11/11/2015

More Single MMCs

Route 71/72 are now the second bus routes to gain the Enviro 200MMC in the West Midlands, being based also at Acocks Green Garage.
NX West Midlands 2234 on Route 71, Solihull
NX West Midlands 2234 on Route 71, Solihull (© Aubrey)

Route 71/72 are a Chelmsley Wood-Solihull corridor, before the 71 goes to Sutton Coldfield and the 72 goes into Birmingham City Centre.

Wrong Route MMC
NX West Midlands 2215 on Route 72, Solihull (© Aubrey)

The MMCs are the same as the ones on the 37, including with the slightly faulty brakes that has been noted to be needing recall, thus will pose some problems for National Express West Midlands.

NX West Midlands 2244 on Route 72, Solihull
NX West Midlands 2244 on Route 72, Solihull (© Aubrey)

The buses are inter-mixed with the 37 batch usually, some are generic.

NX West Midlands 2232 on Route 72, Marston Green Station
NX West Midlands 2232 on Route 72, Marston Green Station (© Aubrey)

Overall, on the short rides I've had on these buses, they seem to be similar to the 37 batch, and aren't too bad at modernising the National Express West Midlands fleet. They should fare well for years to come. Once the brakes are fixed.

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