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VehicleDennis Dart SLF
B37F Plaxton Pointer
Number42894 (VX05 JWW)
OperatorFirst Midland Red Buses Limited, Worcester depot
New (11/04) to First Midland Red Buses Ltd., Worcester. Passed (10/13) to First Potteries Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent. Withdrawn (c. 16/4/17). Passed (18/4/17) to First Midland Red Buses Ltd., Worcester. Withdrawn (16/1/19). Reinstated (c. 29/4/19). Withdrawn (10/10/19). Passed (13/10/19) to First Cymru Buses Ltd., Swansea
LocationWest Malvern terminus.
DescriptionStopped for a quick photograph while operating a Service 676 to Ledbury.
Bus services to West Malvern were suspended due to fuel rationing during the First World War and Midland Red agreed to reinstate them only if the local authorities built a terminus and bus turning point. The result was this lay-by cut into the side of the hill which was used by Midland Red to turn buses on local Malvern Service M16 (previously Service 366) until the closure of Malvern depot in October 1976. These days it’s normally full of parked cars, but Service 675 and Service 676 call there on the way to Ledbury.
DateSaturday 16th September 2017
SourcePhotograph by Webmaster © Adam Harber

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676FMRSeptember2017Great Malvern • Colwall Green • LedburyBest Match
January2018Great Malvern • Colwall Green • Ledbury
March2018Great Malvern • Colwall Green • Ledbury

Service 676 timetable dated 3rd September 2017 is the Best Match for this photograph.

The Best Match is selected from the timetable database as being the timetable most likely operated by the vehicle in the photograph, based on the date of the photograph, vehicle operator, and destination route number.