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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #480 on: May 06, 2017, 02:59:13 PM »
What is the official name for First Potteries?
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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #481 on: May 06, 2017, 03:31:02 PM »
What is the official name for First Potteries?

First Potteries on the legal lettering

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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #482 on: May 07, 2017, 04:32:44 PM »
First Potteries on the legal lettering

OK, how long has this name been registered?
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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #483 on: May 16, 2017, 06:11:04 AM »
Another E300 to receive the new livery is 67643. Darts 42552/3/4 have had their stoke station branding removed following service cuts that reduced the PVR of the 21/21a

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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #484 on: July 12, 2017, 08:05:14 AM »
101 branded 65035 on the 6 on Monday night.
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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #485 on: July 17, 2017, 02:56:26 PM »
101 branded 65033 on the 6 yesterday

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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #486 on: July 18, 2017, 06:44:55 AM »
66302 and 66305 have had their fronts painted to pick from red and had their branding removed. Presumably this is in preparation for the moving of all Volvos at Potteries to Leicester.

Parked up at Newcastle garage on Sunday were darts 41494/8 and more oddly Streetlites 63096/7/9. The latter have all been in service in the last week and i was not aware of any plans to move these to another operator.

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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #487 on: July 20, 2017, 06:33:58 AM »


Parked up at Newcastle garage on Sunday were darts 41494/8 and more oddly Streetlites 63096/7/9. The latter have all been in service in the last week and i was not aware of any plans to move these to another operator.


63096 was back out yesterday in service on 6/11 circuit, so not sure why this and the other two Streetlites were at Newcastle garage over the weekend, however they appear to in fact be staying

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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #488 on: July 20, 2017, 03:33:48 PM »
66302 and 66305 have had their fronts painted to pick from red and had their branding removed. Presumably this is in preparation for the moving of all Volvos at Potteries to Leicester.

Parked up at Newcastle garage on Sunday were darts 41494/8 and more oddly Streetlites 63096/7/9. The latter have all been in service in the last week and i was not aware of any plans to move these to another operator.

Any idea what vehicles are replacing the Volvos at Potteries, if they're leaving?

Courtesy of the Midlandred.net forum, 66305 has arrived from Potteries as a spare whilst newer B7RLE's arrive for the 144.

I guess (and numbers are pretty similar) that it'll be Volvo B7RLE's/B7L's at Potteries to Leicester, releasing their 59 platers to Worcester, in turn cascading Enviro300's from Worcester to Potteries.
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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #489 on: July 20, 2017, 10:03:58 PM »
Any idea what vehicles are replacing the Volvos at Potteries, if they're leaving?

Courtesy of the Midlandred.net forum, 66305 has arrived from Potteries as a spare whilst newer B7RLE's arrive for the 144.

I guess (and numbers are pretty similar) that it'll be Volvo B7RLE's/B7L's at Potteries to Leicester, releasing their 59 platers to Worcester, in turn cascading Enviro300's from Worcester to Potteries.

They could send 51 & 54 plate Dennis Trident 2s to Taunton along with E200s and also E300 (PT59 JPT) to save the E300s at Worcester
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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #490 on: July 20, 2017, 10:18:19 PM »
They could send 51 & 54 plate Dennis Trident 2s to Taunton along with E200s and also E300 (PT59 JPT) to save the E300s at Worcester

Worcester does need its current decker allocation though, Taunton has had ex Essex E200's moved in, I wasn't aware it needed additional vehicles?