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by DD12
15:37 Wednesday 19th June 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Worcester's DD usage.
Replies: 77
Views: 26700

Re: Worcester's DD usage.

I was interested to see a "Green Bus" DD heading towards Worcester from Malvern around 2PM today -- -- I MAY have seen this before, if so, does anyone know if they've got a contract in the area ? ( - one that First or successor could get ?), -- perhaps with one of the many schools or colleges in the...
by DD12
07:02 Tuesday 18th June 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Salt Road 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1445

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. That's worrying -- -- bus operators have got enough problems to cope with, without adding (more) technolog...
by DD12
11:25 Monday 17th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 33403 - "Rough"
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Re: 33403 - "Rough"

ANDREW wrote:
09:56 Monday 17th June 2019
Just noted 33403 returning from Catshill on a 144a , still few "puffs" of smoke when pulling away but on the whole not sounding too bad. 8-)
Thanks Andrew for the update ! :)
by DD12
19:03 Sunday 16th June 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Worcestershire's future passenger transport
Replies: 19
Views: 877

Re: Worcestershire's future passenger transport

P.S. - I like the idea of "taking advantage" of the existing high frequency services 30 and 35( - extended to junction 6), to provide an East / West Park + Ride service, -- via a Lowesmoor Red Route (!). (I would demolish some nearby buildings to provide replacement parking for Lowesmoor businesses)...
by DD12
18:35 Sunday 16th June 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Worcestershire's future passenger transport
Replies: 19
Views: 877

Re: Worcestershire's future passenger transport

I particularly like the County Councils proposal that more "home-to-school" transport should be considered for integration with public bus services -- -- I've long been a fan of this, (especially when DDs are used), and the vehicles used on public bus services before and after school-time journeys. ...
by DD12
17:18 Sunday 16th June 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Worcestershire's future passenger transport
Replies: 19
Views: 877

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 o...
by DD12
17:16 Sunday 16th June 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Worcestershire's future passenger transport
Replies: 19
Views: 877

Re: Worcestershire's future passenger transport

Thanks for the link, busrinks !
by DD12
15:16 Thursday 13th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

Thanks v.much Tim for that info / link.
by DD12
13:04 Tuesday 11th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

(I don't like the Stagecoach livery, nor the interior floors of their buses - which look like they are covered in vomit - and indeed make me nauseous, -- -- any chance of a photo, Adam ?? :D ) Not sure which bit you hate the most, so here’s a shot looking down at the rear seat and floor for you. Th...
by DD12
11:43 Tuesday 11th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

There is still the possibility that First Bus UK will be hived-off complete (or almost complete) as a stand-alone company (PLC) with it's own shares, but, I have been wondering about "who" would otherwise be the best new owner for FMR/WR -- IN PARTICULAR, which company / group would be best for copi...

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