Thursday, 21 May 2015

Palladium Launch

Mercedes Citaros 550 to 553 lining up before the Palladium launch event on the Tower headland
Blackpool Transport officially launched their new Palladium branded Mercedes Citaros in front of Blackpool Tower on Thursday 21st May. Six Citaros took part in the ceremony, with buses 550 to 555 lined up in numerical order on the Tower headland for the launch. The full batch of ten new buses are numbered 550 to 559, and they are painted light grey with a pale yellow band. The Citaros will be entering service on route 5 from Victoria Hospital to Halfway House on 31st May.

Mercedes Citaro 555 manoeuvring into position for the line-up on the Tower headland
The last bus to arrive on the Tower headland for the Palladium launch event was Mercedes Citaro 555
A rear view of Palladium branded Mercedes Citaros 550 to 553
Mercedes Citaros 550 to 555 lined up on the Tower headland at the official Palladium launch event
A profile view of Mercedes Citaros 550 to 555 on the Tower headland
Mercedes Citaros 550 to 555 (from right to left) lined up on the Tower headland for the Palladium launch event
A yellow ribbon being cut onboard Mercedes Citaro 550 to mark the official launch of the new bus fleet
The Blackpool Transport Board posing for photographs after the launch ceremony

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