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by Noggin1
13:11 Saturday 11th August 2018
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Public Enquiry
Replies: 26
Views: 2033

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: 57
Views: 2169

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: 57
Views: 2169

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: 57
Views: 2169

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: 57
Views: 2169

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: 57
Views: 2169

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: 430

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...
by Noggin1
15:57 Tuesday 3rd April 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Service Revisions - March 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 2351

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: 3181

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: 2792

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 ...

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