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by JustinTyme
20:40 Thursday 15th March 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Lessons from First Kernow?
Replies: 3
Views: 505

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: 898

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: 534

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.
by JustinTyme
20:35 Thursday 1st February 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Stagecoach Heritage Bus
Replies: 21
Views: 3763

Re: Stagecoach Heritage Bus

For the record, 15675 - a Scania/Enviro 400 - was officially launched in Stratford Blue livery on Friday 26 January. It is of course allocated to Stratford outstation, so it no doubt will appear regularly in Evesham on the X18.
by JustinTyme
19:45 Wednesday 29th November 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Hereford depot 144 working
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Hereford depot 144 working

During the post war period the 420 ran hourly on Saturdays. I have read that at least some Saturday 420s operated by Hereford garage continued through to Birmingham on the 144. This was never advertised as far as I know, but I think I read that buses showed 'Birmingham 144' throughout northbound and...
by JustinTyme
15:19 Sunday 1st October 2017
Forum: Johnsons / Whittles
Topic: C1 college service.
Replies: 10
Views: 1981

Re: C1 college service.

Is this the Heart of Worcestershire College Inter-Campus Redditch - Bromsgrove contract? Johnsons bought its 3 Enviro 400MMCs for the X20 Stratford - Birmingham service, but they have been used elsewhere at times. For a while last year, one was scheduled to operate Stratford - Banbury school journey...
by JustinTyme
21:57 Tuesday 12th September 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: The X18
Replies: 12
Views: 3424

Re: The X18

Stagecoach are making changes to several Leamington area services from Saturday 16 September 2017. The X17 and X18 are swapping routes between Stratford and Longbridge (near Warwick), so the X18 will now run direct via the A46 and A439 instead of via Wellesbourne. The X18 is now definitely the fast ...
by JustinTyme
20:08 Sunday 30th July 2017
Forum: Preservation
Topic: Oxford Bus Museum 30 July 2017 part three.
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Oxford Bus Museum 30 July 2017 part three.

Thanks Tim,

Excellent photographs of an excellent selection of vehicles.

I've been to the Oxford Bus Museum a few times, but not yet to a running day. One day ...
by JustinTyme
21:40 Monday 3rd July 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Rail Replacement 25th June & 2nd July
Replies: 17
Views: 2715

Re: Rail Replacement 25th June & 2nd July

Was that Lloyds Coaches of Machynlleth?

That's a long way away from Hereford!
by JustinTyme
18:18 Tuesday 4th April 2017
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Birmingham services
Replies: 13
Views: 2971

Re: Birmingham services

i spotted a wmpte bus with the registration kox747f on the 193 im thinking this photo was taken before 1976 might this vehicle be operating at lea hall at the time :) Possibly. Lea Hall took on the 163, 169 and 193 when Moseley Road and Sheepcote Street closed in 1975. If WMPTE 3747 had a blind sho...

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