In 1973, the firm Maarse & Kroon in Aalsmeer, added 12 new buses to their fleet. These were Leyland with body of Verheul. The buses were specially for the busy lines between Amstelveen and Amsterdam. But also for other lines.
When Maarse & Kroon and NBM in Zeist merged to one company Centraal Nederland, these buses became the Centraal Nederland(CN) logo.
In the eighties there were withdrawn and bus number 1605 became museum bus. Anno 2019 this bus still is museum bus.
EBS is a part of the Israelian busgroep Egged Group. EBS received the concession to transport
passengers in the area north of Amsterdam, the so-called Waterland. The
concession started on 11 December 2011.
To perform the exploitation EBS purchased the following
103 Scania Ominilink 12.7 meter numbered 4001-4103
36 Scania Omnilink 12 meter numbered 5001-5036
7 Mercedes Benz Sprint City numbered 8001-8007
3 Volkswagen Kutsenits City IL numbered 9001-9003
1 Mercedes Benz Sprinter numbered 9004
The buses 1001-1025, 3001-3047 and 4001-4103 were
delivered in the red/grey livery of the R.Net.
All others are delivered in a yellow color.
The buses 3001-3047 are rented out to the touringcar
company Oostenrijk and mainly used for the rush hour lines between Waterland
and Amsterdam South-east and for the scholar-lines. Some of the buses are in
the meantime exported to Poland.
The buses 8001-8007, 9001-9004 are used for the neighbourhood buslines.
In 2018 the fleet was extened with 10 VDL Citea SLFA 181 Electric articulated buses numbered 1030-1039 and mainly for line 316 between Amsterdam and Edam. In Edam buses can be reloaded.
EBS ‘gained’ the concession on the island Voorne-Putten,
south-west of Rotterdam. As per 9 December 2019 the busservices was taken over
The following buses were put in service:
10 Scania Citywide CNG14.5 meter numbered 2001-2010
43 Iveco Crossway numbered 5050-5092
8 VDL Midicity numbered 9011-9018
The buses 2001-2006 and 5050-5072 were delivered in the red/grey R.net livery. The others in white livery.
And last but not least, as from 25 August 32019 EBS has
the concession Haaglanden for a period of 11.5 years.
Haaglanden is the region south-west of The Hague with the
cities Hoek van Holland, Naaldwijk and Maassluis. Also is included the city
services of Delft and Zoetermeer.
At present Connexxion is operating in this area.
Connexxion ‘took’ over from Veolia. This
was including the buses from Veolia. Connexxion never changed the Veolia livery
into Connexxion livery. Only the company emblems were changed.
Altough it is known that minimal 116 new buses will come, the numbering is not yet known. The blog will be updated in due time. And of course no pictures yet.
Today 2.5 hours and 14.16 kilometers through the dunes. Ascents and descents. Like this is also the learningcurve how to walk what to do and above all how to listen to my body.
I feel that I walk now long distance on the new walking shoes. I need to ‘break’ them good before I start. From today almost 6 weeks before I leave.
On 1st of June by train to Hendaye and than walking over the Saint James bridge to Irun for the first night.
Sunday the 2nd of June is goes on. The first 27.5 kilometer walk to San Sebastian. Between Irun and San Sebastian there are no albergues. This first day is one of the heavies ascents/descents of the total route. And according to the books I read till Bilbao it is quite heavy but than it is more flat(relatively) The cost will be followed till Ribadeo and than inland to Santiago de Compostela.
Resting days are planned in Bilbao, Santillana del Mar(beyond Santander) Gijon and Ribadeo. I hope to arrive on 10th of July in Santiago de Compostela. But if I need extra resting days of course it will be later. At least I do not hope that I need to give up for one reason or another. That is why he trainings are so bloody important.
On June 1st I plan to leave for Irun in the North op Spain. From there starts my 820 kilometer Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
I was already training for the long walk. But since today on my new walking boots. Completely different way of walking in comparison to what I walked on the other shoes.
I did 13.17 kilometer in almost 3 hours. Including resting/looking around. I learned that I really need to listen to my body as around 2 hours I felt a bit tired. So meaning that I needed to rest for at least 15 minutes.
I borrowed the camelback from my son for the necessary water along the walk. I had to remind myself to take once in a while a zip.
I also found out that I need to use the coming 6 weeks to train good. Also with walking in the close by dunes with its ascents and descents.
For my buspicture/story followers, I must disappoint them. No more actual busstories for te time being.
On Saturday 30 March 2019 together with course members I enjoyed a city walk through the innercity of Utrecht. Guide was a ‘local’ from the tourist office. He brought us to places where you normally pass by. In this blog only an impression through pictures.