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RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - mbonwick - 31/10/2015 19:57

I love all these informed people that know the quantitative criteria for "Goldification" of routes, and who have access to passenger loading figues from the last 3 years..

The order for next year is nowhere near finalised yet, and that will be the biggest clue as to any expansion of the Gold network - so let's just wait for that rather than speculating.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - Metroline1511 - 31/10/2015 19:59

(28/10/2015 15:52)maljoe Wrote:  Although the timetable states that the Gold services are starting on 9th November, there is a link on the Merseyside & South Lancs website that states they are starting this Friday 30th October. This is the link

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/Stagecoach%20Gold%20MCSL.aspx

This timetable has a diagram of a double-decker. Not entirely appropriate, as route 1 is remaining single-deck!


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - PO59 MXJ - 01/11/2015 00:57

Pretty sure the Gold buses are Euro 5, not Euro 6 as it says. Correct me if im wrong...


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - Turbostar - 01/11/2015 11:22

Although I can see some merit in going gold on the 471/472 services, I think it's probably best left there as regards Rock Ferry's routes. To go gold with all routes would undoubtedly dilute what should be a premium brand.

After posting yesterday, I overheard several other customers commenting favourably on the new buses which is good to hear. I do think that there may be overcrowdng issues on route 1 at peak times due to the slightly reduced capacity of the new buses,(it can be full & standing at times now). Longer term, stagecoach may have to consider re-routing service 1 away from Heath Road/Mill Lane in Upton to avoid the low bridge & provide deckers in any future revamp. That's probably a few years away though.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - wirralbus - 01/11/2015 11:48

The 1 may need to go more frequent rather than be rerouted , the problem being is that there probably wont be enough Gold buses to go around then .

To reroute away from Heath Road / Mill Lane in Bache would probably force Stagecoach at Chester into a major revision of services.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - Penny Return - 01/11/2015 15:09

Although the Gold livery looks drab,Its to dark imo,the seating is first class very comfortable.
Now lets hope the X8 goes gold and quickly,which is what the route deserves


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - chester285 - 01/11/2015 15:28

(01/11/2015 15:09)Penny Return Wrote:  Although the Gold livery looks drab,Its to dark imo,the seating is first class very comfortable.
Now lets hope the X8 goes gold and quickly,which is what the route deserves

I agree with Penny Return as to the X8 going Gold although I cannot see this happening anytime soon, I do however think the X2 should be upgraded


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - chester285 - 01/11/2015 15:31

Does anybody know when the Solos that arrived a couple of weeks ago repainted and pushed into service?


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - Penny Return - 01/11/2015 15:39

Just saw 36808 passing Mill Road towards RF OOS wonder if its a transfer back or getting work
done on it


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - YK53 GXO - 01/11/2015 15:52

(01/11/2015 15:39)Penny Return Wrote:  Just saw 36808 passing Mill Road towards RF OOS wonder if its a transfer back or getting work
done on it

It was reported earlier that both 36808 and 19062 are to transfer from CH to RF.