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Ian F.R. Simpson

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I have uploaded pictures from 5 countries (Belgium, England (UK), Germany, Luxembourg and Netherlands).

These are my 33 pictures:

The bulk of the Dordrecht city network has since 2011 been in the hands of a batch of (I think) 27 V
Netherlands - Dordrecht - 17 April 2018
The bulk of the Dordrecht city network has since 2011 been in the hands of a batch of (I think) 27 Volvo 7700 hybrids such as 5411 seen here pulling in to the bus station. This is likely to be their last year in action here as the concession passes to a new operator in December.
Operator: Arriva Nederland (#5411)
Model: Volvo 7700 hybrid (2011)
Arriva's 83xx series were a batch of 82 VDL-Berkhof Ambassador 200s purchased for the Hoeksche Waard
Netherlands - Dordrecht - 17 April 2018
Arriva's 83xx series were a batch of 82 VDL-Berkhof Ambassador 200s purchased for the Hoeksche Waard - Goeree - Overflakkee (HWGO) concession based on Heinenoord in 2007. When Arriva lost that contract some of the batch were reallocated to the DAV concession in the Dordrecht area to replace older Wrights-bodied buses.
Operator: Arriva Nederland (#8350)
Model: VDL-Berkhof Ambassador 200 (2007)
Arriva Nederland bought a batch of ten Heuliez GX127 in 2007, some of which operate in the Dordrecht
Netherlands - Dordrecht - 17 April 2017
Arriva Nederland bought a batch of ten Heuliez GX127 in 2007, some of which operate in the Dordrecht area. No. 6042 wears a special livery for service 9 (Dordrecht CS - Krabbepolder) which it works alongside the Iveco electric bus.
Operator: Arriva Nederland (#6042)
Model: Heuliez GX127 AccessBus (2007)
Route 9 in Dordrecht penetrates the historic city centre and so Arriva uses this electric minibus, 6
Netherlands - Dordrecht - 17 April 2018
Route 9 in Dordrecht penetrates the historic city centre and so Arriva uses this electric minibus, 6093, on the service. The Stadsdienst Dordrecht network is part of the Drechtsteden, Alblasserwaard and Vijfheerenland (DAV) concession which Arriva has held since 2003 but loses to Keolis from December 2018.
Operator: Arriva Nederland (#6093)
Model: Iveco - Rosero First (2017)
A sunny April evening in Dordrecht. This is TCR 500-110 operating under sub-contract to Arriva Neder
Netherlands - Dordrecht - 17 April 2018
A sunny April evening in Dordrecht. This is TCR 500-110 operating under sub-contract to Arriva Nederland in the red / white "Bravo" livery used for public transport in Brabant province. Route 620 runs in to Dordrecht from Werkendam in West Brabant.
Operator: TCR (Taxi-Centrale Renesse) (#500-110)
Model: Mercedes-Benz O.530 Citaro
Over 40 years old and still looking good! This 1975 Setra S120 is operated by Von Nell on a wine and
Germany - Trier - 14 April 2018
Over 40 years old and still looking good! This 1975 Setra S120 is operated by Von Nell on a wine and vineyards tour of the Trier area.
Operator: Weingut Von Nell
Model: Kassbohrer-Setra S120HV (1975)
Voyages Bollig operates a high-quality fleet of Mercedes-Benz and Setra vehicles on services organis
Luxembourg - Echternach - 14 April 2018
Voyages Bollig operates a high-quality fleet of Mercedes-Benz and Setra vehicles on services organised by the country's interurban transport authority RGTR. This is a 15m Mercedes-Benz Integro, no. 45, seen in Echternach.
Operator: Voyages Bollig (#45)
Model: Mercedes-Benz O.550L Integro II (2010)
Here's a real rarity for you: one of the very few Sileo S10s built so far and, so I believe, the onl
Luxembourg - Echternach - 14 April 2018
Here's a real rarity for you: one of the very few Sileo S10s built so far and, so I believe, the only one in Luxembourg (there are some in Turkey, too). This German battery-powered bus is used on the Echternach Citybus service which runs every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday.
Operator: Voyages Bollig (#33)
Model: Sileo S10 (2017)
Luxembourg's national railway operator CFL also runs about 65 buses in a red and white livery simila
Luxembourg - Esch-sur-Alzette - 14 April 2018
Luxembourg's national railway operator CFL also runs about 65 buses in a red and white livery similar to that used on the trains. This is MAN Lion's Regio no. 22.
Operator: CFL (#22)
Model: MAN R13 UL324 Lion's Regio C (2013)
TICE has a varied fleet of around 140 vehicles. In 2008 the operator purchased a batch of 12m Irisbu
Luxembourg - Esch-sur-Alzette - 14 April 2018
TICE has a varied fleet of around 140 vehicles. In 2008 the operator purchased a batch of 12m Irisbus Citelis vehicles such as no. 22 pictured here.
Operator: TICE (#22)
Model: Irisbus (Iveco) Citelis 12m (2008)
The best spot for catching buses evenly lit in the mornings at Esch is as they are entering the bus
Luxembourg - Esch-sur-Alzette - 14 April 2018
The best spot for catching buses evenly lit in the mornings at Esch is as they are entering the bus station from the main road. This is gas-powered MAN no. 333.
Operator: TICE (#333)
Model: MAN A21 NL313 CNG (2015)
The smaller buses in the TICE fleet serving Esch-sur-Alzette and the surrounding communities in SW L
Luxembourg - Esch-sur-Alzette - 14 April 2018
The smaller buses in the TICE fleet serving Esch-sur-Alzette and the surrounding communities in SW Luxembourg are Van Hool NewA308s as exemplified here by no. 210.
Operator: TICE (#210)
Model: Van Hool NewA308 (2011)
TICE Mercedes Citaro no. 42 at Esch-sur-Alzette bus station.
Luxembourg - Esch-sur-Alzette - 14 April 2018
TICE Mercedes Citaro no. 42 at Esch-sur-Alzette bus station.
Operator: TICE (#42)
Model: Mercedes-Benz O.295 Citaro C2 (2014)
On my short visit to Esch, TICE no. 325 was the only bus I saw in the "Centenary" blue and cream liv
Luxembourg - Esch-sur-Alzette - 14 April 2018
On my short visit to Esch, TICE no. 325 was the only bus I saw in the "Centenary" blue and cream livery. The location is the bus station next to the railway station.
Operator: TICE (#325)
Model: MAN A21 NL313 CNG (2013)
On the final day of operation of Liverpool service 202 (Dingle - Broadgreen Hospital), Avon Buses 11
England (UK) - Wavertree (Liverpool) - 21 April 2018
On the final day of operation of Liverpool service 202 (Dingle - Broadgreen Hospital), Avon Buses 112 is seen on Lawrence Road in Wavertree. This bus was new in 2012 to the now-defunct operator ACE Travel of Aintree.
Operator: Avon Buses (#112)
Model: Alexander-Dennis Enviro 200 (2012)
April 21st 2018 is the final day of operation of Avon Buses service 202 in South Liverpool; after to
England (UK) - Wavertree (Liverpool) - 21 April 2018
April 21st 2018 is the final day of operation of Avon Buses service 202 in South Liverpool; after today, Lawrence Road - where this picture was taken - will no longer have a bus service. This is 602, a 16 year old Dennis Dart SLF which was new to Docklands Minibus.
Operator: Avon Buses (#602)
Model: Dennis Dart SLF - Salvador Caetano (2002)
Seen on the Luxembourg - Arlon Rail Replacement service, Demy Cars DC4354 is operating the "stopping
Luxembourg - Arlon (BE) - 13 April 2018
Seen on the Luxembourg - Arlon Rail Replacement service, Demy Cars DC4354 is operating the "stopping" service calling at the intermediate stations en route. Demy Cars is the trading name of Demy Schandeler whose vehicles are always turned out immaculately.
Operator: Demy Schandeler
Model: Setra S416UL-GT 13m
Luxembourg's national railway operator closed the international line from Luxembourg to Arlon in Bel
Luxembourg - Arlon (BE) - 13 April 2018
Luxembourg's national railway operator closed the international line from Luxembourg to Arlon in Belgium for engineering work from March to April 15th, necessitating the hire of a large number of vehicles from various operators to operate a rail replacement service. Simon Tours ST3053 is seen on the direct non-stop route outside Arlon station.
Operator: Simon Tours, Petange
Model: Setra S419UL Multiclass Classic 15m (2014)
This bus exemplifies the use of contractors by the Wallonia regional operator TEC (Transports En Com
Belgium - Arlon - 13 April 2018
This bus exemplifies the use of contractors by the Wallonia regional operator TEC (Transports En Commun). 563277 is operated on behalf of TEC by Transports Penning; 5632 signifies the contract upon which it is operated (in this case the service from Arlon to Athus near the Luxembourg border) while 77 is its individual fleet number.
Operator: Transports Penning (#563277)
Model: Mercedes-Benz O.530 Citaro (2011)
A batch of 31 articulated Citaros joined the MIVB fleet in 2007, numbered 8858-8888. This is 8871, s
Belgium - Brussels - 13 April 2018
A batch of 31 articulated Citaros joined the MIVB fleet in 2007, numbered 8858-8888. This is 8871, seen at Brussel-Centraal; the vehicle works from Haren depot.
Operator: MIVB / STIB (#8871)
Model: Mercedes-Benz O.530G Citaro (2007)
From the large batch of Van Hool NewA330s placed into service in 2006/7 (8101-8227), this is no. 815
Belgium - Brussels - 13 April 2018
From the large batch of Van Hool NewA330s placed into service in 2006/7 (8101-8227), this is no. 8152. This vehicle is based at Jacques Brel depot which must be one of the only bus depots to share its name with a popular singer!
Operator: MIVB / STIB (#8152)
Model: Van Hool NewA330 (MAN engine) (2007)
In 2014/5 MIVB added 79 of these articulated Mercedes-Benz Citaro C2 to its fleet, numbered 9101 to
Belgium - Brussels - 13 April 2018
In 2014/5 MIVB added 79 of these articulated Mercedes-Benz Citaro C2 to its fleet, numbered 9101 to 9179. This is 9138, seen standing outside the BrewDog craft beer pub opposite Brussel-Centraal station.
Operator: MIVB / STIB (#9138)
Model: Mercedes-Benz O.295G Citaro C2 (2014)
The "City" version of Alexander-Dennis's E400 body was introduced to compete in London with the more
England (UK) - Bank (London) - 12 April 2018
The "City" version of Alexander-Dennis's E400 body was introduced to compete in London with the more expensive Wrightbus New Routemaster, and Arriva London has built up a substantial fleet of the type as its HA class, the "H" denoting the vehicle's hybrid propulsion system.
Operator: Arriva London (#HA30)
Model: Alexander-Dennis E40H MMC City (2016)
From late 2012 Go-Ahead London introduced a large fleet - the UK's largest so far - of battery-power
England (UK) - Bank (London) - 12 April 2018
From late 2012 Go-Ahead London introduced a large fleet - the UK's largest so far - of battery-powered buses on its Red Arrow services 507 and 521 in the heart of London's business district. These Alexander-Dennis E200MMC-bodied BYD D9URs carry the unusual fleet code SEe, as exemplified here by SEe25.
Operator: Go-Ahead London (#SEe25)
Model: BYD D9UR - Alexander-Dennis E200MMC (2016)
Dating from 2001, Alexander ALX400-bodied Dennis Trident TA40224 is now one of the oldest buses in d
England (UK) - Hammersmith (London) - 11 April 2018
Dating from 2001, Alexander ALX400-bodied Dennis Trident TA40224 is now one of the oldest buses in daily service on the TfL network. It was originally numbered TA224 prior to the renumbering of the whole RATP London United fleet.
Operator: RATP London United (#TA40224)
Model: Dennis Trident - Alexander ALX400 (2001)
The Plaxton "Pointer 2" bodied Dennis Dart SLF is becoming less common in London operations now as e
England (UK) - Hammersmith (London) - 12 April 2018
The Plaxton "Pointer 2" bodied Dennis Dart SLF is becoming less common in London operations now as even the newest examples approach twelve years of age. RATP London United still has a number in service such as DPS30701 seen here on service 419. This bus was new to NCP which no longer operates London bus services.
Operator: RATP London United (#DPS30701)
Model: Dennis Dart SLF - Plaxton Pointer 2 (2005)
RATP London United is one of the few operators of full-size (12m) single-deckers on Transport for Lo
England (UK) - Hounslow (London) - 11 April 2018
RATP London United is one of the few operators of full-size (12m) single-deckers on Transport for London services. It uses Mercedes-Benz O.530 Citaros on service 203 to Staines, just over the county boundary in Surrey.
Operator: RATP London United (#MCL30301)
Model: Mercedes-Benz O.530 Citaro (2011)
The blue and off-white livery on this First West Yorkshire Volvo celebrates Bradford City Transport,
England (UK) - Leeds - 19 March 2018
The blue and off-white livery on this First West Yorkshire Volvo celebrates Bradford City Transport, one of the municipal operators which was merged into West Yorkshire PTE in 1974. Bradford was famous for its large fleet of trolleybuses which ran until 1972, the last operational system in Britain (sadly).
Operator: First West Yorkshire (#37732)
Model: Volvo B9TL / Wrights (2009)
CityZap is the branding used by Transdev for express services from York and Manchester to Leeds. Thi
England (UK) - Leeds - 19 March 2018
CityZap is the branding used by Transdev for express services from York and Manchester to Leeds. This is one of the York buses, 3609. This bus was built in 2003 but has been refurbished to "as new" condition for use on this service.
Operator: Transdev York (#3609)
Model: Volvo B7TL / Wrights (2003)
The latest new buses purchased by First West Yorkshire for use in Leeds revive a version of the two-
England (UK) - Leeds - 19 March 2018
The latest new buses purchased by First West Yorkshire for use in Leeds revive a version of the two-tone green livery used until 1974 by Leeds City Transport. This bus was less than a month old when I photographed it.
Operator: First West Yorkshire (#35281)
Model: Wrightbus StreetDeck (2018)
Route 166 linking Leeds with the former mining town of Castleford is operated by Arriva Yorkshire  u
England (UK) - Leeds - 19 March 2018
Route 166 linking Leeds with the former mining town of Castleford is operated by Arriva Yorkshire using uncommon Optare Tempos. This example, no. 1307, has recently been repainted into Arriva's new UK bus livery.
Operator: Arriva Yorkshire (#1307)
Model: Optare Tempo (2009)
Aireline is the brand name used by Transdev Keighley on its services from Keighley to Leeds. Transde
England (UK) - Leeds - 19 March 2018
Aireline is the brand name used by Transdev Keighley on its services from Keighley to Leeds. Transdev's buses are normally much cleaner than this but the photograph was taken after a weekend of very bad weather!
Operator: Transdev Keighley (#277)
Model: Optare Versa (2017)
The 2011 Volvo B5LH hybrids in Leeds operated by First West Yorkshire now wear this attractive "Clea
England (UK) - Leeds - 19 March 2018
The 2011 Volvo B5LH hybrids in Leeds operated by First West Yorkshire now wear this attractive "Cleaner, greener LEEDS" livery publicising their environmentally-friendly credentials. They were delivered new in a silver livery but this is now almost extinct.
Operator: First West Yorkshire (#39232)
Model: Volvo B5LH / Wrights (2011)