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RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - Wright Eclipse - 15/07/2013 15:18

(15/07/2013 12:47)E208 WBG Wrote:  
(15/07/2013 11:07)RSTurbo50 Wrote:  ^^^^^

Very interesting. Sounds nice and easy for the driver then? What buses do they use on Park and Ride?

They use Park & Ride branded Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse's on 09 plates however other buses do sometimes get on this service.

Such as 34602 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/andysbuses13/9261149341/
(Credit: Me)

Normally they use Volvo B7RLE's such as 21263 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/andysbuses13/8902699067/in/set-72157633835519868

(Credit:Me)

Hope this helps
dont they also have a few Wright Ultralows branded for Park & Ride As well


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - mbonwick - 15/07/2013 15:24

First did have, however Stagecoach have long since withdrawn the P&R branded Ultralow.
That was possible due to bringing in 21236/7 from Wigan.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - RSTurbo50 - 15/07/2013 17:22

Does the park and ride run 7 days a week? What are the loading like?


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - R557 ABA - 15/07/2013 17:30

(14/07/2013 14:30)wirralbus Wrote:  R557 ABA , its because we know your such an avid photographer of anything unusual or newsworthy.

Thanks! That said though, I've only just got around to uploading some on-board YouTube videos from the 15 for anyone who is interested; Y526 NHK (17455), MX56 FSD (19054) and lastly D158 FYM (14166) which has to be my favorite of the three.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - wirralbus - 15/07/2013 18:04

(15/07/2013 17:22)RSTurbo50 Wrote:  Does the park and ride run 7 days a week? What are the loading like?


The Park and Ride service operates 7 days a week.

The sites are in what you call all four points of a compass .

Chester Zoo ( North ) Boughton Heath ( East) Wrexham Road (South) and Sealand Road (west) .

From what I have seen having used each one Sealand Road and Wrexham Road can get quite busy , Boughton Heath reasonably busy and chester Zoo is steady .

Chester Zoo Park and Ride service does now have a reverse flow from Chester Railway Station to bring people to Chester Zoo Park and Ride site for a short walk to the Zoo.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - SNL 824 - 15/07/2013 21:06

(15/07/2013 17:30)R557 ABA Wrote:  
(14/07/2013 14:30)wirralbus Wrote:  R557 ABA , its because we know your such an avid photographer of anything unusual or newsworthy.

Thanks! That said though, I've only just got around to uploading some on-board YouTube videos from the 15 for anyone who is interested; Y526 NHK (17455), MX56 FSD (19054) and lastly D158 FYM (14166) which has to be my favorite of the three.

Should have figured it was you - who else would be on the back seat of the lower deck of a rear engined open top decker on a sweltering afternoon! I'm the fat bloke in the maroon tee shirt sitting over the wheel.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - RSTurbo50 - 15/07/2013 21:17

Do the drivers get a lot of layover time at each end or are they constantly on the go out of interest for the Park and Ride?


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - R879 HRF - 16/07/2013 16:11

Rock Ferry based solar, think it was 28547, has broken down in Chester, while a Chester based B7 eclipse has broken down in Liverpool.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - mbonwick - 19/07/2013 18:17

16197 and 16548 both now up for disposal.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - R311 WVR - 19/07/2013 19:21

(15/07/2013 21:17)RSTurbo50 Wrote:  Do the drivers get a lot of layover time at each end or are they constantly on the go out of interest for the Park and Ride?

When I did Two return trips, the bus waited about 2 minutes at each end