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    First Greater Glasgow

    When the Merc Vitos arrived (I think 2001/2) the 34 route was changed to operate along Titwood Road. Before that the 34 operated via Shawmoss Road/Haggs Road and interworked with the 37 changing at Castlemilk.
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    First Greater Glasgow

    It did run out to Bridge Of Weir during the 90s..
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    First Greater Glasgow

    First did to a bus that ran from Baillieston to Easterhouse but that was an SPT tender than ran Monday to Saturday. When the 39 replaced the 51 late 2000s you had a 39A which instead of going along Duke St and Cumbernauld Rd it went along Wishart St and then The Parade.. There was a bus (maybe...
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    First Greater Glasgow

    39 interworked with the 64.. The 51 was brought back when 138 got scrapped as the 38 got extended to Newton Mearns. That was around 2004 and the Mearns 38s interworked into the 213..
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    First Greater Glasgow

    The 138 replaced the 51 in January 2002 and run up through Cranhill then onwards to Easterhouse.
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    First Greater Glasgow

    There was a 39 later that ran to Easterhouse from the City Centre.
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    First Greater Glasgow

    The 138 replaced the 51 (east end side) and went through Cranhill instead and went to Easterhouse Terminus where the 41,60 go today. The 213 was operated by Larkfield daytime only I think and basically a 38 coming from Southside would display Alexandra Park but change to a 213 at Oswald St. On...
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    First Greater Glasgow

    When the 38 ran with Darts all these years back you also had more services running/buses per hour along a fair bit of its route. The 138 ran beside it and you also had the 36,42,213 running along the Parade too. Then Southside you had the 23,45,47,48,57,138 and City Sprinter. The 38 ran every 5...
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    Fastest double decker?

    These buses I think reach 64mph
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    Fastest double decker?

    These E400MMCs it could be the case gearbox ECU setting is in some sort of Eco mode and that’s why they lose a fair bit of power.. In saying that those buses have Voith gearboxes and they did manage to hold gear pretty well going uphills. The old Volvo Olympians could climb that hill to EK no...
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    Fastest double decker?

    Scania L113 was one of the fastest buses around certainly for power pulling off from junctions or bus stops. Volvo Citybus, B10M and B10BLEs were close too..
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    First Greater Glasgow

    The 42 daytime was a busy service and really shouldn’t have been touched.
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    First Greater Glasgow

    Also all the depots had timespare (drivers sitting spare) throughout the entire day. That was cut 10 years ago and only in mornings there is timespare usually 5am spare. Come the afternoon/evenings there’s nobody spare. So if a driver goes home sick or has extended meal break so be it the bus...
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    First Greater Glasgow

    Have to agree with that. It’s all about shareholders these days. Bus industry is going down the pan. As for high frequency services go back 10 years ago layover at a number of terminus was decent. The 62 got 20 minutes either end Faifley and Baillieston. I remember both terminus have 6/7 buses...
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    First Greater Glasgow

    These E400MMCs with the door/handbrake carry on add to the bunching up. Not that this didn’t happen before with Geminis but it’s just worse now and there no extra running time and less layover.. Diversion on the 5 and now Victoria Rd been a shambles of a street would add to buses running late..
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    First Greater Glasgow

    I was meant to say Larkfield did the 21 around 2012/13 as the 20 still ran up until 2012..
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    First Greater Glasgow

    That sounds right as I don’t remember Blantyre doing Drumchapel 20s for a long period of time. The 21 ran 12 minutes when it started that was across the entire route. When the 20 ran before that to EK it was a busy and well used route.
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    First Greater Glasgow

    Yeh Larkfield did do half the 21 might have been around 2011/12 and was daytime boards only.. Cumbernauld started doing the 18s around 2010 and it stayed that way until the depot closed. It was also the same time when Blantyre took the 18 when it stopped running to Summerston. Might have been a...
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    UK Bus Manufacturer News & Discussion (ADL, Optare, Wright etc)

    Scania and MAN E300s have a heavier chassis to the full ADL E300.. Also larger wheels and better suspension too aswell as proper steering lock.. The full ADL version also had little space behind drivers seat yet the Scania and MAN the cab had more space.
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    First Greater Glasgow

    Larkfield done about half of the 21 for a number of months at one point. It was back in the days Blantyre had a major shortage when a chunk of there drivers chucked it and went to Parks. This was just after No2 drivers got no pay rise to match No1 drivers.

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