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Five new Volkswagen Crafter crew vans for LUL were found in the DSM van yard at Acton Works on 24th October 2020, this photo showing the rear aspect of 9146VW. Notable features are the large rear step, and a further addition to the set of rear-end labels which reads 'Please be patient. Vehicle driven to speed limit'! As to why these vehicles lack the blue skirt and red stripe, the theory that it is because of the large expanse of black plastic in this area is plausible, though the first new-generation VW Crafter for LUL did manage it (see 8934VW). An alternative is that it was to try and save a little money, although as will be seen, a VW Caddy also delivered in October had full LUL livery. Some further speculation concerns what vehicles these new vans have been obtained to replace, and my money is on the thirteen Mercedes Sprinter crew vans new in late 2015 and numbered (mainly) in the 8134M to 8145M range. If correct, there may be a few more Crafters still to come, and their allocations are likely to be mainly to Stratford Market with a couple each at Bollo House and Finchley Central.
Photo ID: 6434
Photo date: 24/10/2020 Size: Regular. An extra large copy of this photo is available.
Date added: 30/10/2020