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  The new Arriva livery thread
Posted by: Y474 KNF - 16/04/2017 16:22 - Replies (6)

I thought it was worth having a dedicated thread to keep track of all of the buses which have been repainted into the new liveries

"Premium"
Double deck: 4402/9

"Standard"
Single deck: 696/7, 725, 2697/9, 2900
Double deck: 4401/13

Any others I've missed?

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  Bus fire on M6 in Cheshire (11th April)
Posted by: knutstransport - 11/04/2017 16:33 - Replies (6)

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Not sure who the bus belonged to but it's been reported only a driver was on board who escaped unhurt.

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  Halton put fares up
Posted by: trixmax2000 - 03/04/2017 15:31 - Replies (1)

Halton Transport have also put their fares up along with Arriva.

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  ANW and ABW double decker influx - where next?
Posted by: Y474 KNF - 26/03/2017 18:20 - Replies (32)

So with the influx of double deckers over the past few years the question now is - does it continue or have we seen the last of it? Personally I don't think we have - there's a good few routes left in the North West that are desperately under capacity - with the 7, 8/9 and 53 being the priorities for me

2014:
12 - Rhyl-Llandudno (converted from single deck; new Sapphire stock)
86/86A - Liverpool-Garston/Liverpool JLA (stock upgrade)
375/385 - Southport-Wigan (stock upgrade)

2015:
10/10A - Liverpool-St Helens (converted from single deck; new stock)
10/10A - Chester-Connah's Quay (converted from single deck; new Sapphire stock)
10B - Liverpool-Huyton Elizabeth Road (converted from single deck; new stock)
12/13 - Liverpool-Stockbridge Village (converted from single deck; new stock)
15 - Liverpool-Huyton Bus Station (converted from single deck; new stock)
52/52A - Liverpool-Netherton (converted from single deck; new stock)
75 - Liverpool-Halewood (converted from single deck; new stock)

2017:
1 - Wrexham-Chester (stock upgrade)
14 - Liverpool-Croxteth Willow Way (converted from single deck; new stock)
18 - Liverpool-Croxteth Park (converted from single deck; new stock)
51/X51 - Rhyl-Denbigh (converted from single deck; cascaded stock)
55 - Liverpool-Old Roan (converted from single deck; new stock)
79/79D - Liverpool-Halewood (stock upgrade)
89 - St Helens-Liverpool JLA (converted from single deck; cascaded stock)

In summary:
ANW: Bootle (21), Green Lane (71), Southport (9), Speke (57) and St Helens (26)
ABW: Chester (9), Rhyl (20) and Wrexham (13)

Does anyone have any ideas of what other Arriva North West/Arriva Buses Wales routes they think need upgrading to double deck?

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  More bad news for Skelmersdale
Posted by: Pulsar2 - 23/03/2017 18:37 - Replies (9)

http://www.champnews.com/newsdetail.aspx...ART_497177

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  Greater Manchester Mayoral Election 2017 - Bus Policies
Posted by: urmstonian - 21/03/2017 17:45 - Replies (10)

Here's the policies of two candidates for Mayor of Greater Manchester in respect to bus services - both seem very familiar.

Andy Burnham - Labour - http://www.burnhamformayor.co.uk/ourmanifesto

Quote:For the last 30 years, the public of Greater Manchester have been badly served by the bus companies. They have suffered a bus service run in the private rather than public interest.

Across Greater Manchester, there are 22 different bus operators with 140 different types of ticket available. Busy, lucrative routes like Oxford Road in Manchester see buses of varying standards nose to tail. Other more isolated estates receive no service at all. There is no Oyster-card style scheme because no common standards can be imposed on the operators. Single journeys can cost £3 or more - double the £1.50 cost in London.

All of this means that, for many, buses are neither reliable, convenient nor affordable enough to make them a realistic alternative to the car. Only eight per cent of people in Greater Manchester now use the bus to get to work.

The new Mayor will be given powers over bus services across Greater Manchester, including over fares, routes, frequency and ticketing.

We will use these new powers to make our bus services more affordable, more reliable and more accessible to disabled people and families with pushchairs.

Sean Anstee - Conservative - http://www.seananstee.com/transport
Quote:I will bring Greater Manchester’s buses under the Mayor’s control, subject to legislation. At the moment the routes, timetables and fares for our buses are decided by the bus companies. I will ensure, subject to legislation that Transport for Greater Manchester plans the right services for our needs, using data on where and when people want to travel. These will be run by the private operators, selected through open competition to ensure the best value.

I'm not sure what the other candidates policies are though?

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  New Chester Bus Exchange
Posted by: E208 WBG - 16/03/2017 10:45 - Replies (17)

Hello,
Are there any confirmed dates when this is due to open as it was origionally this month?

Also any confirm which buses are going in etc what stands?

I was reading a article that said virtual buses been in there is there anyone who agrees with me the bend in there will be too tight/narrow for buses to swing or coaches to swing especially if buses on stops?

To me its a poor design but what do others think?

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Wink Stagecoach 2017/18 order
Posted by: Y727 KNF - 10/03/2017 20:39 - Replies (23)

Discussion for the Stagecoach 2017/18 order

Mod edit: The order information has not been released yet so it's best to hold off until then

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  New Arriva livery
Posted by: Y474 KNF - 08/03/2017 23:17 - Replies (32)

696 in the new base livery minus vinyls:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cymrucoast...65/in/feed
Photo Credit: Cymru Coastliner

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  Network Warrington
Posted by: TheShire - 23/02/2017 13:01 - Replies (2)

So far from NW, not much been changed except service cuts and price hikes.

Is new buses on the horizon? As far as i know only four Wright pulsar gemini have been acquired and its believe to be the first additional buses in over four years and correct me if i'm wrong but none of the current buses as far as im aware even have wifi, why even many municipal bus companies including Halton Transport manage to do so.

Should NW (Like Thamesdown) be sold to other companies or is that a tricky thing to do?
If that would ever happen then i would believe Arriva would be the best bet, Best company? No. But if you think of it, Many other towns surrounding warrington are run by Arriva so basically filling a piece of jigsaw.

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