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by JustinTyme
20:59 Thursday 19th July 2018
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: End of the road for Wessex
Replies: 1
Views: 278

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: 80
Views: 6831

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: 80
Views: 6831

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: 1407

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: 80
Views: 6831

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: 1407

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: 16282

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: 624

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...
by JustinTyme
21:35 Monday 26th February 2018
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Stagecoach in Kidderminster?
Replies: 9
Views: 1211

Re: Stagecoach in Kidderminster?

It made me smile too! To answer DD12, Transport for the West Midlands (as it is now called) has not shown any interest in franchising. When it was West Midlands ITA it wasn't ruling anything out, but it did appear to think that there was anything to be gained by franchising. I would agree - the leve...
by JustinTyme
21:57 Tuesday 6th February 2018
Forum: Rotala / Diamond Bus
Topic: Rotala/Diamond Bus
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Rotala/Diamond Bus

ANDREW wrote:
20:17 Monday 5th February 2018
The end of Centrals Kidderminster "out-station" then. :)
But Diamond will gain a Tamworth outstation by the looks of it - just as peace had been reached with Arriva there.

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