Friday, 25 June 2010

First thing

It's 440am. I'm just waiting time out at the bus station. 3 216s first thing followed by another 2 after breakfast. It's not to bad on there at the moment. I'm in today as overtime as in still on my holidays so to speak. Had a relaxing time really looking forward to normality from tuesday and also my new bike on the first week in july.

26 comments:

  1. Im hoping to be on the 216 soon lol. medical passed yesterday, but jeez there were so many people there having them too! Just about to drop my licence of at the depot,to get it processed by the nice chaps at DVLA, as my D entitlement needs renewing shortly!
    Is it still the buggy run :-) ?

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  2. Suprised no one has spotted the First bus in the background. 440am. They dont do too much at this time.

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  3. just got the lastest stagecoach fleet list today and 20938 is classed as a taxi bus now and car 92959 has gone from Stockport

    Chris

    good luck with the job

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  4. A first bus at 440AM??? just zoomed and it looks like one of their depleting Volvo single deckers. At this time they're probably getting stolen, no wonder there numbers are shrinking lol

    If you think that is a bit odd, there was an actual B9TL double decker in the Duki depot....but was used as a staff bus....shame, could have been put to better use

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  5. Anonymous26/6/10 10:10

    Mic where did you get the stagecoach fleet bus from please advice thank you

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  6. William i think Dukinfield have been using that B9TL on a school service in Droylsden. Its hard to belive they allocate the run down Arrows and Olympians on the 348/350 and use a nice shiney B9TL on a school service and staff shuttle, its crazy.

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  7. The first bus was a volvo single deck one of them 55 plate ones. Not sure of the number lol. Oddly a 54 plate solo passed only minutes before. Both buses are staff taxis from queens road and oldham.

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  8. I often see the First Solo driving around Ashton in the early hours of the morning on taxi duties and often the Stagecoach Volvo B10M as well. There like ghosts only appearing at Night lol.

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  9. I emailed stagecoach to get the fleetlist

    there was an Oldham based volvo double deck on the 350 number 34038 covering a trip to Ashton then one of the old darts went on I think speedwells 2 white buses are the best

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  10. I saw 31949 on the 348 most of that service where double decks today but 40434 was on aswell

    down in Cornwall their dennis darts are much newer newsist been an 2006 one

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  11. M Branson26/6/10 18:31

    I saw a B9TL powering up Crescent Road in Duki the other day on staff duties. Was 37545, an 09 one. Speedwell's two Enviro300s would be fantastic as they are a great ride, but they're just too rattly for my liking. The back seat seems to want to eject itself!

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  12. It was an 09 reg B9TL in Droylsden last week on schools so im guessing it was the same one. Still its nice to know First have got there Priority's right. Drivers travel in luxury on a nearly new bus and the paying passengers travel on ancient buses that belong in the scrap yard, yet they claim to be 'transforming travel' lol.

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  13. I do not think speedwells R513 YWC is going to last much longer I got on it today on the 354 and it was just rattling so much the driver had ear plugs in and the covering to the engine from below the steering wheel kept coming loose

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  14. They wont need that many next month when Stott's take over the 353/4 and the loss of the 392 and the reduction on the 239 and apparently theres talk of the 397 being cut as well, plus with the new Enviro's on the S50 it frees up the two Excels for the 343.
    I think they are slowly working on there varios though. I travelled on one of the T reg ones last month which was in a very poor state but yestereday it sounded like a new bus with no rattles or squeaks.

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  15. I guess stotts will use short Optare solos with the narrow streets the services use I use the 354 home now as it comes on time once I went for the 350 and was still there 20 mins later

    I though speedwell where getting an 07 bus for the S50 as VU 02 TTZ has speedwell bus fleetnames

    the newest bus at First Dukinfield is 40324 a 51 reg the 2 pte school bus have gone to Oldham

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  16. It was suggested earlier in the year by Speedwell that they would be getting an 03 and a 07 Enviro 300 for use on the S50 but it seems there plans changed.
    I think the V reg Dart was intended for use on the S50 as it has Speedwellvalue branding but is slightly smaller than the 02 reg Dart so now tends to work on the 394.

    Stott's will most certainly be using there dinky Solo's on the 353/4, nothing but clean, smart, low floor vehicles from them so if anything Mic your journeys home should get better once they take over, no offence to Speedwell intended.

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  17. both the V reg and 02 reg darts now have speedwell bus fleetnames

    stotts use to use ex gmpte double decks when they had lots of service both YNA 347/53 M where wrecked in fires as was ex yorkshire rider WUM 105S

    anything is better then firstbus but down it st Ives I used the 300 service and the drivers where really polite and chatty to customers

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  18. Arrr well i stand corrected on the Darts then Mic. The V reg dart did have Value fleetnames last time i saw it, but that was a good few months ago.

    Stott's did loads of GM Fleetlines, but i always prefered the South Yorkshire deckers, they were really nippy.
    Stott's had at least 4 arson attacks in the late 80's/early 90's.

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  19. that Ex west midlands fleetline they use on the 398 was a good ride WDA 975 T

    also use to travel on Gold Rider coaches based at Huddersfield 1613 to 15/17 they where great rides and I still have photos of them up to this day 16 years after they where sold

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  20. Yep i remember the WM Fleetline. They ran it in plain white for a while too.

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  21. I once remember seening 37432 on the 350 but also 60446/7 I think they where covering but I think someone had forgot to them they have to go on Hey farm going to Oldham as they went straight pass

    350 is Brown line branded but yet never seen any buses branded for it

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  22. Brown line??? well suited lol

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  23. First have never been good with branding although like William i dont know anything about the Brown Line lol.

    No doubt there england stickers will slowly be removed now from the windows, actually thinking about it, they will still be there in 2 years time lol.

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  24. football is not my sort of sport I run 6 days a week and swim 4 times a week

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  25. You sound fitter than me Mic lol

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  26. I am I have done 4 marathons and training for my next I was in Weymouth the other week and I saw open topper 34258 looking great firstbus that is

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