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by Reddibus
22:40 Tuesday 17th September 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Management buyout of First Bus report.
Replies: 5
Views: 1914

Re: Management buyout of First Bus report.

Could it be Midland Red West Holdings al over again? Interestingly the original off the shelf company Ken Mills and his fellow six senior managers formed to purchase Midland Red (West) Ltd in 1986 called Midland Red West Holdings Ltd still exists. It started life with the name INGLEBY (170) LIMITED ...
by Reddibus
20:26 Wednesday 24th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 74
Views: 26009

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

With regards to the garage sites. In 1986 when Midland Red (West) Ltd was privatised a second new company was formed called Midland Red West Holdings Ltd and that owned everything including the vehicles and garage sites. This Company took on the garages at Hereford, Worcester, Redditch (the two site...
by Reddibus
18:54 Tuesday 7th May 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Bristol RE Buses
Replies: 9
Views: 3418

Re: Bristol RE Buses

Thanks for the replies With regards to the pictures the top one is the Worcester patch and the Leyland National is 174 NCN974L the only one actually withdrawn from Redditch when the minibuses were introduced at Worcester - 120-3,250/1 moved from Worcester to Redditch in November 1985 to increase the...
by Reddibus
17:19 Saturday 4th May 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Bristol RE Buses
Replies: 9
Views: 3418

Bristol RE Buses

During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s Midland Red West had two flat screen Bristol RE buses stored at the rear top end of the Redditch Plymouth Road Bus depot behind the depot building so were not visible from the road. One was definitely UHY634H. Both had been converted into exhibition buses with...
by Reddibus
18:54 Thursday 11th April 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Engine Upgrades
Replies: 10
Views: 3742

Re: Engine Upgrades

The West Midlands Combined Authority has received funding from DfT to help operators upgrade their buses to Euro VI standard. The lions share of the money will go to NXWM as the largest operator in the area but other operators will benefit. First Midland Red will get funding from this pot to upgrade...
by Reddibus
21:24 Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Midland Red West memorabilia 1995/1997
Replies: 7
Views: 2833

Re: Midland Red West memorabilia 1995/1997

Image_00001.jpg This is destination blind list for the Redditch Rediilink Minibuses. It is the second version of the blind and was fitted to the vehicles in 1988 after MRW won the contracts for services 50,63,64, 229 and the free bus to Sainsbury's. The latter very soon became a big bus turn due to...
by Reddibus
21:04 Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Midland Red West memorabilia 1995/1997
Replies: 7
Views: 2833

Re: Midland Red West memorabilia 1995/1997

That was very easy via the 420. The vehicles were swapped in Worcester bus station or driven between garages by mechanics or spare drivers.
by Reddibus
18:59 Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Midland Red West memorabilia 1995/1997
Replies: 7
Views: 2833

Re: Midland Red West memorabilia 1995/1997

one of the best running cards Kidderminster had and I wish I still had a copy of it in the days when the Lynx's were first allocated. It started in the morning at around 0630 on the Montgomery outstation (which was a pub car park) worked it way in service to Ludlow and then back to Kidderminster on ...

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