The Metrobus seemed to follow me as i went to college and then university, even when i started work though by the mid-90s. When i started work at BCU in 2001 my office was next to the Perry Barr garage, all i could see from my office window were the roofs of numerous Metrobuses! By then Metrobus domination was starting to give way to other types though it remained in service in Birmingham until 2010.
To be honest i didn't like the Metrobus at first. I found the buff coloured interiors with its abstract flowery pattern rather dull compared to the blue of the Fleetline. They also stank in the winter of damp. Upstairs a river would flow along the side of the seats under the window. Sudden stops could make the murky water slosh over your shoes! But i came to like the Metrobus and it was a big part of my life for a long time... or at least got me to it.
|Three Metrobuses at Aston|
|Route 101 Metrobus|