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by chason
00:42 Monday 4th February 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Disrupted services
Replies: 21
Views: 3624

Re: Disrupted services

It seems the bus industry is in crisis with passenger numbers falling, reduced subsidies leading to cuts and/or higher fares and not being able to attract sufficient staff to maintain services even at their present levels. The wages offered are clearly inadequate to attract staff, particularly in ti...
by chason
08:25 Tuesday 29th January 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Service 23... A lovely double-deck route
Replies: 11
Views: 1448

Re: Service 23... A lovely double-deck route

Excellent. I think the company will issue you with a Forest - English dictionary so you can understand the local vernacular. Ow bist? :twisted: Quite. My wife's family hail from the Forest and to hear the way they used to talk about it, you'd think it was a foreign country. Even the rest of Glouces...
by chason
23:10 Sunday 27th January 2019
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Diamond in and around Bromsgrove.
Replies: 34
Views: 13617

Re: Diamond in and around Bromsgrove.

Yes, the new livery is a great improvement..........but then I think almost anything would be. The old one is not up to much when newly applied and clean but after a short time in service, it's one of the worst I have ever seen.
by chason
18:25 Thursday 24th January 2019
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: New Coaches On Order
Replies: 3
Views: 3256

Re: New Coaches On Order

Along with 500 others on ten coaches, I attended the launch of Johnsons new holiday brochure at the National Memorial Arboretum yesterday. During the presentation, director John Johnson revealed that two new coaches had been ordered for delivery next April. He didn't say what make but the recent in...
by chason
09:17 Tuesday 25th December 2018
Forum: Trains
Topic: December 2018 in Worcester area
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: December 2018 in Worcester area

Thanks Tim - I always enjoy your pictures, both rail and bus.
by chason
23:07 Sunday 9th December 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Random Photos from the Back of the Shed
Replies: 8
Views: 2031

Re: Random Photos from the Back of the Shed

Many thanks for the pure nostalgia in this terrific selection of unusual photos. Sad to see the condition of some of the bits and pieces but at least they have survived and, who knows, one day they might just come in useful!
by chason
23:25 Monday 3rd December 2018
Forum: Help, Suggestions & Errors
Topic: Problems Logging On
Replies: 6
Views: 4784

Re: Problems Logging On

Had problems earlier but all seems to be fine now. Thank you.
by chason
15:46 Wednesday 28th November 2018
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Clearway/Wheelers of Catshill.
Replies: 9
Views: 3634

Re: Clearway/Wheelers of Catshill.

Had lunch today in the new wine bar opposite the Bromsgrove Waitrose car park. Good old PEZ must have passed half a dozen times on its way to and from Charford.
by chason
14:14 Monday 26th November 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions
Replies: 291
Views: 48334

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Could it have been The Opposite Lock in Gas Street Basin just off Broad St., Birmingham? That sounds familiar, but I am going back over forty years - saw ELO which was a revelation at the time; rock and roll plus strings. Yes, my era too, I'm afraid. Saw Bev Bevan from ELO and The Move on stage at ...
by chason
11:24 Monday 26th November 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions
Replies: 291
Views: 48334

Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Yes, I like that description a lot ( - but I didn't know that you're a rock fan Tim ) !! ;) Very much so in my dim and distant past, saw many 'heavy', progressive and blues bands live at such venues as Malvern Winter Gardens, The Wharf at Holt Fleet, The Coppertops and a place whose name I forget j...

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