22 September 2009

100% in Derby

13 June 2009 was a milestone day for Arriva Derby, for it was then that the company achieved 100% low-floor operation on its commercial bus services. At this date a few step-entrance 'deckers remained for schools and they did make occasional appearances on city services up until the loss of all schools contacts in July. However, from the start of the new school year, even contract and school services are now low-floor operated. (RW)

Here are 3 Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Geminis ready and waiting to enter service the next day at Ascot Drive depot on 22 February 2009 (Richard Woodhead).

Here is brand new Solo 2919 at Blagreaves Lane, Littleover on 14th June 2009 (Richard Woodhead).