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Ray Monk
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7160F NK60FVC

Location Link
Aldgate Bus Station

Date added to site
08/08/2011

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Details: Although ordered in late 2010, and first licensed in February 2011, the first two Smiths electric vans for LBSL did not enter service until August 2011. As this photo shows, the vehicles are based on (and licensed as) Ford Transit vans. As well as Smiths labels, the rear has a sign for bodywork convertor Clarks, who were responsible for most of the staff welfare vans in the fleet. Although we had speculated that these vans would carry fleetnumbers 6987F and 6988F (to follow on from the Ashwoods conversions 6985F and 6986F), the first was given the surprisingly high number of 7160F. It was initially allocated to Aldgate Bus Station, where it was photographed on 6th August. Note the livery is the orange squares variant as carried by most Infrastructure vans. However, a change is the inclusion of large Buses roundels, as seen on most recent new bus deliveries. I'm not sure why the van has been tied to the railing with incident tape! Perhaps to stop staff driving it away while it is still plugged in?!

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