"along the Salt Road" !

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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Post by AdamH » 20:13 Wednesday 6th June 2018

Should I put this on eBay now? :lol:
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Post by lrew120585 » 20:48 Wednesday 6th June 2018

Have they got 327,000,000 they can sell for £1 a go??
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Should I put this on eBay now? :lol:

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Post by AdamH » 16:06 Thursday 7th June 2018

Oh Fudge!
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Post by MattW » 17:38 Thursday 7th June 2018

AdamH wrote:
20:13 Wednesday 6th June 2018
Should I put this on eBay now? :lol:
:lol:

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Post by MattW » 17:39 Thursday 7th June 2018

AdamH wrote:
16:06 Thursday 7th June 2018
Oh Fudge!
None spare I suppose? :lol:

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Post by AdamH » 18:32 Thursday 7th June 2018

MattW wrote:
17:39 Thursday 7th June 2018
None spare I suppose? :lol:
The one photographed didn't last for very long after the photograph was taken. However, I do have another one!

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Post by AdamH » 20:01 Thursday 7th June 2018

New bus stops, now being fitted on the 144 route, but not in the TFWM (Centro) area.

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Post by MattW » 20:14 Thursday 7th June 2018

AdamH wrote:
18:32 Thursday 7th June 2018

The one photographed didn't last for very long after the photograph was taken. However, I do have another one!
;)

I like the stop flags. Was coming down past Chateau Impney on Wednesday afternoon and saw a green machine but sadly still only half-dressed :lol:

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Post by DD12 » 23:35 Thursday 7th June 2018

Q1 ! - Are the vehicles going to show 144/ 144A ??
- I ask as the route numbers are absent from "everything else" so far.

Q2 - What (if anything) has been done to improve reliability ? (apart from the further-revised timings, that is) --
I don't know how reliable the service has been in the last year or so, but my perception is that it has suffered from periods of unreliability in recent years (?), and I assume that there are many delays due to heavy traffic and jams going into and out of Worcester/ Birmingham.
(The "new" Volvo single-deckers should be better able to "catch-up" with the timetables, compared to old DDs).

Also, although I get a lot of "airy-fairy" ideas about new ways of doing "bus things", I don't know how much can be done in the real-world of commercial bus operation (£).
The biggest help to passengers (in my opinion) is a reliable "real-time/ next bus prediction" system, but as I discovered recently, on the "flagship" Malverns service, Worcestershire CC's system is nowhere near good enough yet.

Does anyone know if there is a real-time system for passengers between Rubery and central Brum that will be able to track the green Volvos (and other FMR vehicles) ??

I think the new Salt Road marketing and "new" buses, WILL attract an extra percentage of the travelling public, especially into and out of Britain's highly populous second-city, but I HOPE that the number of occasions when passengers turn-up at a bus stop on-time, and have to wait 20 to 45 mins say, is kept to the bare minimum, otherwise more passengers could be lost than gained.
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Re: ...... "along the Salt Road" !

Post by AdamH » 17:27 Friday 8th June 2018

Q1... It has been talked about but I think (I hope) they have seen sense and decided to keep the route number 144.

Q2... Don't know.

Meanwhile, we now have timetables...
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