Sunday, 3 March 2013

'Handybus' 575 assessed for Catch 22 Heritage Day

Handybus 575 posed on Langdale Road on Mereside whilst a Dennis Dart of CBNW passes by on the 'Catch 22' bus service
It was 2005 when Optare City Pacer 575 was last used by the Trust but this week has seen the minibus extracted and moved to Brinwell Road for assessment. It is one of a selection of buses being considered for the "Catch 22 Heritage Running Day" on Saturday 25 May. Although never operated on service 22, Handybuses were regulars on services 7/7A, 9 and 23/24/25 that share roads with the current 22 service. If prepared for MoT then Handybus 575 will be used on only a few special workings on the heritage day - but it is proposed to issue a detailed schedule prior to the day.