My photo uploads as i travel around.
69327 in service from there now anyone know the number of the service van in the photo in the far right looks like pickup 87415
They do look nice though don't they? :>)Out of interest, how reliable have your hybrids been? We're supposed to be getting a small fleet of hybrids at work in the near future...and it's all new territory!
only a bus fan but get weekly news every week do you work at First Ashton (Pioneer) if so I have heard 4 are going there for the Stockport services
Have read elsewhere that they are out on the 17/18 routes.First arn't paying for them, they've been paid for out of a grant from the DfT's Green Bus Fund, the same way Stagecoach's hybrids were paid for.
mic was in the depot today its confirmed that 4 new 61plate hybrids are coming for the 380/1/6
is 31954 still at the depot and if so are they going to get it running again i though they where trying to get use of the yard where the lorrys are again31938/52/34031 noted in service this weekalso heard the whole batch of 34088-107 are coming I would guess to Oldham depot for schools
looks like the Dennis arrows are loaned to each others depots ie OM to Pioneer and vis versa just like Ince and Wigan use to doall bar 1 are from Dukinfield anyway 31933/38/39/48/52
I saw 31952 on the 59 in shudehill last week, im guessing that a few darts are due to move to Wigan, also relatively heard that First are to take over a few ex. Arriva daytime routes, im still guessing that wigan are due for some extra needs.
31952 was back on loan to Ashton end of last week along with 31938 4 R-SBA darts are to move to Ashton my guess is 40363/66/68/70 31927/29/43 are to move to Oldham leving Ashton a single deck depot
My guess is that the darts will come along from Bolton. Besides ive read that Wigan are to take over a few ex Arriva daytime duties leaving Wigan with all the buses it needs. The current(R???SBA) darts at Bolton are: 40370/71/72/400/01/02/04/05. 40363/66/68 are Wigan based.How would Ashton cope with the school services if Ashton were to only be all single deck buses.Well at least Stagecoach still have double decks.
benzo im told as i told mic all ashtons current schools would transfer to oldham under a new dedicated bus driver unit they will keep 2 deckers for a 348 and 350 for the moss hollins(350) and copley / west hill pupils (348`s) this would increasing dukis depot room in depot / availability for the new contracts won over the summer as at the min it is very crammed at night with all buses in
Benzo 40368 is now back at Dukinfield told my friend James there is a lot of transfers happining at the moment I think 60382-88 from Queens Rd are to move to Wigan as Bury are sending 691ss buses to Queens Rd in exchange for 37291-300/2/37411wonder which double decks they will keep
Benzobeen told 40366 is defo coming back to Dukinfield think these transfers are to replace 40433/35/36 which are going back to Oldham
phillipI perfer the new hybrids they are much cleaner and quicker and smoother.
have a look at the new buses. Very good post
Seems cool! However,Does it really have the illustrated benefits?