MAN EcoCity Repaint/Referbs

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The 14 gas buses based at Darlington depot are the process of being painted into the new 'Green Technology' livery including a seat re-trim. First to be done is ex demonstrator 4813 / WX61HSL: https://flic.kr/p/2mgRpDH

4812/14 are believed to be at St Helens for their refresh, may be a few others away as quite a few are missing from service currently
(13 Aug 2021, 12:05 pm)Jimmi Wrote: The 14 gas buses based at Darlington depot are the process of being painted into the new 'Green Technology' livery including a seat re-trim. First to be done is ex demonstrator 4813 / WX61HSL: https://flic.kr/p/2mgRpDH

4812/14 are believed to be at St Helens for their refresh, may be a few others away as quite a few are missing from service currently
Not sure what the point of less than half a swoosh is. It looks awful. I never was a fan if that garish blue anyhow. I looks OK on streetlites but not on anything bulkier.
(13 Aug 2021, 8:36 pm)BusLoverMum Wrote: Not sure what the point of less than half a swoosh is. It looks awful. I never was a fan if that garish blue anyhow. I looks OK on streetlites but not on anything bulkier.
I actually like the colour, but I do think it looks pathetic like

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Reminds me of the old Invacar
(13 Aug 2021, 8:36 pm)BusLoverMum Wrote: Not sure what the point of less than half a swoosh is. It looks awful. I never was a fan if that garish blue anyhow. I looks OK on streetlites but not on anything bulkier.

Dammed if they do, damned if they don't...
(14 Aug 2021, 9:57 pm)RobinHood Wrote: Dammed if they do, damned if they don't...

It's actually against the law to paint something in the NE that hasn't been through at least one agency...
(14 Aug 2021, 9:57 pm)RobinHood Wrote: Dammed if they do, damned if they don't...
I'll not argue that most of the ANE is overdue a tidy up (and, at the very least, a good scrub inside) but this one makes the buses look less attractive and hasn't been done with much thought for the vehicles it's applied to.
The livery can be tweaked to look a lot better than it does but sadly none of the divisions have the resource or skill to do it anymore, instead relying on templates either drawn by WPA Pinfold (design agency) or other divisions when they had design officers.

The livery application to the EcoCity isn't correct anyway.
4812 has now returned to Darlington after a short holiday to St Helen’s for a refurb, but it’s yet to see service
4806 has returned from repaint/ refurbishment and returned to service last Wednesday for the last two 5/5A dutys
4814 has returned
4802 has returned
4804 and 4810 have been repainted.