Friday 12 July 2019

Glastonbury Buses

Whilst the 2019 Glastonbury Festival finished at the end of last month you may not have been aware that there were many ‘park and ride’, ‘rail and ride’ and ‘drop and collect’ services to the event involving bus and coaches. It, therefore, also attracts a number of bus enthusiasts to the festival with one having travelled down from Scotland to get his photos!

My daughter was working at the festival and she managed to get quite a number of photos for me to use. The first montage contains photos of, appropriately, three First Group Enviro400s. On the left is First Bristol's 33791 YX66WKU, with the others from First Somerset and Avon - 33950 YX66WFC and 33947 YX66WEW.

Next up is Bristol Bath Company's ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TL SK52USH on the left. In the centre is First's Metrobus liveried Alexander Dennis Enviro 400MMC 36804 YT67XJX whilst on the right is Bournemouth based Yellow Buses Gemini 125 BX12CVO.

By far the most interesting buses there were the ECW bodied Bistol VRs operated by Chepstow Classic Buses. Three of the four pictured (XJJ655V, XJJ653V, XJJ658V) were new to East Kent in early 1980 whilst the other (UFX856S) was first with Hants & Dorset in 1977.

The drivers of the first two Chepstow Classic deckers were also keen to pose with their vehicles, as seen in the photo.

Other operators seen included Centurion Travel who was operating both Volvo B10M-62/ Berkhof W555GSM (pictured) and their Bova YK04FWA.


1 comment:

  1. I bet the drivers would have been less happy if the site had been a sea of mud!