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Re: ...... "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 17:11 Monday 30th July 2018
by willr7
MattW wrote:
17:05 Monday 30th July 2018
I wonder if 44514 will get the fuschia treatment at the same time.
It would make sense as it would be silly to repaint the front in the old livery...

Re: ...... "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 11:04 Friday 31st August 2018
by ANDREW
There are still a number of old style bus stop signs waiting to be replaced. Three are in Broad Street Bromsgrove. 8-)

Re: ...... "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 14:34 Monday 3rd September 2018
by DD12
Is there any sign of increased ridership yet ? -- I know it's a bit early to ask, and I guess the period leading up to Xmas could help generate this.

-- just gaining a small increase in % of journeys undertaken along this corridor ( - including some currently done by car ), could be (very) profitable, I think, and the "Salt Road" service/ promotion makes a very interesting comparison to the truncated Johnsons Birmingham service that is currently being discussed on this forum.

Although the imminent improved train service, north of Bromsgrove may have a negative effect, the Birmingham LEZ from 2020 should help (a lot?)

I like the new feature of having a dedicated driver rota, and I think THAT and the Volvo single-deckers could help with time-keeping.

Does anyone know of any further developments / promotions yet ?

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 17:47 Thursday 20th September 2018
by DD12
A further new (relevant) variation of what is happening in Britain's second city http://www.route-one.net/articles/Bus_r ... _operation

P.S. - Can anyone tell me if the "Salt Road" service still has it's dedicated rota of drivers, - or did that change with the the September 17th reorganisation ??

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 17:51 Thursday 20th September 2018
by AdamH
The Green Volvos have been disappearing up to Birmingham one at a time to have work done. 69451 came back last night and another went in its place. I assume this is to have the Euro6 conversion work done.

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 11:54 Thursday 27th September 2018
by ANDREW
Has WX59BZO got onto the route yet ? :shock:

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 12:12 Thursday 27th September 2018
by DD12
ANDREW wrote:
11:54 Thursday 27th September 2018
Has WX59BZO got onto the route yet ? :shock:
Apparently it has come down from Thorntons, - but it might be in Birmingham, having work done -- or in Worcester garage ??

http://wmbusphotos.com/forum/index.php?topic=2935.450

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 19:46 Friday 28th September 2018
by MattW
Saw a Salt Road Volvo struggling north on the M5 earlier - probably trying to avoid the traffic caused by the closure of the M40 all day and get to Birmingham to attempt a right-time departure for Worcester.

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 08:13 Tuesday 9th October 2018
by Matt
Just taken 69453 to Bromsgrove, it has a TV screen and the beginnings of route display. Maybe this one has been to Bham for modifications already?

Possible they're going for full next stop announcements.

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 16:18 Tuesday 9th October 2018
by AdamH
Worcestershire County Council are paying for all of them to be fitted with the next stop announcement system, and I believe one vehicle is fully working as a test subject. Not sure which one it is though!