October changes

Bus and Coach operations, new or changed services and timetables for First Midland Red Buses Limited or its predecessor, Midland Red West Limited.
Mel Allcott
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Joined: 07:31 Sunday 6th October 2019

Re: October changes

Post by Mel Allcott » 07:41 Sunday 6th October 2019

I note with particular concern, the proposal to remove the 37 bus Saturday service. Over 6,000 residents live in Claines, many retired and unable to use a car. Furthermore, the residents with mobility problems and families without a car or the regular use of a car.

The service appears to be losing just £50 a day. S106 funding will have been paid by Bellway, in relation to the new development. Plans for the development included a bus route through and a new bus stop was created, very close to an existing bus stop, on Ombersley Road !

I am following this up as a City Councillor (although fits with the remit if a County Councillor which I am not yet unfortunately).

Please do sign my petition online, the link is below.

Thank you, Mel,
Cllr Mel Allcott, Claines Ward, Worcester City Council.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ ... us-service

MattW
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Joined: 20:42 Sunday 3rd July 2016
Location: Welland

Re: October changes

Post by MattW » 15:00 Thursday 10th October 2019

Two new bus shelters have appeared on Drake Street in Welland, so I hope there's going to be a service around to use them!

TimBrown
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Location: Worcester

Re: October changes

Post by TimBrown » 04:16 Friday 11th October 2019

Mel Allcott wrote:
07:41 Sunday 6th October 2019
I note with particular concern, the proposal to remove the 37 bus Saturday service. Over 6,000 residents live in Claines, many retired and unable to use a car. Furthermore, the residents with mobility problems and families without a car or the regular use of a car.

The service appears to be losing just £50 a day. S106 funding will have been paid by Bellway, in relation to the new development. Plans for the development included a bus route through and a new bus stop was created, very close to an existing bus stop, on Ombersley Road !

I am following this up as a City Councillor (although fits with the remit if a County Councillor which I am not yet unfortunately).

Please do sign my petition online, the link is below.

Thank you, Mel,
Cllr Mel Allcott, Claines Ward, Worcester City Council.

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/ ... us-service
Thanks Mel for your efforts in trying to retain our local 37 bus service, I wasn't entirely clear on the definition of an S106 contract so looked up on the web for some information and found the attached link to an official government site;

https://www.local.gov.uk/pas/pas-topics ... s-overview

DD12
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Re: October changes

Post by DD12 » 14:49 Friday 11th October 2019

I'm very pleased and interested to see the new Astons 332 workings, which are subsidised by the county council.
Although Kempsey only has a service of roughly every two hours (Monday-Friday AM and lunchtime), compared to every half hour previously, that's still better than nothing !

I'm "intrigued" that the C.C. has chosen to provide the full 332 route to Upton (via the A38), restoring a useful service for Severn Stoke, Kinnersley, and Earls Croome, and serving Ryall, and adding Hanley Castle at the end -- -- people (like me) living alongside the A38, will be able to have a lunchtime visit to Upton, and the Three Kings at Hanley Castle !!

Unfortunately there will be no late afternoon / early-evening service from Upton to Worcester -- there were 5 of us on it yesterday -- I wonder how much subsidy First want for this bus ( - the 17.33, 363) , - bearing in mind it's going back to Worcester anyway ??

I see that First have also dropped the final 420 (Mon-Fri) from Bromyard -- which also will be returning to Worcester "off-service" !!

https://www.astons-coaches.co.uk/wp-con ... etable.pdf

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AdamH
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Re: October changes

Post by AdamH » 15:04 Friday 11th October 2019

The AM 420 journey from Bromyard to Worcester will only run as far as Dines Green and then it changes to a 30. Passengers can ride through but must do a lap of the estate.

DD12
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Re: October changes

Post by DD12 » 15:45 Friday 11th October 2019

I have just (reluctantly) re-joined Facebook (as I've been missing-out on some bus news), and I've found an interesting piece by our MD about the Kempsey cuts and OAP passes.

I will paste a link and hope it works -- -- you may be able to scroll down to September 12th to read it !!

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q= ... SEARCH_BOX

DD12
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Re: October changes

Post by DD12 » 16:05 Friday 11th October 2019

Sorry, I forgot to mention he also talks briefly, about "Section 106" money !!

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marck
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Location: Northwick

Re: October changes

Post by marck » 12:03 Monday 14th October 2019

I've noticed the 37 service has been operating with tridents today no single deckers! Seems a bit odd when they say there are insufficient customer numbers to put a bus that size on all day!

willr7
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Re: October changes

Post by willr7 » 12:59 Monday 14th October 2019

marck wrote:
12:03 Monday 14th October 2019
I've noticed the 37 service has been operating with tridents today no single deckers! Seems a bit odd when they say there are insufficient customer numbers to put a bus that size on all day!
Yep, just seen 33403 on Hilcrest Drive - to empty to warrant a DD with only 1 visible passenger :roll:

TimBrown
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Location: Worcester

Re: October changes

Post by TimBrown » 13:17 Monday 14th October 2019

willr7 wrote:
12:59 Monday 14th October 2019
marck wrote:
12:03 Monday 14th October 2019
I've noticed the 37 service has been operating with tridents today no single deckers! Seems a bit odd when they say there are insufficient customer numbers to put a bus that size on all day!
Yep, just seen 33403 on Hilcrest Drive - to empty to warrant a DD with only 1 visible passenger :roll:
33403 seems to be working each trip today, probably made possible by cutting the round journey time to 25 minutes, a cut of 9 minutes overall (please amend if I have this figure wrong!). This timing is as tight as when we were operating Varios on this route so expect some late running at peak periods.

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