LCB Travel


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9th Septeber 2018

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LCB Travel
started stage carriage bus operation on 1st September 2009, taking over the ECC contract for the Monday to Friday Bus Station to Milwards ZIP service. The ZIP service had suffered some reductions during it's time under Arriva, but one such reduction was reversed when LCB introduced a commercial Saturday morning service from 1st August 2010.

The next development in August 2011 was more significant with the introduction of a second and this time fully commercial service. Route LCB1 started and provided an hourly off-peak link between some of Harlow's southern areas and the Old Harlow, Queensgate and Templefields to the north via the bus station. Shortly after introduction of the service, a full sized bus was obtained in the form of a Mini Pointer Dart.

The next route development followed quickly, with the LCB2 commencing on 19th September 2011, initially linking Church Langley with the bus station serving some other localities along the way, it then altered focus to Maddox Road and Bush Fair. The Optare Alero became the regular on the route.

Following changes to Arriva Network Harlow services earlier in 2014, and some operational issues, the commercial services became sporadic but are now running again, although the exact routing and timetable cannot be determined. The only certainty is that the operation is not what is registered or shown on Traveline!

Ford Transit
The original all-purpose pre-minibus-era minibus is of course the Ford Transit. A number have seen service at various times with LCB.


EJ57VMY is seen in service on route LCB2 in late 2014.  (R Hudson).
    This Ford Transit Tourneo has also seen service on town routes. (R Hudson)
    LCB EF08CXG First noted at the start of 2018 is EF08CXG. (R Hudson)
    Arriva LCB EN10YNW The most recent new observation on town routes is EN10YNW. (R Hudson)

Iveco 35C12/Excel M16
LCB's operation in the town other than on the ZIP service was for a time in the hands of this December 2015 arrival.


Proclaiming the route as LCB2 to Bush Fair, MX07LVG sits in the bus station.  (R Hudson).

Mercedes-Benz Vito 115CDI
When LCB travel took over the ZIP service from Arriva, they took on the regular vehicle too. It remains operational today.

The route branding was enhanced by LCB, as can be seen here.  (R Hudson).


Optare Alero
This vehicle started to be used occasionally on the ZIP service from September 2010. It also operated route LCB1 and carries a neat custom made blind, but become the regular on the LCB2 for some while. We believe it may now have left the fleet. 

Seen on a Saturday morning outing on the ZIP service in late 2010. (R Hudson).


Dennis Dart SLF/Mini Pointer Dart
The first full size bus to be used by LCB Travel took to the roads of Harlow in September 2011. The livery is all-over yellow with white fleet name. Fully functioning dot matrix displays were carried. It was the regular vehicle on the LCB1 but is likely now to have left the fleet.



Other vehicles
LCB have a related business in private hire, school runs and the like. Some vehicles have cherished registrations.

This Mercedes miinibus is part of the private hire fleet.  (R Hudson).
  C14LCB This Iveco minibus appeared during the first week of route LCB2.  (R Hudson)


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