Sunday 4 December 2016

Gas Buses Go Orange

With grateful thanks to Cameron Robinson and Tom O'Reily I can bring you the first pictures of  some of the gas buses in their new guise down at Plymouth. Five of them have been repainted into Orange Flash livery, and enter service today (Monday). WiFi has been installed but I understand as yet there has been no refurbishment except a new driver's seat.

Former Anglian 109 AU62 DWC was the first to turn Orange and is the star of the pics I have. It is now renumbered 701

Former Anglian 109 now Plymouth 701 AU62 DWC in its new Plymouth colours.        pic (c) Tom O'Reilly
701 with former Anglian 105, now 705 WX62 HFU        pic (c) Tom O'Reilly
Five buses have been painted Orange, with another five to go purple in the New Year. The final two will be painted into standard Plymouth Citibus livery.

Side view o the new look.        pic (c) Tom O'Reilly
Not completely sure that "There in a Flash" is the most reassuring slogan for a gas bus but they certainly look better than I envisaged. More pictures as I get them. My thanks once again to Cameron for finding the pics, and to Tom for letting e use them. Much appreciated both of you.


  1. Gas buses. Really great to know this

  2. Off-topic but did you see on Suffolk on Board that BorderBus are running to Southwold half hourly from January. As well as two extra journeys on the Beccles town service and timetable changes to the 580.

    1. They already run half hourly to Southwold AM. In fact 5 journeys each way have been cut on the 146, with the Kessingland Shorts going.