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bmmoboy
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New Mercedes

Post by bmmoboy » 09:22 Tuesday 16th October 2018

The first of the "New" Mercedes Citaros arrived yesterday - I've pinched the pic from Facebook, Sorry Mr O'Hare
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Re: New Mercedes

Post by AdamH » 10:25 Tuesday 16th October 2018

It looks better that I thought it would when I saw the design on paper, and I'm glad Sir Edward's face is now on the side... There original picture left everyone scratching their heads as nobody knew who it was meant to be!

I drove past the depot about half an hour ago and there was nothing of interest on the patch, so maybe it's been hidden somewhere... Or possibly been sent for an MOT as I believe they have all (or mostly) expired during the wait for them to arrive.

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Re: New Mercedes

Post by willr7 » 17:53 Tuesday 16th October 2018

Hmmm, not too bad! I personally think it's a shame that they have used pink as the main colour as buses in the new urban 2 livery also have the pink front as standard so the general public may not notice the difference (from the front) if that makes sense the way I've worded it :lol: but overall I think it looks pretty good... I hadn't expected them to start arriving so soon either, I thought it would take at least until Xmas! :D

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Re: New Mercedes

Post by MattW » 17:57 Tuesday 16th October 2018

I wonder how many users of that route under pension age know who Elgar was? :twisted:

Looks good though, nice simple but classy styling.

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Re: New Mercedes

Post by willr7 » 18:11 Tuesday 16th October 2018

MattW wrote:
17:57 Tuesday 16th October 2018
I wonder how many users of that route under pension age know who Elgar was? :twisted:
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Good point Matt! :lol:

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Re: New Mercedes

Post by MattW » 18:38 Tuesday 16th October 2018

You can always rely on me for a useful comment :lol:

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Re: New Mercedes

Post by DD12 » 13:04 Wednesday 17th October 2018

Having just zoomed-in on the photo, I see that this batch of Mercs are "air-conditioned", ( - IE more than just the drivers cab), and that FMR is "extolling" this virtue on the exterior.

(Does this mean that FMR are going to maintain it and fix it every time it breaks ?? :D )
-- I like the fact that the one in the photo (at least) appears to have opening window vents near the back.

I think it's very ironic that the green Volvos have had to have their air-conditioning removed ( - I believe), - presumably as a necessity for conversion to Euro 6.
- ironic when considering that the long, "Salt Road" service could justify and benefit from air-conditioning !

ALSO, is each of the batch to feature a different work by Elgar ?

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Re: New Mercedes

Post by TimBrown » 13:43 Wednesday 17th October 2018

DD12 wrote:
13:04 Wednesday 17th October 2018

ALSO, is each of the batch to feature a different work by Elgar ?
It might prove a little controversial when it comes to these wonderfully penned compositions!;

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Re: New Mercedes

Post by willr7 » 18:17 Wednesday 17th October 2018

Do we know which bus this will displace yet? (I presume it will be either an Enviro or a Solo) And also does anyone know what fleet number the pictured Mercedes is? :) I wonder what will happen to the Streetlites as 5 out of the 8 are normally used on the 35?

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Re: New Mercedes

Post by Fuzzynutter » 19:01 Wednesday 17th October 2018

What's the bet that despite route branding, it will be 'off route' a fair few times like the Salt Road ones....and previous route branded buses... :lol:

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