Stagecoach West/South West/South Wales - Fleet News & Discussion

Discussion in 'Buses & Coaches' started by Temple Meads, 31 Jul 2014.

  1. Temple Meads

    Temple Meads Established Member

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    Pretty sure the D and H are interworked :)
     
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    Saw a Dart on campus today as well :D
     
  3. Rapidash

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    An "Exeter" E400 has snuck down to Torbay and is on the 12. It's been confusing a fair few drivers due to its different start up and button layout.

    Seats are rubbish as well:p
     
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    19093-5 came down from Exeter with the X64 but seem to be used generally on Torbay services. Seats may be tired but they were regularly used on the X38?so can't be bad buses.
     
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    19567 & 19568 have moved up to Exeter and both have been in Plymouth this week on X38
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
    Correction 19657 & 19658 have moved to Exeter. Must improve my proof reading
     
  6. Rapidash

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    They have less legroom that the normal ones in the Bay. The skinnier faux leather seats are waaaaayyy better than the chubby fabric ones!
     
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    Matter of opinion really. I'm 6' 2" in have no problems with the leg room.

    Incidentally 52480 (R180 DNH) has arrived from South Wales for use as a trainer in Exeter.
     
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    Hi,
    Versa's 25253/254 have returned from Exeter this past week with 34776 going in the opposite direction. 34092 and 17705 still present, the trident for the 96 college runs and 34092 unknown perhaps storage as a reserve fleet vehicle.
    25253 stayed on Depot today with the Solo having it's normal turn on the diagrams. 25251 still absent.
    Cheers, Mike Russell [henairs]
     
  9. Temple Meads

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    Alot of those service I can understand being up for the chop, I often see alot of them carrying fresh air around Exeter much of the time. The Country Bus services around Newton Abbot seem busier.

    Dartmouth is taking a real hammering though. Good luck getting home after 1900 or on Sundays and bank holidays. The evening times for the 18/A are being eyed up for the axe by Torbay, so if the passenger ferry services are gone from 1900, there won't be an incentive to keep it going.
     
  11. DaveHarries

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    From the VOSA registrations of 03rd February it seems that Stagecoach SouthWest are going to replace the 510 all the way from Bude.

    PH1020951/183 - STAGECOACH DEVON LTD T/A Stagecoach South West, BELGRAVE ROAD, EXETER, EX1 2LB
    Variation Accepted by SN: Operating between Holswrthy and Bude given service number 6/6A effective from 22-Feb-2015. To amend Timetable.

    PH1020951/184 - STAGECOACH DEVON LTD T/A Stagecoach South West, BELGRAVE ROAD, EXETER, EX1 2LB
    Variation Accepted by SN: Operating between Okehampton and Holsworthy given service number 6 effective from 22-Feb-2015. To amend Timetable.

    PH1020951/185 - STAGECOACH DEVON LTD T/A Stagecoach South West, BELGRAVE ROAD, EXETER, EX1 2LB
    Variation Accepted by SN: Operating between Exeter and Okehampton given service number 6A/6 effective from 22-Feb-2015. To amend Timetable.

    PH1020951/217 - STAGECOACH DEVON LTD T/A Stagecoach South West, BELGRAVE ROAD, EXETER, EX1 2LB
    Variation Accepted by SN: Operating between Launceston and Okehampton given service number 6A effective from 22-Feb-2015. To amend Timetable.

    PH1020951/222 - STAGECOACH DEVON LTD T/A Stagecoach South West, BELGRAVE ROAD, EXETER, EX1 2LB
    Registration Accepted by SN
    Starting Point: Launceston
    Finish Point: Bude
    Via:
    Service Number: 6A
    Service Type: Normal Stopping
    Effective Date: 22-FEB-2015
    Other Details: To intorduce positioning jouneys to roperate withdrawn Western Greyhound Service 510

    PH1020951/223 - STAGECOACH DEVON LTD T/A Stagecoach South West, BELGRAVE ROAD, EXETER, EX1 2LB
    Registration Accepted by SN
    Starting Point: Launceston
    Finish Point: Holsworthy
    Via:
    Service Number: 6A
    Service Type: Normal Stopping
    Effective Date: 22-FEB-2015
    Other Details: To introduce Sunday jounryes to replace withdrawn Western Greyhound Service 510

    Sounds like WGL will therefore drop the 510 but it is good that steps are being taken to replace it.

    Dave
     
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    Hi All,
    Took a very enjoyable trip down into Devon yesterday and amidst the usual selection of Darts on the 4s and 20 route was Enviro 36238 which was on the 13.15 Axminster - Exeter service.
    On the way home stopped off for a quick look at Chard noting Darts 34862/865 and Trident 17053 parked up whilst at least 4 of the 99 diagrams were Versa's.
    Cheers, Mike Russell [henairs]
     
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    Any ideas as to why Stagecoach have a Versa running around Exeter? Must be a right bugger maintaining a fleet of 1!
     
  14. Temple Meads

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    Stagecoach have taken over from Western Greyhound on the Exeter - Launceston/Bude services, Bude depot are supplying the buses, hence the Versa.
     
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    Maybe stretching the definition of South West a little bit, but this announcement from Stagecoach today may be of interest:

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    PDF Timetable

    Fairly bold branding for Stagecoach too:

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    Wow, its a long time since a Gloucester-Bristol service ran.
     
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    Well it is not into the centre of Bristol. And technically not serving Bristol at all only South Gloucestershire. (Thornbury still has one link to Gloucester)
     
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    December 2000 apparently - one of those services I never did :( As has been said, it doesn't serve Bristol City centre and at two hours long, I doubt the old 308 had many end to end patrons!!

    Font of all things Stagecoach (M Bonwick) stated that some of the former X5 B7Rs were heading to Stagecoach West for a new service - would appear this is it. Bit of a risk but let's hope it works
     
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    Well, actually....
     
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    Well, credit where it's due. I'd seen MB's but not yours, but fairy snuff ;)
     

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