Nu-Venture

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Nu-Venture
Nu-Venture logo.png
Nu-Venture bus L350 (J350 XET) 1991 Leyland Olympian Alexander RL, Showbus 2009.jpg
Alexander RL bodied Leyland Olympian in September 2009
Founded 1980 c.
Headquarters Aylesford
Service area Kent
Service type Bus services
Routes 41
Fleet 30 (November 2013)
Website www.nu-venture.co.uk

Nu-Venture[1] is a bus operator in Aylesford, Kent, England.

History[edit]

Marshall Capital bodied Dennis Dart in March 2008 in Nu-Venture's previous livery

Nu-Venture was founded in the 1960s as a coach company,[2][3][4] and once operated coach tour holidays all over Europe, and in the 1980s a London commuter service,[5][6][7][8] but coach hire activities ceased in 2010.

Under contract to Kent County Council, Nu-Venture now operate a number of bus services, including much of the Transweald 295 / 297 route from Tunbridge Wells and Tenterden to Ashford during the daytime on Mondays to Fridays.

Nu-Venture operate a small number of low-floor buses, but, amongst older buses, a quantity of new-to-London 1980s Leyland Titan double-deck buses, converted from dual- to single-door specification, remain,[9][10][11]

Services[edit]

As at July 2014, Nu-Venture operated 41 routes[12]

Incidents[edit]

In November 2012 a Plaxton Prestige bodied DAF SB220 caught fire in Blue Bell Hill village, there were no passengers on board.[13][14]
In November 2012 a bus driver had to be rescued after his double decker bus blown over into a ditch trapping him in the vehicle in Cliffe, there were no passengers were on board.[15]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 1239389 Nu-Venture Coaches Limited
  2. ^ "Nu-Venture Coach - Flickr". Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  3. ^ "Nu-Venture Coach - Flickr". Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nu-Venture coach". Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Nu-Venture London bus". Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Nu-Venture London bus - Flickr". 
  7. ^ "Nu-Venture Coach - Flickr". Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Nu-Venture Coach - Flickr". Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Nu-Venture Gallery". 
  10. ^ "Nu-Venture bus". Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "Nu-Venture bus". Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Timetables". Timetables. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Nu-Venture R988FNW". Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  14. ^ "Bus goes up in flames at Blue Bell Hill". Kent Online. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  15. ^ "Driver rescued after bus blown off Cliffe road by wind". Kent Online. Retrieved 11 October 2013. 
  16. ^ Baldock, Eric (2012). Maidstone Corporation transport. Stroud: Amberley. p. 36. ISBN 1445608200. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

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