Sunday, 11 July 2010

715 update

During June, 715 has been refitted with a full-set of matching seats achieved by swapping over seats from cars 622, 632, 703 and 715 so that the latter three have upholstery types that match. However, once the restoration to green & cream is complete, we will seek to reupholster seats in dark green moquette.

BTS has announced that 715 may return to action in September and October on illumination weekends. With only 8 cars currently operational (cars 706, 707, 709, 711, 717, 719, 723 and 724) and the number withdrawn or sold, re-activating stored car 701 and 715 is a serious possibility.

Repainting of 715 in August is still on the cards - but the new bus service changes are requiring the paint shop staff to remove all Metro-Coastline branding off the bus fleet before 26 July.
Picture: Jason Cross