CHRIS NEWTON relates his experience of driving one of the classic single-deck designs of the past quarter century and urges aspiring preservationists to put it on their shopping list for restoration

Lancashire United T550 (V550 JBH), the Plaxton Pointer-bodied Dennis Dart SLF on which Chris Newton passed his PCV driving test. 


gained lots of reading up and absorbing of the my PCV (passenger carrying vehicle) licence back in November 2007 after spending approximately a month in the training school where Highway Code was mandatory, as was getting through as many hazard perception clips as possible to prepare me for the real life situations I would face out on the road as a professional bus driver.

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