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by TimBrown
05:37 Monday 23rd September 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Inaccurate passenger analysis Mr Eggleton?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Inaccurate passenger analysis Mr Eggleton?

Just as we are getting used to the idea of no 37 bus service whatsoever on Saturday around Northwick and Bevere, we are presented with the joyous news in the weekly Worcester Observer newspaper of a new half-hourly 31N night bus service from Tramps Nightclub no less to the University on Saturdays an...
by TimBrown
12:51 Sunday 22nd September 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Wrightbus on brink of closure.
Replies: 0
Views: 85

Wrightbus on brink of closure.

This snippet noted in the Business section of The Daily Telegraph yesterday Saturday 21 September 2019. Whatever you think about their buses it is very bad news for their 1400 workers. In a depressed part of the UK there is little chance of finding skilled work if the company does go to the wall. Wr...
by TimBrown
09:54 Sunday 22nd September 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Inaccurate passenger analysis Mr Eggleton?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Inaccurate passenger analysis Mr Eggleton?

Is the "threat" to withdraw (or reduce) the 37 actually just a ploy to get the council to cough-up the money from the housing developers at the top of the Ombersley Road ?? My guess would be that the developers have been paying their dues to First Bus for some time now and the contract ended someti...
by TimBrown
12:54 Saturday 21st September 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Inaccurate passenger analysis Mr Eggleton?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Inaccurate passenger analysis Mr Eggleton?

Just been checking, the horse trams commenced working in 1881 so that puts City service public transport along Ombersley Road in operation one way and another for 138 years - must not kill it now! https://www.google.com/search?q=worcester+city+horse+trams&rlz=1C1QJDB_enGB797GB797&oq=worcester+city+h...
by TimBrown
12:28 Saturday 21st September 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Inaccurate passenger analysis Mr Eggleton?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Inaccurate passenger analysis Mr Eggleton?

BMMO started running buses up Ombersley Road on Wednesday 4th November 1914, to Kidderminster and Stourbridge, on Service 37. Yes, same route number! That route was later the 315/6 and now the 303. OK, this is not a local route like the original W1 from 1928 or today’s 37, and before 1928 they were...
by TimBrown
05:32 Saturday 21st September 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Inaccurate passenger analysis Mr Eggleton?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Inaccurate passenger analysis Mr Eggleton?

I had a very poor night's sleep with comments made by MD Mr Eggleton to Worcester News this week going over and over in my mind. Here is the extract which caused this concern; (Quote) Nigel Eggleton, managing director at First Worcester said: “The upcoming adjustments we are introducing to our Worce...
by TimBrown
15:34 Friday 20th September 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: October changes
Replies: 30
Views: 2265

Re: October changes

Although the cuts seem severe, they are nothing compared to First Dorset at Weymouth. Their services have been decimated and I believe that a large number of drivers have become surplus to requirements. At least we have only lost six lines of work! Regrettably some more lines of work will go with i...
by TimBrown
08:36 Thursday 19th September 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: October changes
Replies: 30
Views: 2265

Re: October changes

Worcester News article this morning about cuts to evening services and MD Mr Nigel Eggleton's response. Basically 'the bottom line rules'. Continuing to cut the services just means that the travelling public are forced into alternative means, walking and cycling for the fit, taxis and cars for the d...
by TimBrown
17:14 Monday 16th September 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 66691 rear suspension collapse?
Replies: 2
Views: 440

66691 rear suspension collapse?

Sorry I did not have my camera with me this afternoon, so unable to provide a picture of 66691 in Crowngate bus station on the 'ramp' with rear nearside suspension collapsed - body panels on that side nearly on the floor at the rear. I plead ignorance, but assume these Volvo's have air suspension so...
by TimBrown
16:43 Sunday 15th September 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Management buyout of First Bus report.
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Management buyout of First Bus report.

This article appeared in The Sunday Telegraph Business & Money section today..

Does this support rumours heard recently concerning the Worcester operation?
First Bus management buyout 001.jpg

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