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  Ticketer new Touch in Touch out
Posted by: Mrboo - 13/05/2021 05:35 - Replies (1)

I have seen First Group and Go Ahead areas getting the system installed. I wonder if any of the big groups have any plans for this to go Live in North West. and am sure TFGM will be looking at this system.

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  David Anthony Hatton t/a Direct Taxis
Posted by: knutstransport - 05/05/2021 15:42 - Replies (2)

Timetable for the 191 "Lymm Shopper" has now appeared on the Cheshire East website under timetable changes

There also should be a 192 but that remains in Warrington so isn't a service Cheshire East would list.

Anyone know what's been used on these services?

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  Bustimes Ticket Machine Posts
Posted by: Website Admin - 30/03/2021 00:50 - No Replies

Hi all,

Just a quick post to say can we not post every single time buses track across the same fleet number or such like. Fair enough if the posts are about detailing what buses are what but in the case of Arriva North West & Wales there are often cases where fleet numbers are not updated into depots Ticketer machines or drivers have simply just selected a random fleet number for their duty. There is a lot of repetitive posting on the matter, and we would rather not start just deleting posts but will do if the matter continues.


MDDW Admin.

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  Merseyside & Cheshire Service Changes
Posted by: iMarkeh - 23/03/2021 01:49 - Replies (18)

As we have the thread for the Greater Manchester service changes, I thought it would be good to start up a separate thread for Merseyside and Cheshire changes (Linked due to the amount of cross border services). Just thought this would be neater than putting changes in the depot/company threads and make it a bit like the Manchester thread.

To start us off:

4th April
Stagecoach has lost the CWACC & MTravel 22 tender to Happy Als. This will move from the 4th April.

11th/12th April
Arriva changes from 11th April:
7, 10B, 12, 13, 15, 18, 60, 61, 62, 63, 68, 78, 80, 80A, 81, 81A and 82 have timetable adjustments. Generally giving more running time in the peaks (upto 15 mins extra in one or two cases). Some routes have less running time off peak and others are just a timing point moving.

26/27 - Services increased to run every 12 minutes Mon-Fri
52/52A - Services increased to run every 24 minutes each, every 12 combined.
76 - Service increased to run every 30 minutes Mon-Fri

Also in Runcorn, all services will be rerouted to serve the old bridge and the X30 Halton Lea - Warrington morning trips extended to start back at the depot.

Stagecoach changes from the 12th April is that the 1 will get an extra bus per hour on a Sunday meaning a combined 1/X1 frequency of every 20 minutes (a 20/40 gap on service 1 which isn't the best for passengers).

Any further updates, please feel free to post them.

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  Liverpool's Clean Air Plan
Posted by: NathanR - 20/03/2021 11:24 - Replies (8)

Since I'd prefer not to include bus talk related to the Clean Air Plan in separate threads, I've created a new one mainly for public transportation talk related to the clean air plan, feel free to move this to another section of the forum if it is needed.

As already mentioned, there is the plans to introduce twenty new hydrogen powered double deckers for use on the 10A service between St. Helens and Liverpool, since the 10A is a QBP route, it's assumed that both Stagecoach and Arriva's St. Helens garage will receive ten each, with the hydrogen fuel facilities due to be built later in the year

Today, it has been reported that a £3.3 million plan has been approved to convert the engines of at least 200 buses, I'm presuming this will be on older buses since Arriva have at least 580+ buses and SCML having at least 400, I can't imagine buses such as the B5LH's between 2012 and 2017 or the MMC's getting conversions, though it could possibly be the nail in the coffin for aging Commanders, Cadets, and possibly the ALX400's but these are my assumptions.

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  Greater Manchester Franchising
Posted by: Rodney259 - 18/03/2021 21:48 - Replies (94)

This is being opened as I agree with Barney as the Greater Manchester Service Changes thread has been taken up with this subject in recent days.

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Posted by: buses7675 - 13/03/2021 01:57 - Replies (102)

New thread for Go North West that is, as per the idea of the site about fleetnews!

The original Go North West thread was going too far off topic with talk about strikes etc that I've removed it for now while we edit it and it will then be reinstated.

Please keep this thread purely on fleetnews - it is okay to talk about allocations during the strike etc but no talk about the strike itself or political views regarding it and unions etc

Any totally off topic posts will be deleted and members possibly put on moderation

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  Unidentified Bluebird
Posted by: clarkethomas94 - 06/03/2021 10:37 - Replies (1)

Hi all. I saw an ex First Yellow Bluebird on the A55 between Hoole road and Posthouse Roundabout in Chester on Wednesday. Does anybody have any info on it? It still had first on the off side. Any help would be appreciated. Sorry admins I didn't know where to ask this question so feel free to delete the thread once answered. Many Thanks.

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Wink Blackpool Transport bus in Manchester?
Posted by: acocker96 - 04/02/2021 08:31 - Replies (12)

Wondering if anyone can shed any light on a bus I keep seeing around this time in the morning and in the evening, it has a grey and neon green livery and this morning I finally got a clear sight of it, it had palladium written on the side and I recognised it as a Blackpool Transport Enviro200 MMC as in the article below:

Anyone got any idea what it’s doing this far east of Blackpool? I keep seeing in Failsworth most often on Mersey Road North, no idea if it in revenue service or not.

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  Arriva North West Possible Jan/Feb Fleet Movement
Posted by: B10B6514 - 30/01/2021 17:27 - Replies (36)

Further to parts on Facebook and speculation on here, there appears to be an exchange of vehicles between depots to utilise capacity.

It is rumoured Runcorn are receiving 3047-3061 and 3077/8 from Green Lane.

Southport and St. Helens are exchanging some Pulsars. Hard Southport losing Cadets 2631/3/4 to Birkenhead is part of this plan.

Please comment if you find out any confirmed movements in this thread.

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