Monday, 28 May 2012

Veteran Lytham 19 gets a further health check!

An impressive line-up of local Lytham St Annes buses last week with 19 on the lift for MoT preparation
At 66 years of age, Lytham 19 is no spring chicken of a bus. Indeed, from November 2012 it will qualify for MoT exemption - the equivalent of a free bus pass! Nevertheless, No.19 passed a further health check today after being subjected to its annual medical and its last official MoT test. Although many of 19's outings are in connection with private hires for Classic Bus North West, the company maintain & inspect the vehicle throughout the year and fund all maintenance and repair work on the bus. However, mileage is restricted and 19 rarely ventures away from the Fylde coast but today it stretched its legs for the 130 mile round trip to Martins of Middlwich for its MoT - our local VOSA testing station at Kirkham being fully booked for MoT slots until mid July!