"along the Salt Road" !

Bus and Coach operations, new or changed services and timetables for First Midland Red Buses Limited or its predecessor, Midland Red West Limited.
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Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by bmmoboy » 20:11 Wednesday 5th January 2022

Adam - I was talking about the old days - when car drivers has some respect for other road users, even buses - and there were only about half the vehicles on the road compared with today - yes the really old days, the 1980s.

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Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by AdamH » 17:23 Thursday 6th January 2022

bmmoboy wrote:
20:11 Wednesday 5th January 2022
Adam - I was talking about the old days - when car drivers has some respect for other road users, even buses - and there were only about half the vehicles on the road compared with today - yes the really old days, the 1980s.
Obviously I'm too young to remember that, but it was still a 5-hour round trip when I used to drive it in the mid to late 1990s. Those are the old days for me!

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Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by bmmoboy » 22:56 Friday 7th January 2022

I spoke too soon - the 144 Bromsgrove service now has amended timings. We now get 10 minutes in Bromsgrove Bus Station instead of just 2, and an extra 5 - 7 minutes between Bromsgrove and Droitwich in both directions. No more rushing around like a bat out of hell, more relaxed and a pleasure to do. Just a shame that they keep being dropped due to lack of drivers!

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Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by ANDREW » 16:17 Tuesday 19th April 2022

Spare Bus 64035 on a 144 from Brum this morning , seen going through Bromsgrove at around 09.30 .

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Post by bmmoboy » 18:01 Tuesday 19th April 2022

64033 was on the 1320 to Birmingham, and the 1820 one as well, I took it out on the first part of the card at 0630 empty to Catshill then back in service. There are 12 Salt Road vehicles, of which 9 are needed to run the 144/144A services, however, 6 were off the road this morning for servicing, so 64033, 64035 and a Streetdeck were used instead.

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Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by DD12 » 18:51 Tuesday 19th April 2022

bmmoboy wrote:
18:01 Tuesday 19th April 2022
64033 was on the 1320 to Birmingham, and the 1820 one as well, I took it out on the first part of the card at 0630 empty to Catshill then back in service. There are 12 Salt Road vehicles, of which 9 are needed to run the 144/144A services, however, 6 were off the road this morning for servicing, so 64033, 64035 and a Streetdeck were used instead.
Interesting info, - thanks bmmoboy !

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Post by ANDREW » 11:52 Wednesday 20th April 2022

I saw a Streetdeck winding it's way through Catshill earlier on my return off a tip run to Quantry Lane. ;)

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Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by ANDREW » 11:28 Tuesday 10th January 2023

Local news report that the 144 is diverted away from Rock Hill in Bromsgrove and continues along the A38 at Puddlewharf Island as far as Charford Road then back on route. And the reverse for southbound services.

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Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by SEVERNLINK » 18:19 Tuesday 10th January 2023

ANDREW wrote:
11:28 Tuesday 10th January 2023
Local news report that the 144 is diverted away from Rock Hill in Bromsgrove and continues along the A38 at Puddlewharf Island as far as Charford Road then back on route. And the reverse for southbound services.
Severn Trent have got the road up between Bredon Road and Stoke Turn there were temp lights up on Sunday but now signs saying road closed.Saying that I chanced my arm and was able to get through yesterday evening ;)

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Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by SEVERNLINK » 05:06 Wednesday 11th January 2023

SEVERNLINK wrote:
18:19 Tuesday 10th January 2023
ANDREW wrote:
11:28 Tuesday 10th January 2023
Local news report that the 144 is diverted away from Rock Hill in Bromsgrove and continues along the A38 at Puddlewharf Island as far as Charford Road then back on route. And the reverse for southbound services.
Severn Trent have got the road up between Bredon Road and Stoke Turn there were temp lights up on Sunday but now signs saying road closed.Saying that I chanced my arm and was able to get through yesterday evening ;)

Open again now but with temp lights again so the 'Salt Road' should be back to it's normal route :|

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