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by Noggin1
13:15 Monday 20th August 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Autumn 2018 service changes/cuts
Replies: 76
Views: 2796

Re: Autumn 2018 service changes/cuts

Just a reminder, this was the level of service in the area when I started bus driving in 1994... [url=http://midlandred.net/service/timetable/display.php?routeID=668]Click here . Things are still better than the good old days! [/quote] That's a fair point. Of course about that time the main route t...
by Noggin1
17:05 Saturday 18th August 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Autumn 2018 service changes/cuts
Replies: 76
Views: 2796

Re: Autumn 2018 service changes/cuts

A 1205 departure from Worcester for those who have only brief appointments in the city e.g. opticians, is very useful rather than having to wait four hours and of course a departure after 1730 is also needed. The gap between the 1405 departure from Worcester and the 1645 departure is a bit long. Cou...
by Noggin1
11:06 Saturday 18th August 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Autumn 2018 service changes/cuts
Replies: 76
Views: 2796

Re: Autumn 2018 service changes/cuts

I'm not sure how official this is. The County Council still subsidises quite a number of services and I thought Councillor Amos was the one who was in charge of that area. This seems to be almost a deal done between First and two councillors. Councillors do each have a pot of money from the County C...
by Noggin1
13:11 Saturday 11th August 2018
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Public Enquiry
Replies: 27
Views: 2154

Re: Public Enquiry

This public enquiry was largely a waste of time with all the fuss about holding it actually in Kidderminster. The charges did not really stick because Diamond came up with reasons, which were accepted by the Commissioner, that much unpunctuality was due to matters beyond their control. Any 'prosecut...
by Noggin1
12:58 Thursday 9th August 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Autumn 2018 service changes/cuts
Replies: 76
Views: 2796

Re: Autumn 2018 service changes (?)

Well, I was going to suggest mass protests by pensioners by hopping on to these buses rather than attending a meeting to try to save them, but after Adam's explanation I am not so sure. On Upton, it surely wouldn't cost the Council much to pay to extend a few 32s to Upton from Baynhall, and even to ...
by Noggin1
13:10 Monday 6th August 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Autumn 2018 service changes/cuts
Replies: 76
Views: 2796

Re: Autumn 2018 service changes (?)

There is now more detail on the rural routes on the First website -scroll down past the City services detail. https://www.firstgroup.com/worcestershire/news-and-service-updates/planned-changes/changes-services-17-september I suspected it was bad, but I am gutted. Perhaps the Council will help a litt...
by Noggin1
15:38 Sunday 5th August 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Autumn 2018 service changes/cuts
Replies: 76
Views: 2796

Re: Autumn 2018 service changes (?)

DD12 I'm pleased to hear that there was some thinking along these lines at least in the past. I think the X50 was a bit of a copy of Stagecoach's X18 between Stratford and Evesham - a river valley with the difficulty of both sides of the river needing a service. The Stratford bus used to be hourly a...
by Noggin1
08:51 Sunday 5th August 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Autumn 2018 service changes/cuts
Replies: 76
Views: 2796

Re: Autumn 2018 service changes (?)

The expression 'designed by a committee' used on this board elsewhere comes to my mind in regard to the Fifties. What Pershore needs, and its population justifies it, is a reasonably direct half hour service to Worcester. A half hour service is a really convenient service and encourages passengers. ...
by Noggin1
13:43 Thursday 2nd August 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Autumn 2018 service changes/cuts
Replies: 76
Views: 2796

Re: Autumn 2018 service changes (?)

I understand from what Sarah East says that First await the County Council's decision on funding for the Pershore services. Doesn't look as though they've got long to make their minds up because under Service 32 it says 'Most journeys that previously showed route numbers 52, 53, 54, 332 & 333 will n...
by Noggin1
08:42 Thursday 5th July 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "Going in the wrong direction !"
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: "Going in the wrong direction !"

I don't doubt the serious downward trend that these official figures show. The figures appear to come from this table https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/666772/bus0109.ods Some of the figures year to year I find a bit odd compared to the pattern in Warwickshire...

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