LIVERY INDEX

Last Updated : December 10th 2018 (under construction)

This page lists all major fleet liveries carried by Bristol VR, RE, LH and Lodekka vehicles. If you have any further information or photos I would be delighted to hear from you at rob@robsly.com

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Liveries prior to the National Bus Company
Aldershot & District
Aldershot & District livery
Two-tone green and cream livery carried prior to the formation of NBC when it was replaced by NBC red
Alder Valley coach
Alder Valley coach
Cream coach livery with a red stripe carried prior to the formation of NBC when it was replaced by NBC white coach livery
Alder Valley bus
Alder Valley bus
Deep red and cream bus livery carried prior to the formation of NBC when it was replaced by NBC red
Brighton, Hove & District

Red and cream livery carried prior to takeover by Southdown in 1969, after which Southdown green and cream replaced it
Bristol Omnibus One-Man-Operated
BOC OMO livery
Relatively short-lived green and cream livery carried by Bristol Omnibus vehicles that were suitable for One-Man Operation (one Lodekka was also experimentally repainted although this remained crew-operated). This livery superseded Tilling green and preceeded NBC green
Cheltenham District
Cheltenham District livery
Burgundy and cream livery carried by CDT vehicles
Cheltenham District One-Man-Operated
Cheltenham District OMO livery Relatively short-lived burgundy and cream livery carried by CDT vehicles that were suitable for One-Man Operation. This livery superseded CDT livery and preceeded NBC red
Durham District Services
Durham District Services
Green and cream livery carried prior to the fleet being absorbed into United Auto and receiving Tilling red livery
Mansfield District
Mansfield District
Green and cream livery carried prior to the formation of NBC when it was replaced by NBC green
Midland General
Midland General livery
Black & cream single decker livery (shared with Mansfield District) and blue and cream double decker livery
Ribble
Ribble
Red and cream livery carried prior to the formation of NBC when it was replaced by NBC red
Royal Blue
Royal Blue
Blue and cream coaching livery carried by Western National and Southern National vehicles
Southdown

Green and cream livery carried prior to the formation of NBC when it was replaced by NBC green
Tilling Green
Tilling green
Tilling green livery as carried by many companies owned by Tilling. Double deckers usually had two cream bands, single deckers just the one. Originally the cream was lined out in black, but this was deleted as a cost-saving measure later on. Replaced by either NBC green or (in the case of Hants & Dorset) NBC red livery in the early to mid 1970s.
Tilling Red
Tilling red
Tilling red livery (per Tilling green above but swap green and red)
West Riding
West Riding livery
Green and cream livery carried by vehicles prior to the formation of NBC when it was replaced by NBC red
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire local coach
Red and cream coach livery carried by vehicles prior to the formation of NBC when it was replaced by NBC white coach livery
Liveries during the National Bus Company period
National Bus Company Blue
NBC blue livery
NBC blue livery, usually (but not always) finished with a white stripe at waist level
National Bus Company Red
NBC red livery
NBC red livery, usually (but not always) finished with a white stripe at waist level
National Bus Company Green
NBC green livery
NBC green livery, usually (but not always) finished with a white stripe at waist level
NBC Dual-Purpose Red and White
NBC red DP
NBC dual-purpose red and white livery
NBC Dual-Purpose Green and White NBC green and white dual-purpose
NBC dual-purpose green and white livery
NBC Dual-Purpose Blue and White NBC dual-purpose blue and white livery
NBC dual-purpose blue and white livery
National White Coach
NBC white
NBC white coach livery
Post-Deregulation former NBC company liveries
Alder Valley

Green and yellow livery used by Alder Valley South after separation of the Alder Valley company and prior to the adoption of Stagecoach livery.
Badgerline
Badgerline
Green and yellow livery used by Badgerline to replace NBC green livery.
Bee Line
Bee Line
Yellow and black livery used by Alder Valley North/Bee Line after separation of the Alder Valley company and prior to the adoption of First Beeline livery.
Brighton & Hove
Brighton & Hove
Red, black and cream livery used by Brighton & Hove replacing NBC green livery.
Brighton & Hove 2
Brighton & Hove 2
Red, black and cream livery in a revised layout used by Brighton & Hove to replace previous scheme. Also a jade and cream version.
Bristol Overground

Updated yellow, red and blue livery used by Bristol Omnibus replacing City Rider livery.
Bristol Open-Top
Bristol open-top 1984
Selection of open-top liveries applied by Bristol Omnibus between 1984 and 1999.
Cambus Light Blue

NBC-style light blue livery used by Cambus to replace NBC red
Cambus

Two-tone blue and white livery applied by Cambus to replace light blue NBC livery.
Cheltenham District/Swindon & District
Cheltenham District/Swindon & District
Red and ivory livery applied by Cheltenham District and Swindon & District to replace NBC red livery.
City of Gloucester
City of Gloucester
Blue and yellow livery applied by City of Gloucester to replace NBC blue livery.
City Rider
City Rider
Yellow, red and blue livery used by Bristol Omnibus for vehicles on City services replacing NBC green livery
Crosville Wales
Crosville Wales
Green and white livery used by Crosville Wales to replace NBC green livery
Devon General
Devon General
Red and cream livery used by Devon General to replace NBC red livery
Devon General Coach
Devon General Coach
Coach liveries carried by Devon General vehicles
East Kent
East Kent
Red and cream livery used by East Kent to replace NBC red
Eastern National Experimental
Eastern National experimental livery
Experimental post deregulation livery, replaced by scheme with less green
East Yorkshire
East Yorkshire
Red and white livery used by East Yorkshire to replace NBC red livery
East Yorkshire #2
East Yorkshire 2
Burgundy and cream livery used by East Yorkshire to replace earlier post deregulation livery
Hampshire Bus
Hampshire Bus
Red, white and blue livery used by Hampshire Bus to replace NBC red
Hampshire Coach
Hampshire coach
White, red and blue scheme applied by Hampshire Bus in reverse style to bus livery for coach-seated vehicles
Luton & District
Luton & District
Red and white livery applied by Luton & District to replace NBC green
National Welsh
VHB678S in National Welsh VR
Red, white and green livery used by National Welsh to replace NBC red
Red & White
Red & White
Red, white and grey livery used by Red & White to replace NBC red
Solent Blue Line
Solent Blue Line
Initial two-tone blue and yellow livery applied to Solent Blue Line vehicles
Solent Blue Line #2
Solent Blue Line #2
Revised two-tone blue and yellow livery applied to later VRs by Solent Blue Line
Viscount Bus & Coach

Yellow, white and black livery used by Viscount to replace Cambus livery
Western Nationa/Plymouth Citybus Joint Services
Citybus Joint Services
Green and white livery with Western National Citybus fleetnames
Western National "Birds Eye"
Birds Eye livery
Blue, yellow, red and white "Bird's Eye" livery used by Western National to replace NBC green
Western National "Cornwall Busways" Experimental
Cornwall Busways experimental
Two-tone blue experimental livery used by Western National for Cornwall Busways in 1988
Western National Interim
Western National Interim livery
Blue, red and cream livery used by Western National to replace Bird's Eye livery
Western National "Badgers & Flags"
Western National Badgers & Flags
Blue, red and white "Badgers and Flags" livery used by Western National to replace Interim livery
Wilts & Dorset
Wilts & Dorset
Red, white and black livery used by Wilts & Dorset to replace NBC red
Other Public Company liveries
London Transport white band
LT white band livery
Red and white livery used initially by London Transport for LHs
London Buses liveries
Allover red LT livery
Liveries used by London Buses Limited including allover red and Hillingdon 128 liveries
Plymouth Citybus

Red and cream livery with Plymouth Citybus fleetnames
Scottish Bus Group liveries
Alexander/Alexander Midland
Alexander & Sons
Blue and white livery with Alexander & Sons fleetnames (later Alexander Midland)
Alexander Fife
Alexander Fife
Red and white livery with Fife fleetnames
Central S.M.T.
Central S.M.T.
Red and white livery with Central S.M.T. fleetnames
Eastern Scottish
Eastern Scottish
Green and cream livery with Eastern Scottish fleetnames
Highland
Highland livery
Red and cream livery with Highland fleetnames
Western S.M.T.
GCS244 in Western S.M.T. livery
Red and cream livery with Western S.M.T. fleetnames
First Group liveries
First Badgerline


First Beeline
First Beeline
Blue and yellow livery adopted prior to the introduction of First corporate livery
First City Line


First Eastern Counties


First Eastern National


First Provincial


First Red Bus


First Southern National


First Thamesway


First Western National


First "Barbie 2"/First Tour


First "Barbie 3"


Other Private Company liveries
Arriva

Arriva corporate livery
Busways
Economic
Liveries carried by Busways vehicles including South Shields Busways, Economic, Blue Bus Services
Stagecoach of Perth

Initial livery carried by Stagecoach vehicles early in the company's history, allover white with broad red, blue and brown stripes
Stagecoach "stripey"
Stagecoach stripey
Stagecoach standard corporate livery, allover white with red, blue and orange stripes
Stagecoach "rolling ball"

Revised Stagecoach corporate livery, allover white with red, blue and orange "swoops"
Teeside Motor Services
Teeside Motor Services Blue and white livery used by Teeside Motor Services
Trimdon Motor Services
Trimdon Motor Services
Blue and white livery used by Trimdon Motor Services and Tyne & Wear Omnibus
Tyne & Wear Omnibus revised
Tyne & Wear Omnibus Revised blue and white livery used by Tyne & Wear Omnibus/Busways
Independent operator liveries
City Sightseeing
City Sightseeing livery
Livery carried by City Sightseeing franchises around the world
Guide Friday
Guide Friday livery
Livery carried by Guide Friday franchises in the U.K.
Advertising and Special liveries
Bristol Omnibus Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the Bristol Omnibus fleet
City of Oxford Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the City of Oxford fleet
Cumberland Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the Cumberland Motor Services fleet
Eastern Counties Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the Eastern Counties fleet
Guernseybus Advertising Liveries

Allover adveritisng schemes carred by Bristol LHs in the Guernseybus fleet
Hants & Dorset Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the Hants & Dorset fleet
Lincolnshire Road Car Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the Lincolnshire Road Car fleet
Maidstone & District Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the Maidstone & District fleet
Queen's Silver Jubilee Livery
Queen's Silver Jubilee livery
Queen's Silver Jubilee livery applied to vehicles in many companies to celebrate 25 years of the Queen's rule
South Wales Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the South Wales fleet
Southdown Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the Southdown fleet
Trent Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the Trent fleet
United Counties Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the United Counties fleet
Ulsterbus/Citybus Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the Ulsterbus/Citybus fleet
Western National Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the Western National fleet
West Yorkshire Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the West Yorkshire fleet
Open-Top liveries
Bristol Omnibus VR Open-Top Liveries
Bath open-top 1989
Open-top liveries carried by Bristol Omnibus VRs at Weston-super-Mare, Bath and Bristol
Crosville Open-Top Liveries

Open-top liveries carried by Crosville vehicles
Eastern Counties Open-Top Liveries

Open-top liveries carried by Eastern Counties vehicles
South Wales Open-Top Liveries

Open-top liveries carried by National Welsh/South Wales vehicles
Southdown Open-Top Liveries

Open-top liveries carried by Southdown vehicles
Southern Vectis Open-Top Liveries

Open-top liveries carried by Southern Vectis vehicles
United Auto/East Yorkshire Open-Top Liveries

Open-top liveries carried by United Auto/East Yorkshire vehicles at Scarborough
Western National Open-Top Liveries

Open-top liveries carried by Western National vehicles in Cornwall, Devon and Dorset
 

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