First South West and Wales discussion

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

  1. Private Baxter

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    Thank you for that info. Certainly was not aware that had been a plan at some point. Shame it had to be shelved. Who knows perhaps now something similar might still be planned.
     
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    Oh so that's what I heard. Makes sense now.
     
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    The demise of other yellow and green buses? Is 66726 being repainted then?
     
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    January changes should be going through Vosa sometime this week
     
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    No 66726 is still alive and well, yellow and green in Wells with no plans afoot to paint it out of 'Badgerline' livery. The yellow and green busses were those of another operator who are no longer as prominent in Weston as they once were and operated on the same route.
     
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    Ooh the Crosville 107's!
     
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    What has happened with Crosville? and what fleet do they have left?
     
  8. Dhassell

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    AFAIK only one Enviro 200 remained back in September.
    The Gemini's I believe are now in storage until next summer.
    ALX400's are seen quite often still on the 100 etc.
    The ALX200 is still in service AFAIK.
    They also had a ALX300 for a bit in their colours to run the 67 route from Burnham to Wedmore.
    I'm not too sure what happened to the Yutongs.
    All the Plaxton Centros sold on.
    Plaxton Primos all gone, 1 in a wreck in the back of the shed.
    [​IMG]Crosville Motor Services R244 KRG, Burnham-On-Sea Tescos 21.7.17 by DSH Trains, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Crosville Motor Services YY66 PCX, Crosville Bus Rally 2017 by DSH Trains, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Crosville Motor Services Yutong YC15 WCX, Crosville Bus Rally 2017 by DSH Trains, on Flickr
     
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    Many thanks for the information.

     
  10. Luk3y

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    Anybody know anything about shuttle buses being used between parkway and Gloucester due to a death on the railway this afternoon??
     
  11. D2007wsm

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    They're the ones. They were introduced in November when the plans were being worked on to repaint the Streetlites which were introduced onto the 7s in the September. The plan was shelved at that stage.
     
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    What about eXcel conect for the local Weston busses?
     
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    That's a good idea, in a blue to compliment the regular excel colour and branding. Would also work with the Coaster colour scheme as well. If not yellow
     
  14. Luk3y

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    70/71 branded streetdeck on the 4 this evening, unable to catch the fleet no.
     

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    That could explain why there were at least 2 Urban Geminis on the 71 in the evening peak!
     
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    Yesterday at around 10:30 there was an unbranded Scania E400 operating to Cribbs on a 75.

    The new E400s for the U1 in Bristol should be being delivered over the forthcoming weeks. 9 should be coming.

    The base livery will be predominantly white with a grey band at the bottom towards the rear and a red wedge across the front. The seats inside are predominantly red with a grey head rest and the bars look to be cream or light grey.
     
  17. TheGrandWazoo

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    Opened up today’s Metro to see a photo of a serious RTA involving a Wells B7 on the road from Dulcote involved in a head on accident with a delivery van.

    Fortunately, and somewhat amazingly given the extent of the damage, no serious injuries. Only the van driver needed hospital treatment. Thank god for that when you see the amount of damage.

    May explain why 66936 is working there today.
     

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    Holy moly! Extremely lucky for both! I expect that eclipse is a write off!
     
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    66721 was involved and might well be a write off.
     
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    If either of those vehicles are not a write off then!
     
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    First and foremost, and it goes without saying, I'm very glad that there were no serious injuries in this crash.
    And I think those who have commented are right, based on the pictures, 66721 will likely be written off. Can't see a thirteen year old bus coming back from that but you never know!
     
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    Over a year ago, myself and Mr Harris had one of our frank exchanges of views, resulting in a bet on whether the U5/U6 got new buses by Sep 2017. Now I have PM-ed Tom four times but they can't have got through. As a man of honour Tom, it's time to pay up for Prostate Cancer (First's official charity) and I'll buy you a pint as well!
     
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    :lol::rolleyes:;):lol:
     
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    haha.
     
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    66106 and 66100 came back from the dead, why not 66721? I reckon they'll get it done.

    One of the purple B7TLs is down Wells at the moment too, I guess it swapped with pink panther 32008. Think this is 32014
     
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    How do you know I haven't paid up already?
     
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    The other day 32003 was on 376 seen in Bristol.
     
  29. Private Baxter

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    66100 did occur to me when I wrote that. I thought that was a gonner back in 2011, but it came back ten months later. Bath scania 65725 was another that looked pretty bad, but that is now back in action. You have just reminded me of the incident with 66106 - that was in Chilcompton wasn't it. That can't have been too long before it was taken permanently out of service.
     
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    If it's 32014 it must have been borrowed from WM as it had not transferred to Bath as far as I know.
     

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