Prepared on Notepad by Ian Smith,
This page created 20th June 2011, updated 2nd March 2017.

Sullivan Buses Dart SLFs: DN, LDP, DLS, DPS

These histories are incomplete. They are being assembled as I garner information from a variety of sources. Particularly useful have been:

Sullivan Buses


DN 1    X2 SUL    2/01    11.0m Dennis Dart SLF SFD322BR1XGW14450, Caetano Nimbus 4132/2000, B44F
                  3/01 SM new to Sullivan Buses, (South Mimms): red, yellow doors
                  5/01 SM used on Watford W4 (Sundays)
                  4/02 SM at Cobham Museum Open Day, Brooklands: 398 blinds
                  9/02 SM used on 398
                  3/06 SM 
                  3/08    fitted with wheelchair space: repainted in blue for Thorpe Park Express
                  3/10 SM
                  3/11 SM
                  5/11 SM in service on 950 to Thorpe Park: blue
                  2/16 SM withdrawn

DN 2    DN02 SUL  4/02    10.5m Dennis Dart SLF SFD2B2CR31GW16220, Caetano Nimbus 4260/02, B33F 
                  4/02 SM new to Sullivan Buses, (South Mimms): red, yellow doors
                  6/02 SM in use on railway replacement, Hertford Loop
                 11/03    loaned to Ealing Community Transport for 195
                  2/05 PH transfer for Tunbridge Wells services (Polhill)
                  3/06 SM 
                  1/08 SM in service on 656, St.Albans-Borehamwood
                  5/09    on loan to Nu-Venture, Aylesford.
                  3/10 SM
                  3/11 SM
                  4/13 SM repainted in red

DN 3    SC02 SUL  4/02    9.2m Dennis Dart SLF SFD2B2CR31GW16293, Caetano Nimbus 4276/02, B33F 
                  4/02 SM new to Sullivan Buses for 398, (South Mimms): red, yellow doors
                  6/02 SM 
                  3/06 SM  
                          in service on 398
                 12/08 SM repainted
                  1/09 SM in service on Borehamwood services
                  3/10 SM
                  3/11 SM
                 12/13 SM withdrawn from general use
                  1/15    sold for scrap

DN 4    CN02 SUL  8/02    9.2m Dennis Dart SLF SFD6BACR32GW16598, Caetano Nimbus 4289/02, B29F 
                  8/02 SM new to Sullivan Buses for 398, (South Mimms): red, yellow doors
                  1/05 PH on loan to Southlands Travel for Tunbridge Wells services (Polhill)
                  2/05 SM return
                  3/06 SM   
                  6/05 SM in service on B3
                 12/08 SM repainted
                  1/09 SM in service on Borehamwood services
                  3/10 SM
                  3/11 SM
                 12/13 SM withdrawn from general use
                  1/15    sold for scrap

DN 5    DN03 SUL  7/03    9.2m Dennis Dart SLF SFD6BACR32GW16651, Caetano Nimbus 4365/03, B29F 
                  7/03 SM new to Sullivan Buses for 383, (South Mimms): red, red doors
                  3/06 SM 
                 12/08 SM repainted
                  1/09 SM in service on Borehamwood services
                  3/10 SM
                  3/11    bought by Nu-Venture, Aylesford
                  4/11    repainted green/green: in service on Medway 176

DN 6    DS03 SUL  7/03    9.2m Dennis Dart SLF SFD6BACR32GW16711, Caetano Nimbus 4366/03, B29F
                  7/03 SM new to Sullivan Buses for 383, (South Mimms): red, red doors
                  3/06 SM   
                  3/10 SM
                 12/08 SM repainted
                  1/09 SM in service on Borehamwood services
                  3/11    bought by Nu-Venture, Aylesford

DN 7    LT03 SUL  7/03    9.2m Dennis Dart SLF SFD6BACR32GW16712, Caetano Nimbus 4367/03, B29F 
                  7/03 SM new to Sullivan Buses for 383, (South Mimms): red, red doors
                  6/05 SM in use on Railway Replacement, Hertford Loop
                  3/06 SM  
                  3/10 SM
                 12/08 SM repainted
                  1/09 SM in service on Borehamwood services
                  3/11    bought by Nu-Venture, Aylesford


LDP 10 P510 RYM 11/96 Dennis Dart SLF SFD112BR1TGW10448, Plaxton Pointer 9.2m 969.2HEZ6103, B32F 11/96 new to London General 7/00 AL (Merton) 3/01 PM transfer (Peckham) 11/04 sold to Ensign Bus 3/05 SM bought by Sullivan Buses (South Mimms) 5/05 SM used on B1/B2/B3 in Borehamwood 6/05 SM 9/05 repainted in Sullivan red 8/07 repainted, red 2008 SM Sullivan Buses 7/09 bought by RML Travel, Cotes Heath, Staffordshire 3/10 bought by D&G Bus & Coach, Adderley Green, Stoke-on-Trent by 1/11 to Stafford Travel Centre by 7/11 bought by Chadderton, G.Manchester by 9/11 bought by Thurmaston Bus, Leicester LDP 17 P717 RYM 12/96 Dennis Dart SLF SFD112BR1TGW10455, Plaxton Pointer 9.2m 969.2HEZ6110, B32F 11/96 new to London General 7/00 AL (Merton) 3/01 PM transfer (Peckham) 10/04 Q transfer (Camberwell) 2/05 sold to Ensign Bus 3/05 bought by Sullivan Buses (South Mimms) 5/05 SM used on B1/B2/B3 in Borehamwood 6/05 SM 9/05 repainted in Sullivan red 2008 SM Sullivan Buses 9/09 SM Sullivan Buses 3/10 SM 11/10 sold to Stafford Bus Centre LDP 29 P729 RYL 12/96 Dennis Dart SLF SFD212BR1TGW10487 , Plaxton Pointer 10m 9610HJZ6122, B36F 12/96 new to London General 7/00 A (Sutton) 3/02 A 4/02 AL transfer (Merton) 2/04 PL transfer into store (Mandela Way) 3/04 RA reinstated for Citaro substitution on Red Arrow 521 3/04 back into store 4/04 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 4/04 bought by Sullivan Buses (South Mimms) 4/04 ST used on 950 (Staines - Thorpe Park) 9/04 repainted 1/05 PH used on Southlands Travel Tunbridge Wells work (Polhill) 5/05 SM used on B1/B2/B3 in Borehamwood (South Mimms) 6/05 SM 10/07 SM repaint 11/09 on loan to ATBus, Staines 12/09 SM returned 3/10 SM 5/10 bought by Ian Hodge, Ripley 6/10 used on Derby Day Specials 6/11 bought by Pilkington, Accrington LDP 31 P731 RYL 11/96 Dennis Dart SLF SFD212BR1TGW10489, Plaxton Pointer 10m 9610HJZ6124, B36F 11/96 new to London General */97 A 7/00 A (Sutton) 3/02 A 1/04 PL transfer into store (Mandela Way) 3/04 RA reinstated for Citaro substitution on Red Arrow 521 3/04 back into store 4/04 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 4/04 bought by Sullivan Buses (South Mimms) 4/04 ST used on 950 (Staines - Thorpe Park).. 4/04 SM ..and 398 (Potters Bar) 5/05 SM used on B1/B2/B3 in Borehamwood 4/07 SM repainted 5/07 SM in service on rail replacement 2008 SM Sullivan Buses 3/10 SM 11/10 sold to Stafford Bus Centre LDP 33 P733 RYL 12/96 Dennis Dart SLF SFD212BR1TGW10491, Plaxton Pointer 10m 9610HJZ6126, B36F 12/96 new to London General 7/00 AL (Merton) 3/02 AL used on 164 12/02 A transfer (Sutton) 2/04 PL into store (Plough Lane) Q (Camberwell) 4/04 BX transfer (Bexleyheath) 10/04 A transfer 5/05 sold to Ensign Bus, (Purfleet) 6/05 SM bought by Sullivan Buses, South Mimms 9/05 accident-damaged in Borehamwood: repaired, repainted 2008 SM Sullivan Buses 12/09 on loan to ATBus, Staines 3/10 SM 11/10 sold to Stafford Bus Centre 2/11 bought by Red Line, Aylesbury 3/12 in service, Red Line
DLS 3 P103 OLX 6/97 9.2m Dart SLF SFD112BR1VGW11102, Plaxton Pointer 979.2HEZ7032, B32F 6/97 NW new to Metroline for 206 (North Wembley) 7/00 NW 3/02 NW for 206 (North Wembley) 7/02 PB transfer for 383 (Potters Bar) 5/03 HT transfer for 214 (Holloway) DLS103 9/04 HT renumbered (on paper) 9/04 PB transfer 6/05 PB renumbered - on rear! 7/05 NW transfer into store, withdrawn 7/05 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) DLS103 8/05 SM bought by Sullivan Buses, South Mimms 9/05 SM repainted into Sullivan red livery 1/07 SM in service on 656 3/10 SM 11/10 sold to Stafford Bus Centre 2/11 bought by EST Bus transfer to Cartel, Wenvoe 11/11 in service, Sprint Transport, Barry: blue 9/12 in service, Sprint Transport, Barry: blue
DPS574 SN51 SZK 12/01 10.1m Dennis Dart SLF SFD2B2CR31GW16012, Alexander Pointer 0133/17, B29D 12/01 HH new to London United for 285: route branded 3/02 HH 6/05 HH 8/05 HH fitted with SCR exhaust cleaner 6/08 HH 9/08 HH into store 10/08 HH ..and out 12/08 HH withdrawn into store 12/08 SM bought by Sullivan Buses (South Mimms) 7/09 SM repainted blue, branded 950 Thorpe Park 3/10 SM 3/11 SM 4/13 SM repainted in blue DPS575 SN51 SZL 12/01 10.1m Dennis Dart SLF SFD2B2CR31GW16013, Alexander Pointer 0133/18, B29D 12/01 HH new to London United for 285: route branded 3/02 HH 6/05 HH 8/05 HH fitted with SCR exhaust cleaner 6/08 HH 9/08 HH into store 10/08 HH ..and out 12/08 HH withdrawn into store 12/08 SM bought by Sullivan Buses (South Mimms) 6/09 SM repainted blue, branded 950 Thorpe Park 3/10 SM 3/11 SM 4/13 SM repainted in blue 3/16 SM withdrawn DPS576 SN51 SZO 12/01 10.1m Dennis Dart SLF SFD2B2CR31GW16017, Alexander Pointer 0133/19, B29D 12/01 HH new to London United for 285: route branded 3/02 HH 6/05 HH 8/05 HH fitted with SCR exhaust cleaner 6/08 HH 9/08 HH into store 10/08 HH ..and out 12/08 HH withdrawn into store 12/08 SM bought by Sullivan Buses (South Mimms) 5/09 SM repainted blue, branded 950 Thorpe Park 3/10 SM 3/11 SM 4/13 SM repainted in blue DPS577 SN51 SZP 12/01 10.1m Dennis Dart SLF SFD2B2CR31GW16018, Alexander Pointer 0133/20, B29D 12/01 HH new to London United for 285: route branded 3/02 HH 6/05 HH 8/05 HH fitted with SCR exhaust cleaner 6/08 HH 9/08 HH into store 10/08 HH ..and out 12/08 HH withdrawn into store 12/08 SM bought by Sullivan Buses (South Mimms) 5/09 SM repainted blue, branded 950 Thorpe Park 3/10 SM 3/11 SM 4/13 SM repainted in blue
DP 82 V782 FKH 10/99 10.7m Dennis Dart SLF SFD322BR1XGW13626, Plaxton Pointer2 9910.7HLB1178, B31D 10/99 S new to London United for 49 (Shepherds Bush) 7/00 S 3/02 S 9/02 V transfer, trainer 10/02 V 7/04 S transfer, type-trainer 8/04 S service on 72 6/05 S all-red 11/07 V transfer to 391 (Stamford Brook) 6/08 V 10/08 V refurbished, repainted 9/09 HH transfer (Hounslow Heath) 4/10 AV transfer (Hounslow) 2/11 into store 7/12 SM bought by Sullivan Buses, South Mimms 11/12 SM repainted all-red 8/15 SM withdraw 12/15 bought by RML2418 Ltd, Ruabon DP 92 V792 FKH 10/99 10.7m Dennis Dart SLF SFD322BR1XGW13748, Plaxton Pointer2 9910.7HJB1188, B31D 10/99 S new to London United for 49 (Shepherds Bush) 7/00 S 3/02 S 10/02 V transfer (Stamford Brook) 9/04 S transfer 1/05 S repainted all-red 6/05 S all-red 11/07 V transfer to 391 (Stamford Brook) 6/08 V 10/08 V refurbished, repainted 3/09 S transfer 6/09 S repainted 9/09 HH transfer (Hounslow Heath) 4/10 AV transfer (Hounslow) 2/11 into store 7/12 SM bought by Sullivan Buses, South Mimms 12/12 SM repainted all-red 8/15 SM withdrawn DP 96 V796 FKH 10/99 10.7m Dennis Dart SLF SFD322BR1XGW13752, Plaxton Pointer2 9910.7HJB1192, B31D 10/99 S new to London United for 49 (Shepherds Bush) 7/00 S 3/02 S 10/02 V transfer (Stamford Brook) 8/04 S transfer 12/04 S repainted all-red 4/05 S multiple collision 6/05 S all-red 11/07 V transfer to 391 (Stamford Brook) 6/08 V 3/09 AV transfer (Hounslow) 5/09 AV repainted 11/10 TV transfer for K50 (Tolworth) 1/11 HH withdrawn into store 7/12 SM bought by Sullivan Buses, South Mimms 12/12 SM repainted all-red 8/15 SM withdrawn 12/15 bought by RML2418 Ltd, Ruabon

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