Most Liveries in a City

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Mutant Lemming

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Does Nottingham have more different coloured buses on it's streets than any other city in the country ?
I don't mean the odd bit of branding with a few stickers or the routes name/number painted onthe side but completley different coloured buses for varying routes.
Nottingham City Transport has 16 differing liveries and Trent Barton a similar number (plus the colours of the few independent operators).
 
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Whilst I am not completely disagreeing with the 40-odd GNE 'liveries', I would suggest they are route branding, not liveries.

So perhaps yes, I do disagree....:)
 

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Liverpool has 10 does it not?

* First
* avon bus
* ACE travel
* Stagecoach
* Arriva
* Halton transport
* Cumfy bus
* Hattons bus
* Huyton travel
* peoples bus
 

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Ellesmere port area?

First
Helms of eastham
Arriva
First overgroound
Happy als
Cumfy bus
GHA coaches
arrowebrook
Albino white bus livery
Plus bus
Aintree coachline
 

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Milton Keynes:

Arriva
Stagecoach
Centrebus
Z&S
Vale Travel
Red Rose
Redline
Langston and Tasker
Grant Palmer
Souls
Three Star Coaches

School contract routes:

Red Kite (basically Go NorthEast with the blue going slightly further back)
Heyfordian
Marshalls
 

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Whilst I am not completely disagreeing with the 40-odd GNE 'liveries', I would suggest they are route branding, not liveries.

So perhaps yes, I do disagree....:)
Well if these don't count as different liveries... what does?!?! :)
 

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In Oxford you can see

Oxford Bus Co - City red livery
Oxford Bus Co - Park & Ride green livery (2 variants)
Oxford Bus Co - Brookes Bus blue livery
(If they are eligible for inclusion here, the Oxford Bus Co coaches on the London X90 and Airport services also have their own liveries)
Thames Travel white livery
Thames Travel green and blue livery
(TT also have some buses recently acquired from Carousel and Damory, and in their liveries)
Stagecoach - "normal" livery
Stagecoach Gold (both from SC Oxon and SC West)
Stagecoach "green"/hybrid livery
Stagecoach Oxford Tube (which are used on a few bus services to Oxford in the morning peaks as well as on the London run)
Arriva The Shires
Swanbrook
RH Transport (who have one bus still in Plymouth Citibus livery)
Red Rose
Heyfordian
Charlton on Otmoor services
Go Ride (Sat eves and Sundays only)
 

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Well if these don't count as different liveries... what does?!?! :)
Nope, not convinced, still think they are route branding not liveries. :) Even GNE mention branding not liveries

Simply Go website said:
Go North East is dedicated to engaging with local communities through its innovative, branded bus routes which not only engender community pride but increase passengers and market share. High profile brands such as ‘Red Arrows’, ‘Angel’ and ‘Red Kite’ offer new, higher quality travel experiences for an increasing number of customers whilst the ‘Tyne Tees Link’ provides new regional express links.

Funnily enough when I am in the UK I stay in Rowlands Gill so travel on the the Red Kite branded 45/46 and the bleeding horrible Toon Link branded 47 all too often. Mind you it is quite easy to see which bus is coming over the bridge when waiting at the Metrocentre. :D
 
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Nope, not convinced, still think they are route branding not liveries. :) Even GNE mention branding not liveries
You're definitely arguing semantics here- just because they don't call it a "livery" doesn't mean it isn't one; one could equally call a standard livery "company branding".
 

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Does Nottingham have more different coloured buses on it's streets than any other city in the country ?
I don't mean the odd bit of branding with a few stickers or the routes name/number painted onthe side but completley different coloured buses for varying routes.
Nottingham City Transport has 16 differing liveries and Trent Barton a similar number (plus the colours of the few independent operators).

From the highlighted section in the opening post, I would definitely include Go North East. Or on the opposite side you could argue NCT is just branding, with them being the same base livery but using different colours for each route.
The main problem with GNE for this thread, however, is working out how many go into each city, rather than how many they have in the company, again with the opening post stating how many different coloured buses are in a city.
 

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Birmingham has

NXWM current livery
TWM old livery
TWM old old livery
Blue Diamond livery
Red Diamond livery
Black Diamond Livery
Central Connect Livery
Diamind (former Go-Ahead) Livery
Arriva Livery
First Livery
Central Buses Livery
Thandi Livery
The Green Bus Livery
Johnsons Livery
Claribells Livery
Midland Livery
Joes Travel Livery (rip off Diamond red and white)
Central Logistics Livery
 

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Quite a lot in Stockport:

Stagecoach standard
Stagecoach Hybrid
First 1997-2011
First post-2011
TfGM
Arriva 1997-2009
Arriva interurban
Trent Barton
CentreBus
TransPeak green
JPT
Bluebird
M Travel
Finglands
BakerBus
 

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Quite a lot in Stockport:

Stagecoach standard
Stagecoach Hybrid
First 1997-2011
First post-2011
TfGM
Arriva 1997-2009
Arriva interurban
Trent Barton
CentreBus
TransPeak green
JPT
Bluebird
M Travel
Finglands
BakerBus

You missed Stagecoach Magic Bus (on one daily trip on the 384 from Marple Hibbert Ln), First Hybrid (on the 380, 381 and 386 routes to Romiley) and MCT (on the 173 Manchester - Stepping Hill). Also, what buses do TfGM operate?
 

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You missed Stagecoach Magic Bus (on one daily trip on the 384 from Marple Hibbert Ln), First Hybrid (on the 380, 381 and 386 routes to Romiley) and MCT (on the 173 Manchester - Stepping Hill). Also, what buses do TfGM operate?

I had seen occasional Magic Bus Olympians in the yard by Stockport bus station/ garage but didn't realise they operated these Stagecoach workings. By TfGM I meant the First Hybrids on routes 380/81/86 s these are leased from TfGM. You are right that I forgot MCT 173. Those buses are ghastly anyway and look like ambulances.
 

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Just seeing how Lincoln measures up, as Stagecoach use a number of different livery variations;

Stagecoach standard
Stagecoach InterConnect
Stagecoach bio-bus
Stagecoach plain orange (Fastcat spare, used on 103 frequently)
Stagecoach City Tour
PC Coaches green
PC Coaches orange / red
Brylaine Travel new
Brylaine Travel old
Black Cat Travel
Marshalls of Sutton on Trent
Kimes
J R Dent
 

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Of the top of my head in Manchester

First standard barbie
First silver hybrids
Firsts new purple
The Oxford Road bus
Stagecoach standard
Stagecoach green
JPT
The Whitch Way
Starship
The yellow school busses
First Hybrids green
Bluebird
Rossendale Busses
Metroshuttles
Megabus
Terravision
Stotts
Finglands
Arriva
Bullocks
Checkmate Transport
Go Goodwins
Maytree
And for some reason i feel like im forgetting some
 

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Of the top of my head in Manchester

First standard barbie
First silver hybrids
Firsts new purple
The Oxford Road bus
Stagecoach standard
Stagecoach green
JPT
The Whitch Way
Starship
The yellow school busses
First Hybrids green
Bluebird
Rossendale Busses
Metroshuttles
Megabus
Terravision
Stotts
Finglands
Arriva
Bullocks
Checkmate Transport
Go Goodwins
Maytree
And for some reason i feel like im forgetting some

Let's see.
First question: what on earth is Starship (pun there not intended)
Second question: is this just dealing with the CBD

And you definitely missed the following
TransPeak
MCT

 

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If you're looking at Newcastle, don't forget that there is also Stagecoach, Arriva Northumberland, Arriva Northeast (yes, they are subtley different!) and Megabus (and National Express, I suppose...)
 
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