28 Jul 2016
Dennis Trident Farewell Day - Saturday 13th August 2016
Dennis Tridents were the first low floor double deck vehicles to be introduced by the Stagecoach Group back in 1999. Many more have followed which have been manufactured by Dennis and their successors. As from January 2017, the Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations require all buses over 21 seats used on local bus services to be fully accessible. Despite being of a low floor design, the earliest Dennis Tridents, a number of which are operated in Chesterfield, are not compliant and will therefore be withdrawn before the end of the year. It is also significant that these are the last non-compliant vehicles in the Stagecoach Yorkshire fleet.
Chesterfield's examples (17004/7/8/9 and 17050/8) were some of the first Dennis Tridents delivered to Stagecoach London and have subsequently worked in Cambridge and Devon before being transferred into Chesterfield following the award of the contract to provide services to and from Chesterfield College in 2013.
Subject to availability (sorry but we cannot guarantee any allocations), it is intended that during the daytime, we will operate as many of our Tridents as possible on services 25 and 84 alongside our Leyland Fleetline Open Topper 15513 and the famous Stagecoach 'Megadekka' Leyland Olympian 14000 which is kindly being provided by Stagecoach East, as per the timetables below. One vehicle will also operate an evening journey on service 77 to Worksop and return. Information on any additional journeys being operated by the Tridents or 14000/15513 on the day will be displayed in the waiting room at the Chesterfield Coach Station on New Beetwell Street.
Downloadable timetable: TRIDENT LEAFLET