Replacement Coaches for Worcester

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Re: Replacement Coaches for Worcester

Post by DD12 » 16:39 Saturday 19th January 2019

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Sorry DD. Yes Cummins have been out and diagnosed a failed fuel pump accumulator on 33404. A used pump has been found and is going to be fitted this weekend.
Thank you Mechwr26 !

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Re: Replacement Coaches for Worcester

Post by AdamH » 10:14 Sunday 27th January 2019

Went out for a few drinks with the Worcester drivers last night (it was a 50th Birthday party) and I'm told 20611 has entered service early still in RailAir livery, as they have found some work for it. 20202 is still in service but has been demoted to school work... Much to the delight of the school drivers who hate the yellow buses!

My guess is this situation will continue until the second coach arrives, and at that time they will have a spare so the repainting can start.

Meanwhile, I managed to stagger home via the depot (my lift was parked there) and got this photo of both coaches...
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Re: Replacement Coaches for Worcester

Post by willr7 » 10:54 Sunday 27th January 2019

AdamH wrote:
10:14 Sunday 27th January 2019
Went out for a few drinks with the Worcester drivers last night (it was a 50th Birthday party) and I'm told 20611 has entered service early still in RailAir livery, as they have found some work for it. 20202 is still in service but has been demoted to school work... Much to the delight of the school drivers who hate the yellow buses!

My guess is this situation will continue until the second coach arrives, and at that time they will have a spare so the repainting can start.

Meanwhile, I managed to stagger home via the depot (my lift was parked there) and got this photo of both coaches...
Thanks Adam!

I hope the re-paint will still happen as it looks like they’ve added some ‘First’ logos which were not on there before... Hopefully that’s just temporary so people know who the operator is... :?

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Re: Replacement Coaches for Worcester

Post by DD12 » 14:34 Sunday 27th January 2019

AdamH wrote:
10:14 Sunday 27th January 2019
….. and I'm told 20611 has entered service early still in RailAir livery, as they have found some work for it.

If FMR have found some EXTRA work for it, I would be grateful if anyone can tell us what that is.
( I expect it to be it on the S55 some of the time [?] )

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Re: Replacement Coaches for Worcester

Post by AdamH » 14:36 Sunday 27th January 2019

Sorry to get your hopes up, but I think it's only a short-term rail contract.

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Re: Replacement Coaches for Worcester

Post by DD12 » 14:49 Sunday 27th January 2019

AdamH wrote:
14:36 Sunday 27th January 2019
Sorry to get your hopes up, but I think it's only a short-term rail contract.
Ta much ;)

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Re: Replacement Coaches for Worcester

Post by Charliedaffin » 11:34 Saturday 2nd February 2019

Just saw one of the new coaches on the M5 southbound operating a rail replacement service, sadly still not in the new Worcester coach livery

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Re: Replacement Coaches for Worcester

Post by MattW » 13:34 Saturday 2nd February 2019

That's answered the question I was going to ask mate thank you, I knew there was rail on today but unsure if FMR had any part of it. Cheers!

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Re: Replacement Coaches for Worcester

Post by DD12 » 14:11 Saturday 2nd February 2019

MattW wrote:
13:34 Saturday 2nd February 2019
That's answered the question I was going to ask mate thank you, I knew there was rail on today but unsure if FMR had any part of it. Cheers!
IF today's disruption to bus services in + around Worcester has been caused by a shortage of drivers, shouldn't this rail replacement work have been sub-contracted or given to another operator ??

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Re: Replacement Coaches for Worcester

Post by Charliedaffin » 15:01 Saturday 2nd February 2019

DD12 wrote:
14:11 Saturday 2nd February 2019
MattW wrote:
13:34 Saturday 2nd February 2019
That's answered the question I was going to ask mate thank you, I knew there was rail on today but unsure if FMR had any part of it. Cheers!
IF today's disruption to bus services in + around Worcester has been caused by a shortage of drivers, shouldn't this rail replacement work have been sub-contracted or given to another operator ??

I have also seen a stagecoach rail replacement coach travelling in the opposite direction so I don’t know if they have sub contracted it or if it’s part of a different contract

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