FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

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Birmingham_Bus
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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by Birmingham_Bus » 19:57 Saturday 19th January 2019

5 Citaros noted today, 64035 which I believe hasn’t worked yet, with an engineer passed through Crowngate before disappearing, presumably back to depot. 64021/45 on 35 as they should be, plus 64013 on there and 64018 on 33. Some photos attached below - 64035 at Crowngate and 64021/18, 64013 and 64045 at Warndon, Cranham Parade.
A job well done by Thornton’s on these otherwise elderly vehicles (the OIGs/021 anyway!) and hopefully Worcester can get some good use out of these.
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Don’t think I have ever rode the 144 in its entirety until today and was very impressed with the performance of the Volvos. Here’s to hoping that the spare Citaros get used on there sometime in the future

Matt
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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by Matt » 22:53 Monday 21st January 2019

I saw 'Spare bus' 64035 on the 144A in Bromsgrove at about 17.30 today. Presumably these won't be able to run full 144 as not Euro 6 or have some had/due to have the upgrade?

MattW
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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by MattW » 18:56 Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Saw one of the 'OIGs' on a 44 in Malvern around 1730 last night.

ANDREW
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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by ANDREW » 10:07 Thursday 24th January 2019

Just noted 64035 and 64013 on 144a workings in Bromsgrove. 8-)

bmmoboy
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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by bmmoboy » 22:20 Thursday 24th January 2019

Had 64012 on 1700 Catshill tonight, whilst coming back, one of the spare bus liveried Mercedes which had made it all the way to Birmingham was in front of me

ANDREW
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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by ANDREW » 12:22 Friday 25th January 2019

ANDREW wrote:
10:07 Thursday 24th January 2019
Just noted 64035 and 64013 on 144a workings in Bromsgrove. 8-)
64035 on what was probably the same working again today. :)

ANDREW
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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by ANDREW » 10:22 Monday 28th January 2019

64035 on a 144 to Brum this morning , 09.46 departure off Bromsgrove. :shock:

sockin-1975
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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by sockin-1975 » 13:38 Friday 1st February 2019

I have not seen a Citaro reach Evesham yet, but I thought it might be a timely reminder that these are not the first Citaro's to be operated by the FMR. Pictured is one of the Warwickshire funded Citaro's doing the 540 Service between Evesham and Cheltenham , which was at the time run by First , after the closure of Boomerang Bus Co.
Not sure Warwickshire Council would have appreciated their buses doing services in Worcestershire AND Gloucestershire.
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lrew120585
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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by lrew120585 » 14:52 Friday 1st February 2019

sockin-1975 wrote:
13:38 Friday 1st February 2019
I have not seen a Citaro reach Evesham yet, but I thought it might be a timely reminder that these are not the first Citaro's to be operated by the FMR. Pictured is one of the Warwickshire funded Citaro's doing the 540 Service between Evesham and Cheltenham , which was at the time run by First , after the closure of Boomerang Bus Co.
Not sure Warwickshire Council would have appreciated their buses doing services in Worcestershire AND Gloucestershire.
Nice to see they spelt TewkEsbury wrong!! 😂😂

MattW
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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by MattW » 18:38 Friday 1st February 2019

Saw my first 'Spare Bus' livered Citaro on the S44 this afternoon.

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