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by chason
09:32 Wednesday 25th April 2018
Forum: Trains
Topic: Charter Breakdown
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Charter Breakdown

Next time any of you are inconvenienced by a bus breakdown, think yourselves lucky you are not on a train. Last Saturday I caught a charter from Kidderminster bound for Scarborough and a connecting coach to the North York Moors Railway. After a 10 mile journey towards Birmingham, the train ground to...
by chason
19:16 Wednesday 18th April 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Low Passenger Satisfaction in Worcestershire
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Low Passenger Satisfaction in Worcestershire

I agree, Matt. The article, certainly about the Worcestershire situation, doesn't say much more than I have mentioned but probably worth reading the full report on the Transport Focus website.
by chason
08:59 Wednesday 18th April 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: Low Passenger Satisfaction in Worcestershire
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Low Passenger Satisfaction in Worcestershire

The May edition of Buses reveals the results of a Transport Focus passenger survey which shows satisfaction in Worcestershire is the lowest in England with the county being bottom for journey satisfaction and punctuality and second bottom (after Essex) on value for money. It breaks it down by operat...
by chason
09:03 Monday 16th April 2018
Forum: Services, Routes and Timetables
Topic: .... and now Bewdley !
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: .... and now Bewdley !

I agree very much with DD12 and Ridercross on what has been a hobby horse of mine for many years, and it's not just the small operators either. Marketing and publicity are essential for any successful business - if you don't let the general public know what you are offering, is it any wonder that th...
by chason
08:22 Saturday 31st March 2018
Forum: Trains
Topic: Steam charter 24/03/18 & diesel charter 30/03/18
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Steam charter 24/03/18 & diesel charter 30/03/18

Some great pictures - thank you. Got to agree with MattW about Class 37's. I could listen to that unique exhaust note all day. As for Tornado, I went on a charter last year behind it from Derby to Newcastle on Tyne and back. Much as I like the Severn Valley and Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railw...
by chason
08:52 Friday 16th March 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Lessons from First Kernow?
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: Lessons from First Kernow?

Thanks, Justin - your knowledge of the bus scene in Cornwall is obviously far greater than mine. As you say, as a holiday area, they need to cater for two different markets with the summer population far greater than mainly residents in the winter. From my own admittedly limited observations, mainly...
by chason
09:16 Thursday 15th March 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: Lessons from First Kernow?
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Lessons from First Kernow?

I see in the new edition of Buses that First South West is investing in a further 41 new buses for First Kernow -21 Enviro400 deckers and 20 Enviro200 8.9m midibuses. This follows 30 Enviro400's making the total investment in only 17 months to £15.7 million. Cornwall Council is contributing £2.5 mil...
by chason
09:17 Monday 12th March 2018
Forum: Preservation
Topic: DD12 Revival
Replies: 52
Views: 15096

Re: DD12 Revival

IF I read the newspaper correctly, "6023" may be about to visit Worcester !! - see my post in the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles section if you are interested ! :) It's actually at Kidderminster at the moment ready for its guest appearance at the Severn Valley Railway Spring steam gala next weeken...
by chason
09:12 Monday 12th March 2018
Forum: Trains
Topic: Steam locos and DD12s !
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: Steam locos and DD12s !

King Class 6023, the blue liveried one, and indeed Tornado are at the Severn Valley Railway Spring steam gala this coming weekend..
by chason
12:27 Saturday 10th March 2018
Forum: Fleet Discussion
Topic: "New" vehicles for Worcester?
Replies: 37
Views: 3933

Re: "New" vehicles for Worcester?

Don't want to put a dampener on the good news but in the light of the recent Astons coach fire, wasn't there a problem with the London Citaros being a bit too combustible or was that just the bendibus variety?

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