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  Stagecoach/Arriva strike
Posted by: motormayhem1 - 04/10/2017 20:01 - Replies (23)

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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  DfT update advice on concessionary travel passes for 18/19
Posted by: knutstransport - 29/09/2017 10:36 - No Replies

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...o-2019.pdf

I've not looked through it possibly so I don't know if there's any significant changes.

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  M Travel
Posted by: Metroline1511 - 19/08/2017 22:11 - Replies (8)

It occurs to me that I have rarely if ever noticed a thread on M Travel on here.

They run or have run occasional tenders. Examples are routes 276 & 328.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ps_bus_dri...gnN-T2C6cy

https://www.flickr.com/photos/eybusman/8...oq6-Uk5fnu

I occasionally see them now but evidently only on school journeys.

Any information on any regular routes of theirs would be welcome!

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  Bolton Rail Replacements
Posted by: gka472l - 17/08/2017 09:55 - Replies (18)

Major engineering work is taking place at Bolton station between 12/8 & 27/8. had a trip up yesterday and a log of what I saw in the hour or two there is below.....well worth heading up for, plenty to see and with Tyrers ex London DLA's working on the Manchester services, worth having a trip as they get to stretch their legs along the motorway/A666....

Andrews J10AOT, YN11AZZ

Howards V25HOW, YJ03GYD

Moving People B13KJT (went from Bolton to Hindley on this)

Tyrers CHO213Y, JRZ3266, JRZ3271, LJ03MTV, LJ03MTY, LJ03MYU, LJ03MZD, YJ56KCK, TYR8R, TYR10R

and unknowns YJ07JPX, YV03PZF (red double deck Scania).....

I guess peak hours will see much more out.....

HTH

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  Mersey Gateway Bridge Diversions
Posted by: trixmax2000 - 27/07/2017 15:45 - No Replies

With the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge in the autumn the old Silver Jubilee Bridge will be closed at the same time for up to a year for major refurbishment,This will have a major impact on both Arriva & Halton Transport,

See Halton have already published on what they will be doing here is the plan,
14A as normal from Murdishaw to Halton Lea the Castle fields then direct to the new bridge missing out the Old Town and West Bank,
14C will extend from Vicarage Road to West Bank,
61A will start at Halton Hospital and go via the station then High St and Halton Road and the new bridge then Vicarage Road.
62/62A normal until High St then none stop via the Expressway and new bridge to Vicarage Road.

As for ARRIVA they have not put out any information yet

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  Arriva North West DLPs & VLWs
Posted by: T42 PVM - 27/07/2017 11:20 - Replies (56)

I dont think there is a feed for these Buses but since they are starting to be withdrawn and a few have moved around recently i thought i would try to create a feed

DLPs:
4161 LJ51 DLN - Wythenshawe??
4162 LJ51 DLZ - Wythenshawe
4163 LJ51 DLX - Wythenshawe
4164 LJ51 DKY - Wythenshawe
4165 LF02 PKD - Wythenshawe
4166 LF52 UPS - Wythenshawe
4167 LJ51 DLD - Withdrawn (Arriva Southern Counties)
4168 LJ51 DLU - SCRAPPED
4169 LF52 UPR - St Helens
4170 LF02 PKA - ???
4171 LJ51 DLK - Withdrawn (Arriva Southern Counties)
4172 LF52 URD - Birkenhead?
4173 LF52 URG - Birkenhead
4174 LF52 URX - St Helens
4175 LJ51 OSX - SCRAPPED
4176 LJ51 OSY - Birkenhead?
4177 LJ51 OSZ - Wythenshawe
4178 LJ51 ORA - St Helens
4179 LF02 PKJ - Birkenhead
4180 LJ51 ORG - Bolton
4181 LJ51 DLY - Winsford
4182 LJ51 DLV - Birkenhead?
4183 LF52 URS - Bolton
4184 LF52 URU - Bolton
4185 LF52 URB - Scrapped??

VLWs:
4200 Y581 UGC - Winsford
4201 Y102 TGH - Birkenhead
4202 LJ51 DJF - Birkenhead
4203 LJ51 DJK - Birkenhead
4204 LJ51 DJO - Birkenhead
4205 LJ51 DFK - Birkenhead
4206 LJ51 DHF - Speke
4207 LF02 PKY - Winsford
4208 LJ51 DGY - ???
4209 LJ51 DHA - ???
4210 LJ51 DHV - St Helens (Pool)
4211 LJ51 DHX - Birkenhead
4212 LJ51 DHY - St Helens (Pool)
4213 LJ51 DJE - ???
4214 LF02 PKO - Southport
4215 LJ51 DHD - Winsford
4216 LF02 PKZ - Winsford

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  Golf buses at Southport
Posted by: wimdebusse - 17/07/2017 20:20 - Replies (33)

Noted Monday were Stagecoach Manchester 12231/47/50/56/57, with Stagecoach MCSL 15905/6, Arriva 3037/8/44, Selwyns YN11FTU, YN60FMO, SEL392 & PO56PCF on various tv crew shuttles & possibly HARRIS Accrington AT09LCT which was wandering around town also

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  D HURST TRAVEL (WIGAN)
Posted by: motormayhem1 - 16/07/2017 06:19 - Replies (3)

Thought i'd start a thread for this company seen as though they are getting bigger and starting to do service work.
Noticed yeasterday that this company now own T42 PVM and seen it knocking around wigan.

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  New Bolton Interchange
Posted by: Alexw12 - 05/07/2017 07:11 - Replies (2)

I think a thread for this would be necessary since the Bolton news is reporting that the current bus station on, Moore Lane, is in its last few weeks of operation. All of the structure of the new bus station is complete and the outside floor surface is also complete.

A look back on the Moore Lane bus station http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/1538..._the_ages/

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  Local bus usage figures for 15/16 published
Posted by: knutstransport - 15/06/2017 12:07 - Replies (26)

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistica...r-journeys

Compared to 14/15:

Halton - 0.3 million INCREASE
Cheshire East - 0.3 million INCREASE
Cheshire West - No change
Blackburn with Darwen - No change
Blackpool - 0.3 million DECREASE
Cumbria - 0.8 million DECREASE
Merseyside - 0.9 million DECREASE
Warrington - 1 million DECREASE
Lancashire - 2.5 million DECREASE
Greater Manchester - 8.1 million DECREASE

Obviously 0.3m increase in Halton is more impressive than the same figure for Cheshire East and 1 million decrease in Warrington is much worse than 0.9 million decrease in Merseyside due to the difference in population between areas.

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