Wright Eclipse II
Keighley Bus Company
REG.NO: - YJ05FNP
FLEET NO: - 1801
ROUTE: - 662 The Shuttle (Bradford)
The SHUTTLE is the high-frequency, high-quality link between Keighley, Bingley, Saltaire and Bradford, operated by the Keighley Bus Company. At the end of 2015 the service was given a £400,000 makeover, undergoing a full rebrand in bright blue as ‘the SHUTTLE’. Sixteen vehicles were upgraded in house by Keighley Bus Company’s own engineering support unit, adding new features including USB charging points between the seats, WiFi and re-upholstered seats and have all been named after famous space craft, including Apollo, Atlantis, Explorer, Galileo and Pioneer. The SHUTTLE runs directly along the Aire Valley, between Keighley, Riddlesden, Bingley and Saltaire, along the route of the old main road before then turning south-east, to run between Saltaire, Frizinghall and Bradford and entering the City Centre along Manningham Lane and Westgate.
SNZ 801 carries Fleet No. 1801 in the Keighley Bus Company fleet and is named ‘Enterprise’. The newly refurbished 1801 was unveiled to the public at the joint depot open day with Keighley Bus Museum on April 6, 2015 and is now the third different version of 'the SHUTTLE' route branding to be worn by this particular Wright Eclipse Urban bodied Volvo B7RLE.