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RE: Express Airport Transfers (Europe) Ltd and The Skiers Lodge Ltd t/a Easybus
(17/07/2018 09:13)Depotosw Wrote:  They started off well in Shrewsbury but when the 436 was having trips dropped left, right and centre it became a problem. I have spoken to a few passengers on the 436 in the months after Arriva took it back on and some of the comments on dropped services, getting stranded in Bridgnorth and not knowing if the bus was going to turn up summed it up, they were happy Arriva were back, they had confidence and the biggest advantage was the livemap, it gave them confidence if the service was running late. I understand a large number of SCAT College Students were regularly getting stranded in Shrewsbury which got Shropshire Council to review the situation.

The Harlescott services operated fine for a number of weeks (except the Sunday work that barely operated) and then was dropped nearly two months before been deregistered with the TC.

Observations with the 2 which I see most days, they do seem to be running well on that service and are certainly taking the passengers out of Oswestry when on time. Cannot comment on the Wrexham end of the services.

Wrexham end is dead honestly, i dont see how they can even be in profit to be honest!

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RE: Express Airport Transfers (Europe) Ltd and The Skiers Lodge Ltd t/a Easybus
(17/07/2018 09:11)motormayhem1 Wrote:  Ive been heard a few things into how but thats not for me to say over a public forum unfortunately .
As there new depot been registered and active now or is it still awaiting confirmation?
Oh, it appears it hasn't been approved by the TC yet. Their OCs are Chirk Truck Stop and Ennerdale Road Shrewsbury. Aren't you meant to have an OC in every area where you run a registered bus service? The services are registered in Wales yet no OCs.... They must have put in for an OC just it hasn't been approved yet.

(17/07/2018 09:13)Depotosw Wrote:  They started off well in Shrewsbury but when the 436 was having trips dropped left, right and centre it became a problem. I have spoken to a few passengers on the 436 in the months after Arriva took it back on and some of the comments on dropped services, getting stranded in Bridgnorth and not knowing if the bus was going to turn up summed it up, they were happy Arriva were back, they had confidence and the biggest advantage was the livemap, it gave them confidence if the service was running late. I understand a large number of SCAT College Students were regularly getting stranded in Shrewsbury which got Shropshire Council to review the situation.

The Harlescott services operated fine for a number of weeks (except the Sunday work that barely operated) and then was dropped nearly two months before been deregistered with the TC.

Observations with the 2 which I see most days, they do seem to be running well on that service and are certainly taking the passengers out of Oswestry when on time. Cannot comment on the Wrexham end of the services.
It is clear that the TC isn't hearing of all these events. Sundays you can probably get away with but dropping a service 2 months before legally deregistering it. The route clearly had regular passengers and got the word round that way rather than going through the council etc. Surely something like this can't go unnoticed by the council.

(17/07/2018 09:20)LJ51 DDA Wrote:  Wrexham end is dead honestly, i dont see how they can even be in profit to be honest!
That probably has something to do with their timings. They cut so much time off, they are times a few minutes behind Arriva. Then like I said, they are off different stands at Wrexham so combined, they have set it up to fail on the Wrexham end.
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(18/07/2018 02:59)iMarkeh Wrote:  Aren't you meant to have an OC in every area where you run a registered bus service? The services are registered in Wales yet no OCs.

Is Chirk not in Wales ?
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RE: Express Airport Transfers (Europe) Ltd and The Skiers Lodge Ltd t/a Easybus
The following appeared in the West Midlands N&P published on 13th July 2018.

PD1025479 SI
THE SKIERS LODGE LIMITED
Director(s): Andrew Martin
The Coach Station, Levens Drive, Harlescott, SHREWSBURY, SY1 3TQ
New operating centre: GLEDRID TRUCK STOP, GLEDRID ROUNDABOUT A5, WESTON RHYN,OSWESTRY, SY11 3EN
New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 7 vehicle(s)
Removed operating centre: ALASKA BUILDING, SITKA DRIVE, SHREWSBURY BUSINESS PARK, SHREWSBURY, SY2 6LG

This is the same place that RJ's of Wem Limited used when they started services in Wrexham after the demise of GHA. The company at the time had a (theoretical) registered operating centre in Shrewsbury but their actual base was in Ruthin

Whilst most of Chirk is in Wales this premises on the outskirts of Chirk is just in England.

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Included are current depot fleet lists for Arriva Cymru. There are also a number of ceased opertators with historic fleet lists including the GHA Group
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Joining the fleet this week is KP51SYR - Dennis Dart SLF / Plaxton Pointer (B29F) - <PHOTO> - new in December 2001 to Bolderson (Supertavel), Speke - (6/11) Home James, Speke, (9/12) Filers Travel, Ilfracombe.

For the last couple of days it has been used on the 64 Llangollen - Glyn Ceiriog - Llanarmon DC route and appears to be more suitable - eliminating the problems encountered when the Tempos worked the service and did not visit certain points on the route.

The hired Solo MX07JNU has returned to Llew Jones, Llanrwst

All registered services in Wrexham were being operated today. The 44 (Barkers Lane) and the 42 (Wrexham Industrial Estate) were more or less keeping to time during my visit to Wrexham but both vehicles on the 2 Oswestry service were running considerably late leaving Wrexham.

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Included are current depot fleet lists for Arriva Cymru. There are also a number of ceased opertators with historic fleet lists including the GHA Group
The address and a link is www.Ronsbusesandcoaches.com
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