FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by TimBrown » 15:57 Thursday 27th December 2018

dart1 wrote:
21:42 Saturday 22nd December 2018
How many of the mercs are now in service I know 1broke down to day
Here is another, 64013, which I nearly missed this morning working the 0930 37 from Green Lane to Crowngate bus station. Very low light levels, so some pixellation evident, but a record nonetheless.
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dart1
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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by dart1 » 21:57 Sunday 6th January 2019

with Christmas & new year over will first be using all the merc's now in service

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by AdamH » 15:38 Monday 7th January 2019

As mentioned before, the main problem with them is electrical faults. This is mostly due to knackered batteries having being stood unused for almost a year. Just before I left I was told First have now ordered enough brand new batteries to replace all of the Citaros. I was told the cost too... It wasn't cheap! Anyway, once they arrive I would imagine the whole lot should be able to go into service.

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by dart1 » 17:06 Monday 7th January 2019

When will the batteries arrive for the mercs

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by AdamH » 17:13 Monday 7th January 2019

dart1 wrote:
17:06 Monday 7th January 2019
When will the batteries arrive for the mercs
No idea.

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by ANDREW » 08:03 Thursday 10th January 2019

I managed to see all of them yesterday , three in service , one "spare bus" on a staff shuttle and the rest were dotted about the depot and patch. :shock:

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by AdamH » 10:31 Thursday 10th January 2019

Have any of the 08-reg examples entered service yet?

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by lrew120585 » 05:56 Friday 11th January 2019

AdamH wrote:
10:31 Thursday 10th January 2019
Have any of the 08-reg examples entered service yet?
There are pictures of 64045 in service on the 38 route uploaded to Flickr yesterday

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by willr7 » 10:04 Friday 11th January 2019

lrew120585 wrote:
05:56 Friday 11th January 2019
AdamH wrote:
10:31 Thursday 10th January 2019
Have any of the 08-reg examples entered service yet?
There are pictures of 64045 in service on the 38 route uploaded to Flickr yesterday
On the wrong route already then! :roll: :lol:

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by SEVERNLINK » 04:04 Monday 14th January 2019

Saw 64014 on a 144A last Friday.It was dark and I was coming through Catshill and at first thought it was a Volvo because of the destination display it was only when I was up close I realized it was a Citaro :o I say 144A I didn't read the display when I was close but did pass a green Volvo on a 144 a few minutes later so presume it was a 144A.

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