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RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - T42 PVM - 31/12/2016 22:08

I was out for almost 12 hours taking photos and i did find it very cold, In fact at times i found it more cold on the Bus!


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - Barney - 31/12/2016 22:18

(31/12/2016 21:29)T42 PVM Wrote:  This afternoon i had 10805 on the 2 to Liverpool, Again it was freezing Cold, Nothing worse than a cold Bus at this time of year!

Today had a high of 12c. Hardly tropical. Clearly 10805 is one to avoid. I bet the driver was cozy, though, otherwise it would have been swapped.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - YN05 WKE - 31/12/2016 23:41

(31/12/2016 16:07)clarkethomas94 Wrote:  I ended up being 45 mins late with 10806 yesterday on the 10:15 from Chester. I like them to drive but they are sluggish to build up speed at times. Think the engines could do with being a bit more powerful but overall nice buses. I didn't like them yesterday but I'm more fond of them now. We at Chester have some of Gillmoss's 16 Plate mmc's as well. Think we have 3. Couldn't ID them yesterday but I'm sure you will all see them out and about in the coming days. I would certainly like the X8 to be a double decked route permanently as I think it warrants it the majority of the time especially to and from the oaks. I have heard rumours that have circulated that the 1 is going to become a more direct service and the 2 will either serve the zoo or the oaks. Personally the 2 is bad enough as it is going round bebington and port sunlight. I'd like the 2 to be every 20 minutes rather than every 30 especially through Great Sutton. There was a decker on the 1 yesterday but that took the decker route through Upton due to an incident at Bache rail station around 5pm last night.

The rumour is
1 - no longer serves zoo and goes into town like a 2 or X2 from Dale Barracks

2 - serves the zoo and Bache

Personally I think this is just a rumour made up by drivers unless you see anything official I would totally ignore it


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - buses7675 - 01/01/2017 00:19

X8 branded Enviro300s 27776 & 27777 are currently at Gillmoss along with Solo 47710 all from Chester


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - YN05 WKE - 01/01/2017 06:16

New Year's Day

Dont forget very limited buses are running today only routes operating are as followed:

Stagecoach In Chester - Nothing (Depot Closed)
Stagecoach Birkenhead : 1 (one bus a hour), 41A (one bus a hour) & 471/2 (one bus a hour)


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - 326VFM - 01/01/2017 08:35

(01/01/2017 00:19)buses7675 Wrote:  X8 branded Enviro300s 27776 & 27777 are currently at Gillmoss along with Solo 47710 all from Chester

I think Enviro 400MMC 10805 and 10806 now based at Chester Depot swapped for Enviro 300 27776 and 27777 at Gillmoss. 10805/6 use X8 everyday since last Friday. Maybe I'm wrong?


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - 326VFM - 01/01/2017 11:39

(01/01/2017 08:35)326VFM Wrote:  I think Enviro 400MMC 10805 and 10806 now based at Chester Depot swapped for Enviro 300 27776 and 27777 at Gillmoss. 10805/6 use X8 everyday since last Friday. Maybe I'm wrong?

I just passed at Chester depot few mins ago, they have four Enviro 400MMC , three purples and one orange.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - anw2015 - 02/01/2017 12:14

Does anybody know if the new MMC's are on the X8 today?


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - Barney - 02/01/2017 12:27

(02/01/2017 12:14)anw2015 Wrote:  Does anybody know if the new MMC's are on the X8 today?

They almost certainly will be considering that the X8 branded Enviro300's are now stored at Gillmoss for the duration of the Wirral line closure. 10803 certainly is.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - Penny Return - 02/01/2017 13:12

(02/01/2017 12:27)Barney Wrote:  They almost certainly will be considering that the X8 branded Enviro300's are now stored at Gillmoss for the duration of the Wirral line closure. 10803 certainly is.
10803 10805 10806 were on it this morning