FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by AdamH » 21:45 Wednesday 20th February 2019

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13:40 Wednesday 20th February 2019
Another question came to me as I saw a Nimrod liveried Citaro on a 35 working yesterday near The New Chequers; have I missed the promised promotion event, or has it been postponed until well after the next round of cuts bites from 24 February 2019?
They had one at the depot while I was still working there. I wasn't invited, and if I hadn't come across it on my way to work I wouldn't have known about it! I did post a photo of them setting up in the rain, but as I wasn't on the guest list I didn't bother to promote it further.

Edit... See my post on this thread dated 18th December.

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by TimBrown » 05:52 Thursday 21st February 2019

AdamH wrote:
21:45 Wednesday 20th February 2019
TimBrown wrote:
13:40 Wednesday 20th February 2019
Another question came to me as I saw a Nimrod liveried Citaro on a 35 working yesterday near The New Chequers; have I missed the promised promotion event, or has it been postponed until well after the next round of cuts bites from 24 February 2019?
They had one at the depot while I was still working there. I wasn't invited, and if I hadn't come across it on my way to work I wouldn't have known about it! I did post a photo of them setting up in the rain, but as I wasn't on the guest list I didn't bother to promote it further.

Edit... See my post on this thread dated 18th December.
Thanks for the link, I remember the photo with Citaros in a half circle, but can't remember any coverage in the local press or Sir Edward Elgar's music drifting over the Crowngate bus station sound system. Perhaps the buses have been sprayed in special stealth paint to fly below the radar :)

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by dart1 » 10:02 Sunday 24th February 2019

Have all the mercs now entered service as they had problems

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by AdamH » 12:44 Sunday 24th February 2019

I believe all have been out in service, just not sure if they have all been out at the same time.

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by dart1 » 17:12 Monday 25th February 2019

What services are they on apart from 35 & sometimes on144thanks

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by willr7 » 18:27 Monday 25th February 2019

dart1 wrote:
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What services are they on apart from 35 & sometimes on144thanks
I think they appear on pretty much anything, I saw one of the Nimrod’s (64021 - BU04 EZG I think) on the X50 earlier.

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by dart1 » 21:57 Tuesday 26th February 2019

Thank you Adam H I got the mercs today all out in service

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by AdamH » 13:07 Wednesday 10th April 2019

Looks like they had a Nimrod launch event which was covered by CBW magazine... https://cbwmagazine.com/first-midlands- ... er-fleets/

I didn't get an invite 🙄

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by TimBrown » 15:04 Wednesday 10th April 2019

AdamH wrote:
13:07 Wednesday 10th April 2019
Looks like they had a Nimrod launch event which was covered by CBW magazine... https://cbwmagazine.com/first-midlands- ... er-fleets/

I didn't get an invite 🙄
I'm surprised the Civic Society haven't had a word with First Bus as all the 'Nimrod' branded buses are disrespectful to the composer naming him as Edward Elgar when in fact he was knighted and made a Baronet for his achievements. The legend beside the artwork of the man should therefore read SIR EDWARD ELGAR.

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by MattW » 20:01 Wednesday 10th April 2019

How long have they been in service? Better late than never :lol:

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