Double Deckers

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bmmoboy
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Double Deckers

Post by bmmoboy » 19:36 Saturday 3rd February 2018

There are three Wessex double deckers in Kiddy depot at the moment, anyone got any info about them?

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Re: Double Deckers

Post by willr7 » 22:34 Saturday 3rd February 2018

bmmoboy wrote:
19:36 Saturday 3rd February 2018
There are three Wessex double deckers in Kiddy depot at the moment, anyone got any info about them?
Yeah, done some digging online... Two of them are BX62 FOJ (40604) & BX62 FUU (40605) but I’m not sure on the third one and also not sure what they are doing at Kidderminster.

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Re: Double Deckers

Post by AlanM » 09:55 Sunday 4th February 2018

They are en route to Preston Bus

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Re: Double Deckers

Post by TimBrown » 10:51 Sunday 4th February 2018

willr7 wrote:
22:34 Saturday 3rd February 2018
bmmoboy wrote:
19:36 Saturday 3rd February 2018
There are three Wessex double deckers in Kiddy depot at the moment, anyone got any info about them?
Yeah, done some digging online... Two of them are BX62 FOJ (40604) & BX62 FUU (40605) but I’m not sure on the third one and also not sure what they are doing at Kidderminster.
Could these possibly be in connection with the takeover by Rotala of Central Buses as recorded on another section of this forum, maybe replacements for older deckers?

Is Central Buses Routemaster RML2411 included in the sale to Rotala? Just to jog our memory, it was photographed at Transport Museum, Wythall on 8 October 2017.
08 October 2017 Wythall. 005.jpg

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Re: Double Deckers

Post by ANDREW » 12:31 Thursday 12th September 2019

Redditch have recently acquired double decker 40625 from "up north", reports on wmbusphotos.comforum suggest it is to work on the 247 service [ one for DD12 to try out ] as the 247 rota includes a school run that needs a d/d. I saw this bus in Redditch yesterday evening on the way back from Evesham. :P

DD12
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Re: Double Deckers

Post by DD12 » 19:20 Thursday 12th September 2019

ANDREW wrote:
12:31 Thursday 12th September 2019
Redditch have recently acquired double decker 40625 from "up north", reports on wmbusphotos.comforum suggest it is to work on the 247 service [ one for DD12 to try out ] as the 247 rota includes a school run that needs a d/d. I saw this bus in Redditch yesterday evening on the way back from Evesham. :P
That's good news, thanks Andrew !

I have ridden a DD on the 247, shortly before First sold Redditch to Diamond, and Diamond used a Trident in their blue livery until (I think) the accessibility laws made that vehicle illegal for use on public services.

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Re: Double Deckers

Post by AdamH » 20:10 Thursday 12th September 2019

I've had reports that's it's been spotted in Evesham several times so I'm guessing it's a regulare on the 247. However, I was told today that's it's already lost a number of upper-deck windows to low trees so it may be moved to another route soon.

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