PCL Travel
(19/03/2019, 20:42)jimmoc Wrote: Did it even run on or not turn up like always haha and thanks

When I was in Morpeth on Saturday Evening a few weeks back it didn't show up...
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Peter Cowell has applied for a new operators licence in the name of Rural Link.

PB2021997 SN rural link ltd
Director(s): peter cowell
43, CAMERON ROAD, PRUDHOE, NE425AJ
Operating Centre: UNIT 5B, RYTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, NEWBURN
BRIDGE ROAD, RYTON, NE21 4SQ
Authorisation: 3 vehicle(s)
Transport Manager(s): peter cowell
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(29/03/2019, 13:23)GuyParkRoyal Wrote: Peter Cowell has applied for a new operators licence in the name of Rural Link.

PB2021997 SN rural link ltd
Director(s): peter cowell
43, CAMERON ROAD, PRUDHOE, NE425AJ
Operating Centre: UNIT 5B, RYTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, NEWBURN
BRIDGE ROAD, RYTON, NE21 4SQ
Authorisation: 3 vehicle(s)
Transport Manager(s): peter cowell

Considering that is his company's brand it seems very unusual to change his company name to that, although he is well known for his cowboy operation within Northumberland, and the use of vehicles that are well (unroadworthy). I do hope this company is axed soon, although I'm sure he will find a way to return...
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I believe that PCL were required to use the 'Rural Link' branding by NCC.
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Not PCL Travel in this instance but they're mentioned in this article regarding Johnson's of Mickley.

https://www.route-one.net/articles/Legal...nd_Johnson
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PCL should get some double deckers
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(19/04/2019, 09:53)GNE6312 Wrote: PCL should get some double deckers
Why???
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(19/04/2019, 09:53)GNE6312 Wrote: PCL should get some double deckers

Are you going to pay for them like why should they services they do not of high demand only do local work which only small buses they need high demanding good paying service for Decker
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NT1
Alnwick castle
National trust Cragside
Rothbury
Cragside village
Longhorsley
Longframlington
Alnwick castle

This service will operate every 30 mins as a sightseeing tour

The fleet and features:
It will be allocated open top Plaxton presidents between 15th march and 15th September
However between 16th september and 14th March it will be allocated regular closed roof plaxton presidents
All year commentry is available on every bus on this service
All veichles will wear the black and red rural link coulers

The route:
Buses will depart alnwick castle taking in the sights of the town of alnwick, buses will then leave alnwick taking in the scenary of the alnwick moors before stopping at the entrance to the national trust's cragside, buses will then take in the sights of rothbury before turning around using high streetand heading to longhorsley following the path of the river coquet before heading onto the A697 to longhorsleytaking in the sights of the village and turning around via west road and Drummonds close then heading back north on the A697 to longhorsley taking in the village's sights (only using Rothbury road,church street and front street) before heading onto the A697 vack to the alnwick moors and alnwick castle:

Tickets:

Ticket prices are as follows:
Adult single-£2.50
Adult day ticket (hop on hop off)-£5
Child single-£1.50
Child day ticket (hop on hop off) -£3.50

Explorers are also accepted on this service

All tickets will give you discounted entry to cragside and alnwick castle
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(19/04/2019, 15:50)GNE6312 Wrote: NT1
Alnwick castle
National trust Cragside
Rothbury
Cragside village
Longhorsley
Longframlington
Alnwick castle

This service will operate every 30 mins as a sightseeing tour

The fleet and features:
It will be allocated open top Plaxton presidents between 15th march and 15th September
However between 16th september and 14th March it will be allocated regular closed roof plaxton presidents
All year commentry is available on every bus on this service
All veichles will wear the black and red rural link coulers

The route:
Buses will depart alnwick castle taking in the sights of the town of alnwick, buses will then leave alnwick taking in the scenary of the alnwick moors before stopping at the entrance to the national trust's cragside, buses will then take in the sights of rothbury before turning around using high streetand heading to longhorsley following the path of the river coquet before heading onto the A697 to longhorsleytaking in the sights of the village and turning around via west road and Drummonds close then heading back north on the A697 to longhorsley taking in the village's sights (only using Rothbury road,church street and front street) before heading onto the A697 vack to the alnwick moors and alnwick castle:

Tickets:

Ticket prices are as follows:
Adult single-£2.50
Adult day ticket (hop on hop off)-£5
Child single-£1.50
Child day ticket (hop on hop off) -£3.50

Explorers are also accepted on this service

All tickets will give you discounted entry to cragside and alnwick castle

Hardlys going to work, PCLs current services don't seem sustainable so I can't see this bringing in a significant amount of revenue. Also for a company as small as PCL, I can't see them investing in Double Decker vehicles, when the cost is so high, this is a recipe for disaster...
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(19/04/2019, 16:50)S830OFT Wrote: Hardlys going to work, PCLs current services don't seem sustainable so I can't see this bringing in a significant amount of revenue. Also for a company as small as PCL, I can't see them investing in Double Decker vehicles, when the cost is so high, this is a recipe for disaster...

I can't help but think this is a belated April fool.


Charles
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(19/04/2019, 15:50)GNE6312 Wrote: NT1
Alnwick castle
National trust Cragside
Rothbury
Cragside village
Longhorsley
Longframlington
Alnwick castle

This service will operate every 30 mins as a sightseeing tour

The fleet and features:
It will be allocated open top Plaxton presidents between 15th march and 15th September
However between 16th september and 14th March it will be allocated regular closed roof plaxton presidents
All year commentry is available on every bus on this service
All veichles will wear the black and red rural link coulers

The route:
Buses will depart alnwick castle taking in the sights of the town of alnwick, buses will then leave alnwick taking in the scenary of the alnwick moors before stopping at the entrance to the national trust's cragside, buses will then take in the sights of rothbury before turning around using high streetand heading to longhorsley following the path of the river coquet before heading onto the A697 to longhorsleytaking in the sights of the village and turning around via west road and Drummonds close then heading back north on the A697 to longhorsley taking in the village's sights (only using Rothbury road,church street and front street) before heading onto the A697 vack to the alnwick moors and alnwick castle:

Tickets:

Ticket prices are as follows:
Adult single-£2.50
Adult day ticket (hop on hop off)-£5
Child single-£1.50
Child day ticket (hop on hop off) -£3.50

Explorers are also accepted on this service

All tickets will give you discounted entry to cragside and alnwick castle


PCL can't even run the services they have let alone anything as ambitious as this. Please mark speculation as such in the future!
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With a bit of marketing, a better operator and stopping at Alnwick bus station (for accessibility and connections) and extending to Alnmouth (for ECML and coast), it could work you know...
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06 plate Renault was on the 15s today with garden bin stickers used for the route number.

It's strange how PCL can use Primos on Town services, but deploy this to Rural services.
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(27/04/2019, 20:32)S830OFT Wrote: 06 plate Renault was on the 15s today with garden bin stickers used for the route number.

It's strange how PCL can use Primos on Town services, but deploy this to Rural services.

It's just vinyls rather than garden bin stickers.

Discovered their latest ploy yesterday, they are now on some journeys at least operating services A1 & 15 as one service, got on what I assumed was the 15  in Alnwick Bus Station yesterday afternoon and I found myself being taken to Alnwick Sainsburys, down the A1 and through some villages before eventually ending up in Longframlington which is where the A1 terminates and then onto Rothbury from there Huh 
[Image: 33879601998_8c52effc51.jpg]PCL Travel: WX06UYP by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr
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(02/05/2019, 14:35)Jimmi Wrote: It's just vinyls rather than garden bin stickers.

Discovered their latest ploy yesterday, they are now on some journeys at least operating services A1 & 15 as one service, got on what I assumed was the 15  in Alnwick Bus Station yesterday afternoon and I found myself being taken to Alnwick Sainsburys, down the A1 and through some villages before eventually ending up in Longframlington which is where the A1 terminates and then onto Rothbury from there Huh 
[Image: 33879601998_8c52effc51.jpg]PCL Travel: WX06UYP by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr

That should be reported to the traffic commissioner as they are as a result missing out Clayport Street, Edlingham and Cragside...
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Little Suggestion for PCL...
A1: Withdrawn 
406: Re-introduced. This will interwork with 15 alike Spirit Buses service.
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