Every year, Stagecoach in Eastbourne do a Santa Bus complete with decorations and a driver dressed up as Santa to raise money for charity. In it's 5th year, it is even better with more decorations, special blinds and a singing reindeer on its cab door which is really funny. The campaign is to raise money for children's charity You Raise Me Up a good cause which helps sick children and their families. The chosen bus for this year is ADL E300 27579 GX58 GKL which has also been treated to a fresh respray which it really needed.
Some of the decorations in statistics:
1200 lights inside the bus
50 teddy bears
A real Christmas Tree
It took the driver 5 - 5.5 hours to decorate 27579
Santa has been doing the rounds on selected local routes The Loop, 1, 1A, 3 and 4 and here are my selection of photos from the past week.
I'm going to start with E300 27579 showing a Santa Bus screen and working route 3.
|This is the first year the Santa Bus has displayed Santa Bus on the blind fully as demonstrated by E300 27579 GX58 GKL|
|Santa working route 3 after dropping off in South Street in Eastbourne Town Centre he even waited to go until I took some photos.|
|The 2019 Santa Bus E300 27579 GX58 GKL is seen on the Anti-Clockwise Loop|
|Inside decorated E300 27579|
|Santa Bus 27579 is seen working route 1|