A last attempt was made to make Taff-Ely Transport Ltd viable with the introduction of these eight minibuses which presented a better image than that given by the competition. Based on the Volkswagen LT55 and with an Optare DP25F body they were smart vehicles.
40-46 (E40-46 RDW) were new in 1987 and were joined later that year by 47 (E750 VWT) which had been a demonstrator. The latter vehicle arrived in a silver and blue livery which it retained.
All passed to National Welsh at the takeover but 40-45 were almost immediately exchanged for a batch of Cambus Ford Transits to try to reduce the diversity of the National Welsh fleet. 46/47 were briefly renumbered 246/247 in the National Welsh fleet before following their sisters to Cambridge.
© David Beilby