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by DD12
10:30 Thursday 4th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 61
Views: 5357

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

P.S. -- Does anyone know of any advantages in having GO Ahead takeover WR ?? (The only one I can think of is, it would be better than Rotala / Diamond !!) No idea how Go Ahead perform, nor where their buses operated, so this link to bus operation website was of interest; hope it helps members to as...
by DD12
21:01 Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 61
Views: 5357

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

How about Johnsons of Henley? That's a NICE idea, bmmoboy ! ( - Better than Yeomans !) In the extremely unlikely event that they would be interested, ( - even if they won £100 million on Euromillions), I wonder if they would be allowed (by the competition authorities) to take over Astons also. :P
by DD12
19:00 Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 61
Views: 5357

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

P.S. -- Does anyone know of any advantages in having GO Ahead takeover WR ??

(The only one I can think of is, it would be better than Rotala / Diamond !!)
by DD12
18:33 Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 61
Views: 5357

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

bmmoboy wrote:
16:17 Wednesday 3rd July 2019
New MRW Livery 02.jpg
DD12 - How about this?
That's quite good bmmoboy !!
Of course, IF NXWM took us over, we might get some E400s !
by DD12
15:52 Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Transfers in + out
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: Transfers in + out

UPDATE ! - according to bustimes.org 53207 has returned to service today. :D
by DD12
13:23 Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Transfers in + out
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Transfers in + out

One of the "fascinations" of the bustimes.org tracking system is that one can "visit" the live map, like I've just done, and see a transfer, or loan is in service on a local route ! 53817, a short, slimline Solo is apparently on the 31 today. Don't know if it's just a loan (?) It's from Bath, and it...
by DD12
14:22 Sunday 30th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 61
Views: 5357

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

Thanks Andrew and Winston for those valid comments.

There are some older members of this forum who, I'm sure, (like me) would like to be part of ("MIDLAND RED") again !
-- that is Birmingham, the Black Country, Sutton, and Coventry -- "rejoined" by Worcester and Leicester !!
:)
by DD12
12:18 Sunday 30th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 61
Views: 5357

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

There is no indication to me, that it is anything more than speculation and rumour.
by DD12
21:15 Thursday 27th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 61
Views: 5357

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

The "nightmare prospect" is that Rotala / Diamond might want to acquire FMR more than NXWM and Stagecoach do !! I cannot see Diamond persuading Worcestershire and Worcester City councils to take to the difficult steps that are necessary to "stop the rot" in bus provision. Perhaps our best hope is th...
by DD12
12:23 Thursday 27th June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 61
Views: 5357

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

News is filtering through the Rotala have acquired the Bolton operations of First Bus. :shock: News is official... https://www.firstgroup.com/about-us/news/first-manchester-announces-intention-sell-bolton-depot-and-operations-rotala-plc Let's hope that means they have used-up all their money / cred...

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