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Worcester Crowngate bus station 17 November 2018

Posted: 14:24 Saturday 17th November 2018
by TimBrown
Took some pictures of buses entering Worcester Crowngate bus station today Saturday 17 November 2018.
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Re: Worcester Crowngate bus station 17 November 2018

Posted: 17:38 Saturday 17th November 2018
by AdamH
The majority of the First buses you have photographed will be withdrawn or moved to Potteries soon. All change!

Re: Worcester Crowngate bus station 17 November 2018

Posted: 19:41 Saturday 17th November 2018
by willr7
You even managed to capture all remaining Enviro's at WR (66752/9/63/99) except 'Heritage' 67664! :D

Re: Worcester Crowngate bus station 17 November 2018

Posted: 21:05 Saturday 17th November 2018
by bmmoboy
You missed me - I had 33402 on Malverns - what a beast, much better than a Streetdeck

Re: Worcester Crowngate bus station 17 November 2018

Posted: 09:59 Sunday 18th November 2018
by TimBrown
bmmoboy wrote:
21:05 Saturday 17th November 2018
You missed me - I had 33402 on Malverns - what a beast, much better than a Streetdeck
I was only taking photos for an hour, so missed 33402. In answer to Adam, I was attempting to record some of the buses which are due to leave Worcester for pastures new. Here is a shot of 33403 and a few more buses in Crowngate.
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Re: Worcester Crowngate bus station 17 November 2018

Posted: 20:44 Monday 19th November 2018
by AdamH
The Coniston's Solo broke down in Crowngate tonight... The engineer arrived in a taxi!

Meanwhile, I spotted my son driving 67664 today so I took a photo to complete the set of the last remaining Enviro300s.

Re: Worcester Crowngate bus station 17 November 2018

Posted: 20:52 Monday 19th November 2018
by Charliedaffin
Does anyone know how old you have to be to become a driver with first, because I’m 15 and I was wondering how long i will have to wait before i apply, the minimum age is probably 20 or something

Re: Worcester Crowngate bus station 17 November 2018

Posted: 21:02 Monday 19th November 2018
by willr7
Charliedaffin wrote:
20:52 Monday 19th November 2018
Does anyone know how old you have to be to become a driver with first, because I’m 15 and I was wondering how long i will have to wait before i apply, the minimum age is probably 20 or something
Believe it or not, you only have to be Aged 18 or above according to the advert on indeed for 'experienced' drivers at Worcester depot. (Like you I always thought the minimum age was older!) Funnily enough, I was only looing the other day and they were advertising for 'trainee drivers' however it has since been taken down! Hope this helps :D

And I was surprised as I assumed I was the youngest member on this forum (Aged 17) :D

Re: Worcester Crowngate bus station 17 November 2018

Posted: 21:03 Monday 19th November 2018
by AdamH
You need to be 18 to get your bus licence and typically have held a car licence for two years to apply to First. However, they have been known to reduce that to as little as 6 months for strong candidates and young enthusiasts.

In the case of my son, he started working in the depot as a cleaner when he was 17 and applied to become a driver as soon as he turned 18.

Re: Worcester Crowngate bus station 17 November 2018

Posted: 21:05 Monday 19th November 2018
by willr7
AdamH wrote:
20:44 Monday 19th November 2018
The Coniston's Solo broke down in Crowngate tonight... The engineer arrived in a taxi!

Meanwhile, I spotted my son driving 67664 today so I took a photo to complete the set of the last remaining Enviro300s.
Thanks for adding this Adam! :D
Sound like Coniston's need to get a support van! (Unless it was broken...) :roll: