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Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 18:55 Tuesday 9th October 2018
by marck
What does it do?

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 19:37 Tuesday 9th October 2018
by AdamH
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!" 😱

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 10:42 Wednesday 10th October 2018
by Matt
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:

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 18:21 Friday 12th October 2018
by Matt
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! ;)

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 11:56 Thursday 25th October 2018
by willr7
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

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 13:27 Thursday 1st November 2018
by ANDREW
Plenty of StreetLites on the 144/144A late this morning . Has any one recorded a Mercedes Citaro on the Salt Road yet? :roll:

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 16:17 Thursday 1st November 2018
by AdamH
None of hem have been out on the road yet, so that's unlikely. However, the day is still young! 🙄

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 17:52 Thursday 1st November 2018
by ANDREW
I guess the drivers need to get familiar with a different type of vehicle . :)

Re: "along the Salt Road" !

Posted: 08:49 Friday 30th November 2018
by AdamH
On Wednesday, 69449 is being sent to Millbrook vehicle testing centre to be tested for Euro6 emmisions standards. Hopefully it will come away with a nice certificate and will be officially reclassified as a Euro6 vehicle. If all goes to plan the remaining Salt Road buses will follow early in the New Year.

All of these have been to Birmingham to have work done for the conversion, but over the last few days 69449 has had additional word done at Worcester by an outside contractor. Not sure who has done what and why, so maybe Mechwr26 will be able to update us...