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by willr7
17:19 Monday 22nd April 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: More Mercedes Ciratos
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: More Mercedes Ciratos

But as First seem to be investing in new buses for Kernow it could well happen. 19 plate Enviro 200 mmc would be a better bet for Truro P&R. Thus giving Worcester some newer replacements for buses that are them selves newer. This of course is if Kernow is making enough to get new buses. It would se...
by willr7
09:16 Monday 22nd April 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: More Mercedes Ciratos
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: More Mercedes Ciratos

First Kernow also have a collection of Mercedes Citaro’s, (64049-57) they are used on Truro P+R services and wear an all over blue livery. There are two older 08 plate and 10 plate examples and 7 NEWER 15 plate examples! So they are probably too New to transfer to Worcester! :roll: There are 9 in to...
by willr7
10:02 Sunday 21st April 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: More Mercedes Ciratos
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: More Mercedes Ciratos

Thank you Birmingham_Bus for pointing out that they are recent repaints. (You beat me to it!) However, I suppose it is not uncommon for First to transfer recent repaints elsewhere to then be repainted again! Also, it would only be the front ends that need repainting into Worcester's pink fronted liv...
by willr7
21:15 Wednesday 10th April 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 42893
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: 42893

bmmoboy wrote:
20:27 Wednesday 10th April 2019
I'm on the Pershore High School run on Friday - usually an Enviro 200, should hopefully be a Dart - Yippee!!!!
Nice one! 8-)
by willr7
20:19 Wednesday 10th April 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions
Replies: 291
Views: 34429

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

MattW wrote:
20:01 Wednesday 10th April 2019
How long have they been in service? Better late than never :lol:
Yes it does seem a bit like that! I think all of Worcester’s residents have seen and guessed what the vehicles are for by now! :lol:
by willr7
20:17 Wednesday 10th April 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Engine Upgrades
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Engine Upgrades

DD12 wrote:
19:50 Wednesday 10th April 2019
Thanks for that info Willr7, -- -- Oh Dear ! -- I guess you are right :cry:

I have now remembered the old adage -- "if something sounds too good to be true, then it probably isn't (true)" !!
Very true! I thought I better do some digging before we all got too excited :lol:
by willr7
18:15 Wednesday 10th April 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Engine Upgrades
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Engine Upgrades

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/17558370.city-mp-hopes-first-bus-new-elgar-themed-revamp-will-encourage-more-bus-use/ Apparently "the whole fleet" will be fitted with upgraded or euro6 engines ! This is excellent news, and a real surprise, because I'm not aware of Worcester or South Worcesters...
by willr7
18:09 Wednesday 10th April 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Engine Upgrades
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Engine Upgrades

In regards to older vehicles being upgraded, NXWM have upgraded 51 plate Volvo B7TLs and 52 plate Tridents to Euro 6 so I assume Worcester’s are possible too 8-) The best thing to come out of this for me will be a largely improved variety on the 144 again, of course when Salt Roads are not availabl...
by willr7
17:55 Wednesday 10th April 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 42893
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: 42893

Damn!!! I remember driving past it in Pershore this afternoon but I thought nothing of it! Must of completely forgotten that they were not in service :lol: I remember now as it was just after school kicking out time and I saw this and one of the Volvo Plaxton’s in convoy at the traffic lights so the...
by willr7
21:40 Tuesday 9th April 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Engine Upgrades
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Engine Upgrades

That’s very Interesting and very unexpected! I would think that this will be happening across most of First’s (and other operators) fleets over the next few years as pressures increase to reduce emissions in cities across the country. If the whole Worcester fleet is receiving engine upgrades, I wond...

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