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First Eastern Counties has invested over £5million in a new doubledeck fleet for its flagship Excel service — an interurban route that satisfies many demands along its 85mile length and feeds into the national railway system.

First believes that the Enviro400 City’s glazed staircases will give the new Excel fleet some kerb appeal on the A47, This is 36913 (YN69 XZT), with its four offside VALL lights placed at skirt level from ahead of the front wheel to behind the rear emergency door.

If you pass through Peterborough railway station and view the train departure boards, you should find something rare in the UK, but taken for granted in large parts of continental Europe: a bus service given equal billing.

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