Vectare


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Brief history
Current fleet list
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Brief History


Vectare describe themselves as a "dynamic transport solutions consultancy" but they also operate. Their website offers corporate and schools services, they have been active on some local services in the East Midlands and have in recent times gained services in Essex, nearby at Brentwood and between Waltham Cross and Epping (see route details below or on their website). They arrived in Harlow on 26th July with the assumption of ECC service 381, taking over from the local authority owned Ugobus. The next county in which they'll appear is Hertfordshire where they'll take over the Hertford local 333 and Sunday 395 (Hertford/Ware).

Vectare recently took over Gardner Travel of Chelmsford, who seem still to trade under that name.

Of the fleet shown below, many may not appear on the 381 or in Essex at all, but they are included for completeness.  

WEBSITE: www.vectare.co.uk
 



Current fleet list

Mercedes Benz Sprinter/EVM Cityline
Vehicles from this part of the fleet are all we are expecting to see in Harlow. Standard livery seems to be two shades of blue stripes at the rear on a silver base, although 203 is all silver. They are also used on the Waltham Cross - Epping routes.
200
201
202
203
204
205
WN69FYL
RX20RJV
VW20VDG
RX20RDV
RX70SKZ
RE70EZU

Vectare RX20RJV

Fleet no. 201 presents the new image on route 381. (R. Hudson)
    Vectare RE70EZU Fleet no. 205 in the same livery, showing the nearside view. (R. Hudson)


Mercedes O815D/Sitcar C29F
This coach carries the livery of Gardner Travel, being a sort of sand yellow wit large fleet name in script and a few blue flag shapes. It has been seen on driver relief duties at Waltham Cross and on rail replacement services
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SF04ZLV

 

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Optare Solo M850
This vehicle has been a regular on the 61 (Brentwood - Blackmore). It is a firmer Stagecoach example, now in all-over deep blue.
299
KX55PFK

 

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Optare Versa
This vehicle was once in service in London but now appears to advertise the manufacturer. Its centre doors have been neatly removed. It as been noted in service on rail replacements in London/Essex.
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OP07ARE

 

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Scania K360EB4/Irizar i6
This coach appears on rail replacements and on school services. It is in all silver.
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YR20VHT

 

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Volvo B7RLE/Wright Eclipe Urban 2
The standard big buses in the fleet are these. A 2-tone blue livery is carried on 302/3/4 but one shade dark blue in featured on BK13NZM
301
302
303
304
BK13NZM
BK13NZR
BK13NZS
BK13NZU

 

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Wright Streetlite DF
Out on its own is a singular Wright Bros product. Livery is all-over red.
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SN64CUO

 

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Route List

Within Harlow:
381 Coopersale to Harlow. ECC contract service. PVR = 1.

Outside Harlow:

13/13A/13S - Waltham Cross to Epping (St Margaret's Hospital) via Upshire. Apx. hourly, Mon-Sat.
14 - Waltham Cross to Upshire (one journey on to Epping). Apx 5 return journrys, Mon-Sat.
19 - Ongar to Epping. Single return journey, Mon-Sat.
22 - Waltham Cross to Waltham Abbey (Skillet Hill Farm). 4 return jpurneys, Mon-Sat
61/61A/61C - Brentwood to Blackmore, Apx. hourly, Mon-Sat 


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Last update 28th August 2021

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