"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.
User avatar
marck
Posts: 45
Joined: 20:51 Tuesday 5th July 2016
Location: Northwick

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by marck » 18:55 Tuesday 9th October 2018

What does it do?

User avatar
AdamH
Posts: 1290
Joined: 12:17 Sunday 3rd July 2016
Location: Worcester
Contact:

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by AdamH » 19:37 Tuesday 9th October 2018

marck wrote:
18:55 Tuesday 9th October 2018
What does it do?
Well they didn't warn the drivers the system was live so on the first day it was quite successful in giving one driver the shock of his life! It uses the GPS signal from the ticket machine to work out which stop is next and announce the names of the bus stop as the vehicle approaches. So one dark, wet morning a driver of an empty bus suddenly heard a female voice saying "the next stop is..." 😲

Luckily he managed to compose himself and keep it on the road, otherwise it would have been a very interesting conversation with the Staff Manager explaining the crash... "It's the voices in my head, they made me do it!" 😱

Matt
Posts: 12
Joined: 22:17 Tuesday 26th June 2018

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by Matt » 10:42 Wednesday 10th October 2018

Looks like the stop flag man missed one, there is still an old first stop flag at rock hill, Brecon road stop towards bromsgrove :shock:

Matt
Posts: 12
Joined: 22:17 Tuesday 26th June 2018

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by Matt » 18:21 Friday 12th October 2018

I'm using the 144 most weekdays at the moment. The green Volvos are very comfy but what is it with the streetlights, much newer but don't seem to be anywhere near the same build quality!

63360 has such a vibration from the engine I thought u was sitting in a massage chair! ;)

willr7
Posts: 157
Joined: 21:53 Friday 11th August 2017

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by willr7 » 11:56 Thursday 25th October 2018

I noticed that today in the 'history' section on the homepage that there is a picture of (69435 - WX59 BYM) It was the first green Volvo to arrive at Worcester from Thorntons, making it a year ago today that the first one arrived!
The year has certainly gone quick as far as I'm concerned! :o

ANDREW
Posts: 210
Joined: 00:38 Monday 4th July 2016
Location: Bromsgrove.

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by ANDREW » 13:27 Thursday 1st November 2018

Plenty of Streetlites on the 144/144a late this morning . Has any one recorded a Mercedes Citaro on the Salt Road yet ?? :roll:

User avatar
AdamH
Posts: 1290
Joined: 12:17 Sunday 3rd July 2016
Location: Worcester
Contact:

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by AdamH » 16:17 Thursday 1st November 2018

None of hem have been out on the road yet, so that's unlikely. However, the day is still young! 🙄

ANDREW
Posts: 210
Joined: 00:38 Monday 4th July 2016
Location: Bromsgrove.

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Post by ANDREW » 17:52 Thursday 1st November 2018

I guess the drivers need to get familiar with a different type of vehicle . :)

Post Reply

Return to “Services, Routes and Timetables”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest