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by willr7
21:31 Sunday 14th July 2019
Forum: Astons Coaches
Topic: On the Move ?
Replies: 10
Views: 14464

Re: On the Move ?

Continuing on from the rumour that Astons might have found a site previously used by "Countrywide", - there is a very big site that used to be Countrywide, which currently has space to let -- -- It can be accessed from a turn-off along the A4104 halfway between Pershore and Upton, going towards Kin...
by willr7
12:45 Wednesday 10th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 61
Views: 5274

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

The LMS site is also for redevelopment. Seems quite a trend in Worcester at the moment.. I believe they have accepted an off from the Council for a new site by the M5. Still has good access to the city if they don’t run double-decks. Aston’s are rumoured to be getting ready to move to a new site in...
by willr7
09:15 Wednesday 10th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 61
Views: 5274

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

We know from a statement on this forum by the First MD that the Padmore Street depot is earmarked for redevelopment, so I believe First will take their money and run. Worcester depot will close and all the work will be picked over by other operators... I can see the 144 going to National Express, t...
by willr7
14:33 Friday 5th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Transfers in + out
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Transfers in + out

Network Rail have said, some years ago, that the Comer Road bridge is due to be strengthened in 2020. That said, the present limit must be close to being broken even if a Solo goes across with the large number of cars parked on it (even thought most of it has zig zag markings!) Thanks for sharing t...
by willr7
09:17 Friday 5th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Transfers in + out
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Transfers in + out

One of the "fascinations" of the bustimes.org tracking system is that one can "visit" the live map, like I've just done, and see a transfer, or loan is in service on a local route ! 53817, a short, slimline Solo is apparently on the 31 today. Don't know if it's just a loan (?) It's from Bath, and i...
by willr7
09:05 Friday 5th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Transfers in + out
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Re: Transfers in + out

DD12 wrote:
00:14 Friday 5th July 2019
Taken from the official update supplied to Tony Hunter's wmbusphotos website, is the news that 44515 has transferred to Adderley Green.
Yes, it was also sited in the potteries area by another forum member on on the wmbusphotos site!
by willr7
22:52 Saturday 1st June 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 61
Views: 5274

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

Here is a link from the WN backing up what we have been saying about older vehicles coming in.

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/17 ... -for-sale/
by willr7
13:50 Friday 31st May 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: More Mercedes Ciratos
Replies: 27
Views: 4260

Re: More Mercedes Ciratos

I would imagine Worcester (and Stoke) would not people queuing up to buy, unlike places such as Leicester and Bristol, so Group will want to de-value the fleet as much as possible to get the asking price down. Much like they did with Kidderminster and Redditch a few years ago, and have already been...
by willr7
08:31 Friday 31st May 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: More Mercedes Ciratos
Replies: 27
Views: 4260

Re: More Mercedes Ciratos

But then again our 9 newer Streetlite Max’s would probably have a higher value than 9 citaro’s even if they were to be refurbished. But if the Streetlites are needed elsewhere then alternative vehicles are needed so...

Just more speculation :roll: :lol:

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