Bristol VR repaint

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Bristol VR repaint

Post by AdamH » 20:54 Saturday 30th November 2019

The Stagecoach VR that I took to a few events during the summer is being repainted back into heritage livery...
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Re: Bristol VR repaint

Post by DD12 » 19:16 Sunday 1st December 2019

AdamH wrote:
20:54 Saturday 30th November 2019
The Stagecoach VR that I took to a few events during the summer is being repainted back into heritage livery...
Brilliant news !!

-- -- There's a chance then I might still be able to get my Gloucester - Tewkesbury - Worcester - Wythall -- DD ride, sometime in the future !!

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Post by AdamH » 20:03 Sunday 1st December 2019

Once repainted it will move back to it's original home at Cheltenham depot, mainly because it can be kept indoors and protect the new paint, but also it is very appropriate. Therefore, assuming we are permitted to use it next season the route may be adjusted to start at Cheltenham rather than Stroud and running via Gloucester as we did this year.

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Re: Bristol VR repaint

Post by DD12 » 20:33 Sunday 1st December 2019

AdamH wrote:
20:03 Sunday 1st December 2019
Once repainted it will move back to it's original home at Cheltenham depot, mainly because it can be kept indoors and protect the new paint, but also it is very appropriate. Therefore, assuming we are permitted to use it next season the route may be adjusted to start at Cheltenham rather than Stroud and running via Gloucester as we did this year.
Thanks Adam !

P.S. Did any of your routes get disrupted by the recent Flooding ?

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Post by AdamH » 08:31 Monday 2nd December 2019

DD12 wrote:
20:33 Sunday 1st December 2019
P.S. Did any of your routes get disrupted by the recent Flooding ?
Not personally, I got lucky!

On the Thursday when the rains really came down I was covering a school duty from Newent into the Forest. Normally this route is run by a regular school driver but he was away for personal reasons and as I still have a Herefordshire School card from when I worked the Much Marcle school for First I was asked to stand in. Even though that route (the 834) runs right through the heart of the Forest down some very narrow lanes it wasn't effected at all, bar a few big puddles. Meanwhile every other Forest route had to divert, some were getting back almost 2-hours late! The A40 was closed for several hours so you can imagine the chaos.

The next day I was back in Worcester to attend a driver's funeral. I arrived early and spent quite a lot of time sat in Crowngate canteen listening to their flood stories, or afterwards in a pub doing the same.

Saturday and Sunday were rest days and by the time I was back on Monday things were back to normal. Mostly. The 351 and 353 were still badly effected for almost a week, but I wasn't required to drive those routes so I ignored the problem! I have a day on the 351 tomorrow as rest-day work (they are actually classed as a "city" duty routes so I don't do them often) but I understand it's all open again now.

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Post by DD12 » 09:18 Monday 2nd December 2019

Thanks for that interesting stuff, Adam !

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Re: Bristol VR repaint

Post by AdamH » 13:11 Tuesday 28th January 2020

Fresh out of the paint shop today...
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Re: Bristol VR repaint

Post by MattW » 16:34 Tuesday 28th January 2020

Beautiful 8-)

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Re: Bristol VR repaint

Post by asb » 19:44 Tuesday 28th January 2020

I'm trying to decide which Cheltenham route would be nicest to do on that - the more scenic ones from there were never traditionally CD routes were they?

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Re: Bristol VR repaint

Post by AdamH » 09:12 Wednesday 29th January 2020

asb wrote:
19:44 Tuesday 28th January 2020
I'm trying to decide which Cheltenham route would be nicest to do on that - the more scenic ones from there were never traditionally CD routes were they?
Cheltenham is more or less a town service depot. They go to Tewkesbury on the 41-43 group, plus Gloucester on the 94, but that’s about it. This is the reason I went to Gloucester depot even though Cheltenham is closer to my home.

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