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RE: First Chester & Wirral - motormayhem - 28/11/2012 06:33

3 darts should be arriving from hyde road today from what i was getting told by the stsgecoach inspector who is picking them up.


RE: First Chester & Wirral - moreton407 - 28/11/2012 15:30

When is handover likely to be?


RE: First Chester & Wirral - R879 HRF - 28/11/2012 16:44

66704 is on the 42s, just seen it heading to Woodchurch around 16:40 in Bromborough.

Luke


RE: First Chester & Wirral - St Helens Rider - 28/11/2012 17:08

(28/11/2012 15:30)moreton407 Wrote:  When is handover likely to be?

Unconfirmed but reckoned to be 16th December. Given the Wigan handover is now officially this weekend, this does now seem likely.


RE: First Chester & Wirral - Raawwwrrr! - 28/11/2012 17:49

(28/11/2012 06:33)motormayhem Wrote:  3 darts should be arriving from hyde road today from what i was getting told by the stsgecoach inspector who is picking them up.

So 3 of:

33084 P980 LNB Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer B37F
33091 R574 ABA Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer B39F
33092 R575 ABA Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer B39F
34054 R454 FV Dennis Dart SLF Alexander ALX200 9.4m B29F
34057 R457 FVX Dennis Dart SLF Alexander ALX200 9.4m B29F
34080 S480 BWC Dennis Dart SLF Alexander ALX200 9.4m B29F
34081 S481 BWC Dennis Dart SLF Alexander ALX200 9.4m B29F
34114 V114 MVX Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer 10.1m B35F
34116 V116 MVX Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer 10.1m B35F


RE: First Chester & Wirral - gka472l - 28/11/2012 17:54

Or maybe 3 of....

34603 SF04VTE
34596 SF04VSV
34599 SF04VSZ
34604 SF04VTG
33775 X739JCS
34602 SF04VTD
34598 SF04VSY
34597 SF04VSX
34601 SF04VTC
33779 X744JCS

Time will tell, did post it on the GM Buses groups before and was told it was a definite no to any Darts moving over this way.......but who knows, Stagecoach will more than likely have some cascades to put in over here, Wigan's now getting diverted brand new Enviro200 & Enviro300's (Enviro200's 36778-36791 & 27819 being one of 10 Enviro300's expected). I pass Rock Ferry depot most days so plenty of chance to spot something!


RE: First Chester & Wirral - First Class - 29/11/2012 00:28

I really hope we don't end up with a load of Darts replacing the older Scanias.

I have such a bad feeling they will make the same mistake they made at Gilmoss at reduce capacity. When the current full size (older) single deck buses can't even cope, I hope we're not going to see a majority Dart fleet, especially when the 41/42 could probably sustain deckers in the day, and the 1/2 route could sustain deckers full time Monday-Saturday, so I hope at least large, full sized single deckers can be allocated.

The Stagecoach "Gold" brand would be absolutely perfect for the 1/2 routes.


RE: First Chester & Wirral - First Class - 29/11/2012 17:29

D reg open topper been at Rock Ferry depot today. Saw it later on the A41 at Bromborough heading back towards Chester.


RE: First Chester & Wirral - Quackdave - 29/11/2012 18:36

Double deckers on the 1 would probably not be a good idea LOL


RE: First Chester & Wirral - H101GEV - 29/11/2012 18:41

I've used the 1/2 reasonably enough for years, and I don't agree it needs deckers. The only Rock Ferry route where deckers are a necessity is the 471/472. You compare the loads at Rock Ferry with the likes of the 20/21, 82, 86 over the water and there really is no contest. Gillmoss routes are far more overcrowded and need to take priority in the capacity improvement stakes.