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« on: July 26, 2014, 10:26:31 PM »
I noticed today that First are displaying the home depot name of all local identity painted buses.  It is on each side next to the WEST OF ENGLAND branding.  Have any other First subsidiaries done the same?

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Re: First West of England
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 11:07:09 PM »
Its been going since the first new livery repaints...
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Re: First West of England
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 11:45:55 PM »
Latest heritage repaint to celebrate 30yrs since the launch of Bagerline:
https://www.facebook.com/FirstWestofEngland/posts/868384443246374
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Re: First West of England
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2015, 05:39:12 PM »
Latest heritage repaint to celebrate 30yrs since the launch of Bagerline:
https://www.facebook.com/FirstWestofEngland/posts/868384443246374

A double decker in City Line livery would be good as well.

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Re: First West of England
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2015, 06:17:45 PM »
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Re: First West of England
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2015, 10:10:01 PM »
First West of England have introduced a batch of new Streetdecks, route branded for routes 70/71 in Bristol.  I've attached a photo.     

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Re: First West of England
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2015, 10:31:58 AM »
Very posh, local Bristol newspaper on recent changes says other routes are going to receive this livery with appropriate colour at front for route. The internal art is different!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/92409298@N06/2pF8X4

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Re: First West of England
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2015, 10:58:47 PM »
There's now a third different colour on the front of First Bristol buses after the pink Streetdecks on services 70/71 and red Streetdecks on service 90.  Volvo B9TL's 37321 and 37323 were in service today with yellow fronts, while brand new E400MMC 33952 and three unknown E400MMC's in Lawrence Hill Depot also had yellow fronts.  They are not branded yet, but are for services 1 and 2.

New timetables at Temple Meads station suggest that the Mendip Express liveried Streetdecks should go into service on the 376 Bristol to Street service tomorrow. 

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Re: First West of England
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2015, 11:23:49 PM »
There's now a third different colour on the front of First Bristol buses after the pink Streetdecks on services 70/71 and red Streetdecks on service 90.  Volvo B9TL's 37321 and 37323 were in service today with yellow fronts, while brand new E400MMC 33952 and three unknown E400MMC's in Lawrence Hill Depot also had yellow fronts.  They are not branded yet, but are for services 1 and 2.

New timetables at Temple Meads station suggest that the Mendip Express liveried Streetdecks should go into service on the 376 Bristol to Street service tomorrow.

The E400MMC's weren't originally meant to be going on the 1 & 2 and there isn't enough of them to covert the full service to MMC's, hence why they will mixed in with existing B9TL's. Since the appearance of competition from Wessex on the 1, they've now been allocated there.
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Re: First West of England
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2015, 11:32:49 AM »
New timetables at Temple Meads station suggest that the Mendip Express liveried Streetdecks should go into service on the 376 Bristol to Street service tomorrow.

First have now confirmed that these go into service on 23 November.  I may be wrong but I think that they'll be the first ever full-height double-deckers on the route.

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Re: First West of England
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2015, 08:57:49 PM »
R reg MPD Plaxton Darts appear to be doing 'untimetabled' short workings on route 1 Cribbs Causeway - Broadmead.

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Re: First West of England
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2015, 09:34:06 PM »
R reg MPD Plaxton Darts appear to be doing 'untimetabled' short workings on route 1 Cribbs Causeway - Broadmead.

I presume First attempting to push Wessex off the 1 using old tat
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Re: First West of England
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2015, 10:50:40 PM »
This was reported by BBC Points West this evening.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-34919563

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Re: First West of England
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2015, 10:57:48 PM »
This was reported by BBC Points West this evening.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-34919563

@Roy Thanks for posting, I'd seen the First press release stating they had bid for 110 gas powered double deckers, I hadn't realized that Wessex had also put in a bid for 20 bio-buses.

A bit more on the Wessex plans here:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/25/plans-more-poo-powered-buses-bristol-bath

I assume this is the same fund that NX have submitted bids to
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Re: First West of England
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2015, 04:04:19 PM »
There is of course First - The Buses of Somerset as well. They appear to be trying to improve after it's various cutbacks last year. They plan to operate a Sunday service for Boxing Day.
http://www.busesofsomerset.co.uk/news.shtml
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