Preston Bus fleet list 2002

Optare Metrorider MR37/Optare B25F

 

1              M401 TCK             5              M405 TCK             9              M409 TCK             13            P413 TFR

2              M402 TCK             6              M406 TCK             10            M410 TCK             14            P414 TFR

3              M403 TCK             7              M407 TCK             11            P411 TFR               15            P415 TFR

4              M404 TCK             8              M408 TCK             12            P412 TFR               16            P416 TFR

 

Optare Metrorider MR17/Optare B29F

 

17            R417 RCW             23            N423 GBV              29            N429 GBV              35            R435 NFR

18            R418 RCW             24            N424 GBV              30            N430 GBV              36            R436 NFR

19            R419 RCW             25            N425 GBV              31            N431 GBV              37            R437 NFR

20            N420 GBV              26            N426 GBV              32            R432 NFR              38            R438 RCW

21            N421 GBV              27            N427 GBV              33            R433 NFR              39            R439 RCW

22            N422 GBV              28            N428 GBV              34            R434 NFR              40            R440 RCW

 

Optare Metrorider/Optare B26F (ex-Blackburn Transport 11/00)

 

41            J697 CGK               42            J699 CGK

 

Optare Solo M850/Optare N29F

 

51            PE51 YHF              53            PE51 YHH              55            PE51 YHK              57            PE51 YHM

52            PE51 YHG              54            PE51 YHJ               56            PE51 YHL              58            PE51 YHN

 

Leyland Olympian ON2R50C13Z4/Northern Counties H47/30F

 

101          H101 BFR              102          H102 BFR              103          H103 BFR              104          H104 BFR

 

Leyland Olympian ON2R50C13Z4/Leyland H47/31F (107 and 114 DPH43/29F)

 

106          J976 PRW              108          J108 KCW             110          J110 KCW             113          J113 KCW

107          J107 KCW             109          J109 KCW             112          J112 KCW             114          J114 KCW

 

132          F32 AHG                Leyland Olympian ONCL10/2RZ/Northern Counties H51/34F

133          A33 MRN              Leyland Olympian ONTL11/2R/Eastern Coach Works H47/27F

 

Leyland Olympian ONCL10/1RZ/Leyland DPH43/29F (136 and 137 H47/31F)

 

134          G34 OCK                135          G35 OCK                136          G36 OCK                137          G37 OCK

 

Leyland Atlantean AN68A/2R/Alexander AL H49/36F

 

142          UHG 142V              143          UHG 143V

 

Leyland Atlantean AN68C/2R/East Lancashire H50/36F

 

152          GFV 152W             165          OBV 165X              172          URN 172Y              175          DRN 175Y

158          OBV 158X              168          URN 168Y              173          DRN 173Y              176          DRN 176Y

159          OBV 159X              170          URN 170Y              174          DRN 174Y              177          DRN 177Y

 

Dennis Trident 2/East Lancashire Lolyne N45/30F

 

182          X182 RRN              187          X187 RRN              192          V192 EBV               196          V196 EBV

183          X183 RRN              188          X188 RRN              193          V193 EBV               197          X197 RRN

184          X184 RRN              189          X189 RRN              194          V194 EBV               198          X198 RRN

185          X185 RRN              190          V190 EBV               195          V195 EBV               199          X199 RRN

186          X186 RRN              191          V191 EBV

Leyland Lynx LX112L10ZR1R/Leyland B47F (212 and 213 DP45F)

 

210          F210 YHG              211          F211 YHG              212          F212 YHG              213          F213 YHG

 

Leyland Lynx LX2R11C15Z4R/Leyland DP45F

 

214          G214 KRN              217          G217 KRN              224          H24 YBV                228          H28 YBV

215          G215 KRN              218          G218 KRN              226          H26 YBV                229          H29 YBV

216          G216 KRN              223          H23 YBV                226          H27 YBV               

 

309          PRN 309 Leyland Tiger TRBTL11/2RP/Duple 320 C51F (originally D40 AFV)

 

Liveries

Old Livery (Dark Blue and Cream)     11-15, 17, 19, 26, 28, 32-35, 36, 37, 142, 143, 210, 212, 213.

New Livery (two-tone Blue and Cream)           3-10, 16, 18, 20-25, 27, 29, 31, 37, 41, 42, 101-104, 106-109, 112-114, 132-137, 152-175, 177, 211, 214-229.

New Livery (Low-floor style (two-tone Blue and Cream with upswept bands)         51-58, 182-199.

Experimental Livery (as new livery with different style of bands)               30, 110.

Park and Ride Livery (as old livery with red Park & Ride Branding)           1, 2, 39, 40.

Preston Coach (Cream and two-tone blue)      309

Preston Corporation Transport Commemorative (Maroon and Cream)      176

 

13 carries a rear advert for Bill Head

51-58 carry route branding for service 19 (Bus Station-Royal Preston Hospital)

182-188 carry route branding for services 22/23 (Bus Station-Sherwood/Royal Preston Hospital)

190-196 carry route branding for services 33/35 (Bus Station-Tanterton)

Below is seen Preston Bus Optare Metrorider 22 (N422 GBV) entering the city's famous Bus Station, now threatened with demolition. The Metrorider, which is working on the infrequent 34 route to Ingol, displays the livery style applied to these vehicles, with the mid-blue stripe upswept towards the rear. The Olympian behind shows the application to double-deckers.
Seen (above) in March 2002 is Leyland Atlantean/East Lancashire 172 (URN 172Y), still in the old livery at this stage but repainted in the new style by the time of the fleet list, which dates from around September of that year. Behind is a good selection of Preston Bus vehicles, including a Metrorider also in the old livery.

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