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Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 08:18 Tuesday 18th February 2020
by Adam V
I decided to pop in O' Neill's yesterday afternoon for a couple of pints of Guinness and to watch the comings and goings with the buses on St Nicholas St. From what i saw, the controllers and drivers who were waiting fir their vehicles were absolutely excellent in keeping passengers informed and directing them to their buses.

The staff on site didn't stop trying to help and keep the service going. I must admit i was very impressed and felt it needed to be mentioned.

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 20:19 Wednesday 4th March 2020
by Matt
Interesting situation this evening with an accident closing A38 near Chataeu Impney north of Droitwich. I was on the M5 around 5pm and saw two salt road buses going north. I imagine it’s a while since there has been a live service on the M5.

https://bustimes.org/vehicles/35147#journeys/9028852


I’ve always wondered why the not in service buses don’t use the M5 from J4 or J5 to get back to the depot.

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 20:47 Wednesday 4th March 2020
by redandwhite
Matt wrote:
20:19 Wednesday 4th March 2020
Interesting situation this evening with an accident closing A38 near Chataeu Impney north of Droitwich. I was on the M5 around 5pm and saw two salt road buses going north. I imagine it’s a while since there has been a live service on the M5.

https://bustimes.org/vehicles/35147#journeys/9028852


I’ve always wondered why the not in service buses don’t use the M5 from J4 or J5 to get back to the depot.
When l drove for FMR. Management didn't want us to drive down the motorway due to the risk of breakdown and the cost of recovery.
Though l used to risk it. Just make sure you got a enough fuel. What do you think, Bammoboy? ;)

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 21:32 Wednesday 4th March 2020
by bmmoboy
We used to be allowed to use the M5 but when the roadworks started to convert it to a "Smart" motorway we were told not to. However, the motorway can now be used by all vehicles except the Tridents, which have a tendency to catch fire in some parts of the country.
When 33401-5 go to Essex, this might cause a problem, as it will take a long time to get there if motorways are not used!

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 16:43 Friday 4th September 2020
by ANDREW
With the frequency increase now up and running ,it is nice to see some other buses on the route. This afternoon I saw one of our 54 deckers and KV02VVN , which , although looking a little shabby , actually "sounded" ok !! No doubt any driver may suggest otherwise. ;)

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 13:50 Friday 11th September 2020
by ANDREW
And also , "The Spare Bus" is a regular . :roll:

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 16:12 Thursday 1st October 2020
by ANDREW
Passed a couple of hours away on a trip "along the Salt Road" earlier - Worcester and back , making the most of the increased frequency , travelling on a "Green 'un" to Worcester and a Streetdeck on the way back. Buses clean and punctual [ it was off-peak though ] . Good selection of vehicles also seen on the route . :)

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 11:54 Thursday 15th October 2020
by ANDREW
X50 liveried Centro on a 144/Bromsgrove earlier this morning , not yet seen a Solo on the increased frequency timetable yet though. :?