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by Matt
12:46 Thursday 9th January 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "along the Salt Road" !
Replies: 129
Views: 50254

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Maybe another option would be to run the short 144 that will terminate at Bromsgrove Bus Station on to Bromsgrove Railway Station via Aston Fields and / or around Charford estate. I remember this option or similar being talked about a lot a few years back when Bromsgrove Station had it's big upgrad...
by Matt
22:10 Sunday 8th December 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Double Deckers
Replies: 54
Views: 14670

Re: Double Deckers

Do I remember there being vehicles on loan in Manchester from First following the depot sales which are due to be returned, maybe some of these will provide either elsewhere in the group or directly to Leicester or Worcester (can’t remember what vehicles were involved.) I may be completely off piste...
by Matt
22:04 Sunday 8th December 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: FMR Changes from Jan 2020.
Replies: 33
Views: 2654

Re: FMR Changes from Jan 2020.

Maybe with recent Bromsgrove rail improvements it would be sensible to route the Bromsgrove terminating 144 to go that little bit further and terminate at the station after going through town, that way giving a direct link to cross city services for those not close to other stations? Or is that the ...
by Matt
22:47 Wednesday 6th November 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "along the Salt Road" !
Replies: 129
Views: 50254

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Observations of 144 today when I’ve seen buses both while I was in Birmingham and on my way after work between Bromsgrove and Droitwich. A spare bus (didn’t see fleet number) seen on Bristol St Birmingham going out of town at around 13.40 On my way home, an empty 33405 only just leaving Bromsgrove a...
by Matt
18:52 Tuesday 5th November 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints
Replies: 237
Views: 95742

Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Mechwr26 wrote:
17:19 Monday 4th November 2019
53062 is off the road as the floors are rotten on it
That doesn’t sound good, is it fixable/worth fixing or will it be consigned to the corner of the patch and a donor of parts? :o
by Matt
22:39 Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "along the Salt Road" !
Replies: 129
Views: 50254

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

What does it do? Well they didn't warn the drivers the system was live so on the first day it was quite successful in giving one driver the shock of his life! It uses the GPS signal from the ticket machine to work out which stop is next and announce the names of the bus stop as the vehicle approach...
by Matt
22:35 Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints
Replies: 237
Views: 95742

Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

In a similar manner to Kingfisher branding for route 32 in Staffordshire, no visible First branding, are they ashamed of the company name or something :mrgreen:

Could be confusing for those with city wide First tickets if they don’t know!
by Matt
22:42 Sunday 18th August 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: My Ideal/Future FMR Fleet List
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

Re: My Ideal/Future FMR Fleet List

In terms of ‘Dream Fleets’ are there any members who would prefer to see some of the VX54/05 E300s which went to Stoke not that long ago come back to Worcester? (Maybe in place of the OGI Citaros given their age, or just for nostalgia reasons given they were new to FMR)
by Matt
00:33 Saturday 1st June 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: Train Rattles
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

Train Rattles

Elsewhere on the forum there have been comments about bus build quality and rattles, this is the train interior rattle rant! Travelling on a cross city 323 earlier today for the first time in a long time it was noticable how solid and non-rattling these trains are given they’re over 25 years old! (A...
by Matt
22:19 Thursday 30th May 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 74
Views: 28672

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

Do I remember seeing suggestions from other forum members that National Express may be interested or just that they may be a good alternative?

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