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Saturday, 27 August 2011

London Sovereign new DEs..the latter batch

Yesterday myself and the other Blog team members, Rohan and Tyreece visited a secret location in London to gain shots of London Sovereign's new DEs for Harrow Garage (SO) for the conversion of the Routes: H9,H10,H11,H14 and H17. Three of this batch are already at Harrow Garage with two,DE71 and DE74 reported as already in service on the H13 and H14 respectively.

London Sovereign DE99 YX11 CNJ and DE90 YX11 FSZ
The new DEs weigh 7,780KGS and have a new interior which is expected to become standard on all London Sovereign vehicles. Upon us arriving there there was a gentleman from IBUS installing the equipment on board which suggests they may be set to enter service in the very near future. There are 26 Buses located here, however with all of them logo-less, it does strike me as odd...

London Sovereign DE96 YX11 FZZ


at: Saturday, August 27, 2011 7:09:00 pm said...

Is Jack (LondonBuses1) no longer part of the blog team then as his name was mentioned

How comes he wasent there?

Jamaal says:
at: Saturday, August 27, 2011 7:44:00 pm said...

He is apart of the team as far as I know...

at: Monday, August 29, 2011 12:06:00 pm said...

De 87 is on h14 & 9

Jamaal says:
at: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:38:00 am said...

Thanks for that, they are lovely buses!

at: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 2:32:00 pm said...

I dont think this is due to be a new colour scheme

I recon these buses were originally made for a stagecoach contract... but were no longer required and sold to Sovereign for a cheaper price

Jamaal says:
at: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 6:36:00 pm said...

All 43 Buses...? I'm not too sure about that.

neil3n says:
at: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 6:10:00 pm said...

Alot more have gone into service. They are indeed good buses.

Jamaal says:
at: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:37:00 pm said...

They really are, I love the deep sounding engine. They are lovely Buses!

at: Saturday, September 03, 2011 12:55:00 am said...

do these vehichles have the whining voith gearbox like the stagecoach ones cos i love that!

at: Saturday, September 03, 2011 11:39:00 pm said...

I have been on one today, Lovely... Slow Back doors though

at: Sunday, May 18, 2014 8:05:00 am said...

You might be talking about DE76, although the engine on DE72 seems a little bit flimsy I think. But I love these buses. They remind me of the X reg DPS buses that London Sovereign had, especially DPS531,who was my favourite

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