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Thursday 10 May 2007

MMs Return to Metroline

Filed under: Companies, Routes, Vehicles — londonbuspageinexile @ 10:13 am

Metroline MAN 12.240 MM 779 (LK07 AYJ) at Arnos Grove, 8th May 2007.jpgThe MM class has returned to Metroline – the last holders of this classification were two batches of Marshall-bodied MAN 11.220s inherited from MTL London. Now the chassis is longer and uprated, and known as 12.240, while Marshall rose from the ashes to become MCV, and is starting to pick up orders.

Eleven MCV Evolution-bodied MAN 12.240s have been taken, somewhat unexpectedly, by Metroline and are now in service on the 251 out of Edgware. They’re not that bad-looking buses in their red and blue colours. On Tuesday 8th May MM 779 (LK07 AYJ) swings out of Arnos Grove Station.

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10 Comments »

  1. What does the white bubble on the top do? It makes the bus look a bit odd, IMHO.

    Comment by Peter — Friday 11 May 2007 @ 11:41 am

  2. That’s the driver’s air-conditioning pod! Ugly, isn’t it?
    I tried to select (out of a burst of four) one that minimised it, but obviously without success.

    Comment by londonbuspageinexile — Friday 11 May 2007 @ 9:48 pm

  3. THESE BUSES ARE EXCELLENT, BETTER LOOKING {APART FROM THE BUBBLE}, THE ONLY DOWNFULL IS THE LEG ROOM RIGHT AT THE BACK, I HAVE FOUND THIS ON THE DOCKLANDS VERSION – THE ED TYPE – THIS IS ON AN ALEXANDER DENNIS ENVIRO200DART CHASSIS, WITH DOCKLANDS THEY HAVE TWO SIZES, THE 9.2M & 10.2M

    Comment by Mark — Saturday 12 May 2007 @ 7:17 am

  4. The Docklands longer version is 10.7m, these still have styling cues from the Capital design (sloped window)

    Comment by Martin — Saturday 12 May 2007 @ 9:35 am

  5. I wonder if the passengers – sorry, customers – will get air-conditioning too or just white roofs?

    Comment by Kim — Sunday 13 May 2007 @ 12:46 pm

  6. You have been fairly successful in minimising the white bubble in the photo! I live near Whetstone and see these vehicles regularly – and the bubble was the first thing I noticed!

    Can’t comment on their comfort, as the 251 route doesn’t go anywhere I generally want to go.

    Peter

    Comment by Peter — Monday 14 May 2007 @ 12:48 pm

  7. Luckily not all of Evolutions have air con, so no bubble.

    Comment by Arriva436 — Tuesday 15 May 2007 @ 3:32 pm

  8. Anyone else noticed that in MAY 07 buses magazine on page 8 the picture caption show fleet number “MMM777”!

    Comment by Arriva436 — Thursday 17 May 2007 @ 7:41 pm

  9. These buses are very ncie to look at. But they d have two big drawbacks:
    1. The low number of seats at the the front of the bus, and
    2. The severe lack of leg room on some seats at the back.

    Comment by Ian — Sunday 3 June 2007 @ 3:04 pm

  10. THEY LOOK SO UGLY COMPARED WITH THE NICE STYLED ENVIRO200 DART’S

    Comment by ASH — Tuesday 17 July 2007 @ 11:14 am


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