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  June 2010
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Photos clockwise: Beer (main photo), Exeter, Seaton, Newton Poppleford                        [Click to enlarge]
   
Photos clockwise: Lyme Regis (main photo), Abbotsbury, West Bay, Weymouth                 [Click to enlarge]
   
   
Photos clockwise: Poole (main photo), Bournemouth, Wool                                             [Click to enlarge]
   
   
     
      Video Clip       X53 Route Map          X53 Connector Service
     
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Jurassic Coast
 
   
 
   
 Weymouth
 
   
 
   
 Bournemouth
 
   
 
   
 Durdle Door
 
   
 
   
 Lulworth Cove
 
   
 
   
 Sidmouth
 
   
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Perrys Restaurant
Set right on the quayside at Weymouth, this restaurant specialises in seafood.   Book early to get one of the prime seats by the window.
 
   
   
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  Photo Facts (Top to Bottom)
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  • First Hants & Dorset 36004 (YN04GNZ), an East Lancs bodied Scania N94, seen when new at the Brighton Coach Rally in April 2004.
  • First Hants & Dorset 36006 (YN05HGA), an East Lancs bodied Scania N94, traversing narrow lanes near Beer in August 2006.   This vehicle was not painted in X53 livery and acted as the spare for the service.
  • First Hants & Dorset 36002 (YN04GNX), an East Lancs bodied Scania N94, at Seaton in a sea har in May 2005.
  • First Hants & Dorset 36002 (YN04GNX), an East Lancs bodied Scania N94, at the charmingly named Newton Poppleford in July 2005.
  • First Hants & Dorset 36001 (YN04GNV), an East Lancs bodied Scania N94, at the quaint fishing village of Beer in July 2005.
  • First Hants & Dorset 37580 (HX08DHL), a Wright bodied B9TL, at Exeter in June 2010.   This is one of a batch of seven that replaced the East Lancs bodied Scanias in 2008.
  • First Hants & Dorset 62410 (YS03ZKF), a Wright bodied Scania L94, in Lyme Regis in January 2004.   This was one of a preliminary batch of vehicles that was used to upgrade the route before the route-branded Scania double-deckers were delivered.
  • First Hants & Dorset 62408 (YS03ZKE), a Wright bodied Scania L94, near Abbotsbury with Chesil beach behind in January 2004.
  • First Hants & Dorset 37580 (HX08DHL), a Wright bodied B9TL, at West Bay near Bridport in May 2009.
  • First Hants & Dorset 37581 (HX08DHF), a Wright bodied B9TL, in Weymouth in May 2010.
  • First Hants & Dorset 36002 (YN04GNX), an East Lancs bodied Scania N94, on the level crossing at Wool in May 2005.   In a stroke of genius the timetable was altered half way through this Bank Holiday weekend.   To the bafflement of intending passengers and photographers the new timetables did not appear on the internet or bus stops until after the event.
  • First Hants & Dorset 37585 (HX08DHY), a Wright bodied B9TL, at Poole in March 2010.
  • First Hants & Dorset 36001 (YN04GNV), an East Lancs bodied Scania N94, at Bournemouth in May 2007.   For a short period of time certain journeys were extended from Poole to Bournemouth.
  • Stagecoach Devon 32056 (N56KBW), a Plaxton bodied Dart, at Newton Poppleford providing a connecting service to Exmouth in August 2006.   The X53 itself is run entirely by First Bus but starts and ends deep in other operator's territory - namely Exeter (Stagecoach Devon) and Poole (Wilts & Dorset).

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