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Chester Corporation Tribute from Aintree Coachline

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Aintree Coachline has painted one of its Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses into maroon and cream colours as a tribute to Chester Corporation.

In a fitting tribute to the transport history of Chester, Aintree Coachline has painted an Alexander Dennis Enviro400 into the crimson lake maroon and cream colours worn by trams and buses of Chester Corporation from the early 1900s.

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There is no hiding the fact that this was once a London bus, of which, it still retains its rear set of doors which could come in handy for peak time loadings with passengers hurrying to and from the city's railway station. For those interested, this particular vehicle was new to Metroline in 2005 as LK55 KJX (TE666).

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As well as being painted into the Chester Corporation livery, Aintree Coachline have also re-trimmed the lower saloon seating with the iconic Chester City Transport moquette, as found on many buses from the corporation such as Dennis Dominators and Daimler Fleetlines.

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On the rear of the smartly-presented bus, Aintree Coachline have added a message to the rear engine cover which reads, 'Aintree Coachline Celebrating Chester City Transport'. The fleet names and fleet number are also recreated using the traditional typography which is a fitting tribute to Chester's transport history.

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You can find the bus working the Chester City-Rail-Link Service that connects Chester Railway Station, Chester Bus Station and the shops on Foregate Street every 15 minutes from 09:30 to 17:30 daily. (Timetable on bustimes.org)

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