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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Metroline CELF Centre Part 26

Today when I visited Metroline's CELF Centre, I noticed something very strange indeed, there were three Scania Irizar Coaches which appeared to be from Ireland, noticed by their Irish Number plates. The coaches are operated by Scottish based travel firm, Citylink, who are in fact Scotland's leader of Express-Coach services. So what they were doing here leaves much to be desired...Any available information would be greatly appreciated.

Other than that, there was nothing out of the ordinary in this live and bustling place. A few DLDs from PB and  KC were here for decommissioning. Around the side of the centre were four DEs numbered between 1171 - 1174, which were originally intended for the Route 209 along with 12 DEs from the lost Route 251 contract, however for standardisation purposes, those DEs will now go to PA for the Route 395 and DE999 -1002 will move to AH for the Route 209 along with the 12 DEs from Cricklewood (W). Some VWs for the Route 297 batch VW1193 - 1204 are in the process of being commissioned at the centre too. Credit to the staff as always for allowing me into this truly wonderful facility! More photos from the visit are below.

Metroline CELF Centre
Metroline LN51 KXE
Citylink Irizar Coach 05 - G - 8886
Metroline DE1174 LK11 CXG
Metroline DE1171 LK11 CXD
Metroline VW1199 LK11 CYT
Refurbished Metroline TPL259 LN51 KYT
Metroline DSD210 LR02 BDY and
Metroline DLD705 LK55 KMA


at: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 9:14:00 pm said...

Metroline plc bought Citylink years ago. I think when Metroline were bought by Delgro the two were separated and under ComfortDelgro, part of Citylink was sold to Stagecoach.

But as to why the coaches were at CELF.... who knows? End of lease refurb. maybe?


at: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 9:19:00 pm said...

Jamaal says:
at: Wednesday, September 07, 2011 10:57:00 pm said...

Thanks for that Flippy!

at: Friday, December 30, 2011 9:34:00 pm said...

I like the front of the Citylink coach.

at: Tuesday, April 09, 2013 10:21:00 pm said...

why are only de1171-1174 at CELF.I understand theat 395 uses SIX buses and Not FOUR

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