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by JustinTyme
21:04 Saturday 1st September 2018
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: Stratford - Birmingham ending (almost)
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Stratford - Birmingham ending (almost)

Good points Noggin1. The 110 thrives because it has been successful in attracting local passengers, uses high quality double decks (Sapphire 64-reg Enviro 400s) and has a good presence (every 15 minutes M-F). I work in Birmingham city centre and I've had a number of fast lunchtime rides to Erdington...
by JustinTyme
21:16 Thursday 30th August 2018
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: Stratford - Birmingham ending (almost)
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Stratford - Birmingham ending (almost)

Johnsons are withdrawing the X20 Stratford - Birmingham on weekdays after operation on Saturday 1st September. It will be replaced by a new hourly 20 running Stratford - Shirley Station. Reduced usage and bad traffic at the Birmingham end are given as the (valid) reasons. The Sunday service will con...
by JustinTyme
20:59 Thursday 19th July 2018
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: End of the road for Wessex
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: End of the road for Wessex

Clearly badly hit by a revitalised First in Bristol that is doing very well. As many readers no doubt know, Stagecoach have relatively recently started running (mainly or wholly tendered?) bus services from an outstation at the South Gloucestershire Bus Company at Patchway. So it looks like the best...
by JustinTyme
20:48 Tuesday 19th June 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "along the Salt Road" !
Replies: 84
Views: 8793

Re: ...... "along the Salt Road" !

And I've just noticed the current photo on the Home Page - brilliant!
by JustinTyme
11:47 Sunday 10th June 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "along the Salt Road" !
Replies: 84
Views: 8793

Re: ...... "along the Salt Road" !

I made it to the Birmingham event around midday yesterday and found it surprisingly busy, which was good! 69450 was parked up and there was also a First gazebo and quite a few folks with 'Salt Road' T shirts approaching people, handing out fudge and leaflets, and talking about the service. Not to me...
by JustinTyme
18:46 Sunday 3rd June 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Service 392
Replies: 4
Views: 1965

Re: Service 392

I missed a sentence at the start of the second paragraph of my earlier post.

The 392 and the 483/395 Banbury - Moreton - Evesham 'combo' both started in 1933.
by JustinTyme
14:37 Sunday 3rd June 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: "along the Salt Road" !
Replies: 84
Views: 8793

Re: ...... "along the Salt Road" !

I'm pleased to see that the launch events are in town and city centres where there should be maximum footfall (to use a modern phrase). I hope the 144 timetable will make it onto the "salt road" web page to complete the new look, but otherwise it all looks good! I wish everyone involved well with th...
by JustinTyme
14:16 Sunday 3rd June 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Service 392
Replies: 4
Views: 1965

Re: Service 392

Greetings Rob. My guess about why Shipston-on-Stour was the terminus of the 392 is that there was already a Banbury - Shipston service. This had started in 1920 (one of Banbury garage's earlier services), and while contemporary newspaper reports refer to passengers from Banbury changing to Stratford...
by JustinTyme
22:35 Friday 1st June 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: DD12 Revival
Replies: 52
Views: 17743

Re: DD12 Revival

They're of interest to me too.

I used to live in Hollywood so I caught 6015 on the 148 quite a few times (as I did 6013/4/6) during its Evesham years in the 1970s.

I also remember 5257 as one of Worcester's last DDs on the 144 just before the Malvern section of route was separated back in 1976.
by JustinTyme
20:40 Thursday 15th March 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Lessons from First Kernow?
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Re: Lessons from First Kernow?

Perhaps we should also ask, "How did it get so bad in the first place?" In the Lockhead years First Devon and Cornwall always seemed to be in a bad way, and when the recession hit some ten years ago the standard First response of "cut quickly" made matters worse. Then the former MD purchasing Wester...

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