Ambitious operator’s heritage service for Scarborough

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Viscount Travel’s 1956 Leyland PD2 will see regular service on Scarborough Seafront. NATHAN MERRYWEATHER

A new seafront service will be operating in the Yorkshire town, and its operator has plans to grow too, reports Nick Larkin

A 1956 Leyland PD2 open-top double-decker will be back in regular service on Scarborough seafront from Wednesday 27 March.

North Yorkshire-based Viscount Travel has registered new route 109 from Scarborough Spa to North Bay to run at weekends and bank holidays until 1 September. The service will also operate, subject to availability, from Tuesdays to Thursdays during school holidays. Frequency will be up to half hourly.

The Metro Cammell-bodied Leyland, LRV 992, was new to Portsmouth Corporation and latterly a member of the Stagecoach South heritage fleet before being sold in 2022.

Viscount Managing Director Nathan Merryweather said: “We did operate the bus on a tour covering the route from 1 August to 3 September last year. Now it’s a registered service and we applied for PSVAR exemption to operate the PD2. We’re sure it’ll once again be very popular.”

Nathan has previously driven on the 109 route with Shoreline Suncruisers, which competes with the other major player on the seafront service, Go-Ahead owned East Yorkshire.


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