Delaine Buses is to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the delivery of its Leyland Atlantean 72 (ACT540L) by using it in scheduled public service on its Bourne to Peterborough route on Good Friday March 29.
Delaine’s other ‘heritage’ vehicles, Willowbrook-bodied Leyland PD2 no.45 (KTL780) dating from 1956 and Yeates-bodied Leyland PD3 no.50 (RCT3) will share the heritage duties on the 101 service with the firm’s Atlantean.
The Atlantean will operate the 0930, 1130. 1330 and 1530hrs departures from Bourne to Peterborough and the 1030, 1230, 1430 and 1530 departures from Peterborough. The Leyland PDs will share duties on the 1030, 1230 and 1430 departures from Bourne and the 1130, 1330 and 1530 return departures from Peterborough.
Day Rover tickets, costing £5 and offering unlimited travel all day on Delaine services, are available and Delaine’s modern Wright Gemini and East Lancs-bodied Volvos will operate other services on the route on the same day.
Perhaps of note to better halves is that the traditional Friday street Market in Stamford is being held on the same day. Stamford is of course, served by Delaine routes 201 from Bourne and 201 from Peterborough.
For full details, visit www.delainebuses.com