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Old 9th December 2016, 13:56   #1246
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SN15ETD was parked up outside Dolgellau depot yesterday. Looked to be another one inside the depot building
SN15 ETD ecame the first of the ex GHA T3 deckers to run on the T3 yesterday under it's new owners (Lloyds).
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Old 6th February 2017, 16:47   #1247
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With the contract start date being The 1st of February. It is noted that Lloyds Coaches were sucsesfull in retaining the TrawsCymru T3 Service with no timetable change.

It is understood that 2 new Optare Metrocity will be introduced onto this service
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Old 8th February 2017, 18:48   #1248
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With the contract start date being The 1st of February. It is noted that Lloyds Coaches were sucsesfull in retaining the TrawsCymru T3 Service with no timetable change.

It is understood that 2 new Optare Metrocity will be introduced onto this service
The timetable for the T3 has not been released yet by either Cygnor Gwynedd or Traws Cymru. Lloyd's are operating to the interim timetable which albeit with a couple of changes to suit depot returns is basically that as operated by GHA. Lloyd's currently operate 3 vehicles from their Dolgellau depot and out station another 2 at Pat's Coaches, Wrexham, this could well be changed to base all 5 vehicles at Dolgellau. We won't know until the new timetable is published which will be pretty soon. Two of the loaned Enviro E200 hired in saloons remain until the Metro City's arrive.
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Old 8th February 2017, 20:52   #1249
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The timetable for the T3 has not been released yet by either Cygnor Gwynedd or Traws Cymru. Lloyd's are operating to the interim timetable which albeit with a couple of changes to suit depot returns is basically that as operated by GHA. Lloyd's currently operate 3 vehicles from their Dolgellau depot and out station another 2 at Pat's Coaches, Wrexham, this could well be changed to base all 5 vehicles at Dolgellau. We won't know until the new timetable is published which will be pretty soon. Two of the loaned Enviro E200 hired in saloons remain until the Metro City's arrive.
The timetable in the ITT was identical to the current timetable
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Old 9th February 2017, 11:11   #1250
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The timetable in the ITT was identical to the current timetable
But does it still show July 2016, to my knowledge there has not been a new draft since then and when I spoke to Gwynedd they said they were in talks with Trawscymru early February to introduce a new timetable,
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Old 9th February 2017, 17:39   #1251
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anyone got any idea how well/ badly the T1C is doing?
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Old 10th February 2017, 17:36   #1252
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anyone got any idea how well/ badly the T1C is doing?
I am going to catch the 6pm from Swansea to Cross Hands so I will let you know my immediate thoughts later! Only catching it due to the pathetic late trains towards Llanelli again!!
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Old 12th February 2017, 19:38   #1253
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anyone got any idea how well/ badly the T1C is doing?
The 6pm bus turned in to Swansea at 5:52pm on time. It was rammed with people getting off.

I got on and there were 4 people on there.

Compared to a coach severe lack of seating! It will be bad I fear near summer time!
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The 6pm bus turned in to Swansea at 5:52pm on time. It was rammed with people getting off.

I got on and there were 4 people on there.

Compared to a coach severe lack of seating! It will be bad I fear near summer time!
thanks for that... as for it being bad come summer... if those are typical loadings then it won't last that long... it's only a 6 month trial ending in May...
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Old 13th February 2017, 13:05   #1255
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The 6pm bus turned in to Swansea at 5:52pm on time. It was rammed with people getting off.

I got on and there were 4 people on there.

Compared to a coach severe lack of seating! It will be bad I fear near summer time!
The T1C leaves Cardiff at 16.40, in theory 5 minutes behind the busy 16.35 X10 to Swansea. However the X10 rarely runs on time during peak periods and I suspect your T1C had most or all of the intending X10 passengers.
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Old 18th February 2017, 23:47   #1256
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NAT Groups YJ65EOX has been given the TrawsCymru livery.
https://flic.kr/p/S6jaRy

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Old 26th February 2017, 19:35   #1257
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The T1C leaves Cardiff at 16.40, in theory 5 minutes behind the busy 16.35 X10 to Swansea. However the X10 rarely runs on time during peak periods and I suspect your T1C had most or all of the intending X10 passengers.
I took the 6pm T1c from Swansea on Friday and you are indeed correct. The X10 was in approx 5 mins earlier and the T1c had about 4 people on it none getting off in Swansea, with 2 of us getting on. Two got on in Cross Hands.

This is likely to be withdrawn as not a coach and a bad timetable!
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Old 1st March 2017, 10:19   #1258
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Table 63 from the Silverline of Brecon timetable of Summer 1995. SWT had operated the route from the late 1920s till the 1980s when it was put out to tender. This is now the T6 Traws Cymru service taking about 25 minutes longer but with an increased frequency.
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Old 1st March 2017, 13:07   #1259
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Table 63 from the Silverline of Brecon timetable of Summer 1995. SWT had operated the route from the late 1920s till the 1980s when it was put out to tender. This is now the T6 Traws Cymru service taking about 25 minutes longer but with an increased frequency.
Assume that's because it runs via Neath rather than connecting with a route (at Ystradgynlais?)
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Old 2nd March 2017, 09:56   #1260
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Assume that's because it runs via Neath rather than connecting with a route (at Ystradgynlais?)
Can't see any connection, however a few things that would add a few minutes:-Bay 25 in Swansea bus station was in the underpass section giving a quicker exit. The speed limits along Fabian Way have been extended. Silverline served Neath Rail station, T6 Bus station. Various road "improvements" and the general increase in traffic levels.
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