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by willr7
17:38 Friday 8th May 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)
Replies: 53
Views: 11140

Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

I actually saw some buses today for the first time in weeks! Astons Streetlite WF on the 332 (has this continued to run during the lockdown?) while out for a bike ride, and then later a First Streetlite Max in Barnards Green. Believe it or not Astons have been running all bus services to normal tim...
by willr7
09:41 Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Forum: Astons Coaches
Topic: astons in kidderminster
Replies: 5
Views: 2407

Re: astons in kidderminster

It will take careful planning by Astons if they wish to avoid expensive dead mileage between Clerkenleap/Defford and Kidderminster! It would make sense to put on some early 294/296 journeys (towards Bewdley/Kidderminster) to reduce dead running. Studying the TTs I see that all 3 vehicles used on th...
by willr7
09:27 Wednesday 22nd April 2020
Forum: Astons Coaches
Topic: astons in kidderminster
Replies: 5
Views: 2407

Re: astons in kidderminster

I am wondering if Astons have now taken the contracts over early? Certainly today from my place which overlooks the 15A/15C there has been no sign of Coniston today, but every hour Astons Yutong YJ16 UTE has been going past my window! I can't see any route number displayed, but the fact that is has...
by willr7
22:52 Saturday 11th April 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)
Replies: 53
Views: 11140

Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

I hadn't realised they'd moved in there already! It's the old countrywide site off Defford airfield (near to Dunstall Castle) https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Astons+Coaches/@52.0911261,-2.1677411,13.7z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x4870fb4d1dc8c08d:0x39ead08213de7b86!8m2!3d52.08787!4d-2.1586271 Also, while...
by willr7
20:39 Saturday 11th April 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)
Replies: 53
Views: 11140

Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Astons already have a new site, it is at Defford, and some vehicles have already been re-located there. I hadn't realised they'd moved in there already! It's the old countrywide site off Defford airfield (near to Dunstall Castle) https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Astons+Coaches/@52.0911261,-2.167...
by willr7
20:18 Saturday 11th April 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)
Replies: 53
Views: 11140

Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Astons already have a new site, it is at Defford, and some vehicles have already been re-located there. I hadn't realised they'd moved in there already! It's the old countrywide site off Defford airfield (near to Dunstall Castle) https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Astons+Coaches/@52.0911261,-2.167...
by willr7
21:53 Saturday 4th April 2020
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Revised services from 23 March 2020.
Replies: 11
Views: 2848

Re: Revised services from 23 March 2020.

Diamond's Redditch garage have lost the Coventry local service 1 Walsgrave - Chapelfields from Monday 6th April to NXWM. Used it a few times, usually a Redditch solo plodding accross the city with next to nobody on it. Also, the two 66 plate solo SRs that are based at Redditch for the Coventry 1 wi...
by willr7
13:51 Friday 3rd April 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)
Replies: 53
Views: 11140

Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

With everything paired back to the bone and the withdrawal of most of the Herefordshire routes what would the PVR look like? 10 vehicles (if that)? It looks as though the PVR is roughly 17 vehicles (at the current level of service) I would imagine it will drop by a further 1 or 2 once the Herefords...
by willr7
14:49 Sunday 15th March 2020
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 2020 Arrivals and Disposals
Replies: 39
Views: 9248

Re: 2020 Arrivals and Disposals

I drove 64034 on Tuesday and it was a pleasure to drive. Having done 953,000km (around 620,000 miles), it rattled far less than a StreetDeck with 180,000 miles on the clock. With the wood effect flooring, I heard several passengers say "Ooh look, we have got a new bus with a wooden floor - lovely"....
by willr7
14:45 Sunday 15th March 2020
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Worcester Optare Solo's
Replies: 20
Views: 12306

Re: Worcester Optare Solo's

53051 (VU03 YKE) Appears to have been purchased/preserved by someone and has been re-registered BU51 ADA. 8-) https://www.flickr.com/photos/186030646@N02/49659500333/in/photolist-2iEeVkB-2cSJ5ro-PpUsg6-2eMaSWY-LSsQd6-23JkSDX-LCYdKQ-M2Bf27-H3iobH-HxCo17-GeW5h5-JQdDiy-2cMc6MZ-2a1DKVA-KeiJVk-KAdyVq-26A...

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