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by TimBrown
08:07 Sunday 26th June 2022
Forum: Preservation
Topic: London Comes to Wythall
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: London Comes to Wythall

Thanks Rich82 for sharing these excellent photographs, it is much appreciated as I was unfortunately unable to make it to this London bus event. My artificial leg aluminium socket decided to split some time back and had some welding done pre-covid which has finally given way. It will take at least t...
by TimBrown
05:45 Friday 24th June 2022
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Bus service review in Worcestershire.
Replies: 23
Views: 2041

Re: Bus service review in Worcestershire.

The Diamond advance warning said that the 303 route would be amended from 24/07/22. On a post on the Wyre Forest Bus Users Facebook page Simon Dunn advised that: The 303 is being re-routed to cover the 37 service. We are hopeful this will improve its viability. at the same time in the short term Wo...
by TimBrown
06:08 Thursday 23rd June 2022
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Redditch bus routes under threat
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Redditch bus routes under threat

And here is a more general overview of the threatened service withdrawals in Kidderminster and Redditch (30 routes mentioned in Worcestershire) from the BBC as per link below; https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-61885502?at_custom4=64F2D9F8-F20E-11EC-82EB-0F4116F31EAE&at_medium=...
by TimBrown
18:02 Saturday 18th June 2022
Forum: Trains
Topic: Steam in Worcester area 17/18 June 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Steam in Worcester area 17/18 June 2022

Friday 17 June 2022 saw 34046 'Braunton' working light engine through Bredicot en route from Crewe to Bishops Lydeard; 17 June 2022 Worcester 005.JPG 17 June 2022 Worcester 007.JPG 17 June 2022 Worcester 008.JPG Also saw 66434 working a Tesco's train from Daventry to Wentloog; 17 June 2022 Worcester...
by TimBrown
08:18 Wednesday 15th June 2022
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Go-Ahead takeover by Aussies.
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Re: Go-Ahead takeover by Aussies.

In today's Daily Mail City & Finance section, Wednesday 15 June 2022, is an update on the Go-Ahead bid saying that Kelsian, another Australian group are interested in a buy-out. Go-Ahead update 001.jpg Sorry it is upside down (it is about Australia) please click on the image and it will appear right...
by TimBrown
08:54 Tuesday 14th June 2022
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 33404
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: 33404

Happier times when 33404 participated in the First Bus 144 centenary celebrations on 15 October 2014 just after receiving the heritage paint job; Oct 15 2014 First Heritage 144 day. 027.jpg Oct 15 2014 First Heritage 144 day. 072.jpg Oct 15 2014 First Heritage 144 day. 079.jpg Oct 15 2014 First Heri...
by TimBrown
08:24 Tuesday 14th June 2022
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Go-Ahead takeover by Aussies.
Replies: 1
Views: 560

Go-Ahead takeover by Aussies.

The attached article appeared in the Daily Mail 'City and Finance section' today Tuesday 14 June 2022, highlighting the takeover of Go-Ahead group by a consortium lead by the Australian Kinetic organisation.
Go-Ahead takeover 001.jpg
by TimBrown
12:16 Sunday 12th June 2022
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Bus service review in Worcestershire.
Replies: 23
Views: 2041

Re: Bus service review in Worcestershire.

What you don’t mention in you table of departures is the fact that both the 1700 and 1730 departures on Saturday go to Link Top and return out of service. Therefore the last departure from Great Malvern to Crowngate is around 1730. Not sure about Mon - Fri services. This is commercial suicide. It i...
by TimBrown
15:45 Friday 10th June 2022
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: US Private equity bid for First Group.
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: US Private equity bid for First Group.

Here is an article from the Daily Telegraph business section today, Friday 10 June 2022, outlining why First Group has rejected the bid by US private equity firm I Squared Capital.
First Group bid update 001.jpg
by TimBrown
16:11 Thursday 9th June 2022
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Bus service review in Worcestershire.
Replies: 23
Views: 2041

Re: Bus service review in Worcestershire.

.... What about FREE buses on Wednesdays and Saturdays -- fully promoted and paid for by the tax-payer, - to revive the shopping centres ? "Welcome Onboard"" :idea: It would need a lot of marketing to work, but the average council tax payer would probably be up in arms. I have compiled a small list...

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