Hay Festival 2017

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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Hay Festival 2017

Post by DD12 » 13:38 Monday 23rd January 2017

I am hoping that FMR will have the contract again this year,
and run DDs again ! (?)

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Re: Hay Festival 2017

Post by AdamH » 15:41 Monday 23rd January 2017

So am I as I very much enjoyed working that service last year. However, so far there is no news on the subject.

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Re: Hay Festival 2017

Post by AdamH » 16:14 Tuesday 7th February 2017

Yesterday morning I called in the office and asked if First will be running the Hay-on-Wye buses this year. After considering their words carefully, they issued the following statement...

"Likely"

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Re: Hay Festival 2017

Post by MattW » 18:22 Tuesday 7th February 2017

Thats an answer worthy of a politician!

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Re: Hay Festival 2017

Post by AdamH » 22:19 Thursday 9th March 2017

See the new Home Page.

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Re: Hay Festival 2017

Post by AdamH » 09:22 Friday 10th March 2017

Looking forward to a busman's holiday... Passport at the ready! :lol:
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Re: Hay Festival 2017

Post by MattW » 18:54 Friday 10th March 2017

;)
Can anyone think of someone who will be pleased by this news? :)

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Re: Hay Festival 2017

Post by AdamH » 19:35 Friday 10th March 2017

I was expecting a post from him by now... Maybe he has passed out with excitement? :lol:

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Re: Hay Festival 2017

Post by DD12 » 19:39 Friday 10th March 2017

MattW wrote:
18:54 Friday 10th March 2017
;)
Can anyone think of someone who will be pleased by this news? :)
Well there's me for a start !! :)

I've always wanted to do the scenic route between Bromyard and Worcester by DD !!
I even considered sponsoring one to the Bromyard Gala, - but I wont have to now !

I will use the occasion to celebrate my 50 years of being a DD nut (circa 1st July).
This X98 variant MIGHT only be on Sundays ? - we will soon know, when Adam posts a link to the timetables. (Thanks).

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Re: Hay Festival 2017

Post by AdamH » 21:05 Friday 10th March 2017

X98 will run every day. The timetables I have are still provisional (hence not published yet) but they show one journey in each direction on each day. Departing Crowngate at 1050 Monday to Saturday, or 0750 on Sundays. Return journeys will be 1900 from Hay (or 1947 from Hereford Rail Station) on Monday to Saturday, and 1730/1818 on Sundays.

If you just want to ride the bus and not visit the festival, I would suggest catching the 1050 Service X98 from Crowngate to Hereford Rail Station, then there will be a 9-minute wait for the 1205 Service X99 back to Worcester. That way you can do both routes, Bromyard Downs and Fromes Hill... That's one hell of a circular!

Or catch the 1050 Service X98 all the way to Hay, spend two hours there having lunch and riding the vast selection of old Solo that will be running around the town, and then catch the 1500 Service X99 back to Worcester.

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