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by TimBrown
14:24 Thursday 23rd January 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Revised 37 route from 26 January 2020.
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Revised 37 route from 26 January 2020.

Surprising good news is that the 37 service will be free to all passengers on Saturdays during February 2020.

https://www.firstgroup.com/worcestershire

Please spread the word to car drivers, parents of young kids and everybody who travels from Ombersley Road into the City!
by TimBrown
15:22 Wednesday 22nd January 2020
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 2020 Arrivals and Disposals
Replies: 17
Views: 1208

Re: 2020 Arrivals and Disposals

They'll need an extension lead over 28 miles long for the 144's"! Can't see First wanting to be involved unless there is a large financial incentive. A trial battery bus might work on City service provided there was a dedicated charging point in Crowngate. If we are being serious, much would depend...
by TimBrown
08:42 Tuesday 21st January 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Revised 37 route from 26 January 2020.
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Revised 37 route from 26 January 2020.

Some positive news for a change. Funded by the local authority according to this cryptic First Bus marketing message per attachment. I just wish it was accompanied by those marketing initiatives promised recently, the message needs to get through to those who work in the City that there is a reason...
by TimBrown
11:01 Monday 20th January 2020
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: 292 Diamond Bus
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: 292 Diamond Bus

Ludlowman wrote:
21:55 Sunday 19th January 2020
I have seen a Diamond Bus on the 292, did R&B travel lose it?
Possibly the 292S Kiddermister to Cleobury Mortimer which runs in the morning with return working mid afternoon presumably for school pupils.
https://www.diamondbuses.com/worcester- ... ices/292s/
by TimBrown
09:35 Saturday 18th January 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Revised 37 route from 26 January 2020.
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Revised 37 route from 26 January 2020.

Agreeably surprised by the forthcoming changes to Monday - Friday 37 service from 26 January 2020. That horrible gap between 07-50 and 09-35 am has been filled with additional buses at 08-10 and 08-55 am, plus totally unexpected additional evening buses from Crowngate at 18-30 and 19-15 pm. I just h...
by TimBrown
11:47 Tuesday 14th January 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Customer relations - or not!
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Customer relations - or not!

My son was telling me about the end of the return fares. It has caused countless arguments with passengers, so obviously customer relations are not good at the moment. As for the discounts on mobile phone apps... It no secret that this is done to encourage people to hand over their personal informa...
by TimBrown
08:54 Tuesday 14th January 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "along the Salt Road" !
Replies: 130
Views: 50461

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-51088499 Further opportunities for enterprising bus operators in the Bromsgrove / Rubery / Longbridge area ??? Perhaps First should reconsider the planned reduction of 144 to hourly from Bromsgrove to Birmingham in the light of proposed 'car free' ce...
by TimBrown
11:55 Saturday 11th January 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Customer relations - or not!
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Customer relations - or not!

Hot on the heels of recent reports that First Bus in Worcester is losing bucket loads of money, we have the attached report in this week's Berrows Worcester Journal that return tickets have been discontinued - scrapped altogether. A move designed to make even more passengers start walking to work or...
by TimBrown
13:59 Thursday 9th January 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "along the Salt Road" !
Replies: 130
Views: 50461

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

It may be because of the services already using the Bromsgrove Railway station stop; Diamond 42, hourly each way between Redditch and Kidderminster. Diamond 43, hourly each way between Bromsgrove Hospital and Redditch. Diamond 145/145A, every hour between Rubery/Longbridge and Wychbold or Droitwich....
by TimBrown
09:11 Wednesday 8th January 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "along the Salt Road" !
Replies: 130
Views: 50461

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Well, as tragic as it is, the new timetable showing the hourly northern section, is now on First's website ! I have often wondered how such a long service from one depot could ever be reliable enough, and I am wondering if there is still going to be a separate drivers rota for the Salt Road buses f...

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