|3002||Ellesmere Port BS||Chester BS||401||Arriva NW&W|
|30077||Chester BS||Dickson Drive (Via Plas Newton)||51||First Potteries|
|40013||Dickson Drive||Chester BS||51||First Potteries|
Set off just before 12:00 today. The roads were fairly clear, and we arrived in Ellesmere Port around 13:00. Had our dinner in the market as usual and then had around 10 minutes in the bus station. The #401's were mainly Cadets today, but our bus turned up the ultra-modern VDL 3002. A swift and fairly uneventful journey to Chester followed. With Northgate closed for gas works, the bus was divert via the ring road.
3002 in Chester bus station. (Mark)
Apart form some services not serving the bus station, there were no unusual sightings. There has been a new traffic island built in the bus station and presumably when the works are completed, there will be extra bus shelters built. The usual spot where we stand was a bit stinky today, so after a while we moved to a staircase a bit further towards the ring road. This provided quite a good vantage point for taking photographs of buses travelling in either direction.
Avon 307 approaches Chester bus station. (Matt)
A few pictures later, the first and only double decker of the day turned up 30077...
30077 approaches Chester bus station prior to working the #51 Plas Newton. (Matt)
40013 on Dickson Drive on the #51 to Chester. (Matt)
40013 after returning from Plas Newton. (Matt)
We to the bus station, met with mum and went back to the car for sausage rolls...