First South West and Wales discussion

Discussion in 'Buses & Coaches' started by Ivo, 27 Feb 2012.

  1. D2007wsm

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    All of the buses were taken to Lawrence Hill to be fueled then brought back and parked on the main road.
     
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    Serious collision outside First's Bath depot this morning. Most services are suspended as access to the depot is not possible.

    Tickets are being accepted on Wessex services.
     
  4. THarris123

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    Wessex are doing well then.

    Bit strange a collision happens outside two depots on two days in a row.
     
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    Tweeted by Wessex:
    @FirstBSA For the evidence of doubt Wessex has not agreed to accept any First Passes/Tickets
     
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    I just saw that. Explains why First are running Airport buses on the 4 even though Weston is covered by Wessex. It's a shame the two companies can't even get along at times like this.

    EDIT: To further muddy the water, BBC Radio Bristol has stated that the MD of First has said that Wessex ARE accepting First tickets!
     
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    according to info I have heard - the decision by Wessex bus not to accept First bus tickets was made by HQ in Birmingham
     
  8. TheGrandWazoo

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    Don't think "strange" is the word - makes it sound like a conspiracy theory.

    It's just extremely unfortunate. They are both just off major roads and the depots only have one entrance/exit.

    More importantly, two Hengrove drivers ran to assist the pedestrian in that incident, helping lift the car off the injured person. A very distressing incident for them and trust that they are ok and obtain any support they require.
     
  9. WelshBluebird

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    Based on Twitter, at least one Wessex driver was accepting First tickets!
    Seems very childish from HQ though, especially as other companies in the area are trying to help out!
     
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    BATH UPDATE

    Access has been granted for us on foot to the depot.

    Drivers have just been briefed and are en route to the depot to start bringing buses out.

    Priority will be university services and Park and Ride due to volume of passengers, followed very shortly by all other services which will be staggered into service.

    Disruption will continue for the next couple of hours whilst this takes place with normal service expected after lunchtime.

    Service 5 and U6 will remain disrupted due to the road closure. Service 5 is continuing to be supported in part by a diverted service 1

    Sorry for the disruption to your journeys this morning and thank you to all other operators and depots who have either allowed travel on their services or provided extra journeys.

    Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of those involved in the accident.
    (WS)
     
  11. Bristol_Buses

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    I really think Wessex should help. Its bad to say but it sound like all wessex is interested in is gaining a profit.

    I've seen pictures of 48,48a and 49 branded buses on the 39. Are the airport buses the A1 flyer buses or the A4 Bath Bus Company deckers?
     
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    Airport flyer buses. Things should be returning to normal now.

    The Bath Chronicle has picked up on Wessex's stubborness:

     
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    Arleen Coaches have at least two of their coaches running on the U2!
     
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  15. heart-of-wessex

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    Not heard of Bridgwater Coaches? Neoplan Tourliners I assume or the big Starliner?
     
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    two big neoplans i'd guess tourliners
     
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    Most of the routes were free as many of the coaches that first drafted in did not have ticket machines.
    Wessex's official line was no acceptance. From many comments on social media the drivers defied hq and accepted-possible instruction from local management unofficially ignoring Hq.
     
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    Well done them. Well done also to all the other operators and their drivers who helped out: good to see bus operators helping each other out in a time of need. RIP to the deceased from the accident which prevented access to the depot though.

    Dave
     
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    Agreed Dave from condolences to those affected through to efforts of all bus firms (save Wessex).

    Thankfully more prosaic today but interesting to see 32286 on the 172 at Radstock- Bath's only run on that corridor? Also saw Somerbus Omnidekka YN54AEV for the first time - not used to deckers round Norton!!
     
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    Bath run the first trip to Paulton and then a return the bus then goes onto a Crabbs
     
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    Is YN54 AEV in Somerbus livery?
     
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    Still in Reading livery but Somerbus fleetname on front
     
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    47555 on Weston board 126 yesterday
    47557 on Weston board 126 today
     
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    Are these all still in express yourself livery?
     
  26. THarris123

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    Oh yes - bringing their Xpress vintage to Wells.
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    66722 on 5 this evening looks very tidy - it's had its Weston College advert removed from the back.
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    42955 3
    53811 19 (came off 2)
     
  27. Marcus Fryer

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    32688 is still with FS&A as a spare for the Severn Express; it was on the 13:15 Cribbs Causeway to Bristol (12:15 ex Newport) yesterday.
     
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    The bad luck for first continues. No bus that requires adblue is allowed out of LH today.
     
  29. swifty

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    That explains the Dart on the 44 this morning then!
     
  30. TheGrandWazoo

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    Only two went to Yorkshire

    32684 - https://flic.kr/p/QAeL9N
    32685 - https://flic.kr/p/QBDHrQ

    32688 was never planned to go
     

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