FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

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DD12
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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by DD12 » 19:25 Saturday 11th August 2018

bmmoboy wrote:
17:13 Saturday 11th August 2018
The "Employee Director" was at Crowngate canteen on Thursday and said that the Citaros will be painted in "Elgar" livery for Worcester services, he was however, not able to give details of the colours or scheme.
I'm not sure that ELGAR would have liked to go to Warndon ! ;)

(And I expect Elgar Coaches will "get a sulk on" ! )

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by AdamH » 19:33 Saturday 11th August 2018

Elgar's last home before he died was on the 35 route, on the site that is now Elgar Court (clue is in the title). Although he would have used Service W5 as it was then!

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by DD12 » 20:24 Saturday 11th August 2018

AdamH wrote:
19:33 Saturday 11th August 2018
Elgar's last home before he died was on the 35 route, on the site that is now Elgar Court (clue is in the title). Although he would have used Service W5 as it was then!
WOW ! -- I'm impressed Adam !!

(Did he know all the conductors ?)

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by bmmoboy » 20:42 Saturday 11th August 2018

You can't have secrets in the canteen - there are too many blabbermouths

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by AdamH » 18:02 Friday 17th August 2018

It looks like 64033, 64035, 64042, 64043, and 64044 have been earmarked for the new Service 35 livery.

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by MattW » 18:16 Saturday 18th August 2018

AdamH wrote:
18:02 Friday 17th August 2018
the new Service 35 livery.
I assume that'll be a mix of weed, Special Brew and grubby kids?

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

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: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

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: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

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: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

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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