Friday, 9 May 2014

Catch22 Repaint Update

356 has returned from Poulton today after being repainted out of Stagecoach colours into the new Catch22 Bus fleet livery. There is still work to do before 356 enters service, such as refitting a destination display and fitting new wheels/tyres. Although 356 looks very similar to Dart 143, the longer length and single door configuration provide a contrast.
Replacing 356 at Poulton for repainting are Darts 512 (X512UAT) and 617 (X617JCS) which will become the next two Darts to receive the new colours leaving only Dart 533 (X533UAT) and Volvo B6 611 (W611CWX) of the planned rebranding programme. Darts 145, 162 & 652 are expected to remain in the former CBNW red livery for 2014.
356 posed on Hardhorn Road in Poulton on its return to depot following a full repaint. There is still preparation work to complete before entering service such as refitting destination display and replacing wheels & tyres.