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RE: Stagecoach MCSL - Chester & Wirral Depots - Aaron's Transport Pictures - 01/06/2020 08:55

(01/06/2020 08:54)Bobbi_1042_Runcorn Wrote:  Is this right? 17502 is in route 2 Chester to Runcorn

It isn't no. Might be a B7RLE with 17502's machine. No tour buses parked up in Chester.


RE: Stagecoach MCSL - Chester & Wirral Depots - Bobbi_1042_Runcorn - 01/06/2020 08:55

(01/06/2020 08:52)chester285 Wrote:  No the ticket machine is being used by an Enviro, i thought it was strange on saturday when it was on the 5 to Ellesmere port, followed it on bus times and walked up to the roundabout, that's how i know its not the open topper

ah right ok, thankyou


RE: Stagecoach MCSL - Chester & Wirral Depots - clarkethomas94 - 01/06/2020 11:14

(01/06/2020 07:11)chester285 Wrote:  I've seen 26062 about the last couple of days

26062 is currently being used as a driver refresher bus to allow drivers who have been furloughed since april to driver under assessment before being allowed on the road with passengers.

With regards to ticket machines, we're having issues at chester with ours. Because of our cleaning procedures, drivers have been wiping the machines with the cleaning products provided and that has caused a few to burn out the wires inside the machine.


RE: Stagecoach MCSL - Chester & Wirral Depots - anw2015 - 01/06/2020 17:03

Thanks all. 16957 / 16958 / 21259 / 21260 / 39690 have all been reintroduced today (judging from bus times).


RE: Stagecoach MCSL - Chester & Wirral Depots - chester285 - 01/06/2020 18:23

(01/06/2020 08:55)Bobbi_1042_Runcorn Wrote:  ah right ok, thankyou

27902 is currently showing as using 17502's machine


RE: Stagecoach MCSL - Chester & Wirral Depots - wirralbus - 05/06/2020 10:32

Following yesterdays downing street press briefing is there going to be a further ramping up of service in line with that announcement for the June 15th further resumption of retail activities.

At this point a lot of operations will soon be running at full capacity as the only staff not working will then be the staff who have had to shield.

I bet Stagecoach's tactical reserve fleet double deckers around the country will be push into service as well.


RE: Stagecoach MCSL - Chester & Wirral Depots - N271CKB - 14/06/2020 02:23

Two bus movements, 27269 and 27297 have moved for now, from Rock Ferry to Chester


RE: Stagecoach MCSL - Chester & Wirral Depots - wirralbus - 15/06/2020 19:00

I do wonder whether the X1 present route from Liverpool to Chester via Rock ferry and New ferry will continue when the service gets restored to the normal timetable .

The route was altered when the service was reduced to enable an even spread of services through Rock Ferry and New ferry to Chester .

Some of the first services in a previous change had started at Rock Ferry Stagecoach Garage (instead of running empty to Eastham Bridle Road) but the rest of the service used the A41 Bypass.

The 38 should be able to use Acre Lane in Bromborough , but it would not be very good for the suspension of the vehicles as the road surface is now extremely poor following water and sewage main renewal. The 38 has occasionally had to terminate in Eastham Village due to the amount of parked vehicles down at Eastham Ferry making turning the vehicle very hazardous to do.


RE: Stagecoach MCSL - Chester & Wirral Depots - buses7675 - 16/06/2020 00:43

A Chester driver has advised me of the following updates:

Solos have returned to road today

47326 on 61/2
47327 on 5
47513 on Staff Bus
47517 and 47559 spare in depot

Rest are still not back on the road just yet

Also 3 Birkenhead Enviro300 Golds 27267/8/9 and standard Enviro300 27297 are on loan to Chester


RE: Stagecoach MCSL - Chester & Wirral Depots - PAUL2511 - 16/06/2020 11:35

(16/06/2020 00:43)buses7675 Wrote:  A Chester driver has advised me of the following updates:

Solos have returned to road today

47326 on 61/2
47327 on 5
47513 on Staff Bus
47517 and 47559 spare in depot

Rest are still not back on the road just yet

Also 3 Birkenhead Enviro300 Golds 27267/8/9 and standard Enviro300 27297 are on loan to Chester

26062 on the 5s too