Diamond 303 via Bevere

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Diamond 303 via Bevere

Post by TimBrown » 12:17 Monday 25th July 2022

Today Monday 25 July 2022 saw the start of diverted Diamond 303 between Kidderminster and Worcester which now takes in the withdrawn First Bus 37 loop via Grange Avenue, Northwick Green and Becket Road.
30950 worked the early service up Grange Avenue at 07-11 into Worcester.
25 July 2022 Grange Avenue 011.JPG
32221 is seen working the 08-41 to Kidderminster
25 July 2022 Grange Avenue 002.JPG
30950 is pictured working the 09-11 into Worcester and the return 09-41 service back to Kidderminster.
25 July 2022 Grange Avenue 013.JPG
25 July 2022 Grange Avenue 004.JPG
32221 worked the 10-11 into Worcester and already had a healthy load on board, but that was to be expected as this timing is now the first 303 bus out of Kidderminster where Concessionary pensioners' passes are accepted.
25 July 2022 Grange Avenue 015.JPG

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Re: Diamond 303 via Bevere

Post by TimBrown » 07:46 Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Here are some more pictures of Diamond Bus 303 working along Grange Avenue.
Tuesday 26 July 2022 with 30952 and 20912
26 July 2022 Worcester 011.JPG
26 July 2022 Worcester 003.JPG
Wednesday 27 July 2022 30952 and 30855
27 July 2022 Worcester 004.JPG
27 July 2022 Worcester 005.JPG
Thursday 28 July 2022 30823
30 July 2022 Worcester 001.JPG
Friday 29 July 2022 30508 and 30823
30 July 2022 Worcester 002.JPG
30 July 2022 Worcester 003.JPG
Saturday 30 July 2022 20734
30 July 2022 Worcester 005.JPG

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Re: Diamond 303 via Bevere

Post by TimBrown » 07:53 Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Monday 1 August 2022 32222 and 32223
01 Aug 2022 Worcester 001.JPG
01 Aug 2022 Worcester 002.JPG
01 Aug 2022 Worcester 003.JPG
Tuesday 2 August 2022 30855
02 Aug 2022 Worcester 004.JPG

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Re: Diamond 303 via Bevere

Post by TimBrown » 14:50 Tuesday 16th August 2022

Thursday 4 August 2022 21107 worked the 303. Apologies for odd shot, had to cut out my window frame and a van parked two doors down!
6 Aug 2022 Worcester 033.JPG
Friday 5 August 2022 saw 30508 at work.
05 Aug 2022 Worcester 004.JPG
Wednesday 10 August 2022 20052 made an appearance.
10 Aug 2022 Worcester 001.JPG
Saturday 13 August 2022 30965 operated the service.
13 Aug 2022 Worcester 002.JPG
Then today Tuesday 16 August 2022 31420 was allocated . Must admit I never expected to see a Johnson's livered Enviro 200 working along Grange Avenue, much less with Diamond vinyls. Not sure if it was this one I rode on when it was a few weeks old, working the then 350 between Redditch and Worcester, but shocked at the loud cacophony of noise from all the rattles around the cab and door area - shame on ADL.
16 Aug 2022 Worcester 003.JPG

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Re: Diamond 303 via Bevere

Post by AdamH » 17:20 Tuesday 16th August 2022

I guess they don't have much else to use it on since they lost their Warwickshire contracts to Stagecoach Midlands.

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Re: Diamond 303 via Bevere

Post by trainbasher » 20:56 Tuesday 16th August 2022

I do wish Diamond Kidderminster would give my locals that amount of variety... at the moment Kiddy send out E200... or E200...

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Re: Diamond 303 via Bevere

Post by TimBrown » 19:12 Monday 5th September 2022

trainbasher wrote:
20:56 Tuesday 16th August 2022
I do wish Diamond Kidderminster would give my locals that amount of variety... at the moment Kiddy send out E200... or E200...
Here is another variation working the 18-40 Worcester Crowngate to Kidderminster service this evening Monday 5 September 2022. Back to the future with mini-buses?
05 Sept 2022 Worcester 013.JPG

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Re: Diamond 303 via Bevere

Post by trainbasher » 11:47 Thursday 8th September 2022

TimBrown wrote:
19:12 Monday 5th September 2022
Here is another variation working the 18-40 Worcester Crowngate to Kidderminster service this evening Monday 5 September 2022. Back to the future with mini-buses?
05 Sept 2022 Worcester 013.JPG

Hmmm... looking at bustimes it looks like it had been a replacement for 30952 AE59EHR which went onto the 3 (21205 is the allocated bus to the 298/299 Stourbridge circulars)

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Re: Diamond 303 via Bevere

Post by TimBrown » 13:11 Saturday 17th September 2022

Today, Saturday 17 September 2022, saw an Optare Versa working the 303 in form of 30414 YJ13 HJD which was new to Claribel of Tile Cross, Birmingham in 04/2013 with B48F seating layout. Not sure if this bus has worked into Worcester before; if not, it could be the first of this type since the Woosh 'Park & Ride' bus service operated from the recently demolished Perdiswell site into the centre.
17 Sep 2022 Worcester 003.JPG
17 Sep 2022 Worcester 004.JPG

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Re: Diamond 303 via Bevere

Post by TimBrown » 17:57 Friday 23rd September 2022

Today, Friday 23 September 2022, saw another type of Optare bus working the 303 in the form of Solo SR 20882 reg. no. YJ62 FJY new 01/2013 with Optare B33F bodywork to Cobra Contract Services, Isleworth.
23 Sept 2022 Worcester 003.JPG
23 Sept 2022 Worcester 014.JPG
Whilst waiting for the above bus to return I managed a photograph of Pershore Volunteer Centre, Community Transport Mercedes Benz MB 515 CDI reg. no. KX57 FLC new 10/2007 with UVM B16FL bodywork to Tameside Borough Council, Ashton-under-Lyne.
23 Sept 2022 Worcester 012.JPG

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