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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #60 on: August 01, 2015, 07:55:57 PM »
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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #61 on: August 11, 2015, 06:16:43 PM »
Talk of 5 more E400's going to Bristol in exchange for 5 Eclipse 2's. The 14A branded deckers have been debranded.

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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2015, 09:15:44 AM »
Talk of 5 more E400's going to Bristol in exchange for 5 Eclipse 2's. The 14A branded deckers have been debranded.

And that's all it is at this stage: TALK.

The 14 / 14A branding has been removed from one of the E400s. 33504 being the bus in question.

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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #63 on: August 12, 2015, 09:19:36 AM »
Revised livery for Leicester, with 66805 and 66970 being the first two repainted:

https://www.facebook.com/leicesterbuspage/photos/pcb.1036945279672255/1036945263005590/?type=1

https://www.facebook.com/leicesterbuspage/photos/a.807748065925312.1073741828.807449195955199/1036945443005572/?type=1

Three of the former Manchester StreetLites (63101, 63104 & 63105) entered service on route 74, on 11/08/2015.


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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #64 on: August 13, 2015, 10:33:34 PM »
Revised livery for Leicester, with 66805 and 66970 being the first two repainted:

https://www.facebook.com/leicesterbuspage/photos/pcb.1036945279672255/1036945263005590/?type=1

https://www.facebook.com/leicesterbuspage/photos/a.807748065925312.1073741828.807449195955199/1036945443005572/?type=1

Three of the former Manchester StreetLites (63101, 63104 & 63105) entered service on route 74, on 11/08/2015.

I'd hardly call it a revised livery, route branding at best.

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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #65 on: August 13, 2015, 10:41:41 PM »
I'd hardly call it a revised livery, route branding at best.

It's an improvement on faded Barbie livery but I bet the interior has seen no attention at all.

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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #66 on: August 13, 2015, 10:46:40 PM »
It's an improvement on faded Barbie livery but I bet the interior has seen no attention at all.

It's a repaint, makes it look smart although I'm not too sure how they can class it as route branding when it's more like route liveried, then again since when has First been able to brand buses since they started repainting into Olympia. If it's anything like most First stuff then it will be the same tired interior with seats that have faded completely and could do with a completely remoquette. Keep on dreaming if you want it to happen though ;)

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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #67 on: August 14, 2015, 06:55:40 AM »
I'd hardly call it a revised livery, route branding at best.

It's a livery which is different to what has come before, ergo it's a revised scheme. No indication whatsoever that it's route branding (or route liveried) in any way whatsoever.

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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #68 on: August 14, 2015, 08:55:38 AM »
Steetdeck  deck 35104 is in this livery reported recently at the docks.
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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #69 on: August 14, 2015, 02:17:48 PM »
Steetdeck  deck 35104 is in this livery reported recently at the docks.

Now branded in Bristol, I can't remember exactly what route it has been branded for though.

FYI - Generally when this comes it gets route branded before it enters service.

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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #70 on: August 14, 2015, 02:26:39 PM »
Now branded in Bristol, I can't remember exactly what route it has been branded for though.

FYI - Generally when this comes it gets route branded before it enters service.

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It is branded for the 70/71:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/95386260@N05/19919281533/in/dateposted/
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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #71 on: August 14, 2015, 04:13:55 PM »
@T840MAK

It is branded for the 70/71:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/95386260@N05/19919281533/in/dateposted/

Thats the one, thanks Winston. I thought it might have been but thought not to post that incase it was incorrect.

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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #72 on: September 03, 2015, 12:57:34 AM »
Leicester StreetDeck 35154 has been sighted on delivery. Differing reports stating the registration is SN65 OKF and SN65 OKR.

Here's a link to a picture of the bus, taken on 01/09/2015, at Mallusk, County Antrim, before being taken to the docks: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ulsterbusphotos/20470934803/sizes/h/

Might be a good idea to pop along to the company's depot open day, this coming Sunday.

http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/leicester/travel_news/news_initiatives/?item=28921&conf=0

https://www.facebook.com/559898894062792/photos/gm.1657162334528822/1008980092488001/?type=1

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154295243709657&set=p.10154295243709657&type=1&theater

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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #73 on: September 04, 2015, 08:28:11 AM »
StreetDeck 35154 - SN65 OKF is now at First Leicester's Abbey Lane depot.

All five of the E400s (33504, 33559, 33563, 33567 & 33568), which were route branded for the 14 / 14A, have now had their branding removed.

B7TLs 32066, 32071 & 32072 are currently in Worcester. 32071 was latterly on loan to Bath, for Great Western work.

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Re: First Bus - Leicester
« Reply #74 on: September 04, 2015, 11:21:51 AM »
Here's a view of 35154, in the wash / fuel bay at Abbey Lane, taken on 04/09/2015: https://www.flickr.com/photos/55205968@N03/21141739471/