Hay Festival 2018 (?)

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DD12
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Hay Festival 2018 (?)

Post by DD12 » 13:46 Sunday 7th January 2018

Now that it's 2018 already, I feel the urge to ask -
Will FMR be "tendering" to do the Hay Festival services again this year ??

IF the answer is yes, my guess is that the Bromyard variations wont be repeated, so I'm very glad I did my DD rides in 2017 !

ADAM - now that you drive the new Herefordshire routes, how about designing and integrating some of those with the Hay on Wye double-deckers :D

(Do you have any "planning" software / programmes at home ?)

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Re: Hay Festival 2018

Post by AdamH » 14:33 Sunday 7th January 2018

The Hay Festival work is not tendered for, it is a private hire for the festival organisers. In the past they have contacted First around this time of year for a quote, so hopefully they are happy with the service we have provided in the past and will come back to us again this year.

If they do I will once again be at the front of the queue to volunteer to drive (already in said queue, just in case!).

I think it's very unlikely you'll see a double-deck working the 404 or 405 into Hereford. However, there has been a suggestion we may use a double-deck on additional 417 journeys later in the year to relieve the overloading problems on Saturdays when the seasonal workers arrive.

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Re: Hay Festival 2018 (?)

Post by DD12 » 16:40 Sunday 7th January 2018

Thanks very much Adam. :)

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Re: Hay Festival 2018 (?)

Post by AdamH » 18:38 Thursday 22nd March 2018

Timetable for the Worcester to Hereford X99 route this year. Note, the X98 via Bromyard will not be running.

I hope to have the times for the Hereford to Hay shuttle soon...

P.S. We are expecting 100% StreetDeck working during the main Festival period this year. As before there may be the odd single-deck on the two days before it starts and the one day after it finishes.
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