The Plymouth Citybus paint shop is getting busier with quite a few repaints due to go through over the coming few weeks. Work has started again on the newer Darts that have not already been repainted. The Volvo B7RLEs are being repainted out of Blue Flash into Swoops. These will soon be seeing more work in Cornwall.
Thanks to Richard Smith for the new photos, I did get 60 on camera but his photos of this one are a lot better than mine!
On the subject of photos, both Richard and myself are more than happy for our photos to be used by others but can I ask that if you do want to use them elsewhere please ask first! Permission will almost always be given. There have been a few cases recently where our photos have been downloaded into personal facebook albums as if the facebookers had taken the photos themselves. If you ask nicely first then its not stealing. Thanks.
60 was previously in the black band livery as seen here back in July 2009
106 was of course new in the dark fronted livery which didn't look too bad on these buses, although I still think the swoop is a lot better.
106 then went into Blue Flash
There are lots of rumours and guesses about what is coming up over the next month or so, but the plan as I understand it is that the new Enviro City double deckers due next month are for the 21/21A (currently Red Flash). These will NOT be in Red Flash livery. I have heard several different views of what they will be in, but we will just have to wait and see - it wont be long!
The Red Flash Enviro 400s will then go onto the 40/41/42 routes which will become Red Flash instead of Blue. The Blue Volvos as mentioned above being swooped for Cornwall.