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(29/06/2020 05:41)M60lad Wrote:  Yes I think 126/132 have gone back to Eccles Depot as I saw one of their branded Streetlites on 126 on Saturday evening and both the Esteem and Citaro that were covering on 126/132 were on other routes on Saturday afternoon.

The 16 branded Citaro was out on 524
And one of the Prestonbus liveried Esteems was out on 163.

According to a mate of mine at Bolton the 126/132 were never at Bolton only the VH1, 382, 44 evening and Sunday 197, evening 7’s and evening 328/329.
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(29/06/2020 15:37)Mayneway Wrote:  According to a mate of mine at Bolton the 126/132 were never at Bolton only the VH1, 382, 44 evening and Sunday 197, evening 7’s and evening 328/329.

Thanks for the confirmation appreciate it
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(29/06/2020 15:37)Mayneway Wrote:  According to a mate of mine at Bolton the 126/132 were never at Bolton only the VH1, 382, 44 evening and Sunday 197, evening 7’s and evening 328/329.

That explains why I’ve seen evening 7s and 329s running around empty, but with “bus full” as the destination all last week- presumably some of Bolton’s buses aren’t programmed for them yet.
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(29/06/2020 17:31)djb Wrote:  That explains why I’ve seen evening 7s and 329s running around empty, but with “bus full” as the destination all last week- presumably some of Bolton’s buses aren’t programmed for them yet.

Apparently there’s one driver on the Stockport rota who constantly drives around with the interior lights off and ‘bus full’ on the blind - draw your own conclusions as to why.
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(29/06/2020 19:24)Mayneway Wrote:  Apparently there’s one driver on the Stockport rota who constantly drives around with the interior lights off and ‘bus full’ on the blind - draw your own conclusions as to why.

To be honest that was my first thought, but then I decided it was too cynical... however in retrospect several of my sightings were of the same driver. Irritating if true.
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So, routes 44, 179, & 312 are to be withdrawn. Route 7, 197, 328 & 329 journeys are returning to Stagecoach (or in a handful of cases withdrawn).

I wonder whether Diamond or a more local operator, in particular Stagecoach, will run route 382 or new route 323?

I reckon Diamond will retain route 18 as they already run route 272.
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(04/07/2020 10:30)Metroline1511 Wrote:  So, routes 44, 179, & 312 are to be withdrawn. Route 7, 197, 328 & 329 journeys are returning to Stagecoach (or in a handful of cases withdrawn).

I wonder whether Diamond or a more local operator, in particular Stagecoach, will run route 382 or new route 323?

I reckon Diamond will retain route 18 as they already run route 272.

If you read the agenda again you will see that diamond actually loose more than you have listed above.
But in answer to your question given the difficulties they have had running these tenders in Stockport and the amount of huge dead mileage I can’t see them going for it. The 18 yes possibly.
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Diamond have reported that the first new Streetdeck has arrived at Bolton depot.

https://twitter.com/DiamondBusNW/status/...5670602752
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Diamond Eccles depot has recently received an ex Preston Bus Mellor that previously served the "Ribble Valley Network"

The one that has come is 21201 LM18UWW

Seen working the 73s today - https://www.flickr.com/photos/bengleeson/50091089227/
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(Yesterday 16:26)bgbus21 Wrote:  Diamond Eccles depot has recently received an ex Preston Bus Mellor that previously served the "Ribble Valley Network"

The one that has come is 21201 LM18UWW

Seen working the 73s today - https://www.flickr.com/photos/bengleeson/50091089227/

I think I saw something saying all 5 of the batch were coming to Eccles
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