Possible Non-Runners (?)

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: Possible Non-Runners (?)

Post by AdamH » 20:26 Tuesday 8th November 2016

I had 35157 on the 365 tonight and just as I approached the bus stop at Hanley Road it totally died on me. No engine, no electrics, and thus no power steering either. With the aid of momentum and gravity I guided into the layby with the old BMMO shelter, and that's as far as we got.

With the motorway closed and Worcester at a stand still it took over an hour for the Engineers to get to me, so as you can imagine neither the 32 or the short-working 144 to Droitwich after that ran tonight.

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Re: Possible Non-Runners (?)

Post by DD12 » 22:36 Tuesday 8th November 2016

:cry: Very "En-saddening !"

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Re: Possible Non-Runners (?)

Post by DD12 » 13:39 Wednesday 9th November 2016

Sorry if my post above looks flippant, and even-more stupid than my other ones.
- I think it's tragic that with all the other problems a bus operator has to contend with, - very expensive, almost new vehicles are breaking-down !

- it's the last thing that FMR needs.

It's imperative for Wrightbus get all the problems with their recent vehicles sorted.

I would like to see Alexander-Dennis produce their own version of the StreetDeck, and built to the same quality standards that are required to sell buses into the U.S.A.

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Re: Possible Non-Runners (?)

Post by MattW » 21:52 Wednesday 9th November 2016

I saw 35157 earlier on a x50! Is this a regular thing?

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Re: Possible Non-Runners (?)

Post by DD12 » 23:35 Wednesday 9th November 2016

MattW wrote:
21:52 Wednesday 9th November 2016
I saw 35157 earlier on a x50! Is this a regular thing?
Could you possibly offer us a bit more info Matt ? - like roughly where, and when, and going which way ?
- I would be extremely pleased if that became a regular ! :D

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Re: Possible Non-Runners (?)

Post by AdamH » 08:31 Thursday 10th November 2016

I don't think this is regular. It was off the road yesterday morning waiting parts, then arrived in the bus station in the mid afternoon as a spare bus. The engineer who bought it down was one of the ones who came to my rescue the previous evening, so I asked about it and was assured it was fixed and fit for service.

I would guess the X50 was delayed for some reason so the spare bus was used to get things back on time for the next journey.

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Re: Possible Non-Runners (?)

Post by MattW » 09:26 Thursday 10th November 2016

It was heading back in to Worcester at Whittington roundabout at 1930.

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Re: Possible Non-Runners (?)

Post by DD12 » 10:45 Thursday 10th November 2016

MattW wrote:
09:26 Thursday 10th November 2016
It was heading back in to Worcester at Whittington roundabout at 1930.
Thanks Matt, and Adam, for the replies.

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Re: Possible Non-Runners (?)

Post by MattW » 12:08 Thursday 10th November 2016

No problem mate. I should have said in my first post but I wanted to get the fact recorded in case I forgot to do it later :)

I must admit when I first saw it and the X route number the first thing that went through my mind was the rugby workings - I really didnt expect to see a decker on the normal Evesham run.

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Re: Possible Non-Runners (?)

Post by DD12 » 18:16 Tuesday 13th December 2016

First Midland Red is still missing off the 16.45 - 32 from Crowngate to St.Peters, and the return journey - where abut five people at the bus stops were waiting, but that dwindled to just one remaining (this afternoon).

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