Ridgways Coaches, Port Talbot

April 2, 2015
By Nattman1

the very first Welsh Coach Rally – Part of the 2014 Swansea Festival of TransportEdwards black colored liveried Van Hool Altano turned numerous minds, typically it's the Cardiff City team mentor

The Festival of Transport is a well established occasion in Swansea’s calendar, 2014 marking the 21st anniversary with continued growth in dimensions and scope

Alongside the cars, motorcycles and light advertisements which fill the pedestrianised streets of the town center, this year’s event included a Saturday ‘Under dairy Wood’ road run to Laugharne, the Swansea Truck Show and, for the first time, the Welsh Coach Rally

Two wise Mercedes-Benz Sprinters coverted by Swansea Coachworks were displayed by Coastal Mini CoachesA small number of PCVs have frequently participated in the Festival and organiser Ashley Lovering saw the opportunity for a specific part of the occasion in which Welsh advisor operators could promote by themselves, their automobiles and services being offered. The area selected had been the grassed tough standing facing Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum, on one for the main walking routes between the city center, the marina and also the beach. The area was as soon as thoroughly covered in railroad sidings and far of this track design is replicated in edging stones through the entire area.

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Over twenty cars took part in the screen with cars from eleven providers and some history automobiles through the Swansea Bus Museum as well as the Bus Depot Barry. Marking their 60th anniversary, D J Thomas entered four vehicles including a Setra S415GT HD within their gold livery for advisor breaks and two Volvo coaches in their white based scheme with Plaxton and Van Hool coachwork. Finishing their particular display had been a Plaxton President double-decker whilst another vehicle, a gold liveried Volvo 9700 tri-axle, was marketing the organization on the other hand associated with city center.

very first have actually introduced large requirements Wrightbus Streetlite DFs onto interurban routes across Southern WalesEdwards of Llantwit Fadre revealed the black liveried Van Hool TX21 Altano which took away an armful of awards at UK Coach Rally in-may. Normally used given that Cardiff City team mentor with extensive using tables, it's gained additional seating throughout the summer for usage regarding the organization’s Red Dragon tour programme alongside two former Parry’s Van Hools. Additionally advertising their trip and vacation programmes were Silcox Coaches with a Bova Futura, Gwyn Jones with a Setra S415HD and James European with an ordinary silver liveried Van Hool Alizee.Delivered not used to Shearings in 1986, this Leyland Tiger was also been refurbished by Jones of Llandeilo personal hire services were being offered from Coastal Mini Coaches of Pembrey, Carmarthenshire with a well provided couple of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter minicoaches, one with trailer, and Southern Wales Transport with a Jonckheere Mistral bodied Volvo B12M.

There were two history mentors in regular use joined, a 1986 Leyland Tiger with Van Hool T8 Alizee coachwork from Jones of Llandeilo, and a 1978 Duple bodied Leyland Leopard from Lewis-Rhydlewis in Ceredigion. Representing the main local solution coach operator, First Cymru, was a recently delivered Wrightbus Streetlite DF from Port Talbot depot when you look at the newly introduced blue and gold colour pallette for major interurban roads in the area. Ridgways Coaches from Port Talbot entered a reduced floor Dart utilized on regional solutions in the region.

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