October changes

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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Re: October changes

Post by DD12 » 23:43 Saturday 21st September 2019


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Re: October changes

Post by DD12 » 12:11 Thursday 26th September 2019

https://www.firstgroup.com/worcestershi ... &source=sp

The new timetable for the 363 is now online, and shows that the 17.33 from Upton has been dropped, even though the vehicle still arrives from Worcester just before this -- -- IE - it will now go back to Worcester off-service (probably via the A38).

The last 363 from Upton towards Worcester (Monday - Friday) is now at 15.21 on NON schooldays, or 15.39 on schooldays. ("Punters" wanting to know which version is running, and looking online at school-term dates will not know that the school-day version can start a day or more later. -- the last day of school term may also be a different timetable).

(There is also a 333 to Worcester, leaving Upton at 15.40 but via a completely different route).

I have recently used the 17.33, a couple of times, and on the first occasion I was the only passenger, but the next time there were at least 7 people getting on + off at various points on the route.

So if the average number of passengers is just 3, one cannot expect the county council to subsidise it, but it's an awful shame that as the vehicle is going back to Worcester anyway, that First are not going to continue to run it (in service) as a "service to the community" -- -- how much money are First going to save by getting it back to the depot 20 -30 minutes earlier ??

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Re: October changes

Post by DD12 » 19:13 Friday 27th September 2019

DD12 wrote:
21:56 Wednesday 4th September 2019
One thing I've spotted that's interesting (to me) is the new WR area route map shows the 417 via Bransford Road, and a 418 via Bromyard Road !
The 418 has now been removed :lol:

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Re: October changes

Post by AdamH » 20:41 Thursday 3rd October 2019

Aston’s have announced they are running certain 54 and 332 journeys from mid October... That’ll kill the 32 route!

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Re: October changes

Post by MattW » 20:57 Thursday 3rd October 2019

Christ. First are properly up the spout aren't they!

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Re: October changes

Post by DD12 » 22:39 Thursday 3rd October 2019

AdamH wrote:
20:41 Thursday 3rd October 2019
Aston’s have announced they are running certain 54 and 332 journeys from mid October... That’ll kill the 32 route!
Thanks Adam, - I cannot find anything about this on the worldwideweb yet !

-- any chance of a link ?

:ugeek:

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Re: October changes

Post by willr7 » 22:54 Thursday 3rd October 2019

DD12 wrote:
22:39 Thursday 3rd October 2019
AdamH wrote:
20:41 Thursday 3rd October 2019
Aston’s have announced they are running certain 54 and 332 journeys from mid October... That’ll kill the 32 route!
Thanks Adam, - I cannot find anything about this on the worldwideweb yet !

-- any chance of a link ?

:ugeek:
Good news! Just looked on there Facebook page and it’s on there. https://m.facebook.com/astonscoacheslim ... _tn__=EH-R

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Re: October changes

Post by DD12 » 23:35 Thursday 3rd October 2019

Thanks very much willr7, that was quick !

- That's a great relief to learn that the county council is to subsidise some services.

I look forward with great interest to see how many journeys per day the county council are going to subsidise via Kempsey, and I'm glad to see Astons are making a come-back !

Not only have First removed all the off-peak daytime 32s to / from Kempsey, but I have just seen that Kempsey has been removed from their City ticket zone, which (I believe) will mean people in Kempsey paying a lot more to use First's remaining peak time buses !!

https://www.firstgroup.com/worcestershi ... 13-october

Bearing in mind all the new housing + businesses due for the area, I would question whether First know what they are doing (?), - and say Good Luck Astons !!

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Re: October changes

Post by willr7 » 21:54 Friday 4th October 2019

The timetables have now been published by Astons :D
https://www.facebook.com/astonscoachesl ... =3&theater

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Re: October changes

Post by MattW » 12:12 Saturday 5th October 2019

I'm glad they reminded us Norton is near Worcester...... :lol:

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