FMR Fleet Movements

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AdamH
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by AdamH » 18:03 Friday 1st September 2017

Route branding seems to be flavour of the month again at the moment, so I'm expecting something!

It is currently over a pit having a few minor jobs sorted before going into service. 63102 is over the pit next to it having a long list of problems sorted... :roll:

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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by Peter » 18:24 Friday 1st September 2017

AdamH wrote:
18:03 Friday 1st September 2017
Route branding seems to be flavour of the month again at the moment, so I'm expecting something!

It is currently over a pit having a few minor jobs sorted before going into service. 63102 is over the pit next to it having a long list of problems sorted... :roll:
Bad that buses are transferred into WR with unresolved issues to sort...

The B7L is pretty nice to ride on actually, I caught it on the 144 yesterday!

I guess for route branding, we could see revised 44 branding as "the Malverns", a 144 brand, then the "fifties."

I've always wanted to see core WR city routes get some branding/promotion to grow patronage.

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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by MattW » 19:36 Friday 1st September 2017

Nice looking vehicle, I like the black headlamp units.

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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by AdamH » 11:18 Saturday 2nd September 2017

MattW wrote:
19:36 Friday 1st September 2017
Nice looking vehicle, I like the black headlamp units.
Me too, hope they don't paint over that when they go for refurb.

Meanwhile, here's the StreetLite that arrived on Thursday...
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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by MattW » 17:13 Saturday 2nd September 2017

Looks tidy.

Those lights always remind me of the old Morette twin-lamp conversions every self-respecting boy racer had in the 90s. And yes, I did have them on my Nova :lol:

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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by AdamH » 19:59 Saturday 2nd September 2017

MattW wrote:
17:13 Saturday 2nd September 2017
Those lights always remind me of the old Morette twin-lamp conversions every self-respecting boy racer had in the 90s. And yes, I did have them on my Nova :lol:
Graham, who you met at Silverstone, has them on his Legacy. I think they look terrible but they are very rare and cost a fortune so he wont take them off!

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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by MattW » 21:00 Sunday 3rd September 2017

AdamH wrote:
19:59 Saturday 2nd September 2017

Graham, who you met at Silverstone, has them on his Legacy. I think they look terrible but they are very rare and cost a fortune so he wont take them off!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by AdamH » 17:45 Tuesday 5th September 2017

53802, 63102 and 69453 all entered service at Worcester today. The Solo was running a bit hot on on the hills around Bromyard and Colwall but not enough to disrupt service. However after the afternoon schools it was swapped for another Solo before running the last 417, just to be safe!

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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by x68 » 20:53 Tuesday 5th September 2017

All the route branded buses I saw today none were on service they were branded for. I know changes are made for breakdowns and late running but it does make me wonder how effective route branding is.

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Re: FMR Fleet Movements

Post by willr7 » 22:21 Tuesday 5th September 2017

x68 wrote:
20:53 Tuesday 5th September 2017
All the route branded buses I saw today none were on service they were branded for. I know changes are made for breakdowns and late running but it does make me wonder how effective route branding is.
That is also one of the things I find annoying... Prehaps when the October changes come into effect the new running boards will complement the vehicles being used on the correct service with the branding as there will be a number of branded buses introduced for a lot of the new routes (I presume anyway, at least if they want to make it work/try not to confuse the customers) Although as you say with vehicle brake downs and traffic jams it can't be helped... :?

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