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Re: Stevenson on 303/4

Posted: 08:27 Friday 17th March 2017
by Reece S
Would the answer lie in here? I will have a look when I get back from work.

Re: Stevenson on 303/4

Posted: 22:56 Friday 17th March 2017
by Reece S
I have found the answer MRW took the 303/304 over from Sep 26th 1994. I just remembered someone was selling a leaflet on eBay a few weeks back with those changes on and it also states replacing Stevesons journeys on the 303 timetable. I have posted not sure if it will work though.

Re: Stevenson on 303/4

Posted: 23:07 Friday 17th March 2017
by Reece S
I have tried to post the photo but it keep saying it to big so here the link to the item that was for sale on eBay a few weeks back.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Midland-Red-W ... true&rt=nc

Re: Stevenson on 303/4

Posted: 21:48 Saturday 18th March 2017
by asb
I have finally had a chance to look at my old Council timetables. Prior to 28th August 1993 MRW ran a 293, 303 AND 304 every two hours between Kidderminster and Worcester. Nearly all were subsidised.

Stevensons took over the 304 on 28th August 1993, again every two hours. MRW kept the 293 mostly commercially every two hours, with the 303 mostly between Worcester and Ombersley only every two hours, subsidised.

25th September 1994 MRW took over the 304 at similar times.

During this period, Stevensons also operated in the Wyre Forest:

Sundays 292 Birmingham to Kidderminster, some 15A and 305 M-F only and school service 877.

They lost the 15A and 305 19th Feb 94 to MHS.
The 877 went to MRW and the 292 to WMT in September 94.

Re: Stevenson on 303/4

Posted: 07:34 Sunday 19th March 2017
by AdamH
Thanks for all the information people.

I have uploaded a selection of Midland Red West timetables to the main site...

From May 1994 during the period when Stevensons were about. If you click at the bottom to remove the variations you see there is hardly anything left for Midland Red West. Link.

And the September 1994 timetable with the Stevensons journeys now being worked by Midland Red West. Link.

Also of interest is the August 1989 timetable where the 304 had been withdrawn and replaced by the X94 through to Birmingham. That didn't last for very long either, and the 304 was re-instated shortly after! Link.

Re: Stevenson on 303/4

Posted: 08:50 Sunday 19th March 2017
by AdamH
An interesting observation! :shock:

Midland Red West Timetable Update No.1 dated 28th August 1993 says on page 3...
Service 305 KIDDERMINSTER - HARTLEBURY - STOURPORT
New Service - see separate page within this booklet for full details.
I've looked at every page in that booklet and there is no further mention of this new service, and we know from Mike Walton's website (link earlier in this thread) that the contract for new Service 305 was won by Stevensons at the same time as the Service 304 contract.

Were Midland Red West so confident of winning the new route they included in their timetable book, with "New Service" in bold print, then forgot to remove this note when the contract went to Stevensons? :lol:

As far as I can see, Midland Red West never operated this route as it was withdrawn before Stevensons sold their operations to West Midlands Travel.

Re: Stevenson on 303/4

Posted: 09:31 Sunday 19th March 2017
by asb
MRW ran the Saturday service on 305

Re: Stevenson on 303/4

Posted: 11:09 Sunday 19th March 2017
by AdamH
asb wrote:
09:31 Sunday 19th March 2017
MRW ran the Saturday service on 305
Ah yes, it's shown as an extract on the 303/4 timetable but isn't shown on this list of extracts, which is given as just 22A/293/294.

A bit confusing, but I stand corrected! :?

Re: Stevenson on 303/4

Posted: 20:54 Sunday 19th March 2017
by MattW
Amazing where all this information appears from!
Well done people!