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by AdamH
07:08 Wednesday 14th November 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Optare Solo Design
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Optare Solo Design

They were terribly unreliable when they first came out. I think they were under-developed and rushed to market. I seem to remember at the time First said they were not going to buy any for this reason, but they were popular with local authorities as there wasn’t much else available that offered DDA ...
by AdamH
11:08 Tuesday 13th November 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: New Mercedes
Replies: 65
Views: 8592

Re: New Mercedes

Any idea when they will be entering service ? Looking forward to seeing these on the 144, if the plan is still for some to be emission trapped for use into Birmingham City Don’t know, but I’d booked one for tomorrow morning to take on a photo shoot for the Marketing department. I had an email this ...
by AdamH
15:25 Monday 12th November 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: New Mercedes
Replies: 65
Views: 8592

Re: New Mercedes

Two more arrived at lunch time today, these are 64014 and 64016. Both are in standard Urban 2 livery.

The second photo below shows 64014 parked with some of the others that have already arrived. 64016 was indoors being a bit camera shy.
by AdamH
10:55 Saturday 10th November 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Worcester's DD usage.
Replies: 31
Views: 6086

Re: Worcester's DD usage.

I believe the passenger numbers on the S45 have dropped this season and it is already being operated by a single-deck each. I don't think a coach will be used. I also get the impression there will not be a spare double-deck and all maintenance will be done at weekends / holidays and between school s...
by AdamH
18:53 Friday 9th November 2018
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: New Coaches On Order
Replies: 2
Views: 1692

Re: New Coaches On Order

Many Johnson's coaches in Worcester over the last few days for the Worcester University Graduation Ceremonies at the Cathedral. I didn't get a chance to get any photos, sorry.
by AdamH
06:06 Friday 9th November 2018
Forum: Help, Suggestions & Errors
Topic: FMR Fleet List
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: FMR Fleet List

While my plans to leave First have been put on hold for the time being, it is still an option I am seriously looking at. When this happens I will not be able to maintain the fleet list or timetables so the focus of the website will just be on the historic side of things, hence the removal of the lin...
by AdamH
05:51 Friday 9th November 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: New round of disposals and transfers-out.
Replies: 25
Views: 3677

Re: New round of disposals and transfers-out.

The livery was indeed first used on the buses used at the 2012 London Olympics but it is called “Urban” by First. The Olympic name came from enthusiasts. Since the current “Urban 2” came along, the 2012 version has become known as “Urban 1”.
by AdamH
05:44 Friday 9th November 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 44514
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: 44514

It is still on the books and was listed as being at Worcester on the planned fleet list sent to me by the MD earlier in the week. At the time of the accident it was so badly damaged it was clear it wouldn’t be back on the road for some time so I chose to mark it as withdrawn to reflect this. It is c...
by AdamH
20:35 Thursday 8th November 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: New round of disposals and transfers-out.
Replies: 25
Views: 3677

Re: New round of disposals and transfers-out.

Update... There has been "a dramatic U-turn" regarding 53041, and it will no longer be coming to Worcester. The new plan is to keep 53062 on the road at Worcester. The engineers were not happy with the idea of it coming back and I think they ganged up on their manager! While it's certainly good for ...
by AdamH
13:54 Thursday 8th November 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Poppies on board
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Poppies on board

Most buses have them, either on the front or on the side by the door. I don’t think there has been a selection process, I think they have just been fitted to whichever buses were there at the time.

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