FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by Birmingham_Bus » 09:32 Saturday 22nd December 2018

AdamH wrote:
09:12 Saturday 22nd December 2018
64033 is on the allocation sheet to go out today, so that will be the first spare bus used. Can’t see any going to Birmingham any time soon. They are still having teething problems, mostly electrical, and aren’t going too far from home.
Thanks Adam. Will look out for them in the new year then

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by AdamH » 10:53 Saturday 22nd December 2018

64033 broken down in Crowngate. Engineers in attendance!

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by Charliedaffin » 11:08 Saturday 22nd December 2018

AdamH wrote:
10:53 Saturday 22nd December 2018
64033 broken down in Crowngate. Engineers in attendance!
:lol: it was only a matter of time!

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by TimBrown » 11:50 Saturday 22nd December 2018

Charliedaffin wrote:
11:08 Saturday 22nd December 2018
AdamH wrote:
10:53 Saturday 22nd December 2018
64033 broken down in Crowngate. Engineers in attendance!
:lol: it was only a matter of time!
Meanwhile, these shots of Citaros in action on city service taken earlier this morning in Crowngate bus station;
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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by Birmingham_Bus » 16:21 Saturday 22nd December 2018

TimBrown wrote:
11:50 Saturday 22nd December 2018
Charliedaffin wrote:
11:08 Saturday 22nd December 2018
:lol: it was only a matter of time!
Meanwhile, these shots of Citaros in action on city service taken earlier this morning in Crowngate bus station;
I’m liking that first one Tim, both rather vintage, one potentially here to stay for several years, the other (32066), potentially on limited time. Nice contrast with the white LED and dot matrix / two newer First style liveries

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by TimBrown » 18:26 Saturday 22nd December 2018

Birmingham_Bus wrote:
16:21 Saturday 22nd December 2018
TimBrown wrote:
11:50 Saturday 22nd December 2018
I’m liking that first one Tim, both rather vintage, one potentially here to stay for several years, the other (32066), potentially on limited time. Nice contrast with the white LED and dot matrix / two newer First style liveries
64016 was new 02/03 and re-registered 11/15 and refurbished just recently as we know. On checking 32066 it entered service 01/02 so is just 13 months older than the single decker. I have ridden on sister Volvo 32067 on a couple of occasions from Bromsgrove to Worcester and it seems to perform quite well and cruise quite happily at 45 to 50 MPH where allowed on the open road. What are these buses like to drive?

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by dart1 » 21:42 Saturday 22nd December 2018

How many of the mercs are now in service I know 1broke down to day

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by AdamH » 12:17 Sunday 23rd 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
Seven have been out in service, but I think the most at any one time is only four.

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by dart1 » 15:05 Sunday 23rd December 2018

What services apart from 35 will the mercs be going on will any more be out next week thanks

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by bmmoboy » 20:57 Sunday 23rd December 2018

Tim - 32066/7 aren't bad vehicles to drive, there is plenty of room in the cab and are less "jerky" than the Tridents.

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