Phil Sutters

Phil Sutters

Posted on 03/30/2016


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Seaford & District Dennis Trident V310 KGW - Seaford - 21.3.2016

Seaford & District Dennis Trident V310 KGW - Seaford - 21.3.2016
Seaford & District is a small local bus company with a variety of second-hand buses and coaches. It hasn't acquired any regular bus routes. I recently saw an Eastbourne open-top sight-seeing service in their colours, but most of its activity seems to be school services, regular and one-offs, and rail replacement buses. In the depot they share in Newhaven, there are a couple of bendy-buses in their livery. Although the Citaro bendies are used by Brighton & Hove Buses on their route 25 out to the University at Falmer, it is not clear what the Seaford company's pair could be used on. Many of the local roads are too narrow, windy or hilly for articulated buses to work safely.

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Raymond Godfrey
Raymond Godfrey
Seaford & District is sending a Volvo Wright single decker W828 PFB to the Detling Transport Show this Saturday.
2 years ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to Raymond Godfrey
I have a feeling that this little company is run by an enthusiast for his own purposes, rather than purely as a business venture. It certainly looks professional when working, but with purchases like the bendy buses, one wonders about its sustainability.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Raymond Godfrey
Raymond Godfrey
After I posted my comment I noticed that they are also sending HFM 561D, a Bristol MW / ECW coach. Regarding bendy buses, they seem to work well in Switzerland.
2 years ago.
Phil Sutters has replied to Raymond Godfrey
They worked well on appropriate routes in London. They were great for moving people on and off quickly, with their three sets of doors, and buggies were very easily accommodated. My main concern was that the revenue protection was poor as two doors were well out of the driver's view, with regards touching in with your Oystercard. When inspectors did get on they got on six at a time, two at each door. Their downfall was Boris' dislike for them and his desire for his vanity project - the expensive and not very convenient New Bus for London.
2 years ago.