Borrowed or bought ??

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ANDREW
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Borrowed or bought ??

Post by ANDREW » 14:56 Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Seen on the 150a earlier - E20D ,YX18KNW , which I believe is/was a Minstral rental bus. Still in all over white livery but with Johnsons legal lettering. :)

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Re: Borrowed or bought ??

Post by ANDREW » 17:10 Friday 21st August 2020

Just a quick "plug" for the available again "Busview" from Busdata which has the above vehicle as a loan vehicle with Johnsons in March. Anyone seen it in service since then ??

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Re: Borrowed or bought ??

Post by JustinTyme » 20:21 Friday 21st August 2020

The website bustimes.org has it as last active with Johnsons on 28 March - see https://bustimes.org/operators/johnsons ... s/vehicles.

The website has the proviso that information is not always accurate, "e.g. when ticket machines/tracking equipment are moved between vehicles", but it is normally very relible, and I haven't seen YX18KNW since lockdown began.

In case anyone is interested, the three double deckers (Enviro 400MMCs SN65 OHZ/OJA/OJB) were taken off the road shortly after lockdown began, but they have all re-entered service in the past month. Bustimes.org indicates that they are normally used on the X20 Stratford - Solihull - Coventry.

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Re: Borrowed or bought ??

Post by ANDREW » 15:02 Saturday 22nd August 2020

Just checked on the gov.uk site and the bus is taxed up to August 2021 so It could be about somewhere. ;)

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Re: Borrowed or bought ??

Post by DD12 » 10:40 Sunday 23rd August 2020

JustinTyme wrote:
20:21 Friday 21st August 2020

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In case anyone is interested, the three double deckers (Enviro 400MMCs SN65 OHZ/OJA/OJB) were taken off the road shortly after lockdown began, but they have all re-entered service in the past month. Bustimes.org indicates that they are normally used on the X20 Stratford - Solihull - Coventry.
Yes, thanks "JT", -- There is the potential that one day one of their DDs could turn-up on the Worcester - Redditch service, but I don't think that's ever happened yet.

Also of interest is the inclusion of Coventry in the X20, - I shall have to study the timetables sometime !!

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Re: Borrowed or bought ??

Post by Adam V » 14:10 Sunday 23rd August 2020

Sadly, DD's can't be used on the 150A route between Redditch and Worcester because of the low bridges and tunnel by Shrub Hill Station. Shame as it would be a nice ride on a decker.

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Re: Borrowed or bought ??

Post by DD12 » 14:47 Sunday 23rd August 2020

Adam V wrote:
14:10 Sunday 23rd August 2020
Sadly, DD's can't be used on the 150A route between Redditch and Worcester because of the low bridges and tunnel by Shrub Hill Station. Shame as it would be a nice ride on a decker.
Thanks for that "wake-up call", Adam !!

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Re: Borrowed or bought ??

Post by ANDREW » 10:37 Tuesday 15th June 2021

I gather that "KNW" returned to dealers last summer and is now working for Caelloi of Pwlhelli . But a similar vehicle has been purchased - YX21RTZ - and , if Bus times tracker is correct , was on a school run to North Bromsgrove School this morning has has now moved on to the 150.

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Re: Borrowed or bought ??

Post by ANDREW » 15:35 Wednesday 14th July 2021

Johnsons have another E200 in service - YX21RSV.

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Re: Borrowed or bought ??

Post by ANDREW » 14:29 Wednesday 6th October 2021

Johnsons have 3 "pre-owned" E200's in service , I assume as dealer loans , unless anyone knows otherwise.

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