TRACKING !

Bus and Coach operations, new or changed services and timetables for First Midland Red Buses Limited or its predecessor, Midland Red West Limited.
DD12
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TRACKING !

Post by DD12 » 10:36 Monday 11th February 2019

https://bustimes.org/regions/WM

For some time now, I believe that one or two forum members have been able to view on their home computers and smart-phones, the LIVE position of local buses -- --

I've not been able to do this until now, but thanks to someone on the railforums website, I now can ( - also, I recently started to use the CHROME browser).

Click on the individual routes listed ( - may need to zoom in a bit), and click on an animated bus to see what fleet number it is !

The system is reportedly a bit "hit + miss" at the moment, and when I checked the 32 just now, it only showed one vehicle ( - perhaps it does not work if the bus engine is turned-off at a terminus ?)

Any additional info about getting the best from the system will be welcome !
-- I'm going to get a lot of fun out of this ! -- if (or when) it is reliable enough, we will be able to construct our own, up-to-date bus graphs !
:)

DD12
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Re: TRACKING !

Post by DD12 » 11:04 Monday 11th February 2019

https://bustimes.org/operators/first-mi ... d/vehicles

Also, "even better", I just scrolled-down from the list of services to a section "For Anoraks" (!) to find this additional info -- --

"Feels like Christmas" !!
:)

ANDREW
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Re: TRACKING !

Post by ANDREW » 12:33 Monday 11th February 2019

So I guess you can tell that 32067 is on it's way back from Catshill on a 144a at the moment ! :D

Birmingham_Bus
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Re: TRACKING !

Post by Birmingham_Bus » 17:44 Monday 11th February 2019

I’ve been watching this site grow for many months now, back in early November I noticed a few bus types were added to some Midland Classic vehicles. Ever since I have watched it grow and have been waiting for First Worcestershire, and hopefully the rest of NXWM to be added soon, so pretty much know all the tips and tricks ;) I was going to tell all of you on here but thought I wouldn’t ruin the surprise, especially for DD12 to track double deckers :) If you look on https://bustimes.org/vehicles you can see everything tracking in the country, look at the scale of the number of buses on there and it is mind blowing! With it being a new system, sometimes buses won’t show on a route as you have clocked onto with the 32 above - zoom into Worcester and just scan about where buses are, you should be able to work any others out, they may be tracking, but not ‘logged onto a route’. Some of these will be the ones shown on the First Worcester ‘fleet list’ you have linked - note the ones with a time, but no route, that’s why I refer to above. You can also look on the map, and click onto route numbers to show data of which buses have operated which journeys.
And! , you can look at history of where a bus has worked - click on fleetnumber from the List you linked, and use the drop down date tab, to see what has it done on the last few days.
As I am writing this, 32066 is working a 144 to BIRMINGHAM! Is this allowed with it being a Euro 2/3?

DD12
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Re: TRACKING !

Post by DD12 » 18:40 Monday 11th February 2019

Great stuff Birmingham_Bus thank you !

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Re: TRACKING !

Post by DD12 » 21:55 Monday 11th February 2019

Birmingham_Bus wrote:
17:44 Monday 11th February 2019

As I am writing this, 32066 is working a 144 to BIRMINGHAM! Is this allowed with it being a Euro 2/3?
I believe "anything" can be used until 1st January 2020, but First should want to use only euro 6 buses as they have had, or are receiving a share of £ for converting the 12 green Volvos to euro 6 for the 144.

https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/2007 ... _pollution

Another problem with 32066 (and 67) is that the front destination screen needs new light bulbs or tubes -- -- a few times this winter (and last winter), I have not been sure there is a DD approaching until the last moment (dim upper deck lighting and dirty front windows compound this effect). -- -- This is the opposite of the "Salt Road" marketing image !
If someone at a bus stop doesn't see that it's their bus approaching, they might not stick their hand out in time, and the driver might sail past them !!

DD12
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Re: TRACKING !

Post by DD12 » 22:38 Monday 11th February 2019

Looking at today's history for 32066 (which is a VERY messy and muddled "account") I would guess that it did the 17.30 short 144 from Worcester to Droitwich only.

DD12
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Re: TRACKING !

Post by DD12 » 11:05 Wednesday 20th February 2019

Right at this moment, a very interesting deployment is 35159 on the X50 ! (apparently).

I don't think I've ever seen a StreetDeck on the X50, - only the older DDs.

https://bustimes.org/vehicles

https://bustimes.org/services/x50-worce ... re-evesham

bmmoboy
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Re: TRACKING !

Post by bmmoboy » 12:15 Wednesday 20th February 2019

There appear to be two Tridents on 44's at the moment, 33401 and 33403

willr7
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Re: TRACKING !

Post by willr7 » 14:22 Wednesday 20th February 2019

The tracker system is showing 67652 is at Worcester and that it operated a service 33 at 9:25 this morning... :?

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