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231: Wright New Routemaster
Padbus 231 Wright New Routemaster in P & R 11 orange branding
Padbus 231 Wright New Routemster in P & R 11 blue branding
231: (OL18 HBG) Wright New Routemaster H47/27D
The New Routemaster was built to meet the specific requirements of Transport for London and its 3 door layout made it unsuitable for use outside the capital. Suppose an attempt had been made to widen its appeal by removing the rear door and staircase. What would the result have been like? In 2018, Padbus set about finding out and here is the answer: a neat two door bus with 12 more seats than the London version. Padbus set it to work on Park & Ride service 11 allowing Scania Omnidekka 616 to be rebranded and moved to Park & Ride serice 30. In 2020 ithe branding for Park & Ride route 11 was changed from orange to blue.
Modified Corgi Best of British diecast.