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RE: Stagecoach MCSL - Chester & Wirral Depots
(Yesterday 12:45)313201 Wrote:  I saw 1 of the gold single deck buses about 40 minutes ago turning onto the new chester road at croft avenue on that pointless waste of time X1 service.

I'd argue an improvement, the X8 wasn't quick by any standard and the X1 provides useful links for the people of Overpool to Cheshire Oaks - a quicker route to Liverpool as it avoids New Ferry/Birkenhead, and not to mention runs 7 days a week which the 2 didn't.

Anybody travelling to Liverpool between Little Sutton and Shore Drive would generally wait for the already overcrowded 1 (or an x8 if it served their stop) rather than catch the long winded 2 via Bebington and Derby Rd. From the times I used it 90% who boarded a 2 along the stretch between Port Sunlight and Charing Cross only went as far as Birkenhead, so the 38 is more than adequate especially given the number of buses serving Liverpool from Charing Cross or the Bus Station.

From what I've seen so far, the X1 carries well.

What has been a bit of a shock to me is the use of Optare Solos on the 22 over the last week, the service can often get very busy, a solo could be a bit of a squeeze on certain journeys! Also noticed the standard livery E200MMC on them on Thursday which was a nice surprise.
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RE: Stagecoach MCSL - Chester & Wirral Depots
10831 on 38A this morning,presume a loan from Gillmoss

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(Yesterday 16:20)Penny Return Wrote:  10831 on 38A this morning,presume a loan from Gillmoss

10831 is based at Rock Ferry and was from Chester
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(Yesterday 16:22)darylyates17 Wrote:  10831 is based at Rock Ferry and was from Chester

It was however ordered for Gillmoss

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(Yesterday 16:30)Y474 KNF Wrote:  It was however ordered for Gillmoss
Yes.. I thought it went to back to Gillmoss with 10835 when the X8 finished

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RE: Stagecoach MCSL - Chester & Wirral Depots
Noticed a few confused people with the 1/X1 since the changeover getting them mixed up,would
have been far easier to have kept the X8, i do not know why they had to change it,Drivers are
also struggling with the timings even allowing for the roadworks,and it is one of the slacker times of the year

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(Yesterday 16:36)Penny Return Wrote:  Yes.. I thought it went to back to Gillmoss with 10835 when the X8 finished

ill be surprised if 10830 & 10831 dont end up at Gillmoss eventually
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(Yesterday 16:53)Penny Return Wrote:  Noticed a few confused people with the 1/X1 since the changeover getting them mixed up,would
have been far easier to have kept the X8, i do not know why they had to change it,Drivers are
also struggling with the timings even allowing for the roadworks,and it is one of the slacker times of the year

In all fairness the A41 through Wirral is pretty awful for roadworks at the moment, I've been using the M53 personally just to avoid it.
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