Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Nottingham Broadmarsh 30/06/2010

There have been some changes at Broadmarsh with a partition between the main waiting area and the buses.

Individual stopping bays have been marked out for the buses.
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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Sunday bus wars in Ripley

Starting today TrentBarton have introduced hourly journeys on service 9.2 between Derby and Mansfield operating 5 mins in front of Stagecoach service 92.
The 5:45 pm southbound TrentBarton followed 5 minutes later by the 17:50 Stagecoach.

The 5:50 pm TrentBarton to Mansfield.
Finally the 17:55 Stagecoach to Mansfield had no passengers at all when waiting for time in Ripley.Posted by Picasa

Friday, 4 June 2010

Ripley & Chesterfield 3/6/2010 - TrentBarton

Yesterday in the space of 5 minutes around 9:30 I saw four TrentBarton journeys operated by the wrong type of bus.

Service 90 is usually operated by Dennis Darts and the 1A is usually an Optare Solo.
The Sixes are usually route branded Scanias and The Red Arrow should be a route branded coach. I wonder if the Excel on RA was deliberate as we had about 10 standing passengers on arrival in Chesterfield.
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Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Local buses at Wythall Museum

One of the first Midland General Bristol VRs.
[left]  In the early 1970s I made a small donation towards the purchase of this bus for preservation.

[below]  Willowbrook bodied AEC Regal.

Former NCT Leyland National sales stand that I had seen at Crich the previous day.
Blue Bus Services operated an immaculate fleet - mostly Diamlers.Posted by Picasa