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by Noggin1
15:57 Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Service Revisions - March 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1899

Re: Service Revisions - March 2018

As for Twyning Green... May changes, and it won't be the 363. Watch this space!! (clues are already in the thread, just nobody picked up on them 8-) ) FIRST MIDLAND RED BUSES LTD, FIRST POTTERIES, DIVIDY ROAD, STOKE-ON-TRENT, ST3 5YY From: Great Malvern Town Centre To: Cheltenham Royal Well Bus Sta...
by Noggin1
18:00 Tuesday 16th January 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Conductors Whistles in Times Gone By
Replies: 9
Views: 2818

Re: Conductors Whistles in Times Gone By

I thought I would go off to ebay to see how common these bus conductor whistles were in the UK. The only bus conductor one listed is indeed a BMMO whistle, made by the famous Acme Whistle Company of Birmingham. It was this enterprising company which suggested to the Metropolitan Police that they sho...
by Noggin1
10:15 Sunday 6th August 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: FMR - Service Reliability 2017 +
Replies: 10
Views: 2356

Re: FMR - Service Reliability 2017 +

I'm pleased that First responded properly, not just with a set wording, but that it went into the issues. Proper response to complaints is very much in a bus company's interests and helps to diffuse the sort of complaints bandwagon we have seen elsewhere. I think it would be a bit problematical for ...
by Noggin1
14:44 Tuesday 18th July 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: The 382 - Public meeting
Replies: 45
Views: 9932

Re: The 382 - Public meeting

by Noggin1
08:40 Tuesday 27th June 2017
Forum: DRM Bus
Topic: DRM Staff Shortages
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: DRM Staff Shortages

Adam
Thanks very much for taking the trouble to explain the rationale behind the 420 service. The insight you give is much appreciated. I see the financial reality. I note also that the route info on the website is kept up to date.
by Noggin1
12:33 Monday 26th June 2017
Forum: DRM Bus
Topic: DRM Staff Shortages
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

Re: DRM Staff Shortages

I'm fond of the 420 service because it reminds me of BMMO days. These country services must be more interesting to drive than boringly round and round Worcester housing estates. However I was surprised First Worcester continued their morning and evening service because it takes a vehicle from other ...
by Noggin1
16:44 Tuesday 28th March 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Birmingham services
Replies: 13
Views: 3195

Re: Birmingham services

Sorry I should have included from 1969 the 165 which ran B'ham via Marston Green to Coleshill. There was no direct service from Coleshill to Chelmsley Wood at that time. It was probably the 161 etc and the 165 which morphed into the circular 161/171.
by Noggin1
16:23 Tuesday 28th March 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Birmingham services
Replies: 13
Views: 3195

Re: Birmingham services

Ian I suspect that my booklet from 28/06/69 is too early for you, as it shows a 161 running via Castle Bromwich (Victory Hall) via Water Orton to Coleshill (Parkfield Road) and a 168 running via Castle Bromwich (The Green) via Bacons End to Coleshill (Parkfield Road). There had previously been a 171...
by Noggin1
15:55 Wednesday 1st March 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Birmingham services
Replies: 13
Views: 3195

Re: Birmingham services

DD12, I've never worked in the bus industry, but I do find timetables fascinating. May I take the opportunity of thanking the webmaster for the ever-increasing number of old timetables on this site - someone has noticed. Back in 1969, I was at school but I found it a very long day, not helped that t...
by Noggin1
10:00 Wednesday 1st March 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Birmingham services
Replies: 13
Views: 3195

Re: Birmingham services

My timetable booklet for 28 June 1969 until further notice shows, Mondays to Saturdays, the first journey from B'ham (Bus Station, Stand 25) on the 163 at 0540 arriving at Chelmsley Wood (Chelmsley Road/Helmswood Drive) at 0617, then the 193 leaving at 0551 arriving at 0628 at CW (Greenlands Road/He...

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