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  Pauls of Stoke (operating school services in Cheshire)
Posted by: knutstransport - 19/05/2024 17:12 - No Replies

A while back I asked about a C reg coach still being used by Roy McCarthy's.

However, I've now come across a D reg Leyland Tiger that's been converted to a high capacity school bus with 70 seats, which has been used by Pauls of Stoke, who have 2 Congleton High School contracts. Apparently, it started life with the MOD.

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  Cheshire East options for how to spend £3.45m
Posted by: knutstransport - 08/05/2024 14:54 - Replies (2)

Option 1. Nantwich flexible service change.
Option 2. 391/392 enhancement between Middlewood and Stockport
Option 3. Borough wide Flexilink open to all residents

Plus additional question asking about whether there should be:
Increased frequency on existing routes.
Changes to existing routes.
Additional evening services.
Additional weekend services.

With a text field allowing you to give further info.

Interestingly they list the 89 as one of the best performing contracted bus services. I don't know if that's because it's contracted with the 88, but if not surely enhancing the 89 should be a priority.

The 312 is listed as one of the worst performing, which isn't exactly a surprise.

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  Greater Manchester Franchising Tranche 3
Posted by: KXW212 - 28/03/2024 16:11 - Replies (33)

If anybody could provide a list/link to what routes are allocated to what franchise. that would be appreciated.


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  Electric bus recall DVSA Recall Notice
Posted by: Its a hobby - 03/03/2024 18:34 - Replies (2)

Has anyone seen todays DVSA recall on certain Electric The DVSA have issued an emergency bulletin affecting 1,758 buses on UK roads, including more than 600 in London and a further 100 in Manchester. Nearly 2,000 electric buses worth £800m face urgent recall over fears they could burst into flames.

Alexander Dennis BYD AD Enviro 400 2023. Relating to the Hispacold HVAC system. Recall number R/2024/027

Wonder what implications this will have on operators. Seems a serious major recall.

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  2024 new buses!!
Posted by: Route102 - 29/02/2024 17:18 - Replies (7)

A new batch of 60+ single deckers will be ordered for Arriva depots this year I understand!

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  Manchester City Bee Network football buses
Posted by: KXW212 - 16/02/2024 09:05 - Replies (5)

With these new services (starting on Sat 17 Feb 24) operating under the Bee Network banner, the actual operators don't appear to be shown, except for a few in N&P.

Any further info on who is actually operating the routes would be appreciated.

So far known are :

11 Bullocks
13 First
16 and 17 Tyrers

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  The Cheshire East counter-proposal that never was
Posted by: knutstransport - 24/01/2024 16:58 - No Replies

I just found this counter-proposal for the Cheshire East bus review which ended up with the 27, 88, 188 and 289 merged in to one reduced frequency contract and the 200 withdrawn. I understand at least some councillors were in favour of the counter-proposal.

It's amazing to think it was actually a half-way house between the old service level and the current service level. And how an overall service cut could have been used to improve through journey opportunities.

I wonder how much more patronage there would have been if it had gone ahead.

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  North West Traffic Commissioner Notices & Proceedings 2024
Posted by: St Helens Rider - 03/01/2024 14:24 - Replies (23)

New thread for new year.

Understandably very quiet due to the holiday period.


PC0002407/71 STAGECOACH (NORTH WEST) LIMITED, SECOND FLOOR, BROADACRE HOUSE, 16-20 LOWTHER STREET, CARLISLE, CA3 8DA Operating between Carlisle and Annan given service number CA79 / 79 / 179 / 579
effective from 05 February 2024. To amend Timetable.

PC0001141/571 ARRIVA MERSEYSIDE LTD, 73 ORMSKIRK ROAD, AINTREE, LIVERPOOL, L9 5AE Operating between Belle Vale and Belle Vale given service number 188 effective from 21 January 2024. To amend Timetable.

PC0001141/570 ARRIVA MERSEYSIDE LTD, 73 ORMSKIRK ROAD, AINTREE, LIVERPOOL, L9 5AE Operating between Belle Vale and Belle Vale given service number 166 effective from 21 January 2024. To amend Timetable.

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  2024 Cascade
Posted by: North West Bus Spotter - 31/12/2023 18:05 - Replies (23)

Happy New Year guys, here's the new Cascade thread starting as of 01/01/2024 at 12AM Midnight, enjoy all the fireworks tonight

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  Arriva NW and Wales Pulsar 1s
Posted by: North West Bus Spotter - 28/11/2023 08:19 - Replies (23)

I've made this thread since there's not long for these 15/16 year old vehicles now, here's where they all are currently

2620 (CX07 COJ): Laird Street
2652 (CX07 CUC): Speke
2653 (CX07 CUG): Speke
2654 (CX07 CUH): Now trainer 8271, based at Chester
2655 (CX07 CUJ): Wrexham
2658 (CX07 CUV): Wrexham
2659: CX07 CUW): Wrexham
2660 (CX07 CUY): Bangor
2663 (CX58 EUD): Chester
2664 (CX58 EUE): Chester
2665 (CX58 EUF): Chester
2666 (CX58 EUH): Chester
2667 (CX58 EUJ): Bangor
2668 (CX58 EUK): Chester
2669 (CX58 EUL): Runcorn
2670 (CX58 EUM): Bootle
2672 (CX58 EUO): Runcorn
2673 (CX58 EUP): Runcorn
2674 (CX58 EUR): Runcorn
2676 (CX58 EUU): Runcorn
2677 (CX58 EUV): Withdrawn, spare part donor at Runcorn
2680 (CX58 EUZ): Chester
2682 (CX58 EVC): Runcorn
2684 (CX58 EVF): On Loan at Southport
2685 (CX58 EVG): Chester
2686 (CX58 EVH): Chester
2690 (CX58 EWC): Runcorn
2691 (CX58 EWD): St Helens
2693 (CX58 EWF): St Helens
2694 (CX58 EWG): St Helens
2695 (CX58 EWH): St Helens
2696 (CX58 EWJ): St Helens
2697 (CX58 EWK): St Helens
2699 (CX58 EWM): Wrexham
2900 (CX58 EWO): St Helens
2901 (CX58 EWP): St Helens
2902 (CX58 EWR): St Helens
2903 (CX58 EWS): St Helens
2904 (CX58 EWT): St Helens
2905 (CX58 EWU):Southport, on loan?
2906 (CX58 EWV): Chester
2907 (CX58 EWW): Chester
2908 (CX58 EWY):Chester
2909 (CX58 EWZ): Runcorn
2910 (CX58 EXA): Speke
2911 (CX58 EXB): Chester, to be converted to trainer 8272 apparently
2912 (CX58 EXC): Bangor
2913 (CX58 EXD): Bangor
2914 (CX58 EXE): Bangor
2915 (CX58 EXG): Bangor
2916 (CX58 EXH): Chester
2918 (CX58 EXK): Bootle
2919 (CX58 EXL): Laird Street
2920 (CX58 FZA): St Helens
2921 (CX58 FZB): St Helens
2922 (CX58 FZC): Green Lane
2923 (CX58 FZE): Green Lane
2924 (CX58 FZF): Bootle
2925 (CX58 FZG): Bootle
2927 (CX58 FZJ): Speke
2928 (CX58 FZK): Speke
2929 (CX58 FZL): Speke

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