Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Orange buses

It suddenly occurred to me the other day that there are no orange buses in Cardiff anymore. They used to be an iconic image for the city, I thought. London had its red buses, Cardiff had its orange ones. Now they are either an uninteresting green (Cardiff Bus) or bright red (Veolia), and plastooned* with hideous advertising. 

Maybe orange is a more expensive colour to paint vehicles with?

Bit of a shame, really.

*plastooned. From JC's dictionary. Meaning plastered, covered or smeared over excessively.


  1. Good grief! I do believe you're right...
    It's almost as though they've been abducted/raptured - without *anyone* noticing! (Well, I hadn't.)