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  The Big Bus Conversation Survey
Posted by: Barney - 26/10/2018 12:41 - Replies (5)

I've just heard on local radio that Steve Rotherham has initiated a survey to ascertain the public's views on bus provision within the Liverpool City Region. It takes about five minutes to fill it in.

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  Liverpool City Centre Traffic Issues
Posted by: Barney - 13/10/2018 17:13 - Replies (59)

I saw two 86's heading towards L1 via Duke Street this afternoon as Hanover Street was gridlocked. I really don't know why Duke Street isn't used officially for SOME 82's and 86's during daytime operation.

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  Merseyrail Rail Replacement Buses
Posted by: Barney - 12/10/2018 15:53 - Replies (13)

Yet another round of rail replacement services is about to happen in order that the track can accommodate the new rolling stock due for delivery in 2020. On the Merseytravel website it states that "high-quality" buses will be used during the course of the work. I assume Arriva will be using its hybrids again.

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  Ex Lothian Vehicles
Posted by: motormayhem1 - 12/10/2018 07:40 - Replies (2)

Noticed a couple of ex lothian presidents running around skelmersdale on school services this morning still sporting the full livery and even destination blinds.

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  Arriva 2465
Posted by: childwallblues - 04/10/2018 18:06 - Replies (7)

Coming home from the theatre last night we passed Arriva 2465 which was on a low loader outside Lime Street Station amongst equipment for the Giants.
Anybody any knowledge of whats going on?

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  GHH Coach Hirers, Rochdale
Posted by: ant17612 - 20/09/2018 14:36 - No Replies

Relatively Recent Arrivals here;
S50 GHH (SP57 CNN) Scania K270UB - Ex Stagecoach Fife 24005 (Recently Parked in Wigan Yard)
S55 GHH (SP57 CNU) Scania K270UB - Ex Stagecoach Fife 24007 (Recently Parked in Wigan Yard)
S60 GHH (SK06 AHF) Scania N94UD - Ex Lothian 995

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  Operators in North West Wales
Posted by: Nwales Bus - 03/09/2018 14:04 - Replies (1)

With the North East Wales thread being popular. I thoyhht it was time to start a thread for North West Wales. In particular following major chnages during the past few months.

Most receltly today.
As many already know Tacsi Gwynedd Ltd t/a Cerbydau Huw’s Coaches had their operators licence revoked at midinght on Sunday 2nd of September 2018.
Daily Post Story

The last bus operated was former Express Motors (Previously First Glasgow & Haytons Coaches in Manchester) SH51MHO on a Sunday service 12 linking Caernarfon and Pwllheli. A contract which started in July 2018.

SH51MHO additionally operated the final jourmeys on the 1A, 1N & 1F on Saturday 1st of September.

Following a weekend of unknown. Anglesey based Gwynfor Coaches are now operating former Huw’s services in the Caernarfon at no charge to passengers

Optare Solo SR - YJ65EUP new to the company in January 2016 was seen operating the 1A/1N services

Former Howards Travel Enviro 200 - SN65OHJ new July 2018 was seen opersting the 1F service

Former Heyfordian’s Optare Solo - YJ10MBO new in December 2017 was seen operating the 92/92A/93A/93B Caernarfon town services -

Seen also in Caernarfon was former M&H Coaches YJ11ELC - new to Gwynfor in August 2018 was operating on Snowdon Sherpa S4 service to Beddgelert & Pen y Pass

All services have been registerd with the traffic commisioner from Tuesday 4th September. All registrations are registered from Deiniolen to Deiniolen.

The company currently park their vehicles at the former Express Motors outstation in Deiniolen

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  Oxenholme standby bus
Posted by: mikestone - 30/08/2018 07:36 - Replies (2)

This morning there was a white Solo with a stylised red eagle logoin the yard at Oxenholme - any ideas ?

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  St Helens Bus Network Review (2018)
Posted by: St Helens Rider - 11/07/2018 15:22 - Replies (30)

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 (15)

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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