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by Ridercross
10:43 Sunday 5th July 2020
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Banbury New E200MMC and inside the depot!
Replies: 0
Views: 1186

Banbury New E200MMC and inside the depot!

Banbury have been allocated a new E200MMC for the 5050 (Brackley to Bicester) service YX20ODY. This will join the other members of this type at the garage. Info gained from the Oxford and Chiltern bus page, who also show the bus inside the garage, which is of course one of the few remaining original...
by Ridercross
10:41 Thursday 2nd July 2020
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: LMS ?
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: LMS ?

by Ridercross
14:02 Saturday 27th June 2020
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: LMS ?
Replies: 7
Views: 880

Re: LMS ?

Quite clearly there must be some members of staff working for the relevant department of the County Council as they have managed to put together a support package to enable the Diamond 303 service to restart operation. As others have pointed out, the lack of any information on the WCC website regard...
by Ridercross
12:20 Thursday 16th April 2020
Forum: Astons Coaches
Topic: astons in kidderminster
Replies: 5
Views: 2921

Re: astons in kidderminster

I am wondering if Astons have now taken the contracts over early? Certainly today from my place which overlooks the 15A/15C there has been no sign of Coniston today, but every hour Astons Yutong YJ16 UTE has been going past my window! I can't see any route number displayed, but the fact that is has ...
by Ridercross
12:00 Monday 24th February 2020
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Buses serving Norton Parkway
Replies: 36
Views: 9696

Re: Buses serving Norton Parkway

I'm now questioning whether this is just a one-off Sunday operation if it's free! And there is no TT anywhere other than on the link I put on here! Also, Looking at the TT, it will be a struggle for the driver to keep to time - with only 2 minutes turnaround at each end! :shock: My guess would be t...
by Ridercross
12:08 Wednesday 13th November 2019
Forum: Trains
Topic: Delays and strikes on West Midlands Railway
Replies: 4
Views: 1489

Re: Delays and strikes on West Midlands Railway

According to West Midlands Trains they are not planning on one person operation: "We are disappointed at the outcome of the ballot. We have committed to keeping a guard on every passenger train . A strike benefits nobody. " We reached a framework agreement with RMT in May last year which guaranteed ...
by Ridercross
13:58 Wednesday 14th August 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: New Heritage Bus
Replies: 8
Views: 3917

Re: New Heritage Bus

I know it was hoped that the bus would be ready for the Buses Festival this Sunday, appropriately being held just down the road from Banbury, so fingers crossed it will be ready for then...
by Ridercross
11:08 Sunday 28th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Stagecoach Heritage Bus
Replies: 22
Views: 17992

Re: Stagecoach Heritage Bus

According to the Oxford and Chiltern bus page, MR (S) E200 MMC 37401 is to be repainted into a heritage Midland Red livery to mark the centenary of Banbury garage.

It should be making the short trip to Gaydon for Buses Festival next month :D
by Ridercross
12:03 Wednesday 13th March 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Midland Red South Traffic Commissioner Ruling
Replies: 3
Views: 5299

Re: Midland Red South Traffic Commissioner Ruling

Yes, because this means service reductions for a month doesn't it? Unless it can hire vehicles from other Stagecoach subsidiaries, but not sure if that is allowed.
by Ridercross
12:03 Friday 24th August 2018
Forum: Diamond Bus (Rotala)
Topic: Kidderminster Depot
Replies: 44
Views: 30539

Re: Kidderminster Depot

Latest service changes have hit the press. The Bewdley changes actually mean a quicker journey between Kiddie and Bewdley, but needless to say the loss of service to the whole Habberley area has not gone down well. http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/16593814.diamond-bus-route-changes-spark-f...

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