FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by ANDREW » 12:35 Monday 11th February 2019

64012 on a 144a earlier this morning. These Mercs are quite regular on the 144a now. ;)

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marck
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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by marck » 16:28 Monday 11th February 2019

Just saw 64035 spare bus on the 144 towards Birmingham!

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by SEVERNLINK » 15:31 Tuesday 12th February 2019

marck wrote:
16:28 Monday 11th February 2019
Just saw 64035 spare bus on the 144 towards Birmingham!
Saw it coming from Brum mid afternoon also saw it sat on a 144A.

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by willr7 » 18:14 Tuesday 19th February 2019

A 'Spare Bus' Citaro working the 17:10 X50 to Worcester, along with an older Citaro on the 17:10 X50 to Evesham this afternoon! :D I wonder where the branded Centro's were! :roll: :lol:

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by DD12 » 21:23 Tuesday 19th February 2019

willr7 wrote:
18:14 Tuesday 19th February 2019
A 'Spare Bus' Citaro working the 17:10 X50 to Worcester, along with an older Citaro on the 17:10 X50 to Evesham this afternoon! :D I wonder where the branded Centro's were! :roll: :lol:
https://bustimes.org/operators/first-mi ... d/vehicles

Incomplete info on the tracking service shows where X50 branded Centros 66692+93 were some of the time, but 66695+97 have been completely missing from this fleet list for at least a few days,' and 66694 has not been used for 7 days (IF you believe the tracking service), so my guess is that because it's half term hols, those 3 are undergoing MOT work ??

After clicking on a fleet number, if you click on the rectangular date box, you can choose a previous day, and then click show -- -- if you then click on the route number on the right, it brings up a list of all the vehicles that have been used on that service on that day !! -- -- trouble is it's incomplete at the moment, -- it will be great when it all works properly !!

Also, it will be interesting to see how vehicles are used from next week, with the start of the new timetables.

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by willr7 » 00:27 Wednesday 20th February 2019

DD12 wrote:
21:23 Tuesday 19th February 2019
willr7 wrote:
18:14 Tuesday 19th February 2019
A 'Spare Bus' Citaro working the 17:10 X50 to Worcester, along with an older Citaro on the 17:10 X50 to Evesham this afternoon! :D I wonder where the branded Centro's were! :roll: :lol:
https://bustimes.org/operators/first-mi ... d/vehicles

Incomplete info on the tracking service shows where X50 branded Centros 66692+93 were some of the time, but 66695+97 have been completely missing from this fleet list for at least a few days,' and 66694 has not been used for 7 days (IF you believe the tracking service), so my guess is that because it's half term hols, those 3 are undergoing MOT work ??

After clicking on a fleet number, if you click on the rectangular date box, you can choose a previous day, and then click show -- -- if you then click on the route number on the right, it brings up a list of all the vehicles that have been used on that service on that day !! -- -- trouble is it's incomplete at the moment, -- it will be great when it all works properly !!

Also, it will be interesting to see how vehicles are used from next week, with the start of the new timetables.
Thanks DD12! I keep forgetting to use this new technology! :lol:

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by TimBrown » 13:40 Wednesday 20th February 2019

64014 seen this morning around 08-45 at Green Lane route 32S terminus with engine cover open and two mechanics plus Transit recovery vehicle in attendance. Did a spare bus work the 07-55 into the City or was this area devoid of First Bus workings for two hours and five minutes (125 minutes in peak period), also are these ancient Citaros proving to be reliable or is what I witnessed a common occurrence? I ask as the similar Warwickshire C.C. owned buses which Evesham tried to operate about 15 years ago had a notorious reputation for, to put it politely, 'poor availability'.

Another question came to me as I saw a Nimrod liveried Citaro on a 35 working yesterday near The New Chequers; have I missed the promised promotion event, or has it been postponed until well after the next round of cuts bites from 24 February 2019?

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by marck » 15:47 Wednesday 20th February 2019

I just noticed a Nimrod liveried citaro and noticed that it doesn't say First on it from what I could see! Am I right or am i going blind?

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by willr7 » 18:40 Wednesday 20th February 2019

marck wrote:
15:47 Wednesday 20th February 2019
I just noticed a Nimrod liveried citaro and noticed that it doesn't say First on it from what I could see! Am I right or am i going blind?
I think it says “a great bus connection from First” in very small writing near the back (the Salt Road buses also have the same but they have the addition of the first logo at the front where as the nimrod’s don’t)

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Re: FMR Mercedes Citaro acquisitions

Post by bmmoboy » 20:47 Wednesday 20th February 2019

The Nimrod launch is due to take place in late April, probably by the Guildhall

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