Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer II DP39F
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New as HV5087 (2006), New World First Bus Hong Kong 1998
705 - S664SNG, First Eastern Counties 2002

We have recently acquired ex New World Bus, Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer 2 registered S664SNG. This was first registered in the UK in October 2001 but was working for New World Bus from 1998 to 2001.
New in 1998 in Hong Kong to New World First Bus Services as HV 5087 later becoming S664SNG, it came to the UK in the early 2000’s and worked with Eastern Counties at Norwich from 2002-2006 before finishing in Plymouth with Devon & Cornwall 2006-2015.
Hong Kong has always been very popular with British built Dennis Darts, Overall this was the total numbers of Darts on a mix of Step & SLF spec’s made for Hong
New World First Bus purchased 76, Kowloon Motor Bus 60, Citybus 30, New Lantao Bus 3, Park Island Transport 15 and Discovery Bay Buses 5. They were delivered between 1994 and 1999.
Most were retired in 2014 - 2017. S664SNG when imported to the UK it went to the First Bus Rotherham works at South Yorkshire for single door conversion & repaint (some repaints
done by Optare at Hellaby when Rotherham was too busy).
When S664SNG started it career at Eastern Counties in 2002, it worked the City Network
branded for the 507/508 Costessey Park & Ride to Norwich City Centre. It also during its time
at Norwich got branded in 2003 for the ‘Overground Yellow Line’ 28 service between Norwich & Thorpe Mariott. It was fleet numbered 705 and then renumbered 42764 in the nationalise fleet numbering of First Group vehicles, It continued to work from Norwich until 2006 where a transfer was placed to Devon & Cornwall.

The entire batch were all initially allocated to Norwich as a batch of 15 numbered 700-715 S652/3/9/8/7/664/72/3/7/8/9/81/3/4SNG & S763KNG. They soon got split up with S652/657/677/79/680/83SNG going to Gt Yarmouth.
S652SNG is preserved by Grampian Transport Museum, Alford before restored to NWB.
S658SNG is used for display purposes by A J Autos Recovery from Weston-Super-Mare.
During 2004 they were renumbered to 42752- 84. By 2007 the entire batch was transferred
to Devon Cornwall with them being split across Barnstaple & Plymouth.
Our short term plan is to let the bus be dry stored before tackling some tedious electrical work that is required before we can then push on with the rest of the restoration project.

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