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by JustinTyme
21:01 Friday 15th March 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Midland Red South Traffic Commissioner Ruling
Replies: 3
Views: 1737

Re: Midland Red South Traffic Commissioner Ruling

The reduction in vehicles authorised by the West Midlands Traffic Commissioner may be manageable without affecting operations. As is probably well known, Stagecoach Midlands reduced bus services across its territory on 5 January. The number of buses allocated to Warwickshire depots now is well under...
by JustinTyme
19:32 Thursday 14th March 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: 1962 Anywhere Tickets
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

Re: 1962 Anywhere Tickets

Anyone remember the National Wanderbus ticket issued by the NBC at some stage in the 70's ?? I have/had a leaflet somewhere . . . . . £2.97 if I recall. :shock: I do! It was valid from the north Midlands southwards, and I used them for many trips from Birmingham in the late 70s and early 80s. It wa...
by JustinTyme
12:29 Sunday 10th March 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Versa
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: Versa

The Versas have all been returned to Warwickshire County Council. Other Stagecoach Midlands fleet moves following the major bus services changes in January have seen several MAN/Enviro 200s withdrawn (there are just three left in Warwickshire, all at Nuneaton) and more Darts placed in reserve (Rugby...
by JustinTyme
20:48 Monday 3rd December 2018
Forum: Help, Suggestions & Errors
Topic: Problems Logging On
Replies: 6
Views: 4052

Re: Problems Logging On

All OK for me too thanks.
:)
by JustinTyme
20:20 Monday 15th October 2018
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Expansion !
Replies: 1
Views: 2205

Re: Expansion !

To be fair to Rotala this seems to have been part of their game plan since they started. I'm sure that if more opportunities had been available Diamond would have expanded more by now.
by JustinTyme
21:04 Saturday 1st September 2018
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: Stratford - Birmingham ending (almost)
Replies: 6
Views: 1790

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: 1790

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: 1157

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: 98
Views: 30213

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: 98
Views: 30213

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...

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