West Midlands Bus Operations

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News, debate and discussion on West Midlands' Bus Operations.

Has anyone seen this? Www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-22842990
Bargain at £1.80 too! Wonder how much GNE would charge and how many zones they would squeeze into the route? Wink

The 638 must have pushed close to this 31 mile European record mind!
For anyone who is thinking about starting up their own bus business...
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/loc...3m-7069186
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-28471957

Passenger with Dwarfism barred from buses.
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Outside Alexander Dennis (Camelon) this evening awaiting collection were National Express West Midlands:

852  SN64OEF
853  SN64OEG
854  SN64OEH
856  reg unconfirmed

4970  SN64OCP
4971  SN64OCR
4972  SN64OCS

A few of these have been around since late last week.
The E300s had finally disappeared by this evening, presumably collected at some point today. This evening had a line up of:

4972  SN64OCS
4973  SN64OCU
4974  SN64OCV
Outside Alexander Dennis this evening was E200 858 (SN64OEM).
4220 in the same zip livery as worn by derby's 4224:

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Thoughts??
Quite like the ALX400 - Enviro300 is a bit plain!
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-30023390

New hub for Birmingham.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...ouses.html
Hi anyone know rates of pay for arriva bus driver in Midlands area
2 new Enviro 200 MMC's for NX West Midlands were seen on delivery today both had YX15 plates so presumably were built at Scarborough.
National Express West Midlands' Mercedes 0405 1707 (V177 MOA) has been preserved. Was collected from Miller Street depot today.
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PD0001374/360 - DIAMOND BUS LTD, HALLBRIDGE WAY, TIPTON ROAD, TIVIDALE, WARLEY, B69 3HW
Variation Accepted by SN: Operating between Sutton Coldfield, Lower Parade and Erdington, High Street given service number 15A effective from 24-Apr-2016. To amend Route and Timetable.
PD0001374/396 - DIAMOND BUS LTD, HALLBRIDGE WAY, TIPTON ROAD, TIVIDALE, WARLEY, B69 3HW
Registration Accepted by SN
Starting Point: Perry Barr One Stop
Finish Point: Perry barr One Stop
Via: Aston, Six Ways
Service Number: 68A
Service Type: Normal Stopping
Effective Date: 24-APR-2016
Other Details: Monday to Saturday, except bank holidays.
PH1066711/123 - WESSEX BUS LTD, BEACON HOUSE, LONG ACRE, ASTON, BIRMINGHAM, B7 5JJ
Variation Accepted: Operating between Bristol Union Street and Cribbs Causeway given service number 1/2 effective from 24-Apr-2016. To amend Route and Timetable.
I had a ride on some shuttle buses today at the NEC when I went for Gadget Show Live, they were citaros and coped well with the load of many people
http://m.tamworthherald.co.uk/mp-craig-t...story.html

Problems in Tamworth area after possible withdrawal of 116 service.
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Hinckleybus are to integrate with the main Arriva brand.

"Hinckleybus is part of the Arriva family and we’ll slowly be adopting the main Arriva brand throughout 2018. We're going to be changing the colour of the buses, and you may have already noticed the changes to printed timetables which are turning blue!

Don't worry though, we're still your friendly local bus company offering a network of local bus services in Hinckley & Nuneaton and as well as interurban routes across parts of Leicestershire and Warwickshire.

Tickets are staying the same, with our great value saver tickets valid on all Arriva and Hinckleybus services."
http://www.passengertransport.co.uk/2020...orms-nxwm/

Data technology being introduced in West Midlands following initial trial.
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