Vintage service at Goodwood Revival just the ticket

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In total, 14 heritage vehicles were used on the services
In total, 14 heritage vehicles were used on the services

Stagecoach South provided a heritage vehicle bus service to the Goodwood Revival event.

The service and event ran for three days from September 9 and featured a host of vintage vehicles and retro liveries. The buses were sourced from various Stagecoach Group companies’ heritage fleets, while others were hired in.

The vintage vehicle fleet of 14, consisted of: three Leyland PD2s from Stagecoach Eastbourne and Portsmouth, Eric Stobart and one hired from Seaford and District; two RMs were sourced from Stagecoach Rugby and Gloucester and one hired from Chris Pearce; an RM Stratford Blue from Leamington; a Bristol VR from Cheltenham; a Bristol LowDekka from Peterborough; a Dennis Dart from Portsmouth; a Leyland Olympian from Bedford and an AEC Regent IV from Thanet.

The vehicles were tasked with making a nine mile round trip from Chichester Station to Goodwood in addition to internal contract shuttles for the event itself.

The shuttle fleet of 16, provided by Stagecoach Winchester and Chichester featured: five Volvo Olympians; five Transbus Darts; four E400s and two Tridents.

Colin Ashcroft, Operations Manager at Stagecoach Portsmouth said: “The event was a success this year. The rain didn’t appear to dampen anyone’s spirits and all seemed to have a good time.”