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Old 12th August 2017, 16:26   #17116
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The thing is IF they are normal height they HAVE to be for the U1 and not Metrobus.
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Old 12th August 2017, 16:35   #17117
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The thing is IF they are normal height they HAVE to be for the U1 and not Metrobus.
Who said they were normal height. Some of the 24 are for Metrobus.
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Old 12th August 2017, 16:56   #17118
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Brock services will have wi Fi and USB at seats. I'm not aware of any FHD deckers apart from the Pompey P&R E400s with USBs,; not too sure about the B9s at Weymouth. The plot thickens........
Tridents and Dorset don't mix well; even the 55 regs are happier at Hoeford, but then they are used to keeping old buses alive!!
Wi-Fi and USB can be retrofitted, it had been done to the Bath Spa B7TLs as well as some of Wells' B7RLEs.

First Bus as a whole in this country are a big operation. Additional suitable deckers may be come available anywhere in the group. This could be from Bristol with Geminis being freed up. Several places are in need of extra deckers, Weston as an example with extra vehicles going onto the X1-X4 circuit, but in that case the preference is for E400s to booster capacity and replace 37015 and 37016 which are out of place.
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Old 12th August 2017, 17:06   #17119
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all the changes happening the west of England now on travelwest website in September

https://travelwest.info/travel_updat...september-2017
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Old 12th August 2017, 19:17   #17120
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The thing is IF they are normal height they HAVE to be for the U1 and not Metrobus.
They're low height and their are additional E400 MMC due for the U1 next year.
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Old 12th August 2017, 19:38   #17121
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They're low height and their are additional E400 MMC due for the U1 next year.
Is that the U1 in Bath or Bristol?
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Old 12th August 2017, 19:59   #17122
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Is that the U1 in Bath or Bristol?
Think Swifty is saying that these are low height so FTV33s contention that they must be for the new U1 (not Metrobus) isn't correct and that the U1 will be receiving new fleet next year, indicating a stop gap til then.
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Old 12th August 2017, 20:41   #17123
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Think Swifty is saying that these are low height so FTV33s contention that they must be for the new U1 (not Metrobus) isn't correct and that the U1 will be receiving new fleet next year, indicating a stop gap til then.
It has also proven that Bristol City Council gave into First over metrobus!
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Old 12th August 2017, 21:02   #17124
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Well it's good that dual door buses are returning to the Bristol streets again. But why only for those two services aimed primarily at university students? Could do with some buses like this on the busy cross-city services(not that there is many cross-city services left here now) like the 75 & 76 to speed up loading/unloading times at the busiest stops, including in particular The Haymarket!
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Well it's good that dual door buses are returning to the Bristol streets again. But why only for those two services aimed primarily at university students? Could do with some buses like this on the busy cross-city services(not that there is many cross-city services left here now) like the 75 & 76 to speed up loading/unloading times at the busiest stops, including in particular The Haymarket!
I wouldn't trust people in Bristol getting on via the 2nd door and not paying! You see it enough in London, but I wouldn't trust anyone in Bristol, if they think they could get away without paying for a bus they will!
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Old 12th August 2017, 22:18   #17126
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Well it's good that dual door buses are returning to the Bristol streets again. But why only for those two services aimed primarily at university students? Could do with some buses like this on the busy cross-city services(not that there is many cross-city services left here now) like the 75 & 76 to speed up loading/unloading times at the busiest stops, including in particular The Haymarket!
Perhaps because those routes have a relatively limited number of stops of suitable design?

The Metrobus routes have stops designed for dual doors and it is straight forward enough for the P&R.
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Old 13th August 2017, 16:09   #17127
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Am I tight in thinking that it is only the Ashton bridge that is dictating lowheight DDs for metrobus?

So whoever has got the Hengrove/North Fringe (m32) services could use a normal height DD?

Separately, the First press release mentions buses for metrobus M2 - does this mean they hav got the M32 routes, or is the M2 going to be te Ashton P&R?

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Old 13th August 2017, 16:11   #17128
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I wouldn't trust people in Bristol getting on via the 2nd door and not paying! You see it enough in London, but I wouldn't trust anyone in Bristol, if they think they could get away without paying for a bus they will!
Metrobus is specifically designed to allow boarding and alighting via as many doors as the vehicle has. All ticketing will be done off the bus (and by contactless payment card, no cash), the majority is intended to be by SmartCard, ignoring the massive success that First have had locally with Mobile Tickets, but such is the will of the public sector.

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all the changes happening the west of England now on travelwest website in September
177, "Bristol to Midsummer Norton". Classic work there on TravelWorst. Was that another job by the work experience kid?
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Old 13th August 2017, 20:17   #17129
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Bath Uni service U2 ran Mon to Fri during term time only from end Sept 2016 until early this June. Its frequency was gradually reduced as the academic year wore on and presumably demand was less. Bath Uni term starts on 23 Sept 2017. My question is would something have appeared on VOSA if the service was being cancelled and not operating this next university year? Thanks for any opinions on this.
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Bath Uni service U2 ran Mon to Fri during term time only from end Sept 2016 until early this June. Its frequency was gradually reduced as the academic year wore on and presumably demand was less. Bath Uni term starts on 23 Sept 2017. My question is would something have appeared on VOSA if the service was being cancelled and not operating this next university year? Thanks for any opinions on this.
Look at Travel West link above. It states about u2. Also interesting to note frequency on u5 reduced.
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