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by winston
21:28 Tuesday 11th August 2020
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 66820 (MX05 CEJ)
Replies: 11
Views: 2495

Re: 66820 (MX05 CEJ)

A chance was missed today as at least 4 Volvos turned up for fuel early afternoon. The only one that I got the number was 66901, they all had Diamond logos on the front and First South West legal lettering on the windscreen, obviously being transferred from Manchester to Devon or Somerset. They wer...
by winston
10:48 Monday 9th December 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Double Deckers
Replies: 54
Views: 28293

Re: Double Deckers

Do I remember there being vehicles on loan in Manchester from First following the depot sales which are due to be returned, maybe some of these will provide either elsewhere in the group or directly to Leicester or Worcester (can’t remember what vehicles were involved.) I may be completely off pist...
by winston
21:31 Thursday 3rd October 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints
Replies: 248
Views: 151320

Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

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by winston
22:35 Saturday 10th August 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Double Deckers
Replies: 54
Views: 28293

Re: Double Deckers

I believe some of that fleet are heading to the Midlands, but not Worcester and not double-decks! Nine StreetLites to Leicester and three to Potteries have been mentioned elsewhere. The Streetlites First Manchester have are all allocated to Oldham. I believe there have been a number of service cuts...
by winston
19:28 Wednesday 24th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 74
Views: 43920

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

All owned by First. The land that is now the bus park was acquired in the 1960s by BMMO to build a new depot to replace both Padmore Street and East Street sites, but there were problems with planning due to a proposed road expansion. By the time that was sorted bus usage was on the decline and the...
by winston
22:55 Saturday 20th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 74
Views: 43920

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

AdamH wrote:
16:28 Wednesday 10th July 2019
It was this post from almost a year ago that got me thinking that First may simply close the doors on Padmore Street and walk away... Link.
Am I correct in saying that First only own the Padmore St depot land, whilst the bus park land is leased ?
by winston
12:27 Sunday 30th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 74
Views: 43920

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

DD12 wrote:
12:18 Sunday 30th June 2019
There is no indication to me, that it is anything more than speculation and rumour.
NX were involved in the early stages of bidding for First Manchester depots, but didn't proceed further on price / pension grounds.
by winston
12:14 Sunday 30th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 74
Views: 43920

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

Local press speculation that NX Group are bidding to buy First Worcester, assume they will also be looking at other ops:

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/17 ... operation/
by winston
13:29 Friday 31st May 2019
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: will diamond buy worcester
Replies: 5
Views: 4906

Re: will diamond buy worcester

I suspect Stagecoach and/or Souter Investments will be looking to buy some/all of Arriva Group & First Bus UK. The former now only operates in the UK having sold their US interests & most recently being blocked from bidding for UK rail, whilst the latter has just had a £160 million cash injection fo...
by winston
00:03 Wednesday 16th January 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Replacement Coaches for Worcester
Replies: 85
Views: 54672

Re: Replacement Coaches for Worcester

When I zoomed into the picture I noticed that they have put the fleetnumber on the coach! I was surprised as it was neither of the ones we initially thought... It shows 20611 (LK07 CDE) This coach is the same body and has most recently operated for First Berkshire (like the citaro’s) And looking at...

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