Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Bus and Coach operations, new or changed services and timetables for First Midland Red Buses Limited or its predecessor, Midland Red West Limited.
DD12
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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by DD12 » 18:52 Friday 27th March 2020

https://www.firstgroup.com/help-and-sup ... nformation

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, it looks like a further reduction in services is imminent (reflecting the even tighter restrictions on personal movement) !!

:(

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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by AdamH » 08:15 Sunday 29th March 2020

Probably reflects the drop in revenue more than anything else. As advised, people are not going out and are this not using buses. No Local Authorities in any area - as far as I know - have offered any additional funding to support services, so operators must cut or go bust.

The MD of Stagecoach West has said revenue is at about 15% of what is normally expected! 😲

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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by Brendan » 16:03 Tuesday 31st March 2020

So it looks like the 31 is now the 31A running with full sized vehicles. So nothing around Comer Rs/Laugherne road. A Streetlite has just gone past me on the Henwick level crossing.

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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by DD12 » 20:29 Wednesday 1st April 2020

Thanks for flagging that up Michael !!

I don't properly understand some of it though !

If it means a sensible service level on the 303 (Diamond), 363, and 417 PM peak (etc)

will be restored, then that's great !!

But shouldn't it be free travel for the time-being, so that the driver's cab can be fully isolated

from the public (??)

:?:

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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by DD12 » 17:18 Thursday 2nd April 2020

https://www.firstgroup.com/worcestershi ... nformation

Here are changes to the Herefordshire contracted services.

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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by AdamH » 17:55 Thursday 2nd April 2020

Yeomans have also seen cuts to their Herefordshire Council contract services.

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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by chason » 07:43 Friday 3rd April 2020

So West Midlands Railway has announced more cuts from next week including the complete withdrawal of all services between Hereford and Worcester, this despite Great Western claiming that they had been assured that they would continue running local trains before withdrawing their services on the line this week.

Interviewed on local radio, spokesman Francis Thomas, typically, didn't answer that saying only that it was a difficult decision. He also ignored the question about whether alternative road transport could be provided. Of course, psssenger numbers are very low but most are said to be key workers who will have no other means of getting to work. With the DfT having now taken over the franchises it will be interesting to see if the government steps in.

National Express coaches are also withdrawing all their services from the weekend.

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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by DD12 » 09:31 Friday 3rd April 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52122342

Here's a new BBC report on bus-aid.

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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by MattW » 09:35 Friday 3rd April 2020

There'll be nothing left before long. I wonder what the attitude of the powers that be would be to people being forced to share cars to get to essential work as the trains have been cancelled?

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