Plumstead Garage in south-east London has an allocation of 185 buses, so keeping them all operational is a challenging task. We were allowed unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to find out how it’s done. Along the way we picked up a huge amount of detail, much of which has been incorporated in an informative script. Needless to say, the pictures are revealing too, and will provide you with a full understanding of how a big, modern bus garage operates:
The programme sections:
A full tour of the mechnical areas, including the major repair shed, exam shed, brake test area, paint shop and MOT bay.
The control room, the iBus room, the drivers’ signing-on point and the back offices.
The evening run-in - showing the day’s entire allocation returning to base for fuel and a wash before being parked for the night. You will also see how buses are re-allocated for the next day.
The ‘cab ride’ features Plumstead’s route 122, running between the garage and Crystal Palace. We scissor out the really interesting bits and mix them with roadside shots.
The routes - A roadside view of all twelve of the garage’s double-deck and single-deck routes featuring every type on the allocation . . . including a surprise new arrival.
Plumstead Delivers . . . and so does this DVD.
Features: Motion menus, scene selection, ‘commentary off’ option.
Written and Narrated by David Maxey.
Produced by - Visions International
Running time - 73 Minutes