Connect branding Mid saw the introduction of Connect branding,  with the first example being red-based 26 Connect: A tartan pattern was used on seat upholstry at this time, and the insides of the buses were coloured in bright blues and yellows.
These buses continued with the same madder red and white pattern on the outside of the bus but Lothian Buses changed the seats to a matching madder red colour. In July Lothian Buses introduced 60 new double lothian buses ridacard nightly business report buses. Each type of bus owned directly by Lothian Buses has had at least one of their type painted in the new livery.
However, these buses have been repainted into madder and white with no route branding. The base colour here is yellow, and was applied together with a new interpretation of the classic madder and white livery.
Route branding[ edit ] Route branding has been increasingly used by Lothian since the introduction of low floor vehicles. This is to celebrate the history of the area as Pen-Y-Cog is the original name for Penicuik.
Busformerly one of the "Club Class" branded buses, was repainted into the new madder and white livery with a yellow roof and "3 Connect" branding in springand it was expected that this would replace the Club Class branding.
The last high step bus was removed from service by Lothian in the late s, making the distinction irrelevant. Several of the vehicles regularly appear at events, rallies and running days around the country.
When low floor disabled access vehicles were introduced in the late s, they were given their own distinguishing "harlequin" livery.
Volvos — were repainted into a new branding for route 49, The Queen of Scots with — and now repainted into standard madder and white.
This was superseded by a new branding, "The Mill Race", with pebble grey uppers and roofline, but was later removed due to the high fuel consumption of the long route diagram. Alexander Dennis Enviro hybrid at Tollcross in September The basic livery was again updated in Decemberwhen a new, more angular, madder and white livery was introduced for a new batch of Wrightbus Gemini 3 double deckers, partly because the new buses had windows up the full length of the stairs, making the "sweeping" livery look awkward.
The shape of the modern, sweeping version of the madder and white livery was recognisable enough to be used with different colours; when East Lothian Buses later Lothian Country Buses was set up, their fleet used a version in green and beige the colours of Scottish Midland Buses, which had once run similar routes before being absorbed by First.
However, the other vehicles in Penicuik City Link colours were repainted into the new madder and white livery with a turquoise mint coloured roof and the name Pen-Y-Cog. Routes 4, 5, 19, 23 and 27 were the first buses to receive this branding.
Inone of these buses was repainted into madder and white, with no roof colour. The last was repainted in This livery was again versatile and recognisable enough to use in other colours: Alexander RH bodied Leyland Olympian in the final version of the traditional madder and white livery Alexander Royal bodied Volvo Olympian painted in red and cream livery on route 15 in May Edinburgh Corporation and Lothian Buses have historically employed a high degree of standardisation of their service bus fleet, including the use of low-floor buses to facilitate maintenance savings.
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