Saturday, 28 July 2012

New arrival

Noticed this on the 168/9 service yesterday. I thought we had started a new campaign on day tickets until I had a closer look as noticed it is from Newcastle. Also noticed 19236 and 19022 now at Ashton covering for missing enviro 200s.

Monday, 23 July 2012


Ha the pleasure of travelling on this Volvo today on the 425 service. It's a shame these old buses can't be used for longer as they are not low floor as the engine sounds like it has just come out of the factory. Just had my long weekend off. Back to the grind on Wednesday with olympic football buses on Sunday. From what I read we are running a park and ride service which is free to ticket holders. It's just a shame we can't run a similar set up for concerts and regular football matches.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Testing week

Just finished working a few days on Ashton. A pretty average week really apart from the problems in Hollingworth on Tuesday. It certainly offered us a full days worth of problems with no 237s running from 12 till 6 and the 236 service heavily affected. I noticed this bus passing through the station the other day bit I have not had much time to post it. You might also see a few different buses knocking around Ashton such as 19262 and 19285 these are loans for Ashton and replace the enviro 200s that are going to London for the Olympics. Tomorrow a little bit of overtime for me and I get to drive a bus for a day so am a little giddy. Back to normal on Monday.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Week off

Had a great week off this week. Highlights are a bike ride down to the airport and then roxette in concert at the men arena last night with a flawless link to the venue using the metrolink from mumps. It will be even easier why the park and ride is opened in hollinwood. Back to work Saturday.