Clean, tidy, reliable???? Well this maybe so, but Birkenhead Transport seems to be locked behind the door connecting them to a thing called reality. I find the whole "operation" old fashioned.
Why are there no side destinations on the large part of there pre 2003 fleet? Many a times I've either got the wrong bus or missed it because of this.
Sticking to a no advertising approach is while worthy, It's become a reality for many companies who have been able to profit from the cause. It may look untidy and sometimes tacky. However a bus with advertising has became a norm as many urban operators seek to diversify an whatever means necessary to fund some of the shoestring operations that are around.
Using their service on day excursions, its felt like I'm walking back in time and traveling on a preserved bus. The roller blinds, rear windows and bench seats all enhance the feeling.
As someone suggested to me a few weeks ago Birkenhead Transport reminds him and well me of someone sitting down and hand painting numbers onto buses.