Tas Bus Nut wrote:I know I've asked the Q before (but I cannot remember the answer) BUT, why are some blue over orange and others orange over blue Also 1 or 2 have white behind rear window where the others are the blue or orange I still think the old Renault/Macks are an attractive design (at least from the front)
Ryan wrote:You're correct that the liveries were blue over orange on the Mk1 PR100.2's and PR180.2's, and orange over blue for the MK2.
There are however a handful of Mk1's that were repainted following the removal of special liveries and as a result carry the orange-over-blue scheme. Including withdrawn units, those buses are 690, 751, 760, 775, 798, 808, 835, 840, 853 and 869. Of those, only 808, 835 and 840 are still in service, 869 is being used on training only and the rest are gone.
In terms of other differences, the Mk2 vehicles feature flip-dot destinations while the Mk1 have roller blinds. Again there are two exceptions - 808 and 869 were retrofitted with flip-dot displays. The seating layout also differs slightly, and the bag rack is behind the driver on Mk1's, whereas it is on the near-side with the Mk2's.
ajw373 wrote:808 actually came new with flip dot rather than being retrofitted
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