Enquiry about B7TL ALX400s at Worcester depot.

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FMR32067
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Enquiry about B7TL ALX400s at Worcester depot.

Post by FMR32067 » 16:07 Monday 31st December 2018

Hi everyone,

Are there any plans for the B7TL ALX400s at Worcester, in terms of staying in the fleet for the foreseeable future?

Many thanks.

AdamH
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Re: Enquiry about B7TL ALX400s at Worcester depot.

Post by AdamH » 19:46 Monday 31st December 2018

I don't know of any plans to move or withdraw these two vehicles, and with no obvious replacement(s) I think it would be unlikely while the current level of school coverage remains unchanged. If they are to go, I would expect it to be during the summer school holidays when changes to school services normally take place.

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Re: Enquiry about B7TL ALX400s at Worcester depot.

Post by FMR32067 » 15:37 Tuesday 1st January 2019

AdamH wrote:
19:46 Monday 31st December 2018
I don't know of any plans to move or withdraw these two vehicles, and with no obvious replacement(s) I think it would be unlikely while the current level of school coverage remains unchanged. If they are to go, I would expect it to be during the summer school holidays when changes to school services normally take place.
Thanks for the information, AdamH. I was wondering if there is someone at Worcester depot I could contact for when they eventually get withdrawn?

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Re: Enquiry about B7TL ALX400s at Worcester depot.

Post by FMR32067 » 18:15 Thursday 3rd January 2019

Having no luck in trying to get any contact details, I will have to pay a visit to the Worcester depot very soon. Hopefully I will have better luck then. ;)

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Re: Enquiry about B7TL ALX400s at Worcester depot.

Post by AdamH » 19:36 Thursday 3rd January 2019

The people who make the decisions about selling vehicles are all based at Leicester.

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Re: Enquiry about B7TL ALX400s at Worcester depot.

Post by FMR32067 » 09:59 Friday 4th January 2019

AdamH wrote:
19:36 Thursday 3rd January 2019
The people who make the decisions about selling vehicles are all based at Leicester.
Thank you very much, AdamH! :oops: You have saved me a wasted journey to Worcester. To Leicester, it is! ;)

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Re: Enquiry about B7TL ALX400s at Worcester depot.

Post by AdamH » 11:06 Friday 4th January 2019

If you have a king way to travel, make an appointment first... you could turn up and find they are visiting Worcester on that day 🤣

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Re: Enquiry about B7TL ALX400s at Worcester depot.

Post by FMR32067 » 09:20 Saturday 5th January 2019

AdamH wrote:
11:06 Friday 4th January 2019
If you have a long way to travel, make an appointment first... you could turn up and find they are visiting Worcester on that day 🤣
That’s a good idea, thanks. :P

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Re: Enquiry about B7TL ALX400s at Worcester depot.

Post by Mechwr26 » 02:14 Friday 11th January 2019

FMR32067 wrote:
16:07 Monday 31st December 2018
Hi everyone,

Are there any plans for the B7TL ALX400s at Worcester, in terms of staying in the fleet for the foreseeable future?

Many thanks.
If they did become available, I would recommend 32067 as the better buy.... 2 years ago I replaced the pistons, liners, inlet valves, oil pump, crankshaft bearings and fuel injection pump. It has the best gearbox out of the 2 and is also about to have a new water pump fitted.

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Re: Enquiry about B7TL ALX400s at Worcester depot.

Post by FMR32067 » 12:45 Sunday 20th January 2019

Mechwr26 wrote:
02:14 Friday 11th January 2019
FMR32067 wrote:
16:07 Monday 31st December 2018
Hi everyone,

Are there any plans for the B7TL ALX400s at Worcester, in terms of staying in the fleet for the foreseeable future?

Many thanks.
If they did become available, I would recommend 32067 as the better buy.... 2 years ago I replaced the pistons, liners, inlet valves, oil pump, crankshaft bearings and fuel injection pump. It has the best gearbox out of the 2 and is also about to have a new water pump fitted.
That is the one we are hoping for! ;)

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