In between covering the 159 road run on Saturday 9th December, I snatched an hour in Bromley to cover some of the happenings of the last few months. The 61 I managed to photograph was a Trident, and an indigenous Bromley vehicle at that, rather than one of the multiple loans from East London or what I particularly wanted, one of the just-introduced Enviro400s. I got a passable 402 (converted from Olympian to DAF single-deck some months back) but both 261s I espied were Tridents rather than that route’s incoming batch of Scanias. What I did manage to bag, therefore, was an example of the latest incarnation of the Bromley Park & Ride, route B99, in the form of Metrobus 207 (SN03 WLL). After double-decking the 405, Metrobus have found themselves with these very youthful Darts spare, and they are hanging around to do the B99. Metrobus have had this seasonal route before – indeed, it’s been through the three local operators once or twice each now – but this year the number seems not to be displayed. It also appears out of a different side street, Ringer’s Road, rather than laying over alongside the Glades shopping centre.
Monday 11 December 2006
This year’s Bromley Park & Ride