South West Bus Operations

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Stagecoach Oxford 36454 was well out of its normal operating patch earlier today.

No idea where it was going or why, but followed it for quite a few miles on the m1, until it vanished amongst the traffic around Bolsover/Chesterfield.
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http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-28949801

Bristol bus boycott marked.
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Mr Matthews seems to have turned around things from his base in Bristol with First.

http://www.passengertransport.co.uk/2014...n-bristol/
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-30115137

Wonder if local residents kick up a stink? *bdum tish!*

#availableforweddingsandbarmitzvas
#hashtagsonNEB
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Quote:Wonder if local residents kick up a stink?
*bdum tish!*
Wow talk about crap.

Does that bus really have drawings of people taking a dump on the side of the bus, how awkward would people look riding that bus, I'm not sure if its worse than the M&S advert on the side of one of London's buses which is a man in his pants.
Just to touch on the consultation/importance of customers to a bus operator theme touched on elsewhere, First are recruiting for people to form a customer panel across Southampton, Portsmouth and Gosport.

So we have a one day consultation where staff arrive late in Sunderland, emails sent out by TfL using Oyster data and First recruiting people on an expenses paid panel in Hampshire.

Wonder which are the most successful?
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http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/Plymouth...story.html
Western Greyhound no more.
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-31866340

Two in a week. Not good.
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Plymouth Citybus has received eight Dennis Tridents from Brighton & Hove and three Mini Darts from London. Their new fleet numbers are as follows:

480 PK02RFF
481 PK02RFL
482 PK02RDU
483 PK02RDV
484 PK02RDZ
485 PK02RDY
486 PK02RFJ
487 PK02RFE

250 LX05EYP
251 LX05EYV
252 LX05EYY
Kudos to the guy for stepping into the firing line and holding his hands up.
They have taken quite a bit of flack recently and could have easily flung mud at other bodies or individuals.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-33066272
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Bus operator, First South West, today (10 July 2015) signed an agreement to sell its operations in South Devon to Stagecoach. On completion of the sale, expected to conclude 6 September 2015, the Plymouth bus depot, outstations at Tavistock and Dartmouth and around 250 staff will transfer to Stagecoach.

Alex Carter, Managing Director of First South West, said: “Despite the focus on services and the hard work of everyone in South Devon, unfortunately the business has underperformed for a number of years. I’m pleased we’ve negotiated an agreement to sell and therefore help protect jobs and key services.

“The sale does not, in any way, reflect the commitment of our employees in the area who have worked tirelessly to provide the best possible service to local communities. I’d like to thank them for their hard work and loyalty over the years. We will be fully supporting them as they transfer to their new employer.

““We’re proud to have served the South Devon community and would like to thank passengers for travelling with First South West over the years. I can assure our customers that we will continue to run services as normal up to and including 5 September and will ensure a smooth transition.”
Go Ahead company Plymouth Citybus to buy 31 new vehicles

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/31-brand...z3hEOMoXjR
(30 Jul 2015, 6:26 am)citaro5284 Wrote: Go Ahead company Plymouth Citybus to buy 31 new vehicles

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/31-brand...z3hEOMoXjR

4 of the new vehicles for YellowFlash    
With the takeover of First Plymouth by Stagecoach a week away, the Plymouth Park & Ride fleet of vehicles have been formally allocated Stagecoach fleet numbers ahead of their 6 months plus loan spell.

Trident/East Lancs Myllennium Loyne
32757 WA54OLP 18531
32760 WA54OLR 18532
32761 WJ55CRX 18533
32762 WJ55CRZ 18534

Dennis Trident/Plaxton President
33172 LR02LYP 18535

Alexander Dennis Enviro400
33420 WA08MVE 19707
33421 WA08MVF 19708
33422 WA08MVG 19709

Volvo B7L/Wright Eclipse Metro
60895 YJ51RFE 21096
60910 YJ51RFK 21097
60917 YG02DKV 21098
60918 YG02DLJ 21099

Information thanks to Steve Mutly on 'Stagecoach Enthusiasts' Facebook Group
All of First Bristol's Volvo B10BLE/Wright Renowns have been withdrawn following the necessity for vehicles to be DDA compliant, none of which are. I understand some are R-reg, similar to Go North East's 4837-4855 in terms of age, so I imagine they've been withdrawn from the fleet based on their age, with First keeping them on until the final days of non-DDA compliancy. Not sure what has replaced them.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35478610

I wonder if these offer the drivers an incentive to remove passes?
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Outside ADL Falkirk this morning were 3 two-tone green deccas for Go Ahead Group, same as recent Southen Vectis deliveries. The third was arriving back from a road test and I couldn't confirm the registration. The other two were registered:

HJ16HSG
HJ16HSN

No vinals have yet been applied so no confirmation of fleet numbers i'm afraid.
(11 Apr 2016, 12:50 pm)Ebs Wrote: Outside ADL Falkirk this morning were 3 two-tone green deccas for Go Ahead Group, same as recent Southen Vectis deliveries. The third was arriving back from a road test and I couldn't confirm the registration. The other two were registered:

HJ16HSG
HJ16HSN

No vinals have yet been applied so no confirmation of fleet numbers i'm afraid.

ADL Falkirk had HJ16HSO parked outside this evening.
(20 Apr 2016, 8:59 pm)Ebs Wrote: ADL Falkirk had HJ16HSO parked outside this evening.

Cheers for the update!
New for more Bus is the first of their MCV Evoseti bodied Volvo B5TL open toppers for the 'Purbeck Breezer' service 50

https://www.flickr.com/photos/coventrybu...471274406/