Arriva-liveried open-topper in Shrewsbury

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  1. 6Gman

    6Gman Established Member

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    Over recent weeks I've noticed an Arriva-liveried partial open-topper parked in Shrewsbury (Coton Hill area). Anybody know what it is, or whose premises?

    (There's a couple of coaches and a single-decker bus on the same site)
     
  2. ECML180

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    Could you show us on google streetview where you've seen it?

    Might give us more to go on!
     
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    Only a guess but the open top bus could be for Shrewsbury Town after they have won promotion to League 1.

    The fans already have a taxi booked to get them to celebrations which will be held in one of the phone boxes ;)
     
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    Don't know how to load streetview so cannot help there. It's in the V between the Chester & Crewe lines north of Shrewsbury station - visible from Crewe trains, prob not from Chester line.

    Doubt it's for immediate use (football or otherwise) as it looks a bit rough. Nor is it the Ironbridge/ Shrewsbury opentopper.
     
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    I'm guessing you mean here:
     

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    Go to maps.google.com and find the street, click the orange person icon (bottom right corner) and drag it to where you want to view on the map.
     
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    These are the operators listed nearby (In SY1 3*), however none of them match the exact area.

    Operator Licence number Licence status Continuation Date
    BOULTONS OF SHROPSHIRE LTD PD1036769 (SI) Valid n/a
    CENTRAL TAXIS LIMITED PD1134173 (SI) Valid n/a
    CENTRAL TAXIS LIMITED PD1049156 (R) Surrendered n/a
    CENTRAL TAXIS LIMITED PF1134172 (SI) Withdrawn n/a
    JOHN WYNNE EDWARDS PD0000799 (SN) Surrendered n/a
    MANAGEMENT RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS LTD PD1068318 (SN) Continuation Not Sought n/a
    MANAGEMENT RECRUITMENT CONSULTANTS LTD PC1067382 (SN) Surrendered n/a
    MARK WILLIAMSON PD1130857 (R) Valid n/a
    MRC INTERNATIONAL LTD PC1053372 (SN) Continuation Not Sought n/a
    REGIONAL TRANSPORT LTD PD1133496 (SN) Valid n/a

    This means its probably not owned by a bus operator, more likely to be taxed as a private light goods vehicle (no I don't really know what that means either :lol:) as an operator would have their own yard to keep it in.
     
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    Or a preservation group/individual.
    Private light goods seems more common with closed tops becoming motor homes.
     
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    It was G652UPP which is being converted for export.

    The site you observed form the train was that of Shropshire Bus & Coach the trading name of 2 Limited Companies which despite the search above are correctly listed with VOSA ! (Try SY1 2**)

    From 1/5/15 both companies were sold to GHA Coaches of Ruabon and the Olympian left the site as it is owned by me personally and not the business.

    HTH
     
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