Repainting of Coast & Country Streetlites

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(13 Nov 2021, 5:14 pm)Keeiajs Wrote: They could be used as the dedicated spare for the 9 or 60 for 9062.


Given they’re Euro 6 they’d be more likely to be allocated to Riverside, but they’re not staying.


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(13 Nov 2021, 6:05 pm)Dan Wrote: Given they’re Euro 6 they’d be more likely to be allocated to Riverside, but they’re not staying.


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How long are they here for?
(13 Nov 2021, 2:07 pm)peter Wrote: Pretty sure fleet numbers for Blue are 5323-5326
As far as I know 662/663 are going to be silver 664 blonde 665/666 corperate. as Peter says 5323 - 5326 will be Blues and 5291 or 92 -5297 cherries ( not sure of PVR for this service)
(14 Nov 2021, 1:48 pm)ian foster Wrote: As far as I know 662/663 are going to be silver 664 blonde 665/666 corperate. as Peter says 5323 - 5326 will be Blues and 5291 or 92 -5297 cherries ( not sure of PVR for this service)
Blue - 5323 - 5326 / Cherry 5290-7 + 5304. With the pride bus being spare.
(14 Nov 2021, 1:54 pm)Keeiajs Wrote: Blue - 5323 - 5326 / Cherry 5290-7 + 5304. With the pride bus being spare.
forgot about 5304. thanks
Seems a bit strange to start doing the 8/78 buses when there’s still Cherry/Blue to paint and Indigo’s to repaint and Red Kite Rangers still going on? Coast & Country to Country Ranger isn’t a massive change of livery/name considering the others are new brands.
PVR for 35 is 8 I think, so I’m guessing it’s 5289-5297, I’m assuming 5292 will be the dedicated spare in Pride Livery. 5304 would make more sense in Corporate for fleet number standardisation, then it can be the spare 61/55. 5323-5326 I’d assume will go blue.
(14 Nov 2021, 7:47 pm)Drifter60 Wrote: Seems a bit strange to start doing the 8/78 buses when there’s still Cherry/Blue to paint and Indigo’s to repaint and Red Kite Rangers still going on? Coast & Country to Country Ranger isn’t a massive change of livery/name considering the others are new brands.
PVR for 35 is 8 I think, so I’m guessing it’s 5289-5297, I’m assuming 5292 will be the dedicated spare in Pride Livery. 5304 would make more sense in Corporate for fleet number standardisation, then it can be the spare 61/55. 5323-5326 I’d assume will go blue.
Blone & Silver will be done after the completion of the peterlee purples, Cherry & Blue, I'd thought blue would be done now, atleast it paint work, with the Cherry. And add the decals later. 

PVR for the 35 is 7/8. I think everything annouced so far will be done in late Jan, Early Feb. Atleast i hope so.
(14 Nov 2021, 7:47 pm)Drifter60 Wrote: Seems a bit strange to start doing the 8/78 buses when there’s still Cherry/Blue to paint and Indigo’s to repaint and Red Kite Rangers still going on? Coast & Country to Country Ranger isn’t a massive change of livery/name considering the others are new brands.
PVR for 35 is 8 I think, so I’m guessing it’s 5289-5297, I’m assuming 5292 will be the dedicated spare in Pride Livery. 5304 would make more sense in Corporate for fleet number standardisation, then it can be the spare 61/55. 5323-5326 I’d assume will go blue.


It’s all to do with who is painting them.

Each batch were allocated to different suppliers or in-house.

The Red Kite Rangers are all being done by Bus & Coach World (and are all now either back or are away), the Blue and Cherry Citaros are being done in-house at Saltmeadows, the ex-indiGo Solos are being done at Read Commercials and the Country Ranger Streetlites are being done at Gardiners Coach Repairs.

Most of this was committed to months ago, so it’s all just dependent on workload and contractor availability (hence the couple weeks’ gap between ex-Black Cats Streetlite and Country Ranger Streetlite).


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(14 Nov 2021, 8:23 pm)Dan Wrote: It’s all to do with who is painting them.

Each batch were allocated to different suppliers or in-house.

The Red Kite Rangers are all being done by Bus & Coach World (and are all now either back or are away), the Blue and Cherry Citaros are being done in-house at Saltmeadows, the ex-indiGo Solos are being done at Read Commercials and the Country Ranger Streetlites are being done at Gardiners Coach Repairs.

Most of this was committed to months ago, so it’s all just dependent on workload and contractor availability (hence the couple weeks’ gap between ex-Black Cats Streetlite and Country Ranger Streetlite).


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What about Prince Bishops? Are they going to go to Bus & Coach World after Red Kite Ranger are done?
(14 Nov 2021, 8:40 pm)Keeiajs Wrote: What about Prince Bishops? Are they going to go to Bus & Coach World after Red Kite Ranger are done?


Probably more likely after there done the 8/78 unless there start on the 60


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(14 Nov 2021, 10:01 pm)cbma06 Wrote: Probably more likely after there done the 8/78 unless there start on the 60


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With the 60, I would also do the old saltwell parks buses. Maybe a brand for the 9/5.
(14 Nov 2021, 10:11 pm)Keeiajs Wrote: With the 60, I would also do the old saltwell parks buses. Maybe a brand for the 9/5.

Weren’t they only just put in Corp2019 livery a year back prior to the Yutongs entering service?
(14 Nov 2021, 10:15 pm)ne14ne1 Wrote: Weren’t they only just put in Corp2019 livery a year back prior to the Yutongs entering service?
So were some Mercedes, some xlines are being re-done from just over 1 year ago.
Any sign of the first 2 Country Ranger Streetlites returning to Saltmeadows yet after repaint?
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
(20 Nov 2021, 11:32 am)Michael Wrote: Any sign of the first 2 Country Ranger Streetlites returning to Saltmeadows yet after repaint?
Drove past today, 3 Xlines Geminis, Streetlite & Citaro.
(20 Nov 2021, 11:32 am)Michael Wrote: Any sign of the first 2 Country Ranger Streetlites returning to Saltmeadows yet after repaint?
Still with the contractor but both are now fully painted with route details applied to one of them.
(23 Nov 2021, 9:28 pm)GuyParkRoyal Wrote: Still with the contractor but both are now fully painted with route details applied to one of them.

Thanks for the update
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
First Country Ranger has been branded (5399):


https://twitter.com/Dan3942/status/1466796965828743173
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
Like the Coaster, that colour combo looks bright, fresh and appealing. Nice job.
How did the Red Kite Ranger end up with such dull drab colours.
(03 Dec 2021, 7:30 pm)ne14ne1 Wrote: Like the Coaster, that colour combo looks bright, fresh and appealing. Nice job.
How did the Red Kite Ranger end up with such dull drab colours.

I agree, all of the liveries that share the same colour in two different shades have far outstripped the sometimes gawdy combinations.. 

The refresh is excellent.