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  1. richw

    Flixbus entering UK coach market

    Turners are the sub contractor who’s 100% compliant using ex natex Levantes. It’s the other sub contractor who’s not using psvar vehicles
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    Trivia: Small villages with a very frequent bus service

    There are hundreds and thousands that satisfy this question. Any village or hamlet on a main service route for starters has a frequent service passing through
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    Go Cornwall Bus

    Subsidised services can claim additional funding through local authority funding, a separate funding source to commercial services
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    Go Cornwall Bus

    Your statement is the opposite of fact. Commercial services are eligible for covid grants (as long as they don’t turn a profit) Subsidised services aren’t eligible for gov cash for covid. Thus TfC will only be receiving their council subsidy which will be presumably be bid based on the pre...
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    Go Cornwall Bus

    Richard Stevens was on BBC spotlight pleading poverty and if money or passengers don’t come back Go Southwest will have to make widespread cuts
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    Go Cornwall Bus

    A well designed route branding could double up as an advert if off route for the actual route. A giant mobile billboard for mousehole or coasters etc
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Again I know enough to know it’s highly profitable
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    Flixbus entering UK coach market

    Turners coachways of Bristol are opening a base near plymouth, strongly suspect it might be connected to Flixbus
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    Flixbus entering UK coach market

    Wheelchair accessible but not compliant. It’s missing various other requirements of psvar
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    Trivia: Bus Stops With No Pedestrian Access

    There is one I’ve seen on one of my routes in Cornwall, that the council have now erected a bus shelter that is only accessible by walking into the road due to its position, and having 3 closed sides! I can’t remember where to now!
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    First West of England (Bristol, Bath & The West)

    Next Monday. But 4 have already arrived. 30877, 33182, 33158, 33144.
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    First West of England (Bristol, Bath & The West)

    At least 5 drivers from Kernow collecting some old Bath stuff to aid school transport social distancing on Monday.
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Stating it is Highly profitable is different to quoting exact figures in pounds!
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Monday.
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    The dividend of course being variable dependent on profit/loss
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Marc has confirmed that the MMCs will be returning to Cornwall when social distancing is no longer required at Hinckley. Tridents are for school flow social distance requirements.
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    No because if they transfer to Hinckley, FSW won’t gain from the additional hire fees. FSW have transferred in temporary old stock to cover the MMCs whilst Hinckley require additional vehicles for social distancing. EDF (as the operator of Hinckley) pay for the hire of additional vehicles. The...
  18. richw

    Should the young shield?

    What a load of rubbish. Twice I’ve needed to ask people to step away from me in queues now, both times they’ve been older people! younger people are generally respecting the space of strangers whilst acting normally around their peers. The covid rate and death rate in younger people are...
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    Companies That You Expect to Disappear Soon

    The smaller stores round here feature post offices and are franchises and not company owned. Assuming they will survive as long as the franchisee. They’re no more than oversized newsagents in honesty, but always appear busy. If I need some stationary quickly and need a specific item they are the...
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    First South West (Kernow & Buses of Somerset)

    Why wouldn’t FG be happy when they’re earning high hire fees. Much more than they’d be earning in service in Cornwall At the moment. The hire fees are going towards making FSW much more viable than most other places during covid

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