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Bus Histories



701  PN07 KRK   4/07    10.2m MAN A76/12.240NL WMAA76ZZ46C007936, East Lancs Esteem 63101, B27D 
                4/07 MB new to Metrobus for R2 (Green Street Green)
                5/07 MB into service on R2
                6/07 MB in service on R2 to Biggin Hill Valley $
                2/08 MB unusual on 246
                2/09 C  unusual on 127
                6/11 MB in service on R2 to Petts Wood $
               11/11 MB in service on R2 to Petts Wood $
                6/12 MB repaint
                4/13 MB in service on 126 to Eltham $
                4/13 MB in service on R9 to Orpington Station $
                6/14 MB
                4/15 MB in service on 284 to Lewisham $
                4/16 MB used on 181 to Lewisham Station
                9/16 MB in service on 181 to Lewisham Station $
            by 12/17    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
 
701 on 181, Grove Park
701 on a 181 to Lewisham Station, Grove Park, April 2016

702  PN07 KRO   4/07    10.2m MAN A76/12.240NL WMAA76ZZ66C007940, East Lancs Esteem 63102, B27D
                4/07 MB new to Metrobus for R2 (Green Street Green)
                5/07 MB into service on R2
                3/13 MB in service on R2 to Petts Wood $
                6/14 MB 
                1/17 MB in service on R2 to Petts Wood $
                3/17 MB in service on R2 to Biggin Hill Valley $
            by 12/17    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)

703  PN07 KRU   5/07    10.2m MAN A76/12.240NL WMAA76ZZ96C007947, East Lancs Esteem 63103, B27D
                5/07 MB new to Metrobus for R2 (Green Street Green)
                5/07 MB into service on R2 
                1/08 MB in service on R2 to Biggin Hill Valley $
                3/08 C  in service on 464 to New Addington $
                8/08 C  transfer for T32 (Croydon)
                3/09 MB return 
                4/10 MB in service on R2 to Petts Wood $ 
               11/11 MB in service on R2 to Biggin Hill Valley $
                4/12    refurbished at Eastleigh
                3/13 MB in service on 320 to Biggin Hill Valley $
               11/13 MB in service on 358 to Crystal Palace $
                6/14 MB 
                3/16 MB in service on R2 to Orpington $
                3/17 MB in service on R2 to Petts Wood $
                4/17 BV in store, (Belvedere) $
            by 12/17    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)

704  PN07 KRV   4/07    10.2m MAN A76/12.240NL WMAA76ZZ66C007954, East Lancs Esteem 63104, B27D 
                4/07 MB new to Metrobus for R2 (Green Street Green)
                5/07 MB into service on R2
                2/08 MB unusual on 246 
                8/08 C  transfer for T32 (Croydon)
               12/08 C  in service on 130 to Norwood Junction $
                2/09 C  unusual on 64
                3/09 MB return 
                5/11 MB in service on R2 to Petts Wood $
               11/11 MB in service on R2 to Biggin Hill Valley $
                4/12 MB in service on 358 to Crystal Palace $
               11/13 MB in service on 126 to Eltham $
                6/14 MB
                3/16 MB in service on 181 $
            by 12/17    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)

705  PN07 KRX   5/07    10.2m MAN A76/12.240NL WMAA76ZZ36C007961, East Lancs Esteem 63105, B27D
                5/07 MB new to Metrobus for R2 (Green Street Green)
                5/07 MB into service on R2  
                8/08 C  transfer for T32 (Croydon)
                3/09 C  in service on 202 to Blackheath $
                3/10 C  in service on 130 to New Addington $
                3/11 C  in service on 130 to Norwood Junction $
                4/11 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                6/11 MB transfer
                3/12    refurbished at Eastleigh
                7/12 MB unusual on 353
                4/13 MB in service on 358 to Orpington Station $
                8/13 MB in service on 126 to Eltham $
               10/13 MB in service on 353 to Ramsden Estate $
                5/14 MB in service on 181 to Grove Park $
                6/14 MB 
                8/15 MB in service on R2 to Petts Wood $
                9/15 MB in service on R2 to Petts Wood $
                1/17 MB in service on 284 $
            by 12/17    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)


706 YX58 DXB 12/08 10.7m MAN A66/18.310 WMAA66ZZ18C011948, AD Enviro 200 7248/1, B34D 12/08 C new to Metrobus (Croydon) 1/09 C into service on T32 (New Addington tram feeder) 1/10 C in service on 130 to Norwood Junction $ 3/10 C in service on T32 to Addington Village $ 10/10 C in service on 293 to Epsom General Hospital $ 5/11 C in service on T32 to New Addington $ 10/11 C unusual on 293 3/12 C operated temporary Redhill-Merstham evening shuttle on 405 6/12 C in service on 202 to Lower Sydenham $ 4/12 C in service on 202 to Blackheath $ 4/12 C in service on T32 to New Addington $ 4/13 C in service on 202 to Blackheath $ 2/14 C on railway replacement, Tonbridge $ 6/14 C 8/14 C in service on 202 to Blackheath $ 8/14 C in service on 202 to Lower Sydenham $ 5/15 C in service on T32 to New Addington $ 11/16 C in service on 359 to Addington Village $ 7/17 C in service on 130 to Thornton Heath $ 10/17 sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet) 1/18 bought by PCL Travel, Prudhoe, Northumberland 1/18 PCL Travel: at Hexham Railway Station: still in Metrobus livery/Fleetnames 2/18 PCL Travel: at Hexham on 885 to Byrness: still in Metrobus livery/Fleetnames $ 707 YX58 DXC 12/08 10.7m MAN A66/18.310 WMAA66ZZ78C011954, AD Enviro 200 7248/2, B34D 12/08 C new to Metrobus (Croydon) 1/09 C into service on T32 (New Addington tram feeder) 2/09 C used on 130 to Norwood Junction 3/09 C unusual on 202 7/09 C used on T32 to Addington Village 8/10 C in service on T33 to West Croydon $ 6/12 C in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $ 10/12 C in service on 130 to Norwood Junction $ 1/13 C in service on 127 to Purley $ 3/13 C in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $ 7/13 C in service on T32 to Addington Village $ 6/14 C 8/14 C in service on 293 to Morden $ 8/16 C in service on 130 to Thornton Heath $ 8/17 MB in service on 126 to Bromley South $ 9/17 MB in service on 126 $ 9/17 MB in service on 181 to Grove Park $ 10/17 MB in service on 181 to Grove Park $ 11/17 MB in service on 181 to Grove Park $ 1/18 MB in service on 126 to Eltham $ 3/18 MB in service on 181 to Grove Park $ 4/18 MB in service on 246 to Bromley North $
707 on T32, Addington Interchange 707 on T32, Addington Interchange
707 works its intended service, at New Addington on Tramlink adjunct T32, July 2009

708  YX58 DXD  12/08    10.7m MAN A66/18.310 WMAA66ZZ28C011960, AD Enviro 200 7248/3, B34D
               12/08 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon)
                1/09 C  into service on T32 (New Addington tram feeder)
                3/09 C  unusual on 202
                6/09 C  in service on T33 to Addington Village $
               12/09 C  used on railway substitution
                7/10 C  in service on T33 to Addington Village $
               11/10 C  unusual on 119
                5/11 C  in service on T32 to New Addington $
                2/12 C  in service on 202 to Blackheath $
                4/12    refurbished at Eastleigh
                8/13 C  in service on 202 to Blackheath $
                3/14 C  used on 202 to Crystal Palace
                3/14 C  in service on 293 to Epsom General Hospital $
                6/14 C  
                2/16 C  in service on 130 to Thornton Heath $
                8/16 C  in service on 130 to New Addington $
                8/16 C  in service on 355 $
                8/17 C  in store: blinded for 127
               10/17    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                1/18    sold to Mike Lawrenson, Preston
708 on Railway work, Beckenham Junction
708 plays trains at Beckenham Junction, heading for Herne Hill, December 2009.


709 AE09 DHG 3/09 MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZ09C012638, MCV Evolution 10.8m B28D 3/09 C new to Metrobus (Croydon) 3/09 C into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath) 4/09 C in service on 202 to Blackheath $ 4/10 C in service on 130 to Norwood Junction $ 7/10 C in service on 202 to Blackheath $ 4/12 C in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $ 7/12 C in service on 359 to Addington Village $ 8/12 C in service on 202 to Blackheath $ 5/13 C in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $ 6/14 C 10/14 C in service on 293 to Epsom General Hospital $ 5/15 MB on railway replacement, Orpington $ 8/15 MB transfer for 246 (Green Street Green) 9/15 MB repaint 12/15 MB in service on 246 to Westerham $ 1/16 MB in service on R9 to Orpington Station $ 2/16 MB in service on 246 to Westerham $ 5/16 MB used on 246 to Westerham 12/16 MB in service on 246 to Bromley North $ 7/16 MB in service on R2 to Biggin Hill Valley $ 2/17 MB in service on R9 to Ramsden Estate $ 3/17 MB in service on 246 to Westerham $ 7/17 MB in service on 181 to Grove Park $ 8/17 MB in service on 284 to Lewisham Station $ 9/17 MB in service on 181 to Grove Park $ 3/18 MB in service on 246 to Westerham $
709 at Bromley North 709 on 246, Westerham Green
709 at the bus stance, Bromley North, ready for a 246 to Westerham, May 2016.

710  AE09 DHK   3/09    MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZ19C012583, MCV Evolution 10.8m B28D
                3/09 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon) 
                3/09 C  into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath)
                5/10 C  in service on T33 to Addington Village $
                3/12 C  unusual on 405 
                5/12 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
               12/12 C  in service on T32 to New Addington $
                4/13 C  in service on 202 to Blackheath $
                6/14 C  
                8/15 MB transfer for 246 (Green Street Green)
                9/15 MB in service on R2 to Petts Wood $
                9/15 MB in service on 246 to Westerham $
               10/15 MB in service on 246 to Bromley North $
               11/15 C  transfer 
                1/16 C  in service on 359 to Purley $
                1/16    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)

711  AJ58 WBD   2/09    MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZ19C012616 , MCV Evolution 10.8m B28D
                2/09 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon) 
                3/09 C  into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath
                5/09    unusual on 359 and 719
               12/09 C  used on 202 to Blackheath)
                2/12 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                6/12 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $ 
               10/13 C  used on 202 to Crystal Palace 
                2/14 C  in service on 64 to New Addington $
                5/14 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                6/14 C
                8/15 MB transfer for 246 (Green Street Green)
               10/15 C  transfer
               10/15 C  in service on 359 to Addington Village $
                1/16 C  in service on 359: full rear advert $
                4/16 C  withdrawn 
711 on 202, Blackheath 711 passes Lee Station on 202
711 heads up into Blackheath, and later returns under Lee Station bridge, December 2009.

712  AE09 DHM   3/09    MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZ29C012575, MCV Evolution 10.8m B28D
                3/09 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon) 
                3/09 C  into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath)
                4/09 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                5/09 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
               12/09 C  used on 202 to Blackheath)
                8/10 CY loan for 465 (Crawley) 
                2/12 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
               10/13 C  used on 202 to Crystal Palace
                6/14 C  
                8/15 C  in service on rail substitution, Barnham $
               12/15 C  in service on 359 to Addington Village $
                2/16 C  in service on 359 to Addington Village $
                5/17 C  in service on 130 to New Addington $
               10/17    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
               10/17    sold to Associated Coach Sales, New Zealand
712 on 202, Blackheath 712 on 202, Blackheath
712 nears its 202 destination at Blackheath Station, December 2009.

713  AE09 DHP   4/09    MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZ29C012608, MCV Evolution 10.8m B28D
                4/09 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon) 
                4/09 C  into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath)
                5/09 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                6/12 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                2/14 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                6/14 C
                8/15 MB transfer for 246 (Green Street Green)
               10/15 MB in service on 246 to Chartwell $
               10/15 MB in service on 246 to Bromley North $
               11/15 C  transfer
               11/15 C  used on 359 to Purley
                        refurbished
                1/16 C  in service on 359 to Purley $
                9/16 C  in service on 355 to Mitcham (no blinds) $
                1/17 C  in service on 359 to Purley $
                6/17 C  in service on 130 to Thornton Heath $
                8/17 C  in service on 359 to Purley $


714  AJ58 WBE   2/09    MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZ29C012611, MCV Evolution 10.8m B28D
                2/09 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon) 
                3/09 C  into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath)
                3/09 C  in service on 202 to Blackheath $$ 
                4/09 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
               10/09 C  broke down on railway replacement, Bognor $
                7/10 C  in service on 130 to Norwood Junction $ 
                2/14 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                6/14 C
                8/15 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
               10/15 C  withdrawn 
               10/15    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)

715  AE09 DHJ   3/09    MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZ29C012642, MCV Evolution 10.8m B28D
                3/09 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon) 
                3/09 C  into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath)
                4/09 C  in service on 202 to Blackheath $ 
                7/10 C  in service on 293 to Epsom General Hospital $
                3/11 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                6/14 C
                8/14 C  unusual on 127
                8/15 MB transfer for 246 (Green Street Green)
               10/14 MB refurbished
                1/15    in service on 202 to Blackheath $
                4/18 MB in servie on 246 to Bromley North $
               10/15 C  transfer..
               10/15 MB ..and back
               10/15 MB in service on 246 $
                5/17 MB in servie on 181 to Lewisham Station $
                4/18 MB in servie on 126 to Bromley South $
                5/18 MB in servie on 181 to Grove Park $

716  AE09 DHO   3/09    MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZ79C012572 , MCV Evolution 10.8m B28D
                3/09 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon) 
                3/09 C  into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath)
                6/09 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                7/11 C  in service on 202 to Blackheath $
                4/13 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
               10/13 C  used on 202 to Crystal Palace
                6/14 C
                8/14 C  in service on 293 to Epsom General Hospital $
               10/15 C  in service on 130 to New Addington $
               11/15 C  withdrawn
               12/15    at Ensign Bus, Purfleet $
716 off duty in Croydon
716 off duty in Croydon, September 2009

717  AJ58 WBG   3/09    MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZ59C012618, MCV Evolution 10.8m B28D
                3/09 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon) 
                3/09 C  into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath)
                5/09 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                7/10 C  in service on T33 to Addington Village $
                3/11 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                4/12 C  unusual on 130
                4/12 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                2/14 C  unusual on 64
                6/14 C
                1/15 C  used on 202 to Blackheath
                8/15 C  in service on 202 to Blackheath $
                9/15 C  repaint
               10/15 MB transfer (Green Street Green)
                6/17 MB used on 126 to Bromley South
                4/18 MB used on 126 to Bromley South
                5/18 MB used on R9 to Orpington Station
                5/18 MB used on 126 to Bromley South
717 on R9 717 on R9
717 on the R9 at Orpington Station in May 2018, and the following day unusual on the 126.
717 on 126

718  AE09 DHU   4/09    MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZ59C012649 , MCV Evolution 10.8m B28D
                4/09 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon) 
                4/09 C  into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath)
                5/09 C  in service on 202 to Blackheath $
                7/09 C  used on T33
                4/12 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
               12/12 C  in service on 130 to New Addington $
                6/14 C
                7/14 C  in collision on 130: to repair
                9/14 C  return to service
                9/15 MB transfer for 246 (Green Street Green)
                9/15 MB in service on 126 to Eltham $
               11/15 MB repaint
               11/15 C  transfer
                5/16 C  in service on 130 to New Addington $
718 on T33 717 on T33
718 on the Tramlink T33 at Addington Interchange in July 2009


719  AE09 DHN   3/09    MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZ39C012570, MCV Evolution 10.8m B28D
                3/09 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon) 
                3/09 C  into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath)
                4/09 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                3/11 C  in service on 202 to Blackheath $
                8/11 C  unusual on 127
                8/11 C  in service on 359 to Selsdon $
                5/12 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                8/12 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                5/14 C  in service on 64 to New Addington $
                5/14 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                6/14 C
                5/15 C  in service on T33 to New Addington $ 
               10/15 C  withdrawn, full rear advert
               10/15    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)

720  AE09 DHL   3/09    MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZ89C012578 , MCV Evolution 10.8m B28D
                3/09 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon) 
                3/09 C  into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath)
               10/10 C  in service on 202 to Blackheath $
               10/11 C  in service on T33 to West Croydon $
                7/12 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                6/14 C
                7/14 C  in service on T33 to Addington Village $
                1/15 C  used on 202 to Crystal Palace: overall rear ad
                9/15 C  repaint, refurbished
               10/15 MB transfer (Green Street Green)
               10/17 NB in service on 181 to Grove Park $

721  AJ58 WBK   3/09    MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZ89C012614, MCV-425  Evolution 10.8m B28D
                3/09 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon) 
                3/09 C  into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath)
                9/10 CY fuel-consumption trials on 465 (Crawley)
                2/11 C  return
                4/11 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                9/11 C  used on 202 to Crystal Palace 
                4/12 CY unusual on 465
                5/12 C  unusual on 119
                8/12 C  in service on 202 to Blackheath $
                6/14 C
                9/15 MB transfer for 246 (Green Street Green)
               10/15 C  transfer
                6/16 C  repaint
               10/17 MB in service on 181 to Grove Park $
721 on 202, Lee Green
721 heads south from Lee Green, September 2011.

722  AJ58 WBF   3/09    MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZX9C012632 , MCV Evolution 10.8m B28D
                3/09 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon) 
                3/09 C  into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath) 
                */09 C  used on 202 to Crystal Palace
                4/09 C  in service on 202 to Blackheath $
                9/10 CY fuel-consumption trials on 465 (Crawley) 
               10/10 CY in service on 465 to Dorking $
                2/11 C  return
                9/11 C  in service on 127 to Tooting Broadway $
                5/12 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                7/13 C  in service on T33 to Addington Village $
                6/14 C
               10/15 C  withdrawn
               10/15    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)
                5/15    bought by OSEA, Cyprus     
      MMX 056   8/16    in service, Agia Napa $

723  AE09 DHV   4/09    MAN A66/14.240 WMAA66ZZX9C012646, MCV Evolution 10.8m B28D
                4/09 C  new to Metrobus (Croydon) 
                4/09 C  into service on 202 (Crystal Palace - Blackheath)
                9/10 CY fuel-consumption trials on 465 (Crawley)
               12/10 C  return 
               10/13 C  used on 202 to Crystal Palace
                2/14 C  in service on 202 to Crystal Palace $
                6/14 C
               10/14 C  refurbished
               11/15 MB transfer (Green Street Green)
               11/16 MB rear end fire, withdrawn
                2017 MB in store, fire damaged
                1/18    sold to Ensign Bus (Purfleet)

 

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