2020 Arrivals and Disposals

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bmmoboy
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2020 Arrivals and Disposals

Post by bmmoboy » 20:18 Friday 3rd January 2020

Just thought a new thread needed to be started for the New Year, as the old thread is a couple of years old

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Re: 2020 Arrivals and Disposals

Post by willr7 » 12:49 Sunday 5th January 2020

bmmoboy wrote:
20:18 Friday 3rd January 2020
Just thought a new thread needed to be started for the New Year, as the old thread is a couple of years old
Hmm, is this a hint that a set of transfers are about to begin... :? (At some point this year anyway :lol: )

bmmoboy
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Re: 2020 Arrivals and Disposals

Post by bmmoboy » 20:47 Sunday 5th January 2020

No - its just that there are a lot of movements on the thread which started well over a year ago - just makes sense to start a new thread for the New Year.
However, we are expecting some replacement deckers for the Tridents, and some more Citaros (Hooray) to replace the StreetMax's.

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Re: 2020 Arrivals and Disposals

Post by DD12 » 22:28 Tuesday 7th January 2020

http://wmbusphotos.com/Fleetchanges/First.html

Six StreetDecks are now officially transferred from Olive Grove to Leicester, and so if the various reports and rumours are correct, we could "soon" get two StreetDecks and four Geminis from Leicester.

Apparently the StreetDecks need work doing on them !

I would hate the Geminis to enter service at Worcester without a repaint and interior deep clean, although it would be slightly "amusing" to see the Leicester City liveried one in use here ( - and please my brother who is a LCFC supporter !

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Re: 2020 Arrivals and Disposals

Post by willr7 » 22:27 Thursday 9th January 2020

DD12 wrote:
22:28 Tuesday 7th January 2020
http://wmbusphotos.com/Fleetchanges/First.html

Six StreetDecks are now officially transferred from Olive Grove to Leicester, and so if the various reports and rumours are correct, we could "soon" get two StreetDecks and four Geminis from Leicester.

Apparently the StreetDecks need work doing on them !

I would hate the Geminis to enter service at Worcester without a repaint and interior deep clean, although it would be slightly "amusing" to see the Leicester City liveried one in use here ( - and please my brother who is a LCFC supporter !
It has been reported that 32643 has transferred from Leicester to Adderley Green. Apparently it is a permanent move but the remaining 3 Gemini's are still expected to move to Worcester.

Hopefully, we will gain 3 StreetDeck's to make up for this! However, I fear that now we have two coaches that are being partially used on school runs & with the forthcoming 144 reductions, then we could see a further reduction in Decker's at WR... :?

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Re: 2020 Arrivals and Disposals

Post by bmmoboy » 22:42 Tuesday 21st January 2020

A driver is going to Slough depot tomorrow (Wednesday 22 Jan) to collect a Citaro - no details which one as yet, but this should be the first of several to arrive over the next few weeks.
Also, I have been reliably informed that the Plaxon Centro bodied Volvos, (66691-9) are due to leave in the near future, their replacements being more Citaros (yipee)

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Re: 2020 Arrivals and Disposals

Post by willr7 » 23:02 Tuesday 21st January 2020

bmmoboy wrote:
22:42 Tuesday 21st January 2020
A driver is going to Slough depot tomorrow (Wednesday 22 Jan) to collect a Citaro - no details which one as yet, but this should be the first of several to arrive over the next few weeks.
Also, I have been reliably informed that the Plaxon Centro bodied Volvos, (66691-9) are due to leave in the near future, their replacements being more Citaros (yipee)
Hmmm. Interesting!
I feel it would be a shame to see the Centro's leave as they are quite rare vehicles in the First Group fleet & I do quite like them - but I know they've had their issues (certainly in the past with reliability problems) Also an odd thing to happen as they are pretty much the same age as the Citaro's they will be replaced by...

Looks like First Worcester will become an all Mercedes fleet soon! :lol:

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Re: 2020 Arrivals and Disposals

Post by asb » 23:34 Tuesday 21st January 2020

Ooh, a bull batch of stick shift minibuses, perfect!

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Re: 2020 Arrivals and Disposals

Post by bmmoboy » 13:09 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

They'll need an extension lead over 28 miles long for the 144's"!

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