LIVERY INDEX

Last Updated : August 22nd 2019 (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
Brighton & Hove
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 This livery superseded Tilling green and preceeded NBC green.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 This livery superseded CDT livery and preceeded NBC red.
City of Oxford
City of Oxford
Red and duck-egg green livery used prior to the formation of NBC when it was replaced by NBC red.
Crosville coach
Crosville coach
Cream and black coach livery carried prior to the formation of NBC when it was replaced by NBC white coach livery.
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.
East Midland
East Midland
Red and cream livery carried prior to the formation of NBC when it was replaced by NBC green 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
Southdown
Green and cream livery carried prior to the formation of NBC when it was replaced by NBC green.
Standerwick
Standerwick
Cream and red livery carried prior to the formation of NBC when it was replaced by NBC white.
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.
Yorkshire Woollen
Yorkshire Woollen
Red and cream livery carried by vehicles prior to the formation of NBC when it was replaced by NBC red.
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
National "Local Coach"
NBC local coach
NBC local coach livery also known as "Venetian Blind" livery
Post-Deregulation former NBC company liveries
Alder Valley
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.
Badgerline Swift Link
Badgerline Swift Link
Green, white and yellow Swift Link livery used by Badgerline for duall-purpose vehicles.
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
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
Cambus light blue
NBC-style light blue livery used by Cambus to replace NBC red.
Cambus
Cambus
Two-tone blue and white livery applied by Cambus to replace light blue NBC livery.
Cheltenham & Gloucester
Cheltenham District/Swindon & District
Liveries used by Cheltenham & Gloucester Omnibus Company to replace red, blue and green NBC liveries.
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.
East Midland
East Midland
Green and white livery used by East Midland to replace NBC 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.
Hastings & District
Hastings & District
Red and cream livery used by Hastings & District to replace NBC green livery
Hastings & District #2
Hastings & District blue livery
Blue, yellow and cream livery used by Hastings & District to replace earlier red and cream livery
Hastings & District Arrow
Hastings & District Arrow
Red and cream livery used by Hastings & District (was this reserved for certain depots or services?)
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.
Northern General
Northern General
Red and white livery used by Northern General to replace NBC red.
Northumbria
Northumbria
Red, grey and white livery used by Northumbria 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.
South Midland
South Midland
Liveries used by South Midland to replace NBC red livery.
Southern National
Southern National
Two-tone green and cream livery used by Southern National to replace NBC green.
S.U.T.
S.U.T.
Red and white livery used by S.U.T.
Tees & District
Tees & District
Yellow, red and white livery used by Tees & District to replace United Auto livery.
Trent
Trent
Red and grey livery used by Trent to replace NBC red livery.
United Auto
United Auto
Red and white livery used by United Auto to replace NBC red livery.
United Counties
United Counties
Green livery with orange, yellow and white strips used by United Counties to replace NBC green livery
Viscount Bus & Coach
Viscount
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 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
Citybus of Belfast
Citybus
Red and white livery used by Citybus
G.M.P.TE. 1981
G.M.P.T.E 1981
Allover orange livery applied by Greater Manchester P.T.E. to its vehicles from 1981.
Hartlepool Borough
Hartlepool
Maroon and cream livery applied by Hartlepool Borough.
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
Plymouth Citybus
Red and cream livery with Plymouth Citybus fleetnames.
Reading Borough
Reading Borough
Burgundy and white livery used by Reading Borough in the 1970s and 1980s.
Reading Transport
Reading Transport
Burgundy, blue and cream livery used by Reading Transport in the 1990s.
Ulsterbus
Ulsterbus
Blue and white livery used by Ulsterbus
West Midlands P.T.E.
WMPTE
Blue and white livery used by W.M.P.T.E.
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.
Lowland Scottish
Lowland Scottish
Green and yellow livery with Lowland Scottish fleetnames.
Western S.M.T.
Western S.M.T. livery
Red and cream livery with Western S.M.T. fleetnames.
First Group liveries
First Badgerline
First Badgerline
Green and yellow livery used by First Badgerline replacing Badgerline livery and preceding Barbie 2 livery.
First Beeline
First Beeline
Blue and yellow livery used by First Beeline replacing yellow and black Bee Line livery.
First Blue Bus
First Blue Bus
Cream and blue livery used by First Blue Bus replacing Great Yarmouth livery.
First City Line
First City Line
Yellow, red, blue and black livery used by City Line replacing City Rider livery.
First Durbin
First Durbin
Blue and grey livery used by the First Durbin low-cost unit in Bristol.
First Eastern Counties
First Eastern Counties
Cream and red livery used by First Eastern Counties replacing allover red Eastern Counties scheme.
First Eastern National
First Eastern National
Revised yellow and green livery used by First Eastern National replacing earlier yellow and green scheme.
First Provincial
First Provincial
Red and cream livery used by First Provincial replacing Provincial green and cream.
First Red Bus
First Red Bus
Red and white livery used by First Red Bus.
First Southern National
First Southern National
Green and white livery used by First Southern National replacing earlier green and cream Southern National scheme.
First Thamesway
First Thamesway
Yellow and purple livery used by First Thamesway.
First Western National
First Western National
White, blue and red livery used by First Western National replacing interim Western National livery.
First "Barbie 2"/First Tour
First Barbie 2
First corporate livery "Barbie 2"
First "Barbie 3"
First Barbie 3
First corporate livery "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.
GRT corporate liveries
GRT Eastern Counties
Liveries carried by GRT vehicles including Eastern Counties, Lowland Scottish and Northampton.
Lancashire United
Lancashire United
Red and white livery carried by Lancashire United vehicles
Northern Bus
Northern Bus
Liveries carried by the fleet of Northern Bus of North Anston/MASS
Q Drive corporate liveries
Luton Bus
Liveries carried by Q Drive vehicles including Luton & District and Slough Bus.
Stagecoach of Perth
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"
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
East Kent Advertising Liveries

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the East Kent fleet
East Yorkshire Advertising Liveries

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

Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by individual vehicles in the Eastern Counties fleet
Experimental Post-deregulation Liveries
Cornwall Busways experimental livery Experimental liveries applied by former NBC companies prior to settling on a new fleet-wide livery
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
Municipal Operators Advertising Liveries
O'Connor Superstore
Allover and wraparound advertising schemes carried by vehicles with Municipal operators
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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