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Michael Mair
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4203F K255WNK
4203F K255WNK

Location Link
Fulwell Garage

Date added to site
01/08/2010

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Details: This photo came as a bit of surprise. It shows Ford Fiesta van K255WNK parked in the yard at Fulwell Garage on 17th July 2010 in plain red and still carrying the fleetnumber 4203F. Leased in 1992 and allocated to Hounslow garage, this van passed to London United upon the privatisation of London Buses in 1995. There were no sightings reported for many years after this but an official list for Transdev (successor to London United) stated that it was still in stock in April 2007, albeit out of use. It was then seen at Fulwell Garage in 2008, but appeared to have been delicensed later in the year. As such it was marked as withdrawn in the database. This photo proves that it again remained in stock, despite not being seen on the road or at the various Fulwell open days of recent years. London United/Transdev does have a reputation for ekeing out the life of former CDS vehicles, with 4070F, 4110F, 4193F and 4252F still being used many years after their contemporaries were withdrawn. They also seem to avoid repainting SVs for as long as possible, with many of these still displaying their former fleetnumbers. The 'No Children' sign inside the bus garage is rather odd!

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