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Metroline has disposed of all its Marshall bodied Darts, and hence a new photo is required for this page. The 234 has been converted to Pointer bodied Darts, in the 10.2m length, and so we have DLD188 (Y248 NLK) in Barnet on Friday 15 August 2008.
|Photo © Brian Creasey.|
The route had had a restriction on shorter buses, thought it is not quite clear why. But in May 2007 there was a short term need for buses for route E6 owing to late delivery of new buses, so the Marshall Darts were pinched from the 234 and replaced by DLDs that had been displaced from the 251 by new buses. Although the Marshalls returned briefly (the DLDs going to the 84 – where they did not last long either!), TfL rather liked the idea of longer buses on the 234, and so the arrangement was made permanent when the opportunity arose when route 90 got new buses.
Brief history of route 234, with thanks to Selassie Lawson for compiling it.
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