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Happy Birthday Citibus!
Thirty years ago, on Saturday 23rd November 1985, Midland Red (West) Limited replaced their network of local services in the City of Worcester with an all new high-frequency network, operated entirely with sixty 20-seat Mercedes-Benz L608D minibuses. The new network operated under the brand name “Citibus” and vehicles carried a new livery of yellow, orange and blue, showing the City of Worcester coat of arms on both sides.
The yellow, orange and blue Citibus livery was phased out from July 1990, with vehicles being repainted to the standard red and cream bus livery from that time. The Citibus was shown above the doors on buses until 1997 when Midland Red (West) Limited became part of FirstBus.
Photograph shows Mercedes-Benz L608D fleet number 1325 (C325PNP) in Citibus livery on Sunday 29th December 1985, just over a month after the introduction of the network.