116 in South Road, Bourne heading towards Peterborough on our 2015 Running Day.                                                Photo: J Tomlinson

February 1995

New to Delaine Coaches Ltd

December 2016

Withdrawn from service and became part of the Delaine Heritage Trust collection

The first Volvo to enter the Delaine fleet and the last bus to be purchased and collected by the late Hugh Delaine-Smith MBE (1920-1995). 116 was also the first of a batch of six identical East Lancashire bodied Volvo Olympians delivered new to Delaine between 1995-99 and spent its entire working life with the company and was the last step entrance vehicle to remain in service with Delaine. 116 operated the Olympian/Step Entrance Finale on 31/12/16 (the last day of permitted step-entry operation on Local Bus Services in the UK), operating the final journeys of the year from Bourne and Peterborough respectively and was withdrawn from service upon its return to the depot.

Fleet No: 116    Reg No: M1 OCT    
Year: 1995    Chassis: Volvo Olympian    Body: East Lancashire (H51/35F)

116 departs Peterborough Queensgate Bus Station on 31/07/04 with a 201 service to Stamford                                Photo: C Lloyd

Peterborough Queensgate Bus Station 31/12/16, 116 awaiting departure for Bourne with the final Delaine step entrance journey.                                                                           Photo: S Knight

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