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by winston
22:59 Thursday 14th June 2018
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Public Enquiry
Replies: 15
Views: 1360

Re: Public Enquiry

I did come across this article from 2011 regarding wheel loss incidents & various causes: http://www.transportengineer.org.uk/transport-engineer-features/careless-torque-costs-lives/34983 I suspect a lot of the younger mechanics / engineers that are employed within the bus industry these days are li...
by winston
19:20 Thursday 14th June 2018
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Public Enquiry
Replies: 15
Views: 1360

Re: Public Enquiry

Unfortunate timing! And also operated by the same depot involved in next weeks PI:

http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/1 ... in_Kinver/
by winston
12:30 Monday 16th April 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: "New" vehicles for Worcester?
Replies: 37
Views: 3999

Re: "New" vehicles for Worcester?

AdamH wrote:
09:34 Monday 16th April 2018
winston wrote:
23:06 Sunday 15th April 2018
Could the additional 6 be 52 plate examples from Southampton as per 64012?
Yes.
Are the 52 plate examples also being given a freshen up / light refurb? As they're getting on a bit.
by winston
23:06 Sunday 15th April 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: "New" vehicles for Worcester?
Replies: 37
Views: 3999

Re: "New" vehicles for Worcester?

Tony Hunter's latest First Group fleet changes to 4th April have as follows:

64012 Southampton - Worcester
64033; 64042; 64043 Slough - Worcester

Could the additional 6 be 52 plate examples from Southampton as per 64012?
by winston
22:57 Tuesday 20th March 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Lessons from First Kernow?
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Lessons from First Kernow?

A lot of the changes at Kernow are being driven by Cornwall County Council and the Devolution deal & additional funding the council received for bus services and infrastructure. Bus operators are committed to providing new vehicles as a means to avoiding franchising: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/commu...
by winston
17:34 Thursday 17th August 2017
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR Fleet Movements
Replies: 254
Views: 42643

Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Two things in the photos, of interest to me : - One is that First appears to have already removed and replaced the lower side panelling - presumably to check for corrosion of the body frame (??) (ie: rather than leave it to Thorntons to do); That B7RLE has already been refurbished by Thorntons and ...
by winston
00:07 Wednesday 28th June 2017
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Just another day for Diamond
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Re: Just another day for Diamond

- did I read that they are redeveloping the main bus parking site so that there are better maintenance facilities there ? DD12, Yes, that's correct. Rotala have been granted planning permission to re-develop Plymouth Road which includes the following: Additional Engineering bay / new external bus wa...

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