FMR Fleet Movements

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AdamH
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by AdamH » 14:01 Friday 17th March 2017

As a result of the forthcoming service cuts in the Potteries, which will see frequency reductions on some routes, they require larger vehicles for what remains. Therefore in mid-April Enviro300 fleet numbers 67647-67649 will transfer from Worcester to Adderley Green, and in their place Dart fleet numbers 42892-42894 will move from Adderley Green to Worcester.

Those three Darts were superb vehicles before they went north. Let's hope they have been looked after!

Also, as a correction to a previous post (and the fleet list on this site), Solo 53042 did not transfer to Worcester and is still owned by Potteries... It is just being stored at Worcester, the same as Volvo 32057. It is highly unlikely either vehicle will see the road again as both are missing engines.

And on the subject of 32057... Volvo 32056 is withdrawn and stored at Adderley Green. The MOT is valid until August but it is not DDA compliant so it has been SORN and should be going for scrap soon.

MattW
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by MattW » 19:00 Friday 17th March 2017

Cool. Like the look of those :)

Reece S
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by Reece S » 22:43 Friday 17th March 2017

:D :D Wow this has been a good month first I pass my driving test then I find out the rest of the MU Darts are heading home will be so nice to see them in Worcester again and also the chance to photograph one of them next to one of the 3 Diamond has. :D

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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by Reece S » 22:45 Friday 17th March 2017

Ex First Kidderminster 2004 Dennis Pointer 2 Nicknames...

42889: VX54MUC - 'Mucky'
42890: VX54MUO - 'Mock of the Week'
42891: VX54MUP - 'Muppet'
42892: VX54MUU - 'Muesli' also known as 'MOOOO'
42893: VX54MUV - 'Muffin'
42894: VX05JWW - 'Jammie Wagon Wheel'

Theses are nicknames I came up for them while they were at First Kidderminster...

DD12
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by DD12 » 23:51 Friday 17th March 2017

I too look forward to the return of these buses.
- I've always liked the Plaxton Pointer bodies, - and I have often wondered if there were any advantages, for operators, in their successors - the Enviro 200s (??)
I see on Flickr that 42893 received the latest "3-part" livery, some time ago, albeit with a pale blue front section -
It will be interesting to see if it arrives at Worcester with a purply-pink-cerise front !

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AdamH
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by AdamH » 06:45 Saturday 18th March 2017

DD12 wrote:
23:51 Friday 17th March 2017
I see on Flickr that 42893 received the latest "3-part" livery, some time ago, albeit with a pale blue front section -
It will be interesting to see if it arrives at Worcester with a purply-pink-cerise front !
I was talking about this with "Red Midland" last night... It is my understanding that the first two will arrive during the second week in April, but the third will be about a week later. We were wonderinf if that is to give Stoke time to repaint the front of the blue one into Worcester colours?

I have no idea if this is the reason, but it would be logical.

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