Northumberland-based Thornton Brothers is one of the specialists that operators across the country call upon to upgrade their fleets for new route launches or mid-life overhauls. It is currently expanding its facility and will offer additional services as the industry adapts to meet new air quality targets.

Newly refurbished The Keighley Bus Company 454 (YJ05 FNN), a Wright Eclipse Urbanbodied Volvo B7RLE now sporting an Eclipse 2 front, is loaded on to the Landoll trailer ready to return to its owner. Picture below shows the discarded remains of its original front

The builders are in at Thornton Brothers’ bus refurbishment facility at Ashington, expanding the 30,000sqft of covered buildings to 40,000sqft.


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