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.
TimBrown
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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by TimBrown » 10:09 Friday 3rd April 2020

DD12 wrote:
09:31 Friday 3rd April 2020
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52122342

Here's a new BBC report on bus-aid.
Thanks for the link.

Part of it caused me a wry laugh as per;

'Quote' Operators have also pledged not to let buses carry more than 50% of their maximum capacity to ensure that social distancing is possible on board. 'Unquote'

They obviously haven't travelled on any bus I have ever been on - all seats are barely one metre apart however you sit in them. Advice to use every other seat would be better, but that would limit a 12 metre single-decker to maximum of 10 passengers crush-load! Nothing about this pandemic is easy, is it?

Brendan
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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by Brendan » 10:14 Friday 3rd April 2020

With everything paired back to the bone and the withdrawal of most of the Herefordshire routes what would the PVR look like? 10 vehicles (if that)?

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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by willr7 » 13:51 Friday 3rd April 2020

Brendan wrote:
10:14 Friday 3rd April 2020
With everything paired back to the bone and the withdrawal of most of the Herefordshire routes what would the PVR look like? 10 vehicles (if that)?
It looks as though the PVR is roughly 17 vehicles (at the current level of service)
I would imagine it will drop by a further 1 or 2 once the Herefordshire changes come into play on Monday - so I'd guess a PVR of 15 from Monday...

ANDREW
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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by ANDREW » 17:25 Friday 3rd April 2020

Just broadcast on BBC Radio H and W , buses to be used to replace W Mids trains on the Hereford line. Wait and see what firms turn up , my bet is Guru Travel and Brit Travel. !! :lol: :roll: :)

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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by AdamH » 19:05 Friday 3rd April 2020

ANDREW wrote:
17:25 Friday 3rd April 2020
Just broadcast on BBC Radio H and W , buses to be used to replace W Mids trains on the Hereford line. Wait and see what firms turn up , my bet is Guru Travel and Brit Travel. !! :lol: :roll: :)
You wont be allowed to go and to see... therefore I'd better tell you now that Yeomans are running four vehicles between Hereford and Worcester.

ANDREW
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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by ANDREW » 20:57 Friday 3rd April 2020

Thanks Adam for the info , a bit out of range for my cycle and knees !! :o :lol: :)

lrew120585
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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by lrew120585 » 18:35 Saturday 4th April 2020

I have a 0315 start Monday thanks to the Rail Replacement. Start with the 0438 from Great Malvern to Shrub Hill every day Monday to Friday.


https://www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk/s ... etable.pdf
AdamH wrote:
19:05 Friday 3rd April 2020
ANDREW wrote:
17:25 Friday 3rd April 2020
Just broadcast on BBC Radio H and W , buses to be used to replace W Mids trains on the Hereford line. Wait and see what firms turn up , my bet is Guru Travel and Brit Travel. !! :lol: :roll: :)
You wont be allowed to go and to see... therefore I'd better tell you now that Yeomans are running four vehicles between Hereford and Worcester.

MattW
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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by MattW » 19:45 Saturday 4th April 2020

Early bed for you then!

Brendan
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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by Brendan » 23:50 Saturday 4th April 2020

lrew120585 wrote:
18:35 Saturday 4th April 2020
I have a 0315 start Monday thanks to the Rail Replacement. Start with the 0438 from Great Malvern to Shrub Hill every day Monday to Friday.


https://www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk/s ... etable.pdf
AdamH wrote:
19:05 Friday 3rd April 2020

You wont be allowed to go and to see... therefore I'd better tell you now that Yeomans are running four vehicles between Hereford and Worcester.
Those are earlier starts than the normal rail timetable! Is it me or do the timings look rather generous?

chason
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Re: Devastated Services (Coronavirus)

Post by chason » 14:36 Sunday 5th April 2020

Brendan wrote:
23:50 Saturday 4th April 2020
lrew120585 wrote:
18:35 Saturday 4th April 2020
I have a 0315 start Monday thanks to the Rail Replacement. Start with the 0438 from Great Malvern to Shrub Hill every day Monday to Friday.


https://www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk/s ... etable.pdf

Those are earlier starts than the normal rail timetable! Is it me or do the timings look rather generous?
They do indeed look to be very generous, particularly as traffic is not at present a problem. Also the frequency seems to be more than required which seems odd although I notice the timetable is only valid until this Friday. Are they planning to scrap it after that using the lack of passengers excuse because of the lengthy journey times and too many journeys or is that just me being a bit cynical?

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