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by Adam V
20:53 Sunday 14th August 2022
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Redditch bus routes under threat
Replies: 18
Views: 1870

Re: Redditch bus routes under threat

A quick fix to plug part of the 62 would be to run the 149 Redditch to Worcester via Matchborough West along Battens Drive and Icknield Drive instead of Woodrow which has lots of buses anyway on the Matchborough circulars. The 149 isn't frequent but better than nothing at all. Doesn't help Matchboro...
by Adam V
13:13 Sunday 24th July 2022
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Redditch bus routes under threat
Replies: 18
Views: 1870

Re: Redditch bus routes under threat

Back in the day I used to use the bus from Redditch to Birmingham a lot. It was great having the choice of routes via Alvechurch, via Bromsgrove or via Wythall. I usually opted for the 146 via Alvechurch as it was quicker but used to use the other routes sometimes for a change 🙂
by Adam V
09:57 Sunday 24th July 2022
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Redditch bus routes under threat
Replies: 18
Views: 1870

Re: Redditch bus routes under threat

I'm absolutely flabbergasted at the impending withdrawal of the 52 / 52A. I use these routes a lot between Bromsgrove and Redditch and also between Bromsgrove and Kidderminster. I've never been on one that isn't at least half full. It's a core trunk route connecting Kidderminster - Bromsgrove - Redd...
by Adam V
14:19 Friday 13th May 2022
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: Johnson sold to Diamond
Replies: 31
Views: 4788

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: 31
Views: 5336

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: 31
Views: 4788

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: 31
Views: 4788

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: 31
Views: 4788

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: 31
Views: 4788

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: 31
Views: 4788

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.

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