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by TimBrown
17:43 Tuesday 22nd October 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints
Replies: 201
Views: 78973

Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Can anyone tell me why it seems that First are putting money into branding and repaints in some areas, yet some are being cut to nothing? I appreciate some routes will always be more profitable than others, but would it not be better to lose the costs of brandings and associated marketing and maybe...
by TimBrown
02:05 Tuesday 22nd October 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Further media coverage about Worcesters diminishing bus services
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Further media coverage about Worcesters diminishing bus services

In tonight's Worcester News, there is an article with residents of the Bevere area complaining about the reduction in services. Articles like this have been published before but this one is different - I actually recognise most of the people in the photograph as being regular passengers! (including...
by TimBrown
13:18 Monday 21st October 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Electric buses and rare metals shortage.
Replies: 1
Views: 872

Re: Electric buses and rare metals shortage.

Here is a possible breakthrough, a revolutionary aluminium-air battery invented by a Cornish Naval Engineer. The attached link is worth a read; interested to hear your comments!

https://cleantechnica.com/2019/10/20/uk ... is-garage/
by TimBrown
12:59 Sunday 20th October 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Worcester Saturday 19 Oct. 2019.
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Worcester Saturday 19 Oct. 2019.

Nice photos as always Tim! I used the 303 a couple of times last week and loadings were good over the entire length of the route. Good mix of full fares and pass holders. I was just walking back from the shop this morning and there were 4 people waiting at the Canterbury Road bus stop for a 38 into...
by TimBrown
10:49 Sunday 20th October 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Worcester Saturday 19 Oct. 2019.
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Worcester Saturday 19 Oct. 2019.

I was in Crowngate today when I met my son on his lunch break... shame I missed you. Ships that pass in the night! It was a last minute decision to travel into Crowngate; the main intention was to see if the locals were actually using the Diamond 303 because I requested a full-sized bus for Saturda...
by TimBrown
12:59 Saturday 19th October 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Worcester Saturday 19 Oct. 2019.
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Worcester Saturday 19 Oct. 2019.

I went into Crowngate on the Diamond 303 from the New Inn at 09-14 and the bus picked up four passengers which means that those who used the now defunct Saturdau 37 service are still travelling into town. The next 303 which I caught back out of town brought a good load into Crowngate including some ...
by TimBrown
19:18 Thursday 17th October 2019
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Kidderminster 17 Oct. 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Kidderminster 17 Oct. 2019

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by TimBrown
18:56 Thursday 17th October 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: October changes
Replies: 59
Views: 6533

Re: October changes

Prior to 13 October 2019 the 37 at 09-30 am from Green Lane to Crowngate carried a very good load of passengers, mainly pensioners on concessionary passes and it was often full and standing in a Citaro by the time it reached Barbourne. This week the replacement service operating at 09-18 am has not ...
by TimBrown
18:25 Monday 14th October 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: October changes
Replies: 59
Views: 6533

Re: October changes

Tim, I've just noticed there's a 17.45 departure from Crowngate to Bevere, in the new 37 leaflet -- -- is that an extra one ? ( - I haven't got a copy of the old T-T). Yes our last 37 bus was 17-15 before 13 October 2019. The 17-45 is conveniently running 5 minutes after the 17-40 Diamond 303, more...
by TimBrown
17:21 Monday 14th October 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: October changes
Replies: 59
Views: 6533

Re: October changes

Word from the canteen is that all the drivers are up in arms because the running times are impossible. Not just on the 37, that’s a general moan. Then senior management are making a rod for their own back, because persistent late running taking no account of the dreadful traffic conditions experien...

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