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by Matt
22:32 Friday 22nd May 2020
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Tour coaches in Bromsgrove Bus Station.
Replies: 21
Views: 9536

Re: Tour coaches in Bromsgrove Bus Station.

Atleast it's kept the thread alive as I doubt you won't be seeing many tour coaches for a while especially given the age of most of their clientele ;) It seems that this is well the case and has been partly the cause of the collapse of what would seem to be one of the biggest coach tour operators -...
by Matt
23:01 Wednesday 18th March 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Concessionary Passes in Worcestershire
Replies: 8
Views: 2978

Re: Concessionary Passes in Worcestershire

I have been travelling daily this week from Worcestershire to near Birmingham Airport, a journey which would normally take an hour or more is taking a little over 30 mins, similar effect in the evening, this suggests a lot of people are not commuting. It’s event more likely that those who are will b...
by Matt
20:19 Wednesday 4th March 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "along the Salt Road" !
Replies: 157
Views: 85543

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Interesting situation this evening with an accident closing A38 near Chataeu Impney north of Droitwich. I was on the M5 around 5pm and saw two salt road buses going north. I imagine it’s a while since there has been a live service on the M5. https://bustimes.org/vehicles/35147#journeys/9028852 I’ve ...
by Matt
12:46 Thursday 9th January 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "along the Salt Road" !
Replies: 157
Views: 85543

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Maybe another option would be to run the short 144 that will terminate at Bromsgrove Bus Station on to Bromsgrove Railway Station via Aston Fields and / or around Charford estate. I remember this option or similar being talked about a lot a few years back when Bromsgrove Station had it's big upgrad...
by Matt
22:10 Sunday 8th December 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Double Deckers
Replies: 54
Views: 26381

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 piste...
by Matt
22:04 Sunday 8th December 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: FMR Changes from Jan 2020.
Replies: 33
Views: 10755

Re: FMR Changes from Jan 2020.

Maybe with recent Bromsgrove rail improvements it would be sensible to route the Bromsgrove terminating 144 to go that little bit further and terminate at the station after going through town, that way giving a direct link to cross city services for those not close to other stations? Or is that the ...
by Matt
22:47 Wednesday 6th November 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "along the Salt Road" !
Replies: 157
Views: 85543

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Observations of 144 today when I’ve seen buses both while I was in Birmingham and on my way after work between Bromsgrove and Droitwich. A spare bus (didn’t see fleet number) seen on Bristol St Birmingham going out of town at around 13.40 On my way home, an empty 33405 only just leaving Bromsgrove a...
by Matt
18:52 Tuesday 5th November 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints
Replies: 248
Views: 143161

Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Mechwr26 wrote:
17:19 Monday 4th November 2019
53062 is off the road as the floors are rotten on it
That doesn’t sound good, is it fixable/worth fixing or will it be consigned to the corner of the patch and a donor of parts? :o
by Matt
22:39 Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "along the Salt Road" !
Replies: 157
Views: 85543

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

What does it do? Well they didn't warn the drivers the system was live so on the first day it was quite successful in giving one driver the shock of his life! It uses the GPS signal from the ticket machine to work out which stop is next and announce the names of the bus stop as the vehicle approach...
by Matt
22:35 Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints
Replies: 248
Views: 143161

Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

In a similar manner to Kingfisher branding for route 32 in Staffordshire, no visible First branding, are they ashamed of the company name or something :mrgreen:

Could be confusing for those with city wide First tickets if they don’t know!

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