FMR: October 2017 Bus Graph

Bus and Coach operations, new or changed services and timetables for First Midland Red Buses Limited or its predecessor, Midland Red West Limited.
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Re: FMR: October 2017 Bus Graph

Post by willr7 » 18:21 Tuesday 7th November 2017

AdamH wrote:
15:12 Tuesday 7th November 2017
Not directly. I have to ask very nicely and hope the scheduling man is in a good mood. The one published is now out of date as the 31 and 31U are now interworked to improve reliability (looks like it’s working too). I don’t want to annoy anyone by going back for each and every minor change, but I will ask again when there are some significant changes made.
Ok, we will wait patiently! It’s going to be hard to keep it up to date I suppose and the schedule will change so often whilst they make minor tweaks in the first few months of the changes to improve times/reliability etc. Definitely a wise decision to wait until there are bigger changes in order not to annoy the scheduler (we need to stay in his good books)

Regarding the 31/31U I guess that the 31U can no longer use the streetlite max’s (They would not be able to do the 31 route due to the weight restrictions you have previously mentioned)

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Re: FMR: October 2017 Bus Graph

Post by DD12 » 15:08 Saturday 6th January 2018

I am VERY SLOWLY working my way through the graph (jigsaw puzzle), looking at things of interest to me, and, as yet, I cannot understand a certain feature :-

- Example on page 2, (Vehicle running boards 11 to 27) -
- the vehicles are mainly allocated to the Malvern services, and most of the coloured "progress bars" (left to right/ early-day to late-day) are RED, but a few of the Malvern workings are coloured green (departures from Crowngate on the X43) -

I can GUESS that this is some kind of link with service 30 -
interchangeability or "borrowing" of vehicle and driver perhaps, if certain buses are running late, +/or PRIORITISING which departures are made first when intended vehicles and drivers are stuck in a jam somewhere.

Can anyone put me right please, or give me a clearer, definitive explanation of how this feature of the graph works please ??

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Re: FMR: October 2017 Bus Graph

Post by AdamH » 16:34 Saturday 6th January 2018

I wouldn’t read too much into the colours. It think it may be a case of whatever crayon was to hand.

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