The London Bus Page In Exile

Wednesday 14 February 2007

More Blinding

Filed under: Companies, Equipment, Travels, Vehicles — londonbuspageinexile @ 7:47 pm

Yorkshire Coastliner Volvo B7TL 406 (YK55 ATO) at York, Sunday 25th June 2006 Just another example of what I think is good practice in the programming of LED blinds – but in this case, helped by having a short destination and an even shorter intermediate point! Good thing I didn’t photograph any Yorkshire Coastliners going in the other direction (Scarborough) that day.
The 843’s a superb thrash, by the way – a foot-down charge through the Yorkshire countryside at breakneck speed. I took this bus (Yorkshire Coastliner Volvo B7TL 406 (YK55 ATO) as part of my journey to Sheffield to cover the last Dominators for Bus & Coach Preservation magazine on 25th June last year (yes, I know Sheffield is south of York, but to get there on an overnight coach the only way to do it was to overshoot, hence I ended up at York at half past four in the morning, and York is so fascinating that it was well worth it).

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4 Comments »

  1. That looks alot better, the blind boxes are the same sizes as those on TfL double deckers, alot more clearer, this would be excellent on the bendybuses as well, as they have a large blind box, with the blind boxes on the Pointer / MCV Evalutions / East Lancs Esteem / Enviro200, these blind boxes are large and are the same size of the double deckers. so it can be done if done the right way.

    Comment by Richard — Wednesday 14 February 2007 @ 9:40 pm

  2. Matthew :
    the blinds used by Stagecoach Devon are very similar but with sideways scrolling intermediate points. Very clear and useful.

    Comment by Ignatian — Friday 16 February 2007 @ 7:39 pm

  3. Theses are one of the best buses about on the Volvo chassic, nice smooth ride, plenty of space for leg room. do like the LED blind box. very clear to read.

    Comment by Mark Matthew — Tuesday 27 February 2007 @ 9:57 pm

  4. #3, couldn’t agree more. IMO this is one of the best buses produced in many years. If i owned a bus company (which sadly i don’t), the fleet would be entirely comprised of them.

    Comment by ejc — Tuesday 27 February 2007 @ 11:34 pm


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