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  Happy 18th Birthday Arriva Merseyside
Posted by: buses7675 - 18/02/2018 13:24 - Replies (6)

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the purchase of MTL by Arriva!

Very significant day locally for bus services, it resulted in the creation of Glenvale Transport too and latterly Stagecoach Merseyside.

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  Nexus Move Ltd
Posted by: knutstransport - 09/02/2018 11:01 - Replies (2)

I'm not sure if Nexus Move Ltd have a different operating name but they've registered a Hail & Ride service in the Saddleworth area

PC0004977/4 Registered
NEXUS MOVE LTD
Route: Chapel Road, Greenfield, Oldham to Denshaw Bus Terminus, Denshaw, Oldham via Uppermill, Diggle, Dobcross, Delph
Service number: 356
Service type: Hail & Ride, Normal Stopping
Effective date: 09 Apr 2018

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  New Wigan Bus Station
Posted by: Scania3379man - 01/01/2018 22:52 - Replies (6)

hey guys,

I wonder if what you think of new wigan bus station and will open this year but hasnt aware it's not open yet...So any idea when it's open in new bus station.

Thank you,

Martyn

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  MP Travel
Posted by: M718KRH - 28/12/2017 22:44 - Replies (4)

Hi All,

Not posted for a while, but seen recently a few comments about MP Travel so thought would post.

MP Travel fleet list

40 - V25HOW Volvo B10M / Berkhof
56 - YTH756 Volvo B12B / Volvo 9700
446 - X446FGP DAF DB250 / Alexander ALX400
484 - LK03GMF Volvo B7TL / Plaxton President
573 - K573RRH Volvo B7TL / Wrightbus Gemini
705 - X705UKS Dennis Dart / Plaxton Mini Pointer
728 - T728OEF MAN 18.220 / Alexander ALX300

Website is http://www.mptravel.org and is currently being renovated.

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  D Jones & Son to Cease Trading
Posted by: T42 PVM - 16/12/2017 10:23 - Replies (49)

Just seen this

Quote:School Transport Notice:
D Jones & Son, the bus company, has informed us that they will cease trading after last operation on Saturday December 16th, 2017.
This affects school and public transport in the Llangollen area. The County Council has made arrangements to cover the school bus from the Chirk & Froncysyllte area to Ysgol Dinas Brân on and from Monday December 18th until the end of term with alternative operator E Jones & Son.
Bus services will continue to operate between Llangollen and Wrexham on service 5 (Arriva) and service Traws Cymru T3 (Lloyd’s Coaches).
Pupils who catch buses from the Wrexham direction who normally use D Jones service 5/5C are warned that there may be insufficient seats at school times to and from Ysgol Dinas Brân. Arriva services continue to operate every 40 minutes.

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  Bus Franchising in Greater Manchester
Posted by: Barney - 13/12/2017 12:44 - Replies (16)

I hear that Andy Burnham is meeting with various stake-holders today to begin the process of introducing bus franchising in Greater Manchester. I would be interested to hear the views of members on this topic and wonder whether Steve Rotherham might follow suit.

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  Red Routes in Liverpool
Posted by: Barney - 08/12/2017 12:18 - Replies (2)

A lot of comments followed the removal of most of the bus lanes in Liverpool two years ago and now, it would seem, the City Council is considering introducing three Red Routes to speed up traffic movement. I wonder what members think of this proposal?

Personally, as a motorist and bus user, I think that it is an excellent idea.

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/live...t-14009119

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  Christmas & New Year Services 2017/18
Posted by: buses7675 - 06/12/2017 01:58 - Replies (21)

The full Christmas & New Year guide is now on the Merseytravel website

http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/travel-up...202017.pdf

Fairly similar to last year, Christmas Day services appear to be identical and all operated by Stagecoach again.

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  Knowsley Bus Review
Posted by: iMarkeh - 22/11/2017 23:59 - No Replies

Merseytravel have announced the Knowsley Bus Review. Survey closes 8th December. Changes are planned for July 2018. By May services will need to be registered so I think around Feb there will be the 2nd survey with all the proposed changes.

More details: http://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/about-us/...eview.aspx

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  Arriva Strike
Posted by: motormayhem1 - 04/10/2017 20:01 - Replies (260)

Not sure if anyone as read it on the liverpool echo but both stagecoach and arriva have had a ballot to strike and could both walk out together over pay.

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