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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AdamH
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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by AdamH » 20:20 Thursday 24th August 2017

The 52 and 53 can't be operated with a double-deck due to the low bridge in Drakes Boughton.

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by willr7 » 20:27 Thursday 24th August 2017

True, but Astons never seem to care... They just drive into the middle of the road towards the traffic when running the PS03 school contract. Lol :lol:

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by AdamH » 20:38 Thursday 24th August 2017

Not that one, the one on Stonebow Road.

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by DD12 » 20:44 Thursday 24th August 2017

AdamH wrote:
20:20 Thursday 24th August 2017
The 52 and 53 can't be operated with a double-deck due to the low bridge in Drakes Boughton.
I was thinking of variations of the 32, between Kempsey and Norton (eventually), and maybe to and from the Parkway (eventually).
Astons coaches already use their double-deckers on the Pershore High School contract between Norton and the school, and I would like First to get this work eventually, and convert it to registered bus service(s) - perhaps "S" prefix, so that seat belts would no longer be a requirement.

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by DD12 » 21:28 Thursday 24th August 2017

..... I would also like First to be the main beneficiary (£) of carrying the school kids from all the new housing !

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by willr7 » 21:29 Thursday 24th August 2017

AdamH wrote:
20:38 Thursday 24th August 2017
Not that one, the one on Stonebow Road.
Oh god, I totally forgot about that one. That would turn the double deckers into single ones... :?

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by DD12 » 17:23 Friday 25th August 2017

Today's "Notices and Proceedings" has an application to vary the 144 timetable from the 1st of October.

As there has been no talk of increased frequencies on the 144, I suppose we must assume that the number of passengers being carried has reduced to the point where DDs are no longer needed (?), and that improved train services between Bromsgrove and Birmingham will make more bus passengers unlikely
(?)

- At least with single-deckers, there should be reduced dwell at bus stops, and they should be better able to catch-up when running late.

They should use less fuel as well. :(

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by AdamH » 17:46 Friday 25th August 2017

I will quote the company announcement for 144/144A...
The route and frequency of these services remains unchanged, but there will be minor timetable changes.

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by DD12 » 13:42 Sunday 27th August 2017

Will either of the revised 31, +/or the 31U, be able to use bigger buses (please) ?
- (Adam ?)
- I don't know whether either of them will be able to avoid the bridge with the weight limit.

Thanks.

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Re: Autumn service changes ??

Post by AdamH » 13:51 Sunday 27th August 2017

31 will run over the old Citibus 26 route so goes over the bridge and will still have to use a Solo. 31U doesn't use the bridge so can use a larger bus.

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