But it's the livery that stands out as a radical change from blue, blue, orange, white and red. Here is a piccy from John (many thanks) taken in fading light at Winchester station. Click on these to photos for an enlarged view.
King'scity " fleetname is a sort of King Alfred's head.
Two themes were clear in the comments made.
Not surprisingly, the article in yesterday's "Star" was full of opprobrium. Here are a few extracts thereforem
Long queues, timetable confusion and endless waits for buses after drastic cuts have sparked a wave of complaints.
I now have to walk further which is fine but the 35 buses have gone to one an hour. The bus misses half the time so if you get the next hourly one you are going to be late for work. You have to leave two and a half hours before work to make sure you can get there when it is a shopping centre that employs thousands of people.
The elderly and disabled people in Firs Hill had to walk further and change buses to access shops in Burngreave.
The printed timetable for the new 81 service which has replaced the 70 does not match the one online.
Others have complained about long queues and cramped buses on the 52 routes from the city centre to Crookes, and the services up and down Ecclesall Road.
When the 20 arrived a man asked if it went to Pitsmoor and the driver didn’t know; the passenger kicked off saying he had been there for 45 minutes.
So, as confidently predicted by fbb, it's all going jolly well.