New Malvern branding

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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Julie
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Re: New Malvern branding

Post by Julie » 15:28 Friday 7th February 2020

Looking forward to this new Spa service:

Malvern - Droitwich - Buxton - Harrogate - Scarborough

May need a driver changeover somewhere along the way.....

bmmoboy
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Re: New Malvern branding

Post by bmmoboy » 21:02 Friday 7th February 2020

Two of the Citaros have arrived, 64034 (LK07 CCJ) which still has First Berkshire logos and a green front end, and 64038 (LK07 CCV) which also has logos and a blue front end. They were both in the garage this evening, I didn't see any more as yet.

bmmoboy
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Re: New Malvern branding

Post by bmmoboy » 21:04 Friday 7th February 2020

The new Spa service could be quite circuitous going to all the following places:


Buxton Derbyshire,
Matlock Bath Derbyshire,

Askern Doncaster,
Boston Spa West Yorkshire,
Harrogate North Yorkshire,
Ilkley West Yorkshire,
Knaresborough North Yorkshire,
Scarborough North Yorkshire (see also The Spa, Scarborough)

Droitwich Spa Worcestershire,
Malvern Worcestershire,
Tenbury Wells Worcestershire,


Bath Somerset,
Cheltenham Gloucestershire,
Church Stretton Shropshire,
Dorton Spa Buckinghamshire,
Epsom Surrey,
Royal Leamington Spa Warwickshire,
Royal Tunbridge Wells Kent,
Shearsby Leicestershire,
Woodhall Spa Lincolnshire,

Now THAT would need a change of driver.

willr7
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Re: New Malvern branding

Post by willr7 » 09:44 Saturday 8th February 2020

DD12 wrote:
10:46 Wednesday 5th February 2020
Sounds cr*p !! -- -- I don't like the idea of the 3 StreetDecks used, being repainted in that colour scheme.
:(
Do we know if they are using the 3 StreetDecks for the new Spa brand? Or will they be moved to other routes such as the X50 when 66692/3 move to Leicester...

I guess it will either be a split, so 3 StreetDeck & 3 Citaro’s or just 6 Citaro’s.

bringstybeast
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Re: New Malvern branding

Post by bringstybeast » 10:30 Saturday 8th February 2020

willr7 wrote:
09:44 Saturday 8th February 2020
DD12 wrote:
10:46 Wednesday 5th February 2020
Sounds cr*p !! -- -- I don't like the idea of the 3 StreetDecks used, being repainted in that colour scheme.
:(
Do we know if they are using the 3 StreetDecks for the new Spa brand? Or will they be moved to other routes such as the X50 when 66692/3 move to Leicester...

I guess it will either be a split, so 3 StreetDeck & 3 Citaro’s or just 6 Citaro’s.
I still don't see the StreetDecks staying (regardless of what has been said). If the main bus fleet is to be all Volvos and Citaros, why would they retain micro-fleets of double deckers? Whilst there aren't many B7/Geminis in Leicester to come over, they may be a load coming free in Bristol shortly allowing a uniform fleet... Might be totally wrong (but I got the Diamond inspired blue colour scheme spot on!) just don't see why they'll keep some high value vehicles and take away everything else.

Charliedaffin
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Re: New Malvern branding

Post by Charliedaffin » 13:06 Saturday 8th February 2020

just had a quick walk past the depot and i couldnt see any signs of the new buses, but the garage doors were shut so they couldve been inside
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Charliedaffin
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Re: New Malvern branding

Post by Charliedaffin » 13:59 Saturday 8th February 2020

managed to see the rear end of one of them
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