Ipswich Buses, the Suffolk muncipal bus operator has invested in the second-hand market for more ADL saloons, the upcoming one which I’ve heard about is KX58GUW and it was brand-new to Marble Arch, London in late 2008 of the bus operator NCP Services (NSL) which went defunct on 13th November 2009 as the firm was sold to Transdev London. The other recently purchased and repainted vehicles are from Northern Ireland which are re-registered, Prentice Westwood, West Calder which is Scotland, Beestons of Hadleigh, Tanat Valley of Oswestry, plus Autocar of Tonbridge.
Here is the newest fleet list of the recently acquired E200’s.
IB. 70, YX59BZL - NEW to Mid-Wales Travel, Penrhyncoch in January 2010
IB. 71, LX58LMO - NEW to Bus Eireann, Ireland in 2009
IB. 72, LX58LMM - NEW to Bus Eireann, Ireland in 2009
IB. 73, YX59BZN - New to Mid-Wales Travel, Penrhyncoch in January 2010
IB. 74, DU60LOJ - New to Lloyd, Machynlleth in December 2010 as LC60WYN
IB. 75, GD10MVM - New to Autocar, Five Oak Green, Tonbridge in April 2010 as AC10BUS
IB. 76, LX58LML - New to Bus Eireann, Ireland in 2009
IB. 83, KX58GUW - New to NCP (NSL) Services, Marble Arch, London in December 2008
Also in other local news that YJ60KGX (68) Scania N230UD engine/Optare Olympus is now at its new home in Autocar, Five Oak Green, Tonbridge in all-over white with Autocar logo.
Optare Versa’s 146/47 has departed the Ipswich Buses fleet (December 2020) and are having a hopeful new lease of life in their new areas with the same operator.
YK08EPC and YK08EPD is now with Tanat Valley of Oswestry, Shropshire.
Ipswich Buses also acquired three retrofitted (Euro6) OmniCity deckers from Transdev, London.
IB. 46, SGZ3346 - New to London United/Transdev in June 2008 as YN08MRV
IB. 47, SGZ3347 - New to London United/Transdev in June 2008 as YN08MRX
IB. 48, SGZ3348 - New to London United/Transdev in June 2008 as YN08MRY
Aso, former OmniCities 46 (YR61RPX) and 47 (YR61RVA) is now at Borderbus, Beccles and have since been re-plated.
Buses repainted from the ‘battenburg livery’ into the newest livery are:
IB.153/154/155 Mercedes-Benz Citaro O295 C2
IB.241/245 Optare Solo M920 (241) & M950 (245)
IB.78/79/80/81 (Nacton Nippers) ADL E200s (63/14 reg)
This is a rather rudimental Ipswich Buses fleet update with the current occurrences from last year to this day (January 28th 2021)