Crowngate bus station lunchtime 5 January 2019.

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TimBrown
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Crowngate bus station lunchtime 5 January 2019.

Post by TimBrown » 18:22 Saturday 5th January 2019

33043 just prior to working X15 Worcester Rugby Club service.
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Mercedes Citaros working City services, including 64033 in 'spare bus' two-tone grey livery .
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Streetlite 47520 working into Worcester on 144A service
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Trident 33405 about to work X15 service to Worcester Rugby Club.
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Re: Crowngate bus station lunchtime 5 January 2019.

Post by MattW » 20:27 Saturday 5th January 2019

I'm not sure about the whole 'spare bus' thing, but that livery is growing on me.

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Re: Crowngate bus station lunchtime 5 January 2019.

Post by TimBrown » 10:10 Sunday 6th January 2019

MattW wrote:
20:27 Saturday 5th January 2019
I'm not sure about the whole 'spare bus' thing, but that livery is growing on me.
Without prejudice I think the 'spare bus' livery is an unnecessary gimmick adding cost to any repairs with non standard paint when the standard First Bus purple white and blue is such a striking scheme. That said, if the attractive two-tone grey had been utilised with a wider rainbow band it might have served as a dedicated 'Rainbow Rhapsody 35' livery instead of 'Nimrod' as the 35 traverses Rainbow Hill where Sir Edward Elgar spent the last six or seven years of his life at Marl Bank house.

However putting all the marketing money into special liveries on routes that are already doing well beggars belief, when other services are cut to the bone and disappearing in a downward spiral of diminishing patronage - rant over!

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Re: Crowngate bus station lunchtime 5 January 2019.

Post by MattW » 17:38 Sunday 6th January 2019

TimBrown wrote:
10:10 Sunday 6th January 2019
However putting all the marketing money into special liveries on routes that are already doing well beggars belief, when other services are cut to the bone and disappearing in a downward spiral of diminishing patronage - rant over!
True though Tim - the 35 must be the best used route in Worcester surely?

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Re: Crowngate bus station lunchtime 5 January 2019.

Post by AdamH » 20:31 Sunday 6th January 2019

MattW wrote:
20:27 Saturday 5th January 2019
I'm not sure about the whole 'spare bus' thing, but that livery is growing on me.
The odd thing to me is the fact there is a running card marked as "Citaro Spare" 🙄

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Re: Crowngate bus station lunchtime 5 January 2019.

Post by willr7 » 20:33 Sunday 6th January 2019

AdamH wrote:
20:31 Sunday 6th January 2019
MattW wrote:
20:27 Saturday 5th January 2019
I'm not sure about the whole 'spare bus' thing, but that livery is growing on me.
The odd thing to me is the fact there is a running card marked as "Citaro Spare" 🙄
Unbeleiveable! Looks like they should have put them in normal livery after all! 😂😂

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Re: Crowngate bus station lunchtime 5 January 2019.

Post by willr7 » 20:39 Sunday 6th January 2019

Well... I suppose it depends what is actually on the running card... for example if it’s just a couple of journeys at peak times then it’s not too bad but if it’s for all day use on 35’s for example then that’s annoying as it can’t act as an actual ‘spare bus’ :lol:

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Re: Crowngate bus station lunchtime 5 January 2019.

Post by DD12 » 20:46 Sunday 6th January 2019

AdamH wrote:
20:31 Sunday 6th January 2019

The odd thing to me is the fact there is a running card marked as "Citaro Spare" 🙄
OMG !! -- With my faulty logic ETC, what will my "take" on this be ?? :lol:

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Re: Crowngate bus station lunchtime 5 January 2019.

Post by DD12 » 20:47 Sunday 6th January 2019

willr7 wrote:
20:39 Sunday 6th January 2019
Well... I suppose it depends what is actually on the running card... for example if it’s just a couple of journeys at peak times then it’s not too bad .....
Good thinking Willr7 !!

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