FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Vehicle and Fleet discussions for First Midland Red Buses Limited or its predecessor, Midland Red West Limited.
Charliedaffin
Posts: 110
Joined: 08:32 Monday 29th October 2018
Location: St johns

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by Charliedaffin » 17:34 Tuesday 15th January 2019

I got a chance to go on one of the older citaros on Monday (I didn’t look at the number as I was tired and it was dark) but I did notice that the drivers seat is so low down, and I was stood there for like a couple of minute in confusion :lol:

ANDREW
Posts: 316
Joined: 00:38 Monday 4th July 2016
Location: Bromsgrove.

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by ANDREW » 17:20 Wednesday 16th January 2019

Just passed LK07CCF heading up to Catshill on a 144a. :roll:

willr7
Posts: 390
Joined: 21:53 Friday 11th August 2017

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by willr7 » 17:24 Wednesday 16th January 2019

ANDREW wrote:
17:20 Wednesday 16th January 2019
Just passed LK07CCF heading up to Catshill on a 144a. :roll:
At least that means it is on the correct route for ‘Spare Bus’ duties now! One of the green volvos must of been off the road... ;)

bmmoboy
Posts: 214
Joined: 20:02 Tuesday 5th July 2016

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by bmmoboy » 21:00 Wednesday 16th January 2019

There was very nearly a "Nimrod" liveried bus on the 11.15 Catshill today, I tried to swap it with my green Volvo on the 10.45 but to no avail, it was then spotted on the Catshill and swapped for a Trident before departure. I am dying to try one of the Citaros out on the open road, looks like I will have to wait until next week.

Birmingham_Bus
Posts: 35
Joined: 15:54 Friday 17th November 2017

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by Birmingham_Bus » 15:57 Thursday 17th January 2019

bmmoboy wrote:
21:00 Wednesday 16th January 2019
There was very nearly a "Nimrod" liveried bus on the 11.15 Catshill today, I tried to swap it with my green Volvo on the 10.45 but to no avail, it was then spotted on the Catshill and swapped for a Trident before departure. I am dying to try one of the Citaros out on the open road, looks like I will have to wait until next week.
Very good point. They are fine for City work but only on a route like the 144 can you experience the full potential of a Citaro ! I am coming for a ride on the Worcester Network this Saturday, if anyone has the power to put one on a non-City Route then please do :P
As long as they come out fairly decent, I will share some photos on here ;)

DD12
Posts: 1083
Joined: 19:49 Monday 4th July 2016

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by DD12 » 16:46 Thursday 17th January 2019

One of them was driving through the bus station this afternoon with "Bus Reversing" scrolling across the rear route number aperture -- -- I bet that will cause some anxiety among motorists who get close behind, and then notice it ! :lol:


(I think it was 64042 -?)

Charliedaffin
Posts: 110
Joined: 08:32 Monday 29th October 2018
Location: St johns

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by Charliedaffin » 16:48 Thursday 17th January 2019

One of the 07 citaros on 44 today, idk which

User avatar
AdamH
Posts: 1658
Joined: 12:17 Sunday 3rd July 2016
Location: Worcester
Contact:

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by AdamH » 19:43 Thursday 17th January 2019

Yes, I saw 64043 heading through Powick towards Malvern. Not seen one on a 35 yet!

DD12
Posts: 1083
Joined: 19:49 Monday 4th July 2016

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by DD12 » 21:27 Thursday 17th January 2019

Is there the potential for a driver taking one of the older ones onto the 35 by mistake, and leaving one of the newer ones for the wrong services ?

EG:- OIGs 6942,43,44,45 instead of 64042,43,44,45 ??

They've been giving me a bit of "numerical dyslexia" -- -- I had to do a double-take today when OIG6944 went past me on the 44 -- white on the front; yellow on the back.

-- Luckily I don't think it was one of those with a big rear-window advert for a £45 fares deal !

Birmingham_Bus
Posts: 35
Joined: 15:54 Friday 17th November 2017

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by Birmingham_Bus » 10:07 Saturday 19th January 2019

If anyone sees any Citaro around today, especially on longer distance stuff let me know please ;)

Post Reply

Return to “Fleet Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 4 guests