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by AdamH
19:35 Tuesday 3rd May 2022
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Buses not in use Tuesday 3 May 2022
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: Buses not in use Tuesday 3 May 2022

The expected PVR before WCC stepped in to help the 31 and 37 was 55 vehicles. I’m guessing the PVR is now about 57.
by AdamH
19:31 Tuesday 3rd May 2022
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!
Replies: 86
Views: 5841

Re: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!

Yes, on Sundays during the winter and evenings on Monday to Thursdays the 144 would be run with a minibus. I remember driving a Mercedes L608D and later the O.814 Vario into Birmingham and being totally ignored by people at bus stops as they had no idea! Not my best efforts with a camera as it was ...
by AdamH
18:30 Monday 2nd May 2022
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!
Replies: 86
Views: 5841

Re: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!

Did you not see any gladiators when you were on the bus?
by AdamH
17:53 Sunday 1st May 2022
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!
Replies: 86
Views: 5841

Re: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!

…meanwhile at Wythall. Nice to see they have put the Worcester blind back in. I was up there a few years ago and helped fit a Redditch blind. This was totally incorrect for that bus for the reasons Tim stated above, but the Worcester blind is so long it's diameter is too large when rolled up and it...
by AdamH
17:48 Sunday 1st May 2022
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!
Replies: 86
Views: 5841

Re: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!

Yes, on Sundays during the winter and evenings on Monday to Thursdays the 144 would be run with a minibus. I remember driving a Mercedes L608D and later the O.814 Vario into Birmingham and being totally ignored by people at bus stops as they had no idea! Not my best efforts with a camera as it was v...
by AdamH
13:45 Saturday 30th April 2022
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Major Service Cuts, May 2022 !!
Replies: 22
Views: 1781

Re: Major Service Cuts, May 2022 !!

Currently on the 11:05 417 from Worcester to Ledbury (30th April).. I'm only passenger on the bus. Talking to a driver, he says that quite normal now for the late morning 417 out and back. Makes me start to fear the worst for this long standing route too. Streetlite 13 on it today 47513. Beautiful ...
by AdamH
07:49 Saturday 30th April 2022
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!
Replies: 86
Views: 5841

Re: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!

While WCC have been quick to take credit for this, I understand that Centro are also helping. They are just more modest about it!
by AdamH
18:34 Friday 29th April 2022
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!
Replies: 86
Views: 5841

Re: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!

I would hope NatEx are proactive enough to see the potential and review the service before the six months are up. Certain operators would just sit back and take the council’s money, but I like to think NatEx are professional enough to monitor the numbers and work with the local authorty to find a so...
by AdamH
18:25 Friday 29th April 2022
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: Johnson sold to Diamond
Replies: 24
Views: 1046

Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

To be fair to Johnsons, telling all members of staff at the same time is an impossible task.
by AdamH
17:07 Friday 29th April 2022
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!
Replies: 86
Views: 5841

Re: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!

I know this was a very short-notice contract and their commercial team have done wonders to get it ready in time, but I really hope that once the dust settles they can fix the 70-minute frequency as that is not going to work in the long run.

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