steine Gardens area in the hope of seeing one of the two recently transferred bendybuses from Konectbus - unfortunately I was out of luck! However, I did see Mercedes-Benz 0530G Citaro 107 (BD57WDK) which had lost its normal service 25 branding in favour of  a '# Science on Buses' livery.

Metrobus also had a presence and pictured is route 270 branded Alexander Dennis Enviro200 6780 (YY15GCZ) at Old Steine. The 270 links East Grinstead to Brighton via Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill. Similarly branded 6781 (YY15GDA) was also observed during my visit.

The Big Lemon also serves The Steyne area and early on most of their workings eluded my camera, but I was in the right place at right time for the next photo. It is of the first decker the operator has acquired since an Olympian in its early days. TransBus President bodied Volvo B7TL PJ53NKK is captured in St James's Street and was new to Go-Ahead London.

My final photo is that of a Coliseum Coaches 2017 registered Scania YR17RJO. Coliseum is part of the Fareham based Lucketts Group with another representative of the fleet in attendance in the form of Worthing Coaches Scania YN64AGZ.


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