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by Brendan
00:01 Thursday 11th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: First Group to be split and sold off.
Replies: 74
Views: 29115

Re: First Group to be split and sold off.

The redevelopment of the Padmore Street area was proposed as Phase 2 to the original planning application for the Shrub Hill retail park. The old Do-It-All and Beehive were demolished and the road realigned over the canal to remove the awkward bridge and corner round the car park/burial ground. The ...
by Brendan
23:47 Monday 8th July 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Transfers in + out
Replies: 11
Views: 5990

Re: Transfers in + out

There was a solo on the short 144 this evening 'Droitwich only'. Half the destination blind faded and looking rather cozy inside!
by Brendan
23:42 Monday 24th June 2019
Forum: Miscellaneous Operators
Topic: Photos of JBC / Malvernian Tours
Replies: 1
Views: 3205

Re: Photos of JBC / Malvernian Tours

Mr Crump and his varied fleet took me to school for many years. Always guaranteed to be late if he was driving. The drivers all seemed to have their favourite coach. The Leopard they had with the semi auto box was always great fun if the driver preferred to short shift rather than pause in neutral b...
by Brendan
23:33 Monday 24th June 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Worcestershire's future passenger transport
Replies: 26
Views: 10296

Re: Worcestershire's future passenger transport

In terms of population Gloucester is about 30% bigger. Where Worcester struggles is the fact that all routes start end or pass through Crowngate which strangles the routes, 2 ways in, one way out and built for mini buses. The lay out of the approach roads doesn't help as they are narrow with tight j...
by Brendan
23:37 Monday 17th June 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Salt Road 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 5960

Re: Salt Road 2019

Now they over 18 month's in how are these refurbished buses firing up? 69436 was on evening 44"s Saturday and the smell of diesel in the saloon and blue smoke out the back was very noticeable.
by Brendan
01:39 Saturday 15th June 2019
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Worcestershire's future passenger transport
Replies: 26
Views: 10296

Re: Worcestershire's future passenger transport

Part of the issue is that now there are no or very few mini buses all routes will run with a vehicle up to 12m long. This makes the hospital very tight as when built the Mercedes Vario was the standard vehicle. The estate roads around Ronkswood would not have been built with car ownership in mind or...
by Brendan
23:26 Friday 31st May 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: More Mercedes Ciratos
Replies: 28
Views: 13170

Re: More Mercedes Ciratos

It's more likely that any potential purchasers would be looking first to the substantial piece of land the depot occupies, the flagship routes (44, 144, 35?) Before looking at the fleet. The annual results put Worcester close to if not bottom in terms of revenue and profit? That, coupled with chroni...
by Brendan
21:53 Monday 20th May 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: SK68TXO
Replies: 17
Views: 8291

Re: SK68TXO

TXO on 44's this evening with its bit of paper in the windscreen 😉
by Brendan
20:24 Saturday 11th May 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Citaro woes.
Replies: 12
Views: 6290

Re: Citaro woes.

Had a trip on one of the 2002 OIG registered Citaros at lunchtime yesterday and noticed that the seat backs are held on by no less than twelve Phillips head screws plus washers. Earlier in the week on another Citaro I noticed one of the screws sticking out and turned it back in by hand as far as wa...
by Brendan
21:39 Wednesday 10th April 2019
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: 42893
Replies: 5
Views: 2316

Re: 42893

Currently tootling around Malvern on a 44

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