Metro Fleet News 2013
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17/06/13 - A Wrightbus Streetlite demonstrator is expected shortly, and will be allocated to Short Strand depot.
04/06/13 - Scania 781 has returned to GVS after it's stint with the Driving School.
09/05/13 - Scania 731 has moved from GVS to Short Strand. Ultras 2722/4/5 have gone to Hamill for scrap; Solo 1831 to Share Discovery Village, Lisnaskea and little, if ever, used B9M/Caetano 2511 to P. McDaid, Linsfort. Tenders have been invited for up to 45 double deckers and 25 single deckers, for delivery by March 2014.
18/04/13 - With high step entrance and narrow uncomfortable 3+2 school bus seating, an Eclipse seems an unsuitable vehicle for Metro's flagship CityExpress service. Nonetheless customers were 'treated' to B7R 400 on this route yesterday afternoon.
08/04/13 - Solo 1829 has been sold to Roy Browns Coaches, Builth Wells.
01/04/13 - B7TL 2887 has moved to Ulsterbus Newtownabbey, whilst B10BLE 2820 has been received at Falls on loan from Ulsterbus.
04/03/13 - Another transfer to Ulsterbus is B7/ALX 2886 which has gone to Omagh. B10BLE 2764 has moved from Short Strand to GVS, replacing sister 2763 which went to Reserve at the end of February.
25/02/13 - B9TL 2330 is the first of these to transfer to Ulsterbus, in this case to Newcastle.
21/02/13 - B9TL 2382 is the final one of the group to enter service, at Short Strand. B10BLE 2763 returned to use at GVS on 5th February, whilst B7TLs 2884/8 have moved to Ulsterbus. Solo 1830 has been sold to Roy Brown's Coaches, Builth Wells, Powys and Ultras 2739/49 to Hamill, Ahoghill for scrap.
05/02/13 - B9TLs 2380/1 entered use at Short Strand on Jan 8th, leaving on 2382 still outstanding. B10Ms 1524/5 have returned to use at Ulsterbus Lisburn and Downpatrick. B10BLE 2764 has moved from Falls to Short Strand (Active Reserve), with 2788/9 going from Short Strand - Falls and Scanias 740 from Falls - Newtownabbey. GVS based 2764 is now in Reserve.
19/01/13 - B7TL/ALX 2885 has been transferred to Ulsterbus Omagh, while 2788 has moved from Short Strand to Falls, and 2763 from Falls to GVS (Active Reserve). B10M 1650 has been sold to Kearney, Cork.
12/01/13 - B9TL/Wrightbus are 2380/1 are now in use from Short Strand. Against this B7/ALX 2918 was a malicious loss last night in the Rathfern area. B7s 2966/70 have now been fitted with wig-wag lights.
04/01/13 - More new B9TL/Wrightbus are 2375 (LFZ 9375, GVS) and 2376-8 (Falls) all entering service on the 2nd. The final 2 Q-types with Metro, Short Strand based B10Ms 1524/5 are now in Reserve, along with the 3 oldest Solos 1829/30/1 (Short Strand). On the move are 806-8 (Falls - GVS), 1913 (GVS - Short Strand - presumably these will lose their green livery), 2781-3 (Short Strand - Falls), 2891-3 (Falls - Short Strand), 2965/6 (GVS - Short Strand). Finally, B10BLEs 2765/8/84/2820 have returned to Ulsterbus.
01/01/13 - Seasons Greetings and a Merry New Year from Irish Transport Heritage.
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