Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Saturday 9th September - The Wycombe Weaver

The Wycombe Weaver


We are pleased to announce a new tour which will see us visit the High Wycombe based fleet of Heyfordian Travel on Saturday 9th September. This trip is operated by Nik Anthony and the plan has been devised to allow us to enjoy journeys on two, three or four double deckers from this fleet and as always with Nik’s trip we will be taking the buses along routes which rarely, if ever, see scheduled double deck operation.

As allocations within the Heyfordian fleet are fluid and vehicles move around between depots we are not able to specify which actual vehicles will be used on the day, we will endeavour to use whichever double deckers are on hand at High Wycombe but we may have to use an early former Dublin Bus Volvo B7 or make do with just three or even two vehicles depending on circumstances on the day. The older double deckers in the Heyfordian fleet include;

7958NU, Leyland Olympian/Alexander Belfast new to Dublin Bus as 92-D-149

8548VF, Leyland Olympian/Alexander new to Leaside Buses as J352BSH

7298RU, Volvo Olympian/Northern Counties new to Stagecoach East Midlands as L108LHL

2482NX, Volvo Olympian/Alexander new to Lothian as P417KSX

9682FH, Volvo Olympian/Alexander new to Lothian as P421KSX

ESU940, Volvo Olympian/Alexander Belfast new to Dublin Bus as 97-D-340

During each run we will stop somewhere suitable to allow passengers to photograph the vehicle and there will be time to see and photograph the other vehicles in the fleet at the depot.

There will be three pick-ups on this trip, the first will be at 08:50 at the depot entrance in West Wycombe almost opposite residential road “Copperfields” located at HP12 4AN, there are no parking restrictions in Copperfields or the adjacent road but there is NO parking in the depot or on the main A40 road. Soon after this we will be outside High Wycombe railway station for our 09:05 pick up, this bus will then cover some town routes in High Wycombe before returning to High Wycombe station for a further pick up at 10:15, joining us then will mean you just have a short ride on this vehicle. The last vehicle of the day will drop off at High Wycombe station at approx. 18:00 before returning to the depot around 10 minutes later.

The fare for the entire day of travelling is £15 for all passengers and you don't need to pre-book or reserve a place on our trips, simply turn up on the day, hop on the bus and your friendly conductor will collect your fare during the journey. There is no requirement to be a member of any particular group or society to join this trip, nor do you require an invitation to join us. Our trip is a private hire and the operator will NOT be able to answer any questions or enquiries- if you require any further information or you have any questions please e-mail nik280 (at) btinternet.com or chrismartin13601 (at) hotmail.co,uk (substitute the correct @ symbol!). Please don’t contact the operator directly as they will not be able to answer your enquiry.

I sincerely look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on this trip, please forward this message onto anyone else who you think may be interested and please cut and paste into other news groups if you think it might interest their members.


Nik Anthony and Chris Martin