Lothian Buses

Princes Street

2005

Looking West

towards the West End
and St John's Church

  Route 3 and 17A  buses in Princes Street  -  November 2005

Looking East

towards Calton Hill
and the Balmoral Hotel

   Route 26 bus and other buses in Princes Street  -  November 2005

Older Buses

Madder and white used to be the colour of all Edinburgh buses.  This is still used on almost all the older buses.  Madder is a dark reddish-purple colour.

A few of these buses have adverts covering the whole of their sides or backs,

    Bus 216 with rear advert in Princes Street  -  November 2005

Newer Buses

A harlequin pattern comprising red and gold diamonds on white was used for new low-floor buses when they were introduced in 1999. 

A  similar pattern has been used for all subsequent low floor buses.  These low floor buses are fitted to accommodate wheelchairs and prams.  Now more than half the buses in the fleet are low-floor.

Two buses in Princes Street, showing  older and more recent examples of the Lothian Buses harlequin livery  -  November 2005

The original harlequin pattern had overlapping diamonds ranging from small to large as used for the bus in front in this photo.  These buses did not carry any adverts for the first few months.

More recently the pattern has become simpler fewer small diamonds and no overlapping diamonds as used in the bus  behind in this photo.

Route Branding

  Route branding for Lothian Buses, Route 44  -  November 2005

  New bus on the newly branded Route 44, near the West End of Princes Street  -  November 2005

Some of the longer distance routes have been branded and given their own liveries.  Below are examples from routes. The first of these uses the older buses, the others use low-floor buses.

Route 26 [Clerwood to Tranent and Seaton Sands] was the first to be branded, including maps of the route on the backs of the buses.  The slogan used is: 'East to West, through the Heart of the City'.

Route 3 [Clovenstone to Gorebridge and Birkenside] was branded with the arrival of a batch of new buses in October 2005. The slogan used for this route is  'Club Class Across the City'.

Route 44 was the next to be branded, in mid-November 2005.  The slogan used is 'Service with a Sparkle'.

These three routes have used 'Hearts', 'Clubs' and 'Diamonds'  Will 'Spades' be next?

 

Double Decker Buses

Older Buses

Most Routes

using older buses

Madder Livery

Route 10 bus in Princes Street  -  November 2005

Route 15

Orange livery

Route 15 bus in Princes Street  -  November 2005

Tour Buses

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Bus 310 , Edinburgh Tour Bus crosses Princes Street at the foot of the Mound  -  November 2005

Adverts
on buses

Route 17 and several other buses in Princes Street  -  November 2005           Bus 218 with large rear advert in Princes Street  -  November 2005

 

Double Decker Buses

Newer Buses

Most Routes

using newer buses

Harlequin livery

Two buses in Princes Street, showing  older and more recent examples of the Lothian Buses harlequin livery  -  November 2005

Route 3

'Club Class
across the city
& midlothian'

  Route branding for Lothian Buses, Route 3  -   November 2005

Route branding for Lothian Buses, Route 3  -  November 2005         Route 3 bus in Princes Street  -  November 2005

Route 26

'East to west,
 through the heart
 of the City''

  Route branding for Lothian Buses, Route 26  -   2005

Route 26 bus in Princes Street  -  November 2005         Route 26 bus in Princes Street  -  November 2005

Route 44

'Service
with a Sparkle'

  Route branding for Lothian Buses, Route 44  -  November 2005

Bus 726 with route branding for Route 44 in Princes Street  -  November 2005         Bus 728 with route branding for Route 44 in Princes Street  -  November 2005

 

Single Decker Buses

Newer Buses

Route 22

Gyle to
Ocean Terminal

Route 22 bus in Princes Street  -  November 2005         Route 30 + 22 buses in Princes Street  -  November 2005
Park & Ride A 'Park and Ride' single decker bus heads east along  Princes Street towards the Park & Ride site at Ingliston, close to Edinburgh Airport  -  November 2005

 

 

  

 

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