Kidderminster Depot

Reece S
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Kidderminster Depot

Post by Reece S » 17:49 Friday 2nd September 2016

Diamond Bus Kidderminster Fleet as of 01/09/2016...

20032: MV54EEO
20104: KP02PUV
20500: KP54BYV
20574: KP51SXW
20606: KV51KZH

20607: KP51UFJ
20610: KP54BYW
20716: ME52BLU
20717: MG53BLU
20718: MH53BLU [VOR]

20848: KU52RXW
20851: KU52RYN
20853: LG02FFD
20854: LG02FFE [VOR]
30120: B14WTS (BX57CDN)

30121: B15WTS (BU08ANV)
30125: YJ61JJK
30302: SN09FUW
30303: SN09FUY [VOR]
30500: MW52PZR [VOR]

30534: M333SLT
30535: PF09LCO (M444SLT)
30704: KX57OVS [VOR]
30801: WX58FRU
30802: KX08HMZ

30803: BU08DBO
30804: KX57OVV
30805: KX08HMY
30806: WX58FRV
30831: MX08PZH [VOR]

30922: MX59KUF (B20WTS)
30930: VX54MUC
30931: VX54MUO
30932: VX54MUP [VOR]
30935: VX54MTE [VOR]

30938: BK13NZO
30944: MX55NWL
30946: FJ08VPZ
30947: FJ08VRD

Ridercross
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Re: Kidderminster Depot

Post by Ridercross » 10:04 Saturday 10th December 2016

For the rare opportunity to see a Hybrid bus in Worcester (or indeed a bus carrying Preston fleetnames!) 30125 is on the 295 today. Currently on the 0930 ex Kidderminster.

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AdamH
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Re: Kidderminster Depot

Post by AdamH » 10:53 Saturday 10th December 2016

If it is on there all day I may be able to get a photo later, but the shift I have today doesn't spend much time in Crowngate so I suspect I'll miss it.

Reece S
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Re: Kidderminster Depot

Post by Reece S » 02:17 Tuesday 3rd January 2017

A new and fully up to data fleet list will be posted shortly I.e. Next few days.

Reece S
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Re: Kidderminster Depot

Post by Reece S » 17:09 Sunday 8th January 2017

As of 07/01/2016

20032: MV54EEO
20104: KP02PUV
20500: KP54BYV
20574: KP51SXW
20606: KV51KZH

20607: KP51UFJ
20610: KP54BYW
20716: ME52BLU
20717: MG53BLU
20718: MH53BLU

20848: KU52RXW
20851: KU52RYN
20853: LG02FFD
20854: LG02FFE
30120: B14WTS (BX57CDN)

30121: B15WTS (BU08ANV) [VOR]
30122: YJ61JJU
30302: SN09FUW
30500: MW52PZR
30534: M333SLT [VOR]

30704: KX57OVS [VOR]
30801: WX58FRU
30802: KX08HMZ
30803: BU08DBO
30804: KX57OVV

30805: KX08HMY
30806: WX58FRV
30831: MX08PZH [VOR]
30922: B20WTS (MX59KUF)
30930: VX54MUC

30931: VX54MUO
30932: VX54MUP
30935: VX54MTE
30938: BK13NZO
30944: MX55NWL

30946: FJ08VPZ
30947: FJ08VRD

DD12
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Re: Kidderminster Depot

Post by DD12 » 20:58 Tuesday 10th January 2017

Reece S wrote:
17:09 Sunday 8th January 2017
As of 07/01/2016

20032: MV54EEO
20104: KP02PUV
20500: KP54BYV
20574: KP51SXW
20606: KV51KZH

20607: KP51UFJ
20610: KP54BYW
20716: ME52BLU
20717: MG53BLU
20718: MH53BLU

20848: KU52RXW
20851: KU52RYN
20853: LG02FFD
20854: LG02FFE
30120: B14WTS (BX57CDN)

30121: B15WTS (BU08ANV) [VOR]
30122: YJ61JJU
30302: SN09FUW
30500: MW52PZR
30534: M333SLT [VOR]

30704: KX57OVS [VOR]
30801: WX58FRU
30802: KX08HMZ
30803: BU08DBO
30804: KX57OVV

30805: KX08HMY
30806: WX58FRV
30831: MX08PZH [VOR]
30922: B20WTS (MX59KUF)
30930: VX54MUC

30931: VX54MUO
30932: VX54MUP
30935: VX54MTE
30938: BK13NZO
30944: MX55NWL

30946: FJ08VPZ
30947: FJ08VRD
Thanks Reece for your update, but can you clarify a couple of things for my DUFF brain : -
Can I assume that where you typed 07/01/2016, it should have been 2017 ?
(It's going to take ages for me to remember it's 2017 already !)

And, more importantly, - there appear to be 37 vehicles listed above for Kidderminster.
I thought that when KR was sold by First, there were only about 20 there (?)

- Has KR been allocated some of the Redditch work, or "Black Country" work ??
- and/or, is there a number of vehicles on the list that are in store and perhaps there for major repair work ?

Any info. would be welcome. ;)

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AdamH
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Re: Kidderminster Depot

Post by AdamH » 21:26 Tuesday 10th January 2017

As I was walking to Crowngate yesterday afternoon, Diamond's 30935 (ex-First 67646) stopped and offered me a lift, the driver being one of the few ex-First staff still with Diamond at Kidderminster depot. We had a chat about the good old days while he loaded passengers for the return journey but when it came time to depart, guess what... it wouldn't start! :roll:

He was still there 15-minutes later when I left for Tewkesbury, but had gone by the time I returned.

Reece S
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Re: Kidderminster Depot

Post by Reece S » 23:31 Tuesday 10th January 2017

DD12 wrote:
20:58 Tuesday 10th January 2017
Reece S wrote:
17:09 Sunday 8th January 2017
As of 07/01/2016

20032: MV54EEO
20104: KP02PUV
20500: KP54BYV
20574: KP51SXW
20606: KV51KZH

20607: KP51UFJ
20610: KP54BYW
20716: ME52BLU
20717: MG53BLU
20718: MH53BLU

20848: KU52RXW
20851: KU52RYN
20853: LG02FFD
20854: LG02FFE
30120: B14WTS (BX57CDN)

30121: B15WTS (BU08ANV) [VOR]
30122: YJ61JJU
30302: SN09FUW
30500: MW52PZR
30534: M333SLT [VOR]

30704: KX57OVS [VOR]
30801: WX58FRU
30802: KX08HMZ
30803: BU08DBO
30804: KX57OVV

30805: KX08HMY
30806: WX58FRV
30831: MX08PZH [VOR]
30922: B20WTS (MX59KUF)
30930: VX54MUC

30931: VX54MUO
30932: VX54MUP
30935: VX54MTE
30938: BK13NZO
30944: MX55NWL

30946: FJ08VPZ
30947: FJ08VRD
Thanks Reece for your update, but can you clarify a couple of things for my DUFF brain : -
Can I assume that where you typed 07/01/2016, it should have been 2017 ?
(It's going to take ages for me to remember it's 2017 already !)

And, more importantly, - there appear to be 37 vehicles listed above for Kidderminster.
I thought that when KR was sold by First, there were only about 20 there (?)

- Has KR been allocated some of the Redditch work, or "Black Country" work ??
- and/or, is there a number of vehicles on the list that are in store and perhaps there for major repair work ?

Any info. would be welcome. ;)
Yeah I meant 2017 lol

Yes the allocation has increased a lot since the sale of the depot by First the major one was when EYMS Whittle Bus closed back in Jan 2015. Diamond won the 7 and 192 and also they got the 831 back and a new school contract the 803. Then they won they won the 580. Then the 2 buses needed to operate the Droitwich Circular work were transferred from Redditch to Kidderminster. Then in April 2016 the X3 was sadly withdrawn and replaced with the 42 and 43 which both avoid the dual carriageway. The 43 was a direct replacement for the 143 which was up till that point run out of the Redditch depot with a few services also carrying onto Webbs as a 149. Both the 143 and 149 were withdrawn. Both the 42 and 43 are now run out of Kidderminster and 4 buses are needed.

Then on 25th July 2016 no less the 25 was introduced a service which is operated commercially by Diamond every hour between Kidderminster and Stourbridge this saw a Eclipse Volvo be allocated and route branded for the 25. Then in October 2016 Diamond won a number of additional Centro contracts in the West Midlands area. The two routes in question that are now run out of Kidderminster are the 267 Stourbridge - Wall Heath and the 657 Stourbridge - Kingswinford this needs 2 buses.

Reece S
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Re: Kidderminster Depot

Post by Reece S » 23:35 Tuesday 10th January 2017

DD12 the Scrap buses have a whole list of their own there are that many :roll:

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Re: Kidderminster Depot

Post by DD12 » 13:03 Wednesday 11th January 2017

Thanks very much Reece for the interesting info above. :)

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