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  Cheshire East Local transport engagement
Posted by: knutstransport - 24/11/2020 17:24 - Replies (15)

Consultation is currently ongoing on a number of proposals. The survey closes on 31 January 2021.

Bus proposals include:
- Improve bus connectivity to Manchester Airport, Jodrell Bank, Tatton Park and Alderley Park.
- Assess the feasibility of providing a bus service from High Legh to Altrincham encompassing neighbouring Agden Brow and Little Bollington.
- Improved bus connections from Knutsford to Altrincham, Chelford, Macclesfield and Warrington.
- Working to restore bus services in Macclesfield which they say was one of the best connected places in the borough. In particular improved services to the Tytherington Business Park, Hurdsfield Industrial Estate and the hospital.
- Offering Flexilink services in rural parts of Macclesfield in the evenings and expanding Flexilink in Crewe.
- Improved connections between trains and buses including better service from Crewe station to Crewe town centre.
- Look at buses serving Grand Junction Retail Park.
- Improve bus connectivity for Middlewich services to allow journeys to Warrington, Knutsford and the Potteries. (Note they don't actually say they are proposing direct services, just ensuring it's possible to reach those places using public transport.)
- Connect Poynton with Disley and Woodley.
- Working with TfGM on Bus Rapid Transit schemes which could benefit Handforth and Poynton.

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  Arriva North West Training Fleet
Posted by: trixmax2000 - 07/11/2020 20:52 - Replies (3)

Here is the list of the Arriva NW Training fleet,
8251 (2701) X701DBT Wrightbus Renown
8255 (2796) CX05JVD Wrightbus Eclipse Urban
8257 (2795) CX04HRP Wrightbus Eclipse Urban
8258 (2577) CX06BHF Wrightbus Commander 2
8259 (2797) CX55FAF Wrightbus Eclipse Urban
8260 (2798) CX55FAJ Wrightbus Eclipse Urban
8261 (2799) J999ABW Wrightbus Eclipse Urban
8262 (2588) CX06BHZ Wrightbus Commander 2
8263 (2590) CX06BJF Wrightbus Commander 2
8264 (2591) CX06BJJ Wrightbus Commander 2
8265 (2512) CX05AAK Wrightbus Commander
8266 (2513) CX05AAN Wrightbus Commander
8267 (2506) CX54EPL Wrightbus Commander
8268 (2509) CX05AAE Wrightbus Commander
8269 (2511) CX05AAJ Wrightbus Commander
8270 (2510) CX05AAF Wrightbus Commander
As can be seen
8267/68/69 have now been added to the fleet.

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  Arriva North West Runcorn Drivers Charity Walk
Posted by: trixmax2000 - 20/10/2020 19:10 - No Replies

s some people know ARRIVA Runcorn driver Neil Atherton is doing a 7 day charity walk covering Bus Routes he normally drives so far he covered the X30/110 & today he did the 79c tomorrow he will be walking the 61 route from Runcorn to Liverpool If you see him give him a wave
Neil's Walking Runcorn bus network page
Help Neil Atherton raise money to support The Trussell Trust
Neil's Walking Runcorn bus network page
Neil's Walking Runcorn bus network page
Help Neil Atherton raise money to support The Trussell Trust

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  Abellio to Supply Rail Replacement to TfW
Posted by: Mrboo - 16/10/2020 21:34 - Replies (8)

After a very Long time Arriva will no Longer be running Rail Replacement in Wales after TfW has gone with a tender with Abellio to supply rail replacement. Arriva started there Rail replacement unit as a inhouse unit based in Arriva train wales offices in Cardiff for ATW. I don`t know when they take over but currently they are setting up there control room in Cardiff. But you would think it will be on the winter timetable change.

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  Steven Knight Media
Posted by: EDB325 - 01/10/2020 16:04 - Replies (1)

Announced that he will be retiring at the end of the year, and closing down the site. I've found it pretty useful for Stagecoach news, and the monthly ins and outs at Ensign, so it'll be a big miss for me.

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  Reported Arriva bus fire
Posted by: knutstransport - 04/09/2020 09:02 - Replies (4)

Can't be sure which depot this bus would belong to, presumably given where it happened and no mention of any passengers would mean it was an empty movement, perhaps before/after a school contract or a bus that was being transferred from one depot to another:

This is the second Arriva fire reported in recent weeks with BBC North West showing images of one of their Solos catching fire in Merseyside a few weeks ago.

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  Arriva's revamped website
Posted by: MTL0201 - 25/08/2020 12:35 - Replies (8)

It's horrific, seems you can no longer filter areas for timetables, maps & so on, maps don't seem to be available either, the old site wasn't that great but it was miles better than this monstrosity.Hammer

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  Merseyside & Halton Bus Timetables
Posted by: Liamkennedy2231 - 17/08/2020 17:13 - Replies (29)

Hi all,

Please feel free to post here if you have any information on or want to discuss timetables in the Merseyside and/or Halton area(s).

Thanks Smile

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  Arriva North West - Speke Depot
Posted by: buses7675 - 15/08/2020 16:07 - Replies (73)

New thread for Arriva North West - Speke Depot as old thread was getting very long and bringing in some errors!

Link to previous thread -

Please let the discussion continue!

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  Runcorn Area Route Ideas
Posted by: iMarkeh - 08/08/2020 16:50 - Replies (3)

(08/08/2020 10:42)Tf91 Wrote:  Timetables from 30th August now available on the Halton Gov website.

79C is interesting and depending on the time of day that you travel, you will have either welcome or hate the changes. Towards Liverpool you have earlier buses in the morning but lose the last bus from Widnes. Heading East/southbound though, the first bus into Widnes and Runcorn is over 1 hour later and you lose the last bus from Liverpool.
Bit of a raw deal that for Hough Green it seems. I can see it's down to the buses being at Runcorn but still not ideal for local residents.

82A seems to be getting a bit of a raw deal as well. Are the early and late trips on the 500 mainly there for positioning buses to/from the airport with the Airport to Liverpool making the money? Very poor attempts at streamlining the 82A and 62 as well with the buses both departing within 10 mins of eachother. It would be much better to provide a more equal bus service given they are quite similar routes.

Looking at the timetables, I think will now revise my ideas to make the 82A run every 15 mins from Murdishaw to Halebank and perhaps look at diverting the 61 via Halton Lodge (on the current 62 routing). I say this because Clifton Road will have the 79C and the X1.

What are other peoples thoughts on the proposals. Is there anything which you would do differently to what Arriva are doing.

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