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Crawley Luxury

July 4th, 2008 · Posted by Skuds in Life · 1 Comment · Life

It is often said that in London you are never more than 6 feet away from a rat – a worrying thought if you are on the London Eye.  In the 90s we also used to say that if you worked in an office you were never more than six feet away from a Learning Tree catalogue.

All very spurious, but I reckon you could make a case for a similar assertion about being in this corner of Sussex and Crawley Luxury coaches.  Sometimes it seems like you can’t make a journey on the roads around Crawley of more than a few hundred metres without seeing one of their coaches.  You would stand more chance of going to a community event in the town and not seeing Irish dancers.

Sometimes you feel that they must have a fleet of hundreds of vehicles because they are so ubiquitous. All the more surprising given that the colour scheme is not exactly blatant.  Despite the fact that you can’t travel anywhere during daylight hours without seing these coaches the words “luxury” and “Crawley” still are not inextricably linked on most people’s minds.

Could be down to that colour scheme again.  Light beige is not generally a colour that screams out luxury is it?  Personally I find the livery reassuring because it looks like it belongs on a vintage bus and not a modern luxury coach.


One Comment so far ↓

  • Mark O

    Thanks for your comments!! It’s been in operation for over 50 Years. At least it stands out to the normal boring BLUE and RED colours we see on the roads these days.