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Discussion in 'Buses & Coaches' started by Ivo, 27 Feb 2012.
Probably a little chilly.
Bath today. 32343 on X39 (?ex LH) 32344 marked up U1 ( ? ex LH ) 66942 on 172 ( ? WLS ex MH )
53806 out and about today so all the old Solos have been in service since the new ones went on the road.
32012 on the 1, a Gemini on the 20, didn't see the other two 20's
Ah lovely bus from yesteryear. Often Playbuses get painted up in various colours to catch the eye of the children rather than a plain Jane livery. How about one painted up by children's design as per a competition by the bus company to attract youngsters interest in their local buses.
Remember the Metrobuses in Bath on 339 etc. Think there were 6 of them based there in Badgerline days.
You thinking of the Metrobuses that each had a different livery (albeit a common layout) for travel passes? There were 5 - 6000-4 DAE510-4W. Iirc, one did get preserved but didn’t survive).
Quite possibly Wazoo, though I know some carried Badgerline Yellow/ Green livery. They were at Bath when the then new G reg Olly's with Eastern Counties bodywork appeared. These were the batch of Olly's that later saw service in Somerset then later still down in Cornwall.
Otherwise it was VRs in Bath including the lowbridge examples that were ex London Country.
Cheers, Mike R
Yeah, they did gain Badgerline colours though I never traveled on them.
The G-TWS Olympians were actually Leyland bodied (using the old ECW design and jigs though); think one was saved for preservation but don’t know it’s status now.
Think the high-bridge VRs had all gone by the time I first visited but there were plenty of P and R reg standard height plus the EWS-W ones (and refugees from Eastern National).
For those interested, day 1 of Bristol Parkway closure, all shuttles are being operated by streetlites up from Hengrove.... so far.
Surprising they're using Streetlites. Wouldn't have thought they'd cope with loadings. In all the times I've used RRB around Bristol, it's always been a mixture of Geminis and Enviro 400MMCs, even for local work (i.e. not across to Newport via the bridge).
The Bristol Network Map has been updated showing the changes to airport routes (A1 + A2) from 28th October
Tbh, given today's loadings they are more than sufficient. Might be a littke different during the week though.
Ps they're also doing CrossCountry shuttles!
Rather confusingly, the network map shows the new U2 running via Bedminster, whilst the timetable leaflet shows it as running via Anchor Road/Ashton. One assumes the latter is correct?
Odd but nice to see the new A2
A Streetlites gearbox expired on Prince Street yesterday
I would have thought trains were busier over the weekend with leisure travellers!
On a visit to Bridgwater today noted ex Kernow Solar's 65759/61 were still in Atlantic Coaster livery's looking very smart whilst 65764 is two-tone green.
No sign of 65760 though even at the depot. B6 48271 was out on 21 duty's also so still trundling around.
47444 currently at Patchway working the 0900 Rail Replacement to Parkway.
For our BoS friends Mike and Ron, 69017 has lost green for a rather more interesting livery in Sheffield https://flic.kr/p/NZKDad
Looks like an ice cream van. Prefer it in green !!
Larger vehicles on the Parkway shuttles today - just seen 33491 (Bristol UniBus) on the YAT-BPW-FIT shuttle.
At 09:00 there were three UniBus E400MMC in BPW car park, plus four Streetlites on the Patchway shuttle.
Yep. Just come through there and all unibus and streetlite. Plus the GWR green Bike Bus Dart...
Impressed with the organisation of it.
It is basically just a car park shuttle, trains are serving Patchway and Filton but the car park is at Parkway.
Does anybody know where the Avon Rider tickets are shown on a Ticketer machine? Somebody I know has had issues with First drivers saying they've never heard of them, and cant issue them, and it might help if they knew some hints for the driver.
(I'm taking it up with First however I don't expect a reply for weeks and I don't expect it'll suddenly make the drivers better!).
66956 at Patchway today on rail replacement.
I quite like it, Mainline livery goes back a good few years, remember seeing some old Deckers in that livery. Mike R
Been a few months since I bought one. Tried at the bus station and they were floored!! Ended up buying one off a Wessex 51 instead!
They are on a special tab on the Ticketer. It is either 'Rider' or 'Multi', it's been a while since I issued one I can't remember the name of the tab. All of the Rider tickets including day and week are on the same tab.
Indeed it was, along with various streetlites and a coach.
This is one of Hengrove's recent acquisitions, and arguably one of the best examples left, though I'm to be fair I think many qualify for that title!
33830 is on the 2a this morning