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by AdamH
09:27 Sunday 17th March 2024
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: At last a vehicle at Worcester that isn’t a Streetshite
Replies: 29
Views: 2840

Re: At last a vehicle at Worcester that isn’t a Streetshite

DD12 wrote:
19:30 Saturday 16th March 2024
ALSO, - I believe there is an age limit for D'Deckers used on the Hay on Wye Festival services, -- so is THIS the year we hand over the work to Stagecoach ??
TBC
by AdamH
20:24 Friday 8th March 2024
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: EV Buses in Oxford
Replies: 0
Views: 568

EV Buses in Oxford

The first example of the 55 ADL Enviro400 EV going to Stagecoach West at Oxford depot has now arrived. This is fleet number 80002 (SK24XRC) and arrived on Wednesday for driver training duties. Another 4 are expected over the next few days, with the remaining 50 being held back until there enough to ...
by AdamH
20:06 Friday 8th March 2024
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Starburst (UK) take over Crowngate.
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Starburst (UK) take over Crowngate.

Well if they have any silly ideas about increasing the rent, First will use that as an excuse to pull out and have all their departures run from street side bus stops.
by AdamH
20:04 Friday 8th March 2024
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: At last a vehicle at Worcester that isn’t a Streetshite
Replies: 29
Views: 2840

Re: At last a vehicle at Worcester that isn’t a Streetshite

I know a few drivers at Worcester that are very happy to see the return of an E300 to the fleet. I don't know who does the vehicle allocations at Worcester these days, but I suspect they have just become everyone's best friend! :lol:
by AdamH
15:48 Thursday 29th February 2024
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: BSIP+ money (Tewkesbury improvements)
Replies: 0
Views: 694

BSIP+ money (Tewkesbury improvements)

Using BSIP+ money, Gloucestershire County Council have issued contracts to improve a number of evening and Sunday services in the county, with the Tewkesbury area getting a significant slice of the pie... Service 41 running between Ashchurch (Station), Tewkesbury and Cheltenham now has an hourly eve...
by AdamH
15:15 Thursday 29th February 2024
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Funding for Worcestershire Transport
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: Funding for Worcestershire Transport

...I haven't seen any published figures but how financially viable is Worcestershire County Council, are they in a similar perilous state as Birmingham? I may be wrong but First Bus do not seem to have a particularly good working relationship with Worcestershire County Council judging by all the la...
by AdamH
18:35 Wednesday 28th February 2024
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Funding for Worcestershire Transport
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: Funding for Worcestershire Transport

Late night buses! Someone is going to have to train the drivers where the light switch is. :lol:
by AdamH
18:24 Friday 23rd February 2024
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Cheltenham Festival 2022
Replies: 4
Views: 9054

Re: Cheltenham Festival 2022

Cheltenham Festival is almost upon us again. I'll be at Cheltenham Rail Station on the Monday greeting the loan buses as they arrive from Stagecoach depots across the country, then I'll be driving Tuesday to Friday. PVR is expected to be the same as the last two years, at 80 to 85, all of them doubl...
by AdamH
18:45 Monday 19th February 2024
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "Operational Issues"
Replies: 7
Views: 713

Re: "Operational Issues"

A number of years ago, First abolished all spare driver duties in the name of efficiency. They said at the time that the cost of having a bus sat in the garage due to no driver was less than the cost of having a spare driver if they were not needed. Some may argue that this is a clear example of Fir...
by AdamH
10:05 Sunday 17th December 2023
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Service uplift (Cheltenham to Gloucester)
Replies: 3
Views: 34984

Re: Service uplift (Cheltenham to Gloucester)

JustinTyme wrote:
21:47 Saturday 16th December 2023
Is it increased loadings or more drivers recruited that has brought this about - or both?
Both. There is still a shortage of drivers, but it's no way near as bad as it was this time last year.

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