DD shortage (10/9/21) ??

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DD12
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DD shortage (10/9/21) ??

Post by DD12 » 10:43 Friday 10th September 2021

My perception is that WR is now short of DDs --

In this morning's peak period all 9 were in use on the
S1-S5; 30 ( - the 0800 dep from Crowngate ); 45; X50; and the 365 - - I assume this use of a DD today on the 365 was based on demand from scholars.

The 32S single-decker was "rammed" with school kids by the time I saw it in Sidbury, and First have already managed ( this week ) to allocate a DD for the afternoon journey.

-- I reckon we need a bare minimum of two extra DDs, -- which could be said to "replace"
33404 + 33405.

:!: :?:

bmmoboy
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Re: DD shortage (10/9/21) ??

Post by bmmoboy » 13:32 Friday 10th September 2021

I have requested a Decker for the 333 service from Worcester to Hanley Castle School via Kempsey, which was loaded to full capacity when I drove it on Wednesday, so it may be that a third vehicle is needed.

DD12
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Re: DD shortage (10/9/21) ??

Post by DD12 » 15:35 Friday 10th September 2021

bmmoboy wrote:
13:32 Friday 10th September 2021
I have requested a Decker for the 333 service from Worcester to Hanley Castle School via Kempsey, which was loaded to full capacity when I drove it on Wednesday, so it may be that a third vehicle is needed.
Excellent news, thanks bmmoboy !

- I believe that the HCS has a good reputation, and I think I read on Worcester News that they have added class-rooms, -- -- and with all the new housing planned south of the A4440, there should be opportunities for First to gain profitable work ( - although there a "mystery" new school to be built, - "somewhere" !! )

I have seen an Astons DD driven (empty) past St.Peters garden centre, from Norton Barracks to Kempsey via the back-roads, so I know that version of the 333 can be done !!

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