The Tracker

Bus and Coach operations, new or changed services and timetables for First Midland Red Buses Limited or its predecessor, Midland Red West Limited.
DD12
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The Tracker

Post by DD12 » 15:13 Tuesday 15th September 2020

Currently, the tracker is now showing the off-service journeys, and some times along these routes -- usually with the next intended service displayed ( - on the tracker).

I find that this adds a lot of interest, - especially for my interest in the way double-deckers are being used --

for example, - this week one is being inter-worked on the S5 and 144, and has just come from the Bromsgrove area, and down the M5 , ready to do the S5 again !

-- it should also help a keen enthusiast to construct a current "bus graph", but I won't try as this damned pandemic looks likely to cause more changes yet !!

:)

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Re: The Tracker

Post by DD12 » 10:49 Thursday 24th September 2020

https://bustimes.org/vehicles/35559#journeys/75733429

Another example highlighted by the tracker is this use of 33405 --

after arriving at the Sixth Form College on the S23, it went via the A4440 Southern Link Road to Malvern to input onto the 44.

I'm a big fan of this kind of planning -- utilising vehicles after schools to input onto public services, -- supporting the timetabled frequency, - especially when the other vehicles on that route may well be bunched-up in Worcester's traffic jams ( - tidal flows into Worcester in the AM rush hour, and out of Worcester in the PM rush hour).
:)

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Re: The Tracker

Post by ANDREW » 15:26 Monday 23rd November 2020

Interestingly , 32646 is "tracking" on the First Worcestershire Bustimes page. :!:

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Re: The Tracker

Post by willr7 » 22:40 Monday 23rd November 2020

ANDREW wrote:
15:26 Monday 23rd November 2020
Interestingly , 32646 is "tracking" on the First Worcestershire Bustimes page. :!:
It hasn’t been traced in service here yet. Last trace was on the 11th Nov in Leicester (on a 14A)
It has been manually moved onto First Worcestershire’s fleet list as it has transferred (on paper anyway) She will still be at Stoke - for a repaint I would imagine...

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Re: The Tracker

Post by ANDREW » 13:38 Tuesday 24th November 2020

I gather there has been some debate elsewhere on what "livery" it should receive as I gather it is still in the colours of Leicester City Transport. How about NBC Red with "Severnlink" branding ? Did any d/d's receive that livery ?? I can not remember !! ?? .

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Re: The Tracker

Post by bmmoboy » 15:25 Tuesday 24th November 2020

No deckers received Severnlink branding, as there were none operated at Worcester/Bromsgrove at the time, all deckers were gone from Severnlink territory towards the end of the 1970's. There were 3 ex-Trent deckers at Hereford with Wandaward branding. 6043 was at Evesham, but I don't recall it running with Wayfarer names (unless anyone knows otherwise).

I think that NBC red with Severnlink branding would look fantastic, especially at 33404 will be moving to pastures new shortly. Over to you Mr Eggleton.

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Re: The Tracker

Post by willr7 » 22:20 Tuesday 24th November 2020

bmmoboy wrote:
15:25 Tuesday 24th November 2020
No deckers received Severnlink branding, as there were none operated at Worcester/Bromsgrove at the time, all deckers were gone from Severnlink territory towards the end of the 1970's. There were 3 ex-Trent deckers at Hereford with Wandaward branding. 6043 was at Evesham, but I don't recall it running with Wayfarer names (unless anyone knows otherwise).

I think that NBC red with Severnlink branding would look fantastic, especially at 33404 will be moving to pastures new shortly. Over to you Mr Eggleton.
Sadly, I would imagine the livery/paint scheme has already been decided by now & possibly in the paint shop already... We all hope for some sort of heritage livery, fingers crossed! :P

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Re: The Tracker

Post by ANDREW » 08:57 Tuesday 1st December 2020

32646 has gone off the "tracker" .

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Re: The Tracker

Post by DD12 » 11:02 Tuesday 1st December 2020

ANDREW wrote:
08:57 Tuesday 1st December 2020
32646 has gone off the "tracker" .
It was used in service in the Potteries yesterday (photo on facebook).

My GUESS is that it will be swopped with 67656 when that returns FROM WR after it's MOT.

(??)

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Re: The Tracker

Post by ANDREW » 13:01 Tuesday 1st December 2020

That sounds a logical sequence of events. I guess as nothing otherwise mentioned that 32646 is in "standard" livery.

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