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by Adam V
14:19 Friday 13th May 2022
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: Johnson sold to Diamond
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

Currently on the 14:15 149 from Redditch to Worcester (13th May). Only passenger on from Redditch bus station. Seems to have been the same vehicle allocated to the 149 all week I think.
by Adam V
17:04 Monday 9th May 2022
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Forthcoming Fleet changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1259

Re: Forthcoming Fleet changes

One thing that really infuriates me, is why bus companies and particularly First, mess about with route branding buses at significant cost for virtual no gain, especially in places like Worcester where they are the operator with virtually zero competition. The Riverside 31 livery was a waste of time...
by Adam V
15:36 Monday 9th May 2022
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: Johnson sold to Diamond
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

Adam V wrote:
14:55 Monday 9th May 2022
We must of just missed each other. I was going to catch the 149 direct back to Worcester but got tempted by my favourite Optare Solo on the 52A to Bromsgrove instead.
by Adam V
14:55 Monday 9th May 2022
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: Johnson sold to Diamond
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

We must of just missed each other Tim. I was going to catch the 149 direct back to Worcester but got tempted by my favourite Optare Solo on the 52A to Bromsgrove instead.
by Adam V
14:53 Monday 9th May 2022
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: Johnson sold to Diamond
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

The other main difference between the 150A and the 149 is that the 149 doesn't go via Greenlands and Lodge Park in Redditch. Just runs direct via Woodrow instead.
by Adam V
14:52 Monday 9th May 2022
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: Johnson sold to Diamond
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

I walk between County Hall / Countryside Centre and the hospital a lot. It takes about 5 minutes.

Johnson's stopped running on the Newtown Road as soon as the 150A became the 149.
by Adam V
09:18 Monday 9th May 2022
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: Johnson sold to Diamond
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

Talking to the Diamond staff member who is doing the route training.... Diamond are not serving the Worcester Royal Hospital on their 149 as they say it is too narrow and tight after doing a risk assessment. They are advising to board and alight at County Hall and walk along the alleyway.
by Adam V
08:56 Monday 9th May 2022
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: Johnson sold to Diamond
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

Caught the 08:55 149 from Worcester to Redditch on Diamond's first day. Streetdeck 40725 in Diamond Northwest livery. It was running late so the driver and his route learner let us on in Crowngate before heading up to Brabourne for the schools. Then returned via bus station to start back working. So...
by Adam V
08:59 Thursday 5th May 2022
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!
Replies: 86
Views: 5781

Re: The End of Worcester to Birmingham 144 !!

I was doing some work in Bromsgrove yesterday and made a point of popping over to bus station when a 144A was due. I saw 4 of the departures and all were quite well loaded when leaving the bus station. I also noticed a good 5 or 6 passengers transferring off the 144 onto the 144A each time too. Talk...
by Adam V
14:25 Wednesday 4th May 2022
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: Johnson sold to Diamond
Replies: 24
Views: 1029

Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

I wonder if Diamond will keep the transfered drivers on a 'Johnson's routes rota' or just route learn them on all the other Redditch garage routes.

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