The London Dennis Dart and Dart SLF

David Beddall

Introduced in 1989, the Dennis Dart became one of the most successful midibuses in the UK.
Date Published :
December 2022
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
100 color and 100 mono integrated illustrations
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781399095181

Dimensions : 11.1 X 8.5 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-OrderPages : 208
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Overview
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Introduced in 1989, the Dennis Dart became one of the most successful midibuses in the UK. Bodywork was supplied by Carlyle, Wrightbus, Reeve Burgess, Plaxton, Alexander and Wadham Stringer. A large number were taken into stock by London operators, replacing many of the smaller midibuses. A low-floor version, the Dart SLF, was introduced in 1995, and like the step-entrance Dart this model also became popular with operators around the United Kingdom, as well as Hong Kong. In 2001 Transbus took over production, only to revert to the Alexander Dennis name in 2005. The last Darts entered service in London during 2007, after which time the Enviro 200 took over. London Dart and Dart SLF provides a history of this popular London single-decker, from its introduction to its demise.

About The Author
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The author's interest in buses and coaches began at age 7\. Growing up in Kempston, just outside Bedford, United Counties was his local bus company. Spending most Saturdays at Bedford bus station noting the comings and goings of the United Counties fleet, this grew his interest further. Twenty-three years later, his interest in buses has expanded to the whole of the United Kingdom, in particular London and of course Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.

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