Matt Harrison | Feb 27, 2019 | 1
Strathclyde rides again
Strathclyde’s striking orange and black colour scheme has risen from the grave.
It’s the first of three retro liveries from the 60s, 70s and 80s to hit the streets
They say that a truly classic look never really goes out of fashion, and that’s the case in 2019 as First Glasgow marks the 125th anniversary of public transport in the city by bringing a bit of nostalgia to their fleet.
The First Glasgow of today can be traced all the way back to 1894, when the Glasgow Corporation Tramway came to fruition that year on 1 July. Glasgow’s public transport operations have had a colourful history over the years, with trams, trolleybuses and the buses that have continuously served the streets of the city sporting a number of eye-catching liveries along the way.
To mark ‘Glasgow 125’, First Glasgow is turning back the clock with a trio of heritage liveries, the first of which is the iconic, bright orange identity of Strathclyde’s Buses from the 1980s.
A number of events to mark ‘Glasgow 125’ will also be taking place across the city, the biggest of which will take place on 7 July with the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust. An Open Sunday event will be hosted at their bus museum in Bridgeton, which houses over 100 examples of buses from yesteryear in various stages of restoration, many of which proudly served the city streets.We are also very pleased to be working closely with First Glasgow on this event and look forward to building and strengthening this relationship into the future.