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Grant Palmer: Dennis Dart SLF
Ex-Metrobus MarshallsDuring 2010 Grant Palmer bought three Marshall-bodied Dart SLFs from the Stafford Bus Centre. These 10.2m buses had previuosly been with Metrobus, and before that First Orpington, having originated with Centrebus. Grant Palmer had them converted to single doorway, with new-style fronts below the windscreens. They wore bright red with a large white scoop. They went to work on the company's longer routes from Flitwick to Bedford and Biggleswade.
Ex-London Central PointerIn April 2011 Grant Palmer hired an ex-London Central Pointer2 from Ensign Bus, for use on route 44 (Bedford - Flitwick)). It apparently liked it, for in July it purchased the bus. It was then painted in purple, with a long white scoop, for use mainly on Bedford Borough Services.
Ex-Stagecoach ALX200sHaving sampled the Dart, Grant Palmer took the plunge, with further secondhand purchases in 2011. Two 10.2m ex-Stagecoach Alexander-bodied buses were bought in July. These were converted to single doorway and repainted in red with the long white scoop.
Ex-Stagecoach ALX200sIn October 2011 Grant Palmer bought four ex-Metroline DLDs. These received the red with white scoop livery, but unusually retained their dual doorway layout. They tend to be used on the 42 and 44 (Bedford - Flitwick (-Dunstable))).