THE GALLERY

East Anglia
Anglian Bus
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Anglian Bus first appeared at SHWOBUS in 2006 with this brand new Wright bodied Volvo B7RLE, 401 (AU06BOV).
 

The following year the company displayed this Optare Tempo, 407 (YJ06FZK).
 

The bus was displayed alongside a similar model from Konectbus, little realising that the two companies would end up in common ownership under Go-Ahead in a few years time.
 
Optare Tempo demonstrator
The bus had previously been a demonstrator for Optare and is seen here on loan to Carousel of High Wycombe - also now part of Go-Ahead - on their route 400. leaning heavily as it turns off the A404 into the Handy Cross Sports Centre road.
 

A minute or so later the bus is leaving the Sports Centre. The detour the venue required has since been deleted from the route, which became purple branded under Bucks' Rainbow Routes scheme. The demonstration to Carousel did not result in any Tempos joining the fkeet, but several were transferred from Wilts & Dorset when Go-Ahead took over.
 
East Anglia
Anglian Bus
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