The city of Belfast is home to a variety of buses. The main operator is Translink whose livery is jade green and mint green with red trim for Citybus, or blue trim for Ulsterbus. Some Citybus buses are in the old red and cream scheme and Ulsterbus vehicles in the blue and cream livery. Both operators run smart well turned out vehicles. Citybus still operates a number of Bristol RELLs, which are covered fully in our programme 'Northern Ireland's RE Twilight', Leyland Tigers, Dennis Darts, Mercedes, Scanias, Volvos and Optare Solos. Recently introduced are a fleet of Volvo B7TL Alexander ALX400 double deckers.
Ulsterbus vehicles on the DVD include some of the last of a long line of Leyland Leopards - these are seen operating in Belfast, and we make a brief visit to the depots of Portrush, Kilrea and Ballycastle to see them at rest.
We take a ride on a new Ulsterbus ALX400 to Lisburn and back to Belfast passing along the Falls Road featuring some Bristol REs. Many other Ulsterbus vehicles are seen as they operate into Belfast and make a nice complement in the home of Citybus.
City centre locations include:- Donegall Square, Wellington Place, Queen Street, Donegall Place, Royal Avenue, the Europa Buscentre and many more.
This programme comprehensively covers the busy current bus scene in Belfast featuring all bus types. There are even some interesting service vehicles making an appearance!
Produced by - Independent Transport Videos
Running time - 68 Minutes