MG’s live Facebook updates

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Morning guys, I wondered if whenever MG posts a Facebook live update someone could be so kind as to post a link to it on this thread, for those (few) of us who don’t use Facebook?
It’d be much appreciated. 
Cheersssssss Smile
Anything from MG recently?
(06 May 2021, 1:13 pm)ne14ne1 Wrote: Anything from MG recently?

No, nothing.

I don't think he's done an enthusiasts one for a while with Dan either. Although having said that, they've probably got better things to do than listen to enthusiasts telling them Xlines is the wrong shade of gold, the destinations are the wrong fonts and that there was no bog on the X11!
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(06 May 2021, 7:54 pm)Adrian Wrote: No, nothing.

I don't think he's done an enthusiasts one for a while with Dan either. Although having said that, they've probably got better things to do than listen to enthusiasts telling them Xlines is the wrong shade of gold, the destinations are the wrong fonts and that there was no bog on the X11!
Haha, yeah I’d guessed they’d been too busy for an enthusiasts special. I wondered if he’d done any staff updates with news recently.
Update from yesterday

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_f...4260176590&id=100009920923911&sfnsn=scwspmo

Yet to watch it, so no idea what he talks about.
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(19 May 2021, 6:48 pm)Michael Wrote: Update from yesterday

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_f...4260176590&id=100009920923911&sfnsn=scwspmo

Yet to watch it, so no idea what he talks about.

Thanks for posting the link, Michael.  Smile
(19 May 2021, 6:48 pm)Michael Wrote: Update from yesterday

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_f...4260176590&id=100009920923911&sfnsn=scwspmo

Yet to watch it, so no idea what he talks about.

Just a short update on the following:
  • Easing of restrictions
  • Change in cleaning product in coming months
  • Evening £1 fare
  • Accepting cash fares and giving change again from the end of month
  • Return of NatEx with work provided to offer duplicates journey's, more info to come in coming weeks ahead
(19 May 2021, 10:25 pm)Malarkey Wrote: Just a short update on the following:
  • Easing of restrictions
  • Change in cleaning product in coming months
  • Evening £1 fare
  • Accepting cash fares and giving change again from the end of month
  • Return of NatEx with work provided to offer duplicates journey's, more info to come in coming weeks ahead

So that explains why the social distancing signs were being removed from the buses! So it's basically back to normal in terms of capacity, other than the rearward facing seats and the seats directly behind the driver
(19 May 2021, 10:46 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: So that explains why the social distancing signs were being removed from the buses! So it's basically back to normal in terms of capacity, other than the rearward facing seats and the seats directly behind the driver

And I'm sure no standing yet
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It's about time they started giving change out lol.
(19 May 2021, 11:22 pm)idiot Wrote: It's about time they started giving change out lol.

On the 31st May I'll be sure to pay for my £1 evening ticket with a £20 note just to remember how much fun it is pissing the driver off!
(19 May 2021, 11:26 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: On the 31st May I'll be sure to pay for my £1 evening ticket with a £20 note just to remember how much fun it is pissing the driver off!
Not sure how that is fun! Deliberately antagonising driving staff that have kept a region moving throughout the pandemic.

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(19 May 2021, 11:35 pm)Adrian Wrote: Not sure how that is fun! Deliberately antagonising driving staff that have kept a region moving throughout the pandemic.

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I mean, let's be real. Bus drivers have been some of the most well protected 'key workers' throughout the whole pandemic. They've been in a protected bubble behind a screen since the very start, have very little contact with passengers other than the few seconds as they buy their ticket.

Compared to the likes of supermarket workers, emergency services, and even taxi drivers who have to be face to face with people every day, bus drivers have had it easy!
(19 May 2021, 11:47 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: I mean, let's be real. Bus drivers have been some of the most well protected 'key workers' throughout the whole pandemic. They've been in a protected bubble behind a screen since the very start, have very little contact with passengers other than the few seconds as they buy their ticket.

Compared to the likes of supermarket workers, emergency services, and even taxi drivers who have to be face to face with people every day, bus drivers have had it easy!

What a ridiculous thing to say. Protective screen or not, they've been on the frontline. Not only that, their employers have conducted a thorough risk assessment and taken necessary precautions, but it doesn't eliminate risk and as we've seen with some depots, there have been outbreaks and even deaths.

I think you need to engage your brain before your fingers.

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(19 May 2021, 11:50 pm)Adrian Wrote: What a ridiculous thing to say. Protective screen or not, they've been on the frontline. Not only that, their employers have conducted a thorough risk assessment and taken necessary precautions, but it doesn't eliminate risk and as we've seen with some depots, there have been outbreaks and even deaths.

I think you need to engage your brain before your fingers.

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Did I say otherwise? No!

What I said was that there are plenty of other key workers that have had to put up with far worse protections. MG himself has even said that bus drivers are amongst the most protected of all the frontline key workers.

Were those outbreaks in depots directly down to them being a bus driver (ie. catching COVID from passengers), or by the drivers themselves not following the precautions set out by their employer outside of the cab?
From the stories that were circulating, and from my own experience of seeing Arriva drivers standing around smoking together with no social distancing, I'd put money on it being the latter.
(19 May 2021, 10:25 pm)Malarkey Wrote: Just a short update on the following:
  • Easing of restrictions
  • Change in cleaning product in coming months
  • Evening £1 fare
  • Accepting cash fares and giving change again from the end of month
  • Return of NatEx with work provided to offer duplicates journey's, more info to come in coming weeks ahead

Wondwr where the change trays will go on Riverside's spare levantes for the X9/X10 7111/28
(19 May 2021, 11:26 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: On the 31st May I'll be sure to pay for my £1 evening ticket with a £20 note just to remember how much fun it is pissing the driver off!
Sure drivers will love giving you your £19 change all in pound coins......just to remember how much fun that part is.
(20 May 2021, 7:41 am)Stanleyone Wrote: Sure drivers will love giving you your £19 change all in pound coins......just to remember how much fun that part is.

Pound coins? I'd expect it in 20s!
(20 May 2021, 8:49 am)streetdeckfan Wrote: Pound coins? I'd expect it in 20s!

Once your description gets properly circulated, I'm sure arrangement will be made to provide your change entirely in 1p and 2p coins!
(19 May 2021, 11:26 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: On the 31st May I'll be sure to pay for my £1 evening ticket with a £20 note just to remember how much fun it is pissing the driver off!
I hope they empty their copper jar into the cash tray for your troubles Smile

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