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  1. caferambler

    FirstGroup: General Discussion

    I am being deliberately retro, but I should remind younger members that many municipal routes were joint with neighbouring boroughs, so ran miles out of their home territory. I am thinking of Greater Manchester where nearly every borough had its own fleet, and some like SHMD were themselves...
  2. caferambler

    FirstGroup: General Discussion

    Point taken. But they only trim fares where there is competition. And the area where First really fell over was quality of service. See my blog at http://regulatethebuses.blogspot.com/ for the decline in the network over the years.
  3. caferambler

    FirstGroup: General Discussion

    As someone who has lived in Edinburgh and West Lothian since deregulation, I am over the moon that FirstBus are going. Their only growth has been in their fares. In terms of passengers carried, it has been a disaster area, except perhaps for the few cherry picked routes they have increased...

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