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    First regional management structures

    York is its own OpCo in a similar manner to Aberdeen, albeit shares some support functions with FWY.
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    First West Yorkshire & York discussion

    It did happen a couple of times in 2018 too as the odd (very odd!) working. Yes it's the Park & Ride Citaros.
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    First West Yorkshire & York discussion

    York have converted the 4 to artic operation from today, during the daytimes. The route at Acomb has been changed to the old ftr routeing.
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    As well as the bus station being pick up only, some services have been moved out to on street stops to reduce footfall within the building. https://www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west/news-and-service-updates/news/changes-services-bath-bus-station-support-social
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    Limpley Stoke is a compulsory 13'9" so no good for anything.
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    The B7RLEs are not at Lawrence Hill.
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    The D1x, D2x, m3x and X1x are all peak time variants to the main service. The X39 *is* the main service.
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    Social Distancing and Non Urban Bus Capacity

    My company falls into that category and is already in the motions of re-mobilising many of the fleet in preparation for them being needed. We have already provided buses to assist elsewhere during lockdown.
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    The bus stops in question are called "Muller Road"/"Muller Road Top" so it's swings and roundabouts really.
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    39401 was originally fuelled via a temporary gas station unit that was situated at the back of Lawrence Hill. This would only fill the bus up to 200bar pressure, hence its allocation to a regular (short) running board each day. The temporary unit was situated where the new full gas station was...
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    This... Is exactly why you'll find drivers doing this... Admittedly it's stupid to wait until everyone's got off, but what I see much more usually is drivers hanging fire on opening the front until the flow of people getting off has correctly started going out through the centre doors...
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    I was meaning all to be honest, appreciate most had grey e-leather but that's deliberately so. It's the same as new 39491/92 have been delivered in metrobus spec so that they can stand in as spares. Grey e-leather (so effectively just missing the little "m"s off the seats) but everything else...
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    Yes although taller than the diesel Scanias, the gas buses are 14'2" so can still legally go under the bridge. Same height as the E400MMCs which as others have said, Bath use on the 37A trip that goes under it. I suspect we won't need to see a double decker on the 37 until at least September...
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    Yes, it fit (just) during the testing, but the final signed bridge height is set at 14'1". As others have said, the rear axle on the gas buses is wider and so they don't fit properly down the guideway.
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    The diesel Scanias are 13'10" while the standard height ADL buses are 14'2" The guideway swing bridge is signed at 14'1".
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    Thanks! Glad I'm not going mad Hehe! :D
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    Some good outlandish theories there and shows how easy it is to convince ourselves of fake news! They were ordered for metrobus. Admittedly without a full idea of when and how many would be needed given the nature of the beast, but definitely for metrobus. Let's not forget, these buses were...
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    As a point of random trivia, it was actually vinyl on them all, not paint. A couple of them started giving this away towards the end (although the vinyl joins and still orange difficult-to-reach bits were there throughout!).
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    First Greater Glasgow

    What part of looking after the drivers involves sending them out unnecessarily and increasing their exposure, to drive more empty buses round than is necessary? First have already lost one driver to this terrible virus, there is no appetite to be sending more buses out than is necessary, believe...
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    First South West and Wales discussion

    As GrandWazoo says, yesterday was still full service with full PVR requirement, so not a huge surprise. My 76 home in the rush hour was a B7RLE, but still completely empty. These are very bad times for the whole industry. There are already plans in place to change the allocations to utilise all...

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