National Express's Birmingham Central depot is not far from their Bordesley Green, Aston and Miller Street depots
Bordesley is still be used by NX Travel Solutions and NX Accessible Transport for certain school journeys on NX West Midlands routes.Bordesley has since closed, and Miller Street is a storage yard.
Acocks Green to Yardley Wood is 3.3mi
Acocks Green to Birmingham Central is 3.8mi
(Google Maps, by road, not as the crow flies!)
It's a bit of a moot point.Is the Lawrence Hill site still regarded as two depots, one being the 'Country' one relocated from Marlborough Street?
Haha. Well sumed up! There also used to be at least 2 different pay rates too. Although on the operator licence the bus station is itself is listed as the depot so.It's a bit of a moot point.
I believe that Marlborough Street (MH) is regarded as a separate depot with it's own manager and it's own drivers' and rota. However, it uses all the same facilities of LH depot, in terms of staff welfare, engineering etc and no longer operates on a different O license. It has it's own routes and as many are branded (e.g. South Gloucestershire Lynx), it does have regular vehicles but many vehicles are just drawn from a collective pool of LH/MH vehicles so an urban liveried B9TL could be working a turn on LH route 1/2 on one day and be out on the MH Y6 the next day.
I would say that is a little different, as they have long outgrown the main depot at Priory Road, so an overflow site was needed, preferably as close as possible. This arrangement has worked for many years, presumably it is cheaper than having a new bigger depot.First West of England’s Wells depot on Priory Road has its overflow/outstation extra parking area 0.4 miles away to the south at Wells Cold Store.