PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018

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PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018

Post by TimBrown » 18:57 Thursday 11th January 2018

Clearway Mercedes Benz Vario PEZ 3058 amazingly still at work today Thursday 11 January 2018 on the Charford local service. It was originally Midland Red West 546 reg no. S546 RWP and subsequently First Midland Red 52546, in which guise it was the last bus I ever drove!

This 'vintage' midi-bus, in its twentieth year, is seen entering Bromsgrove bus station.
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Re: PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018

Post by SEVERNLINK » 04:00 Friday 12th January 2018

That Clearway lettering on the side is a recent addition so maybe an indication that PEZ could be around for some time yet :)

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Re: PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018

Post by TimBrown » 06:41 Friday 9th February 2018

SEVERNLINK wrote:
04:00 Friday 12th January 2018
That Clearway lettering on the side is a recent addition so maybe an indication that PEZ could be around for some time yet :)
No sign of PEZ on Thursday lunchtime 8 February 2018, the Charford service was in the hands of Plaxton Primo MX06 AEB which is pictured in Bromsgrove bus station. Presume the Vario is kept as a spare to cover for maintenance and servicing of the Primo.
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Re: PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018

Post by MattW » 16:39 Friday 9th February 2018

Those Primos are so cute.
How do they get round the DDA with PEZ? Is it because they class it as a coach?

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Re: PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018

Post by ANDREW » 10:39 Saturday 10th February 2018

MattW wrote:
16:39 Friday 9th February 2018
How do they get round the DDA with PEZ? Is it because they class it as a coach?
I gather this is the reason , I guess that is how Cofton Euroliners can use mini-buses with step entrances also on Bromsgrove town services, :)

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Re: PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018

Post by MattW » 19:18 Saturday 10th February 2018

ANDREW wrote:
10:39 Saturday 10th February 2018
MattW wrote:
16:39 Friday 9th February 2018
How do they get round the DDA with PEZ? Is it because they class it as a coach?
I gather this is the reason , I guess that is how Cofton Euroliners can use mini-buses with step entrances also on Bromsgrove town services, :)
Thanks Andrew. Kind of makes a mockery of it all!

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Re: PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018

Post by Birmingham_Bus » 11:12 Sunday 24th June 2018

I assume this is the most appropriate place to post this:

No sign of PEZ but a more modern Mercedes Mini in service on the Charfird Services yesterday in Bromsgrove. Strangely, no photos of it on Flickr, apart from mine now, and not even a service number on the window. See photo below. Not usually a type I would photograph but worth a shot these days
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Re: PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018

Post by ANDREW » 13:04 Sunday 24th June 2018

Upto last Thursday , PEZ has been the mainstay of the Bromsgrove town services operated by Clearway/Wheelers for a couple of weeks as the Primo has not been seen by myself for some time. But the blue one has been used for three days now. We wait to see what appears on Monday !! :roll:

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Re: PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018

Post by Birmingham_Bus » 13:41 Sunday 24th June 2018

ANDREW wrote:
13:04 Sunday 24th June 2018
Upto last Thursday , PEZ has been the mainstay of the Bromsgrove town services operated by Clearway/Wheelers for a couple of weeks as the Primo has not been seen by myself for some time. But the blue one has been used for three days now. We wait to see what appears on Monday !! :roll:
Not somewhere I visit often these days but always interesting to see what tunes up on the Charfords. Promos aren’t the most reliable of buses so I can see why they still use PEZ :D

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Re: PEZ 3058 still at work in Bromsgrove 11 January 2018

Post by MattW » 13:53 Sunday 24th June 2018

Looks like an aircon unit on the roof :lol:

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