Autumn service changes ??

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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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by AdamH » 18:18 Saturday 14th October 2017

For once not the fault of First... The printers normally used went into liquidation between the order being placed and the timetables being printed. An alternative supplier had to be found in a hurry.

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by Tomtom10112 » 19:22 Saturday 14th October 2017

How come belmont/ Malvern Vale area be losing buses
Also company say making it more better for people to understand when the got x43 buses now and people who board from retail park on 44 bus will have to check if it’s going to serve Malvern Vale
Also people who get bus in Albert park road on there return trip form like Great Malvern people will have to walk from Belmont area. And why is it always this area of Malvern suffer the bus cuts and no where else do

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by willr7 » 09:48 Sunday 15th October 2017

Just seen one of the ‘Barbie’ darts in Drakes Broughton with about 20 drivers on board being taught the route for the new 50’s services! :D

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by AdamH » 10:08 Sunday 15th October 2017

I believe forum member "Red Midland" is taking class today. He was hoping for a poor turnout so he could get home early. Sounds like he will be disappointed :lol:

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by willr7 » 11:26 Sunday 15th October 2017

AdamH wrote:
10:08 Sunday 15th October 2017
I believe forum member "Red Midland" is taking class today. He was hoping for a poor turnout so he could get home early. Sounds like he will be disappointed :lol:
Yeah, I think it was him driving. Now I know why he was driving so fast... :lol: :lol:

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by willr7 » 11:30 Sunday 15th October 2017

Just gone past again in opposite direction :lol:

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by DD12 » 23:02 Monday 16th October 2017

Well that was the first weekday of the new services, and I spent most of the day in key locations to try to "suss" it all - - especially the DD usage.

The highlights for me were - a DD on the X50, approaching Crowngate c.0835, and a DD on the 333 - Crowngate dep.14.35 to Upton.
..... AND, at last, the DD off the PM 365, is not needed back at Crowngate until c.17.05 - the 32 to Baynhall.

The low point, was that the service signs on the stands had not been changed (!) - - however, all the timetable booklets were available (except the HerefS), and all the staff in high-viz yellow, were friendly and helpful.

All the vehicle destination displays had been updated as well - -
the only one that I saw that was faulty was on 32067, and wouldn't work until the bus was put into gear OR only when the platform doors were closed !

I hope that the changes to the 38/X38, and the 44 will work well, and that the customers will get used to them -
perhaps just a loss of buses and convenience at certain times ???

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by willr7 » 09:20 Tuesday 17th October 2017

DD12 wrote:
23:02 Monday 16th October 2017
Well that was the first weekday of the new services, and I spent most of the day in key locations to try to "suss" it all - - especially the DD usage.

The highlights for me were - a DD on the X50, approaching Crowngate c.0835, and a DD on the 333 - Crowngate dep.14.35 to Upton.
..... AND, at last, the DD off the PM 365, is not needed back at Crowngate until c.17.05 - the 32 to Baynhall.
A DD on the X50 sounds very interesting!

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by DD12 » 10:02 Tuesday 17th October 2017

willr7 wrote:
09:20 Tuesday 17th October 2017


A DD on the X50 sounds very interesting!
..... it changed onto a 30 upon arrival at Crowngate.

DDs have been used before - - early mornings, on the Evesham - Worcester service via the Pershore B road.
I hope this will be a regular.

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by AdamH » 11:40 Tuesday 17th October 2017

Arrived this morning...
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