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
Founded1980 c.
HeadquartersAylesford
Service areaKent
Service typeBus services
Routes42 (August 2018)
Fleet25[1] (October 2016)
Chief executiveNorman Kemp
Websitewww.nu-venture.co.uk

Nu-Venture[2] is a bus operator in Aylesford, Kent, England.

History[edit]

Plaxton Pointer II bodied Dennis Dart in May 2018

Nu-Venture was founded in the 1960s as a coach company,[3][4][5] and once operated coach tour holidays all over Europe, and in the 1980s a London commuter service,[6][7][8][9] but coach hire activities ceased in 2010.

Under contract to Kent County Council, Nu-Venture now operate a number of bus services.

Nu-Venture operate a small number of low-floor buses, a quantity of new-to-London 1980s Leyland Titan double-deck buses, converted from dual- to single-door specification, remained up until 2017,[10][11][12]

Services[edit]

As at August 2018, Nu-Venture operated 42 routes[13]

Incidents[edit]

In November 2012 a Plaxton Prestige bodied DAF SB220 caught fire in Blue Bell Hill village, there were no passengers on board.[14][15]
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.[16]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norman Kemp, Co-Owner of Nu-Venture bus company and Chair of the Kent & Medway branch of the Confederation of Passenger Transport". Kent County Council. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  2. ^ Companies House extract company no 1239389 Archived 12 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine Nu-Venture Coaches Limited
  3. ^ "Nu-Venture Coach - Flickr". Archived from the original on 8 November 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Nu-Venture Coach - Flickr". Archived from the original on 10 November 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Nu-Venture coach". Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Nu-Venture London bus". Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Nu-Venture London bus - Flickr". Archived from the original on 27 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Nu-Venture Coach - Flickr". Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Nu-Venture Coach - Flickr". Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Nu-Venture Gallery". Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Nu-Venture bus". Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  12. ^ "Nu-Venture bus". Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  13. ^ "Timetables". Timetables. Archived from the original on 5 September 2018. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  14. ^ "Nu-Venture R988FNW". Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  15. ^ "Bus goes up in flames at Blue Bell Hill". Kent Online. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  16. ^ "Driver rescued after bus blown off Cliffe road by wind". Kent Online. Archived from the original on 12 October 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  17. ^ Baldock, Eric (2012). Maidstone Corporation transport. Stroud: Amberley. p. 36. ISBN 1445608200. Retrieved 25 August 2014.

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