14th March 1999

GreenLine 702 comes to Bracknell

 
  In order to consolidate all Berks Bucks Bus Company services terminating at London Victoria into one base GreenLine route 702 was extended into Bracknell from Legoland Windsor and the Volvo Jonckheere high floor coaches based at Slough for the service were transfered. As part of the package the Armchair Passenger Transport Co.'s Bracknell to London commuter routes C1 and C2 became GreenLine route 701, while the existing Slough to London GreenLine route 701 passed to Armchair.
  This is the first part of an overall plan which involves purchasing new Volvo B12 Plaxton tri-axle coaches for RailAir Heathrow to Reading services. The existing fleet of Volvo Jonckheere and Scania Berkhoff vehicles used by LondonLink, GreenLine & RailAir can then be repainted into a common LondonLink-GreenLine livery.
  A full timetable for Beeline's GreenLine routes 700, 701 & 702 and all other Greenline services can be found on the official Greenline web site. Set out below is a snapshot of an hour on the busy first day of Bracknell ownership of all Berks Bucks Bus Company London Victoria services.
 
Time Route Destination Notes
11:08 X7 Bracknell LondonLink Scania Berkhoff ran straight into yard without visiting Bus Station at 11:13. No photo.
11:08 702 Victoria
LondonLink Scania Berkhoff No.745
11:13 702 Bracknell
Greenline Volvo Jonckheere ran straight into yard without visiting Bus Station at 11:15. 789 ?.
11:28 X7 Victoria
LondonLink Scania Berkhoff No.742
12:08 702 Victoria
Greenline Volvo Jonckheere No.786
12:13 702 Bracknell Greenline Volvo Jonckheere ran straight into yard without visiting Bus Station at 12:11. No photo.

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Original graphics, photographic images and electronic derivatives © Martin G. Layton 1997/8/9