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by Reddibus
19:10 Thursday 20th August 2020
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: The end of First Midland in Redditch
Replies: 1
Views: 693

The end of First Midland in Redditch

First Midland Red pulled out of Redditch after service on Saturday 2nd March 2023 A.JPG Looking very normal Enviro 300 67643 is working Redditch on the last day on Saturday 3rd March 2013 B.JPG First thing on Sunday 3rd March. First Midland Red has left town leaving only the vehicles Diamond had pur...
by Reddibus
19:22 Tuesday 5th May 2020
Forum: Midland "Red" Fleet
Topic: Redditch 15 years ago
Replies: 0
Views: 5894

Redditch 15 years ago

42890-1.JPG Kidderminster Dart on the X33 to the Alexandra Hospital on Station Way 67241.JPG Lance 67241 on the 67 service to Studley on Station Way 67242.JPG Lance 67242 on the service 67 running towards the town centre turning onto Studley Road 67633-1.JPG Enviro 67633 on Studley Road IMG_5194.JP...
by Reddibus
09:56 Monday 20th April 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Stevenson on 303/4
Replies: 19
Views: 28603

Re: Stevenson on 303/4

The Stevenson's business model was to look at any commercial service that was withdrawn or any tender that came up for retender and look at what they could register commercially. What this quiet often meant was they took large chucks of routes with the tendering authority left with odd journeys to t...
by Reddibus
19:05 Thursday 6th February 2020
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Government competition for all electric bus town.
Replies: 2
Views: 2290

Re: Government competition for all electric bus town.

Unfortunately, as trolley buses run on rubber tyres they would under the same regulations as buses in terms of bus registrations. This means unless some sort of formal partnership is in place then anyone using a diesel bus can register a service against the trolley bus service. The same was the case...
by Reddibus
22:40 Tuesday 17th September 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Management buyout of First Bus report.
Replies: 5
Views: 4078

Re: Management buyout of First Bus report.

Could it be Midland Red West Holdings al over again? Interestingly the original off the shelf company Ken Mills and his fellow six senior managers formed to purchase Midland Red (West) Ltd in 1986 called Midland Red West Holdings Ltd still exists. It started life with the name INGLEBY (170) LIMITED ...
by Reddibus
20:26 Wednesday 24th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 74
Views: 44018

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

With regards to the garage sites. In 1986 when Midland Red (West) Ltd was privatised a second new company was formed called Midland Red West Holdings Ltd and that owned everything including the vehicles and garage sites. This Company took on the garages at Hereford, Worcester, Redditch (the two site...
by Reddibus
18:54 Tuesday 7th May 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Bristol RE Buses
Replies: 9
Views: 5817

Re: Bristol RE Buses

Thanks for the replies With regards to the pictures the top one is the Worcester patch and the Leyland National is 174 NCN974L the only one actually withdrawn from Redditch when the minibuses were introduced at Worcester - 120-3,250/1 moved from Worcester to Redditch in November 1985 to increase the...
by Reddibus
17:19 Saturday 4th May 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Bristol RE Buses
Replies: 9
Views: 5817

Bristol RE Buses

During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s Midland Red West had two flat screen Bristol RE buses stored at the rear top end of the Redditch Plymouth Road Bus depot behind the depot building so were not visible from the road. One was definitely UHY634H. Both had been converted into exhibition buses with...
by Reddibus
18:54 Thursday 11th April 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Engine Upgrades
Replies: 10
Views: 6612

Re: Engine Upgrades

The West Midlands Combined Authority has received funding from DfT to help operators upgrade their buses to Euro VI standard. The lions share of the money will go to NXWM as the largest operator in the area but other operators will benefit. First Midland Red will get funding from this pot to upgrade...
by Reddibus
21:24 Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Midland Red West memorabilia 1995/1997
Replies: 7
Views: 5006

Re: Midland Red West memorabilia 1995/1997

Image_00001.jpg This is destination blind list for the Redditch Rediilink Minibuses. It is the second version of the blind and was fitted to the vehicles in 1988 after MRW won the contracts for services 50,63,64, 229 and the free bus to Sainsbury's. The latter very soon became a big bus turn due to...

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