452 has now been repainted into "Transdev in Keighley" colours. www.flickr.com/photos/thrashmerchant/4425000167/ It has also a blue area under the windscreen in similar style to Harrogate's B7's - but comes further down to cover the "w" logo. 451 has also been amended to match.
B6BLE 605 has acquired the mustard and maroon livery with Transdev in H on its sides akin to the Keighley vehicles so its quickly spread beyond the route 1 vehicles despite the comments on the H&D website asking for peoples views.
Post by westyorkshirebus on Mar 20, 2010 9:53:28 GMT 1
Based on what has happened in Harrogate, no doubt they will repaint everything in the fleet including The Zone Darts and The Shuttle B7RLEs and then a few years from now people will complain that the fleet is boring with everything in the same livery!
The quote at the bottom is stretching the truth a bit, saying that all the buses are due for their regular repaint - so nothing was due a repaint over the last few years and now in 2010, the entire fleet is due a repaint!
I'm not sure the Shuttles will gain the new livery because Harrogate's 36 buses have just recently had vinyls added, implying they are no plans to paint them into the new livery. As the 662 is Keighley's flagship route it will probably remain as a seperate brand with seperate livery.
The Zone brand is pretty much dead now, so would make sense to paint the Darts into standard livery, especially as some buses spend the day working non-Zone routes such as the 78A/720/727. Dart 779 is currently in for repainting, should be out soon.
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Apparently one of Keighley repaints has acquired a rear end advert as opposed to the blank (or bland) backs of the rest of the repaints. At Harrogate 601-606 inclusive are now in mustard and maroon and the more I see the worse the livery looks.
Green and blue are Transdevs corporate colours as per inflicted on the Trandevised fleetnames, which always look(ed) very odd on B&P and H&D vehicles. The chance of the whole fleet getting treated is I would think exceptionally slim given the likely merger with Veolia, the latter are to be the operational side so the odds must be on all the buses having Veolia inflicted on them and bland all over red.
There may be some hope for our individual Transdev local liveries judging by the new branding by Veolia Cymru on one of their Cardiff routes.
This picture in this weeks Route 1 magazine showing a Centro with the new branding for these routes and it passes more than a passing resemblence to the Blackburn Spot On livery.
Garry Steel's Flickr page has 1084 as one of the first Lancashire B10BLEs repainted at Harrogate. It also advertises the Day Gold or whatever they call it nowadays. Can't make out what it says towards the rear of the bus though!