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  St Helens Bus Network Review (2018)
Posted by: St Helens Rider - 11/07/2018 15:22 - Replies (9)

Consultation now open on Merseytravel's website:

Rather than adding to the thread about the previous network review, thought it better to start a fresh thread. No problem if Mods feel happier with this being merged with the older thread.

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  Traws Cymru Expansion
Posted by: iMarkeh - 08/07/2018 03:20 - Replies (13)

Currently being tendered by Conwy and Powys council are new routes

T10 Bangor – Betws y Coed – Corwen – Chirk – Oswestry (starts Aug 13th for 5 years)

T11: Machynlleth – Newtown – Welshpool – Wrexham
T12: Machynlleth – Newtown – Montgomery – Welshpool – Wrexham

There is no more info for the T11/T12 however on another forum, someone states that tenders were collected during recent Powys Council re-tendering.

I haven't seen any info on any other threads hence making a new one.

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  Arriva Click Coming To Merseyside
Posted by: motormayhem1 - 26/06/2018 06:11 - Replies (11)

Whats peoples thoughts on Arriva click coming to merseyside as they reckon by 2019 they whant around a 25 veichle fleet if the trials work out.

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  New Rivacre Shuttle Bus route
Posted by: iMarkeh - 25/06/2018 06:25 - Replies (3)

I have just come across this proposed timetable from March 2018 for a shuttle from the Vauxhall Football Club site to Overpool Station. The bus will be free to residents and will run half hourly. Has anyone heard who is planned to run this bus? It does say on the website no confirmed start date but someone must have heard something. Has anyone got any other info?


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  Club Class Bus
Posted by: mikestone - 24/06/2018 08:48 - Replies (6)

Anything known about a company of this name.
They had LK04CUY on Thameslink standby on Thursday with no legal lettering, but the only thing on DVSA operator search similar has a Ruislip adress
(here is the on topic bit)
with OCs in Huyton, Manchester and on Tyneside.

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  Chester Heritage Tours Ltd - Ceased operating
Posted by: CTL45 - 31/05/2018 16:57 - No Replies

Chester Heritage Tours operated their last tour of the city yesterday, Wednesday 30 May. It is believed that owner/operator Mike Edwards has decided to call it a day after many seasons operating around Chester in 946WAE, the replica of a London General B type body on a 1960's Bedford chassis. The bus itself has apparently been sold to a buyer in the London / Essex area. The website has a short message confirming that operations have ceased -
Oddly, the service has not been cancelled with the Traffic Commissioners.

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  Stockport and Cheshire East councils guided busway proposals
Posted by: knutstransport - 27/05/2018 12:21 - Replies (12)

No idea how a Wilmslow to Manchester Airport busway will work, considering the funding for the Wilmslow to Manchester Airport bus service was withdrawn on 1st April and an attempt of a commercial Macclesfield-Wilmslow-Manchester Airport service by D&G Bus has been unsuccessful and will be withdrawn next month. If normal buses can't make a profit between Wilmslow and Manchester Airport and no-one is willing to fund them, then how can a guided busway possibly work?

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  Cheshire East consultation on Local Transport Plan 2018 - 2023
Posted by: knutstransport - 19/05/2018 13:05 - Replies (2)

Includes buses, as well as other forms of transport.

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  Arriva Fleet Movements 22nd April 18
Posted by: B10B6514 - 18/04/2018 22:27 - Replies (34)

Been informed there are going to be a transfer of some 40 vehicles which goes as follows:-

VDL SB200/Wright Pulsar 2s 3033-3042 are leaving Southport for Chester,
ADL Enviro 400s 4637-4646 are leaving Chester for Rhyl,
VDL DB300/ Wright Gemini Pulsar 2s (aka Wright Gemini 2DL integral) 4479-4488 are departing from Rhyl to Speke
where Enviro 400s 4556-4565 will leave Speke to Southport completing the round robin.

These transfers will take place on Sunday so be up bright and early Monday to see them in service at their new depots!

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  Jones Motor Services - Flint - closes after 120 years
Posted by: DLG817 - 17/04/2018 13:10 - No Replies

After a mere 120 years the bus and coaching business of Jones Motor Services has come to an end. The business was founded in 1898 initially as a haulage business by Edward Jones. As paraffin oil was one of the significant items carried the business has since been known as 'Jones the Oil'. The business developed into motorised vehicles and by adding seats to the lorries - passengers were carried.

The works bus services to John Summers and Courtaulds together with a small fleet of service buses were sold to Crosville in 1936 but the business continued throughout the war and developed to include funeral and wedding cars, a petrol station, car sales (new and used) under the leadership of Gwilym, son of Edward. The bus and coach part of the business resumed in 1950 with the purchase of a Bedford OB.

The business established a holiday company 'Jones Holidays' involving various U.K. and European tours. In 2011 whilst Jones Motor Services still ran the holiday business the vehicles and drivers undertaking the tours were provided by Alpine Travel although the feeder for the tours was provided by Jones mainly using minibuses. In January 2017 the holiday business was sold to Alpine in Llandudno. They now operate the booking office in Flint and the coaches used retain the blue Jones Holidays livery with a new logo which is similar to the new alpine logo.

The business has been run by the 3rd generation of the Jones family, Alun, for a number of years but he has decided to retire.

A heritage vehicle – JCK892 - a Leyland Tiger Cub / Burlingham Seagull, was owned for some 40 years and was often seen in various rallies. This was sold last year to Ensign for further preservation.

The remaining fleet of 4 buses and a few minibuses used for the feeder service are believed to be currently for sale. Those vehicles that had cherished Flintshire 'DM' registrations have been re-registered to their original numbers.

I would wish Alun a long and enjoyable retirement.

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