Summer Holidays

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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Summer Holidays

Post by AdamH » 19:26 Thursday 10th May 2018

Talking to a member of staff from the Potteries today and he was telling me during the school Summer Holidays they will be using some of their spare capacity (the PVR always drops in school holidays) to run a few new Summer Excursion style of routes. Scania OmniCity 65026/7 will be "tarted up" (his words, not mine) are will be used to run to locations outside the normal operating area on selected days in the week during the holidays.

I was told the planned destinations for these routes, but I honestly can't remember where now :(

Wouldn't it be nice if Worcester did something similar... ;)

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Post by 943KHA » 19:40 Thursday 10th May 2018

Time to get one of the CM6's off the patch outside and run some trips down the M5 / A30 to Cornwall for a day out. Oh, sorry, we (or more accurately our predecessors) bought the best one in August 1975..............Happy Days

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Re: Summer Holidays

Post by MattW » 19:42 Thursday 10th May 2018

They should be busy, anyone with any sense would jump at the chance to get out of Stoke :lol:

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Re: Summer Holidays

Post by bmmoboy » 20:18 Thursday 10th May 2018

We could always go to Blackpool - I've lost count of the number of times that a passenger has said "Blackpole, I thought you said Blackpool"!!!!!

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Re: Summer Holidays

Post by DD12 » 20:29 Thursday 10th May 2018

943KHA wrote:
19:40 Thursday 10th May 2018
Time to get one of the CM6's off the patch outside and run some trips down the M5 / A30 to Cornwall for a day out. Oh, sorry, we (or more accurately our predecessors) bought the best one in August 1975..............Happy Days
How about providing us with a "computer simulation" of a double-decker CM6T
please, Mr. 943KHA, or a coach version of a D10 ??

Tying-in with bmmoboy's suggestion of Blackpool -- I think the double-decker coach version of the Bristol VR (Ribble/Standerwick) had an almost BMMO look about them ! ( _ Sorry if that offends anyone !!)

- Are any preserved in roadworthy condition (anyone) ?
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Re: Summer Holidays

Post by DD12 » 20:36 Thursday 10th May 2018

MattW wrote:
19:42 Thursday 10th May 2018
They should be busy, anyone with any sense would jump at the chance to get out of Stoke :lol:
What about a day trip from the Worcester area to Alton Towers, then use the same vehicle to give the Stoke-onians a day trip to Worcester and Malvern ?

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Re: Summer Holidays

Post by AdamH » 20:46 Friday 11th May 2018

AdamH wrote:
19:26 Thursday 10th May 2018
...Wouldn't it be nice if Worcester did something similar... ;)
Has nobody noticed the little "wink" emoji at the end?

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Post by DD12 » 11:07 Saturday 12th May 2018

AdamH wrote:
20:46 Friday 11th May 2018
AdamH wrote:
19:26 Thursday 10th May 2018
...Wouldn't it be nice if Worcester did something similar... ;)
Has nobody noticed the little "wink" emoji at the end?
That wink sounds interesting Adam !!

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Re: Summer Holidays

Post by AdamH » 15:25 Saturday 12th May 2018

DD12 wrote:
11:07 Saturday 12th May 2018
That wink sounds interesting Adam !!
Well it’s good news and bad news for you... The good news is it will run up Bath Road past your house (well, one of them will), but the bad news is it will only be a single-deck bus.

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Re: Summer Holidays

Post by DD12 » 17:45 Saturday 12th May 2018

AdamH wrote:
15:25 Saturday 12th May 2018
DD12 wrote:
11:07 Saturday 12th May 2018
That wink sounds interesting Adam !!
…… but the bad news is it will only be a single-deck bus.
I do use single-deckers as well -- for getting to and from country walks and country pubs -- but First Midland Red are running so many new and recent services currently, I've got a back-log of services to try !!

I've ridden the 06.50 X50 to Pershore, twice already this spring -- the views from the top deck have been very nice, (fresh greenery etc) although not everyone will like the (almost) ribbon, roadside development (in places).

For anyone interested, a DD is used only during college terms (and possibly in school terms also), and the same DD coming back from Evesham gets jam-packed, and some of the passengers don't like having the window vents open !!

(The single-decker X50 circa 09.30 from Pershore to Worcester, also gets jam-packed !
-- more DDs please -- including a new one for all-day use on the X50 ! :D )

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