Stagecoach Bluebird has given a member of its fleet a repaint into the Bluebird Northern livery that was used by the company before it was purchased by the group in 1991.
The Alexander Dennis Enviro300 underwent what Stagecoach Bluebird says was three weeks of preparation and repaint work before its unveiling. It was treated at Tullos depot in Aberdeen and the bus has been painted and sign written by hand. It will be used on services across the city and Aberdeenshire.
Adds Managing Director Peter Knight: “I am really proud of how our engineers have worked together to restore this bus to how it could have looked in the 1980s. I know that many of our customers will remember travelling on the original Bluebird Northern buses and I hope that when they see the vehicle on the road, it brings back fond memories of keeping connected by bus.”
The Enviro300, which dates from 2012, includes the original Bluebird logo. It debuted in its new livery on 26 April on Aberdeen city services.
In March, Stagecoach honoured its heritage on Skye when it repainted a Wrightbus-bodied Volvo B7RLE based at Portree depot into Highland Omnibuses livery from the 1970s.