I remember Centrewest hiring in some ex Sovereign Darts from the V5**JBH batch that were initially used on the 183, I can't really remember now but I think it was for cover as they had a lack of Darts available for the 487. The majority of them stayed at ON but V542JBH & V550JBH made it across to UX. This batch also spent time at Mitcham Belle and I believe Thorpes as I'm sure I remember 542 running about with the yellow band above the windows whilst it was at UX.
I can't believe how ugly and old those Loynes look. They look more 1991, than 2001!
The Lolynes look was inherited from its older sibling the Pyoneer (Step entrance). I believe the Lolyne was ELCs first low floor decker and they carried on the Pyoneer look with some minor differences. For example the step entrance Pyoneers had the radiator at the front where as the Lolyne it was moved to the back hence why on some Lolynes you got the bumper cut out for a grill.
They were really nice buses when with Metrobus and did look new/smart at the time and i still think they look great.