Buses,Trams & Trains At The Seaside.

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The common theme of this DVD that the towns and cities featured are all on the English coast, Southend-on-Sea in Essex, Brighton & Hove on the South coast, and Blackpool on the Lancashire coast. The chapters are as follows: 

1: The Bendybus in Brighton, ex London Mercedes-Benz Citaro articulated buses entered service in Brighton between 2012 and 2017, they are now being withdrawn as they do not comply with the low emission zone being introdued by Brighto & Hove City Council.

2: The Big Lemon Bus Company is a community interest company in 2007, today its' Brighton based operation is almost all electric buses of various types.

3: Volks Electric Railway opened 1883 and today runs along the seafront from Aquarium to Black Rock. The railway was the first electric railway in the UK.

4: Ensignbus route 68, the Southend seafront open top bus service from Southend to Leigh-on-Sea. Ensignbus of Purfleet in Essex took over the route in 2020, the unique Alexander-Dennis Enviro500 tri-axle bus was purchased specially for this route.

5: Buses In & Around Southend-on-Sea. First Essex, Arriva, and Stephensons of Rochford are the main operators in the Southend area, an unusual number of buses are in heritage liveries including Southend Corporation, Westcliffe-on-Sea Motors, and Eastern National.

6: Southend Pier Railway, operated by Southen-on-Sea Borough Council, was opened in 1890, electric trains ran from 1890 to 1976 when the railway closed, it was re-opened in 1986 wth the 2 diesel trains seen in this film.

7: Buses and Trams in Blackpool. This chapter features the modern Flexity trams, and several of the heritage trams in operation on the seafront line from Starr Gate to Fleetwood. Blackpool Transport Services buses can also be seen in various parts of the town.

Subtitles, no commentary, enjoy the sights and sounds of transport at the seaside. Wide screen, PAL UK system, running time 72 minutes.

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