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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1245 on: July 17, 2017, 11:51:00 PM »
how about extending the 192 from halesown  to Birmingham giving Kidderminster  area  a link by buses to Birmingham
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« Reply #1246 on: July 18, 2017, 06:08:24 PM »
Reducing the frequency was going to make things worse. Not only that but the main residents that use the service are from fatherless barn where the 13 coincidentally runs at exactly the same time. The 142 did work in my opinion on a 30 min frequency. It lasted long enough( 5 years!!)??

And don't forget the goodness knows how many years that section was covered by the 247/248.

As the route was cut down and frequencies amended passengers must have found alternative ways to travel.

I would also suggest that as frequencies have increased on other nearby routes this has been a factor too. For example the only NX bus on a Sunday round Hasbury used to be the 247/248 and later the 142. Now there is the Diamond 4H running every half hour.

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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1247 on: July 18, 2017, 06:37:55 PM »
how about extending the 192 from halesown  to Birmingham giving Kidderminster  area  a link by buses to Birmingham
And with four trains an hour how many non-pass holders would use it?
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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1248 on: July 18, 2017, 08:14:39 PM »
how about extending the 192 from halesown  to Birmingham giving Kidderminster  area  a link by buses to Birmingham

Years ago, the 192 did use to run between Kidderminster and Birmingham, but Diamond withdrew it as it wasn't commercially viable. I understand that Centro (at the time) wouldn't subsidise the route as there were already alternative services between Birmingham and Halesowen, as well as the train of course.
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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1249 on: July 18, 2017, 09:14:56 PM »
Years ago, the 192 did use to run between Kidderminster and Birmingham, but Diamond withdrew it as it wasn't commercially viable. I understand that Centro (at the time) wouldn't subsidise the route as there were already alternative services between Birmingham and Halesowen, as well as the train of course.
Back in the good old days the 192 used to be the X92 Birmingham - Kidderminster - Ludlow - Hereford before it was chopped into pieces.

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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1250 on: July 18, 2017, 09:38:44 PM »
Back in the good old days the 192 used to be the X92 Birmingham - Kidderminster - Ludlow - Hereford before it was chopped into pieces.

I believe the reason for curtailing the full route was new EU legislation in the 1990s that would have required the buses used to be fitted with tachographs because of the distance. I also think the same reason applied to the 144 terminating in Worcester instead of Malvern where it had previously run to. Both MRW routes of course.

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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1251 on: July 18, 2017, 10:02:38 PM »
Back in the good old days the 192 used to be the X92 Birmingham - Kidderminster - Ludlow - Hereford before it was chopped into pieces.

The 192 actually continued to run to Hereford until the early 2000's when it was reduced to running to Kidderminster only with some peak journeys continuing to Cleobury Mortimer.

At one point around 2000 First ran a 30 minute frequency between Kidderminster and Birmingham with the X93

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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1252 on: July 19, 2017, 11:29:34 AM »
Long dart I 142. Carrying 1 person leaving Halesowen. What a waste

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« Reply #1253 on: July 19, 2017, 06:32:12 PM »
Long dart I 142. Carrying 1 person leaving Halesowen. What a waste

Does make you wonder if it is worth tendering the 142 or just getting rid of it.
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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1254 on: July 29, 2017, 05:50:21 PM »
Just passed central buses hired envrio on flyover in aston with
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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1255 on: August 01, 2017, 01:20:54 PM »
PN03 ULV is on the 78 today.
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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1256 on: August 01, 2017, 03:15:39 PM »
PD1021409/89 Registered
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Route: Tamworth, Corporation Street to Tamworth, Corporation Street via Coton Green
Service number: 3B
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 18 Sep 2017

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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1257 on: August 15, 2017, 11:31:45 PM »
PD1021409/95 Registered
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Route: Perry Barr, Opposite Rail Station to Burton upon Trent, Boots Distribution Centre via Erdington, Lichfield
Service number: X11
Service type: Limited Stop
Effective date: 02 Oct 2017

X11 - Perry Barr - Erdington - Lichfield - Boots, Distibution Centre, Burton Upon Trent.
I wander what rout it will take between Perry Barr and Erdington? Will it go via the 11 route?
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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1258 on: August 16, 2017, 07:07:38 PM »
Does make you wonder if it is worth tendering the 142 or just getting rid of it.

I have to agree unfortunately. From Fatherless Barn to Halesowen the route is covered adequately by the 13, and those needing Stourbridge it is only a short walk to the much more frequent 9.

From the Wynall to Stourbridge section the 276 covers the majority more frequently and so only Oldnall Road is uncovered which I believe there is only 2 or 3 stops max.

Perhaps it should be reduced to Peak only?

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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1259 on: August 22, 2017, 08:17:49 AM »
Central Buses have got Demonstrator Mercedes Citaro K BV14 TZY on loan at the moment. It's on the 78 today.
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