PCL Travel
RE: PCL Travel
Does PCL still operate the M1 service?

RE: PCL Travel
(23 Jul 2019, 9:54 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Does PCL still operate the M1 service?
No

RE: PCL Travel

(23 Jul 2019, 10:02 pm)Jimmi Wrote: No


Thanks. A bus stop timetable has it on, and the bus stop timetable was apparently displayed this month.


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(23 Jul 2019, 3:10 pm)Tyne_Traveller Wrote: Peter Cowell was driving it.

Might belong to one of the other companies that he is Transport Manager for.


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(23 Jul 2019, 10:56 pm)busmanT Wrote:

Might belong to one of the other companies that he is Transport Manager for.


I think it might be the coach he used to use on the Wooler journeys, although he has had so many vehicles it's difficult to tell.


Also does anybody know what is happening with the 15/16?



RE: PCL Travel
Have any arrangements been made for Alnwick to Rothbury with service 15 finishing this month?



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PB1069957/16 Cancelled
PETER IAN COWELL
Route: Queens Head, Rothbury to Queens Head, Rothbury
Service number: 16 ()
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 19 Aug 2019

PB1069957/21 Cancelled
PETER IAN COWELL
Route: Alnwck to Longframlington
Service number: A1 ()
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 19 Aug 2019

PB1069957/15 Cancelled
PETER IAN COWELL
Route: Thropton, Three Wheat Heads to Cawledge Business Park, Alnwick
Service number: 15 ()
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 19 Aug 2019

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(29 Jul 2019, 10:10 am)Kuyoyo Wrote: PB1069957/16 Cancelled
PETER IAN COWELL
Route: Queens Head, Rothbury to Queens Head, Rothbury
Service number: 16 ()
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 19 Aug 2019

PB1069957/21 Cancelled
PETER IAN COWELL
Route: Alnwck to Longframlington
Service number: A1 ()
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 19 Aug 2019

PB1069957/15 Cancelled
PETER IAN COWELL
Route: Thropton, Three Wheat Heads to Cawledge Business Park, Alnwick
Service number: 15 ()
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 19 Aug 2019


Guessing that is untill a tender can be found


RE: PCL Travel

(29 Jul 2019, 12:32 pm)GNE6312 Wrote:


Guessing that is untill a tender can be found



Does anyone have any idea whether  these services are being taken over by another operator?


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BU05HFW, AE54HYU and FJ55BXW are all in what seems to be their new Rural Link livery, identity, whatever...

[Image: 48530637892_ef174a56d7.jpg]PCL Travel: BU05HFW by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr


[Image: 48530481251_edc60a0dbe.jpg]PCL Travel: AU54HYU by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr


[Image: 48530476066_297fc139a3.jpg]PCL Travel: FJ55BXW by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr


No clue what is going on with the 15/16


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(13 Aug 2019, 8:49 pm)Jimmi Wrote:

BU05HFW, AE54HYU and FJ55BXW are all in what seems to be their new Rural Link livery, identity, whatever...

[Image: 48530637892_ef174a56d7.jpg]PCL Travel: BU05HFW by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr


[Image: 48530481251_edc60a0dbe.jpg]PCL Travel: AU54HYU by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr


[Image: 48530476066_297fc139a3.jpg]PCL Travel: FJ55BXW by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr


No clue what is going on with the 15/16


Looks like PCL has been renamed Rural Link, as on all 3 vehicles I don't see one mention of PCL.



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None of the buses operated by PCL out of Morpeth over the last few months have had any legal lettering. Is this legal?

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(13 Aug 2019, 10:14 pm)coldav Wrote: None of the buses operated by PCL out of Morpeth over the last few months have had any legal lettering. Is this legal?

Having watched Can't Pay, We'll Take It Away, one of the High Court Enforcement Officers did confirm that company assets i.e. Vehicles are listed on a system, this allows them to know who the owner of the vehicle is...


So I believe that if it was a matter of importance it would be displayed.



RE: PCL Travel

(13 Aug 2019, 8:49 pm)Jimmi Wrote:

BU05HFW, AE54HYU and FJ55BXW are all in what seems to be their new Rural Link livery, identity, whatever...

[Image: 48530637892_ef174a56d7.jpg]PCL Travel: BU05HFW by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr


[Image: 48530481251_edc60a0dbe.jpg]PCL Travel: AU54HYU by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr


[Image: 48530476066_297fc139a3.jpg]PCL Travel: FJ55BXW by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr


No clue what is going on with the 15/16




That livery looks like NAT group


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(13 Aug 2019, 10:24 pm)S830OFT Wrote:

Having watched Can't Pay, We'll Take It Away, one of the High Court Enforcement Officers did confirm that company assets i.e. Vehicles are listed on a system, this allows them to know who the owner of the vehicle is...


So I believe that if it was a matter of importance it would be displayed.



Instead of going off what the telly says, do a bit of research. Regulation 45 of the Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness, Equipment, Use and Certification) Regulations 1981 contains provisions for markings, as detailed below.



No vehicle in respect of which, by virtue of section 17(1) of the Transport Act 1980, a certificate of initial fitness, or a certificate under section 130 of the Road Traffic Act 1960, or a certificate under section 47 of the Road Traffic Act 1972 is required shall be used on a road unless the vehicle is marked with clearly legible characters—

(i) not less than 25 millimetres tall,

(ii) in a conspicuous position on the nearside of the vehicle,

(iii) in colours which contrast with their background, and

(iv) indicating the name of the owner (as defined in section 44(1) of the said Act of 1980 in relation to a vehicle to which that definition applies) of the vehicle and the owner's principal place of business.


Ruairidh | omnicity4659.co.uk  

RE: PCL Travel
Just checked VOSA, all PCL services (both commercial and subsidised) are cancelled with effect from 13 September 2019.

Today is the last day of the 15 & 16 which is the old Spirit Buses route from Alnwick to Rothbury and Alwinton.

Is this the end of PCL?

No services have yet to be registered for Mr Cowell's new company Rural Link Limited.

Charles

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(17 Aug 2019, 9:33 am)Charles41 Wrote: Just checked VOSA, all PCL services (both commercial and subsidised) are cancelled with effect from 13 September 2019.

Today is the last day of the 15 & 16 which is the old Spirit Buses route from Alnwick to Rothbury and Alwinton.

Is this the end of PCL?

No services have yet to be registered for Mr Cowell's new company Rural Link Limited.

Charles

Unless he comes back under a new operators license again, I think not...


Hopefully Go North East can take over the Hexham contracts, and I personally hope Arriva reintroduce the 33 & 44 back to Morpeth, otherwise residents will face a long walk to a bus stop, or face having no service at all.



RE: PCL Travel

(17 Aug 2019, 9:33 am)Charles41 Wrote: Just checked VOSA, all PCL services (both commercial and subsidised) are cancelled with effect from 13 September 2019.

Today is the last day of the 15 & 16 which is the old Spirit Buses route from Alnwick to Rothbury and Alwinton.

Is this the end of PCL?

No services have yet to be registered for Mr Cowell's new company Rural Link Limited.

Charles


What exactly did you check on VOSA (or DVSA) to get this info?


We theoretically had a PCL 'A1' service Alnwick to Longframlington but over the past months the service just hasn't been turning up at its timetabled time, and our local Parish Council has failed to find out why.

All attempts to contact PCL have failed.


Your post may explain it, so I'd be happy for any info you have, or can point me to.


RE: PCL Travel
(17 Aug 2019, 12:02 pm)zippy Wrote: What exactly did you check on VOSA (or DVSA) to get this info? We theoretically had a PCL 'A1' service Alnwick to Longframlington but over the past months the service just hasn't been turning up at its timetabled time, and our local Parish Council has failed to find out why. All attempts to contact PCL have failed. Your post may explain it, so I'd be happy for any info you have, or can point me to.

Type the license number PB1069957 into VOSA (linked below) and it will bring up all the registrations for services operated by PCL: https://www.vehicle-operator-licensing.s...-services/

In regards to the A1, from my experiences and sightings they were operating some 15 journeys between Rothbury and Alnwick via Longframlington then A1 route to Alnwick Bus Station (1155 from Rothbury and 1400 from Lionheart, Alnwick)

RE: PCL Travel
thanks for the info