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VehicleVolvo B7RLE-60
B44F Wright Eclipse Urban 2
Number69435 (WX59 BYM)
OperatorFirst Midland Red Buses Limited
New (10/09) to First Somerset & Avon Ltd., Bristol. Passed (12/14) to Leicester Citybus Ltd. (“First Leicester”), Leicester. Withdrawn (c. 7/17). Passed (25/10/17) to First Midland Red Buses Ltd., Worcester
LocationPadmore Street depot, Worcester.
DescriptionThe first vehicle to arrive in the new Birmingham livery.
Seen freshly refurbished, shortly after arriving from the paint shop and before receiving route branding.
DateWednesday 25th October 2017
SourcePhotograph by Webmaster © Adam Harber
TimBrown on Wednesday 25th October 2017
That 'Midland Green', should cause a a few double-takes and turned heads working the 144, especially when the full vinyl graphics applied. Smart enough even as it is! Are the headrests trimmed in white or wearing protective plastic covers?

AdamH on Wednesday 25th October 2017
Not sure yet Tim, I was in a hurry so just took a couple of shots without looking inside.

DD12 on Wednesday 25th October 2017
It certainly is a major transformation in appearance compared to it's previous "barbie" livery ! It will brighten up the appearance of buses along the A38, and at Crowngate too.

AdamH on Wednesday 25th October 2017
In answer to Tim’s question... The seats are trimmed in cloth but the headrests are in leather. These are not covers. There are also USB charging points built into the seat backs for the person behind to use, so if your battery is low don’t sit at the front.

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