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by bringstybeast
19:13 Saturday 7th December 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: FMR Changes from Jan 2020.
Replies: 33
Views: 1517

Re: Changes to Worcester city 36/36A & 37 from 05/01/20.

Did not Diamond try competing on the 144 route some years ago - but with a different service number ?? :?: Was same route number if I remember correctly and used branded Volvo Wright Ecclipse's.This was when 144 Worcs-Brum was every 15 mins and Diamond were every 30 mins so six buses/hour and with ...
by bringstybeast
16:04 Saturday 2nd November 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Service 761
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Service 761

A route 10 branded Gold decker (VX62CXZ) on the Chepstow-Beachley shuttle this afternoon. Never seen anything larger than a little enviro200 before. Clearly take up has gone through the roof since Stagecoach took over!
by bringstybeast
22:21 Tuesday 29th October 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints
Replies: 237
Views: 92840

Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Anne Diamond was born in Malvern. I'm sure naming the route after her and painting the buses blue would be popular.
by bringstybeast
15:42 Tuesday 1st October 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Buses serving Norton Parkway
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Buses serving Norton Parkway

The main purpose of the Parkway is parking for London bound travellers. For people without cars they will find the existing Worcester/Pershore stations more accessible. So there isn’t going to be much benefit from a bus service (that’s not to say council won’t fund as part of it’s vanity project). I...
by bringstybeast
22:37 Thursday 15th August 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: E300 fire
Replies: 4
Views: 2384

Re: E300 fire

Going around on facebook... glad everyone is ok.
by bringstybeast
11:00 Thursday 15th August 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Trenitalia awarded West Coast franchise
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Re: First Trenitalia awarded West Coast franchise

The new chairman being a bit more “bussy” is going to have more of an impact on any divestment plans than the rail franchise. However, as the West Coast franchise will probably (my guess) get abandoned by DfT after the legal challenges, First might be in line for a multi-million compensation for los...
by bringstybeast
18:06 Saturday 27th July 2019
Forum: DRM Bus
Topic: End of the 420?
Replies: 2
Views: 4871

Re: End of the 420?

Looks like DRM are withdrawing most of their 420 journeys, if not all, between Worcester and Bromyard. The biggest surprise would be that they've lasted this long. Anecdotal experience over the last 30 years is that weekday daytimes are very lightly loaded (maybe 5 or so between Rushwick and Bromya...
by bringstybeast
18:51 Saturday 29th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 74
Views: 27436

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

Stagecoach and Virgin have been barred from making franchise bids on two counts. a) Failure to run the East Coast franchise at a profit mainly because of over enthusiastic predictions of increase in passenger numbers which never materialised, leading to heavy losses and inability to pay £2 Billion ...
by bringstybeast
23:55 Thursday 27th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 74
Views: 27436

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

If Worcester were to be cherry picked for advance sale - then in practice it would be to either Rotala or Stagecoach. Although geographically close by, it's not a natural fit to bolt on to NXWM, and then even with Stagecoach - it's either a distant output of United Counties, or Cheltenham & Gloucest...
by bringstybeast
09:15 Wednesday 26th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 74
Views: 27436

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

I think there are some parallels between FirstGroup and Brexit(!) in so far as investors are now so fed up they just want an ending, and there really isn’t much confidence that the board will be able to deliver. Yesterday, votes against the board ranged from 15% to 45%, including the three largest i...

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