DP1001-08

©Peter Horrex
©Peter Horrex

History:

This batch of 8 was new to Armchair at AH for route 117 in 2001. They remained with the route, although a few moved to W and back. Following the dissolution of Armchair in 2007, they had blue skirts added.

Following the loss of route 117 to Abellio in 2011, all were repainted and moved to PB to replace the ageing DLDs.

Only one member of this batch survives to this day, that being DP1007 which is preserved. The official Instagram page can be found here, and the official Facebook page can be found here.

Completed Files:

No completed files as of present.

Fleet List:

Fleet No.RegFate
DP1001RX51 FNPPassed to Metroline, refurbished with blue skirt.
Repainted red and moved to PB. Presumed scrapped.
DP1002RX51 FNSPassed to Metroline, refurbished with blue skirt.
Repainted red and moved to PB. Sold to Horizon Bus circa 2013.
Presumed scrapped
DP1003RX51 FNTPassed to Metroline, refurbished with blue skirt.
Repainted red and moved to PB.
Sold to Galleon Travel via Ensignbus circa 2012.
Scrapped circa 2016 at MC Tractors, Ramsey.
DP1004Y63 LTFPassed to Metroline, refurbished with blue skirt.
Repainted red and moved to PB.
Sold via Ensignbus to Leydon in 2013 and re registered 01-CN0-6054.
Moved to Leonard Coaches circa 2015.
Presumed scrapped circa 2019.
DP1005RX51 FNWPassed to Metroline, refurbished with blue skirt.
Repainted red and moved to PB.
Was involved in an accident with an HGV circa 2013. Scrapped.
DP1006RX51 FNVPassed to Metroline, refurbished with blue skirt.
Repainted red and moved to PB. Sold to Horizon Bus circa 2013.
Later sold to Thandi circa 2016. Presumed scrapped
DP1007RX51 FNUPassed to Metroline, refurbished with blue skirt.
Repainted red and moved to PB. Sold to Logic Bus circa 2013.
Sold to Galleon Travel circa 2014. Re-numbered PD12.
Sold to Travel Express circa 2016.
Preserved circa 2020.
DP1008RX51 FNYPassed to Metroline, refurbished with blue skirt.
Repainted red and moved to PB. Loaned to TWH circa 2013.
Sold via Ensignbus to Mermaid Fabrics, Girne, Cyprus.