Johnson sold to Diamond

Adam V
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Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

Post by Adam V » 15:36 Monday 9th May 2022

Adam V wrote:
14:55 Monday 9th May 2022
We must of just missed each other. I was going to catch the 149 direct back to Worcester but got tempted by my favourite Optare Solo on the 52A to Bromsgrove instead.

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Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

Post by JustinTyme » 16:59 Monday 9th May 2022

Adam V wrote:
14:53 Monday 9th May 2022
The other main difference between the 150A and the 149 is that the 149 doesn't go via Greenlands and Lodge Park in Redditch. Just runs direct via Woodrow instead.
I see that Diamond's 150 operates over a rather different route in Redditch to Johnsons' 150 - via Woodrow, Alexandra Hospital and Mappleborough, instead of Church Hill and Moons Moat.

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Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

Post by TimBrown » 14:23 Thursday 12th May 2022

Some pictures of Diamond Streetdeck 40725 just after it arrived in Crowngate bus station today 12 May 2022.
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The large area of white in the foreground of the last shot is the roof of a bus.

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Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

Post by DD12 » 11:17 Friday 13th May 2022

Thanks for the photos Tim !!
I caught this bus yesterday lunchtime from the London Road to Inkberrow to view the English countryside at it's best (despite low rainfall) and the current timings allow you to spend more than an hour in one of the two pubs, - very nice !!

(Good friendly driver too !!)

(The lack of tree-fenders for the front upper deck will be regretted, later !!)

:)

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Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

Post by Adam V » 14:19 Friday 13th May 2022

Currently on the 14:15 149 from Redditch to Worcester (13th May). Only passenger on from Redditch bus station. Seems to have been the same vehicle allocated to the 149 all week I think.

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Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

Post by Reddibus » 15:30 Monday 30th May 2022

Whilst the transfer of vehicles from Johnson's to Diamond was made over the weekend of the 28th and 29th May with first appearing on Saturday afternoon at Redditch the last actual service run by Johnson's was the Sunday only X50 from Chipping Norton to Birmingham. on the 29th May. They used vehicles that were not moving to Diamond in the shape of the newer E20 single decks YW68OVV is seen on the first departure from Chipping Norton
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Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

Post by JustinTyme » 21:16 Monday 30th May 2022

I saw Enviro 200 YW68 OVX in Shirley on the last X50 to Birmingham, and unless it was unexpectedly replaced before the end, it would have been the final Johnsons bus in service.

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Re: Johnson sold to Diamond

Post by AdamH » 17:32 Tuesday 31st May 2022

Today I've been in the North East corner of Gloucestershire removing the Johnsons name from bus stop timetables. Got these two photos while I was there...
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