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  Arriva NW and Wales Pulsar 1s
Posted by: North West Bus Spotter - Yesterday 08:19 - Replies (5)

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2677 (CX58 EUV): Withdrawn, spare part donor at Runcorn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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  The Open 2023, Hoylake
Posted by: gka472l - 11/07/2023 13:48 - Replies (19)

With 'The Open' 2023 at Hoylake nearly upon us, it's probably worth having a thread just for it.
Stagecoach will be doing the park & ride shuttles as usual however as none of the new Birkenhead/Preston vehicles have appeared yet (I believe that plan was to use those....), I would assume Gillmoss/Rock Ferry vehicles will be used, unless anything is getting loaned.....


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  Dilwyns Coaches
Posted by: efanmthomas - 10/07/2023 16:40 - Replies (5)

3 of brand new Iveco Ilesbuses are due here by the end of this month. The Ilesbus demonstrator RV22 DMY was on a test/demonstration run today in Caernarfon this afternoon.

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  BSIP grants for 2023 to 2024
Posted by: knutstransport - 19/06/2023 19:41 - No Replies

Blackpool, Cheshire East and Cheshire West will receive some funding after not getting anything in the previous grants. Blackburn with Darwen, Cumbria, Lancashire and Liverpool will get some extra. Derbyshire, Greater Manchester and Warrington won't get any additional.

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  Liverpool City Region Bus Franchising
Posted by: Walton 46 - 14/05/2023 08:24 - Replies (70)

On Friday, the consultation on the Liverpool City Region's proposed franchising scheme began. The consultation will run till August 3rd and can be accessed here:

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  Winsford and Bolton Transfers
Posted by: North West Bus Spotter - 22/04/2023 19:01 - Replies (11)

4102, 4106 and 4107 have now made their way to Chester

All information about transfers from Winsford and Bolton to other depots here

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  Eurovision Song Contest 2023
Posted by: moreton407 - 17/04/2023 12:18 - Replies (21)

From Merseytravel:

Buses are one of the best ways to get around Liverpool and the wider city region and some services will be strengthened during the event. Additional services and capacity are planned for key dates throughout the festival, particularly focussed on 7 and 13 May.

The Arriva 500 service which runs between Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Liverpool South Parkway rail station will be stepped up between 8 and 15 May, running every 15 mins between approx 04:00 and 01:00.

A free shuttle bus will be running between the Eurovision Fan Zones at the Pier head and Camp and Furnace between 6 and 13 May, between approx. 21:00 and 03:30.

National Express and other coach services from locations across the UK arrive into and depart from Liverpool ONE bus station.

There will be diversions to some routes due to road closures and services may be subject to delays – especially in and around Liverpool City Centre.

Sunday 7 May

The event at George’s Hall will result in the closure of Lime Street. This means that some bus services will end at London Road and not Queen Square Bus Station.

A free shuttle service will run between London Road, Queen Square and Liverpool 1 bus stations.

A park and ride will be set up at Stanley Park with buses operating to Queen Square Bus Station between midday and midnight.

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  Upcoming service changes in Merseyside
Posted by: Merseysidebusenthusiast - 11/04/2023 15:08 - Replies (23)

This is a place to talk about the upcoming service changes in Merseyside.
We can discuss the changes and our opinions.
But also post what upcoming service changes there are.

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  2023 Cascade
Posted by: B10B6514 - 03/04/2023 13:35 - Replies (107)

Rather than clog the Birkenhead thread, may be it is worth noting on this one the effect off transfers and withdrawals created from the closure of Winsford and Macclesfield plus the loss of Bolton later on this year through the TfGM franchising plan.

As an estimate this should release around 72 vehicles for cascade or withdrawal.

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  St Helens Area Bus Network Changes - April 2023
Posted by: St Helens Rider - 11/03/2023 14:00 - Replies (30)

I know this has been discussed in the Hattons thread but as this involves all operators in the area, I felt it warranted a separate thread. Credit to mr t for alerting us to the Merseytravel update.

Changes are here:

In a response to one question, I think the evening and Sunday 39 will follow the present 39A from St Helens to Parr Stocks Road, then the present 39 route. The 29 from the information given appears to serve Jackson Street, then round to Marshalls Cross Road to serve the Hospital, I'm presuming then past Sherdley Park to Clock Face Road, I'd be surprised if it serves the Four Acres estate given that already has the 17, 32/32A. Other highlights include the extension of the 152 to Southport (merging with the 315) - this will be popular in the summer, hopefully vehicles with higher capacity than at present will be used and evening journeys introduced on the 329 - are these commercial or is there some funding involved. That will be interesting to see how busy that gets as the route hasn't had an evening service for the just over 20 years.

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