Repainted at Carlisle depot the vehicle livery was designed by Ray Stenning’s Best Impressions agency. The company says that the bus will be based at Kendal depot for the Lakes 599 service. Once the new Wrightbus open top Volvo B5TLs are delivered 17012 will be retained as a reserve vehicle and will also be available for hire.
Given its special events role 17012 is now being regarded as part of the Stagecoach UK Bus ‘Heritage’ fleet.
The first of the Wrightbus open top vehicles are expected here during July.