Stagecoach honours past with heritage bus
Stagecoach has unveiled what it is calling a heritage bus that will serve communities across Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire. The ADL Enviro200 has been given the mid-1980s livery of its predecessor, Northern Scottish Omibuses, which traded as Bluebird Northern. Stagecoach bought this company in March 1991.
The team at the Stagecoach Tullos depot in Aberdeen is responsible for the transformation, which took three weeks to complete. The bus was painted carefully by hand and the finishing signwriting touches also completed manually.
The heritage livery features the original ‘Bluebird’ logo which many bus drivers of the ’80s and ’90s had proudly tattooed on their arms.
Peter Knight, Managing Director for Stagecoach Bluebird, said: “I’m really proud of how our Engineers have worked together to restore this bus to how it would have looked in the 1980s. I know many of our customers will remember travelling on the original Bluebird Northern buses and hope when they see the bus on the road it brings back fond memories of keeping connected by bus.”