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by Brendan
21:36 Tuesday 13th August 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 'Spare Bus' Citaros
Replies: 10
Views: 2421

Re: 'Spare Bus' Citaros

And a full 144 this evening
by Brendan
17:31 Friday 12th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 33404
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: 33404

Rescuing it might be interesting if it needs a suspended tow, it might make it too tall for the bridge.
by Brendan
17:29 Friday 12th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 33404
Replies: 5
Views: 1047

Re: 33404

I know it can't be helped but that is a monumentally bad place to breakdown!
by Brendan
00:01 Thursday 11th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 74
Views: 13643

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

The redevelopment of the Padmore Street area was proposed as Phase 2 to the original planning application for the Shrub Hill retail park. The old Do-It-All and Beehive were demolished and the road realigned over the canal to remove the awkward bridge and corner round the car park/burial ground. The ...
by Brendan
23:47 Monday 8th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Transfers in + out
Replies: 11
Views: 2340

Re: Transfers in + out

There was a solo on the short 144 this evening 'Droitwich only'. Half the destination blind faded and looking rather cozy inside!
by Brendan
23:42 Monday 24th June 2019
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Photos of JBC / Malvernian Tours
Replies: 1
Views: 2644

Re: Photos of JBC / Malvernian Tours

Mr Crump and his varied fleet took me to school for many years. Always guaranteed to be late if he was driving. The drivers all seemed to have their favourite coach. The Leopard they had with the semi auto box was always great fun if the driver preferred to short shift rather than pause in neutral b...
by Brendan
23:33 Monday 24th June 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Worcestershire's future passenger transport
Replies: 26
Views: 4575

Re: Worcestershire's future passenger transport

In terms of population Gloucester is about 30% bigger. Where Worcester struggles is the fact that all routes start end or pass through Crowngate which strangles the routes, 2 ways in, one way out and built for mini buses. The lay out of the approach roads doesn't help as they are narrow with tight j...
by Brendan
23:37 Monday 17th June 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Salt Road 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 3187

Re: Salt Road 2019

Now they over 18 month's in how are these refurbished buses firing up? 69436 was on evening 44"s Saturday and the smell of diesel in the saloon and blue smoke out the back was very noticeable.
by Brendan
01:39 Saturday 15th June 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Worcestershire's future passenger transport
Replies: 26
Views: 4575

Re: Worcestershire's future passenger transport

Part of the issue is that now there are no or very few mini buses all routes will run with a vehicle up to 12m long. This makes the hospital very tight as when built the Mercedes Vario was the standard vehicle. The estate roads around Ronkswood would not have been built with car ownership in mind or...
by Brendan
23:26 Friday 31st May 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: More Mercedes Ciratos
Replies: 28
Views: 6917

Re: More Mercedes Ciratos

It's more likely that any potential purchasers would be looking first to the substantial piece of land the depot occupies, the flagship routes (44, 144, 35?) Before looking at the fleet. The annual results put Worcester close to if not bottom in terms of revenue and profit? That, coupled with chroni...

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