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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1395 on: January 11, 2018, 04:39:16 PM »
But have you noticed that the bus war in Tamworth has suddenly subsided, along with the award winning 'Xpre55' quietly being withdrawn. All competition between Arriva & Central Buses has now ceased as a result of these changes.........   :-\

Indeed, not like a deal between the operators has happened or anything...

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« Reply #1396 on: January 11, 2018, 04:46:00 PM »
Indeed, not like a deal between the operators has happened or anything...

How could you possibly suggest such a thing...... :o
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« Reply #1397 on: January 11, 2018, 05:55:34 PM »
But have you noticed that the bus war in Tamworth has suddenly subsided, along with the award winning 'Xpre55' quietly being withdrawn. All competition between Arriva & Central Buses has now ceased as a result of these changes.........   :-\
they might be going back to  Tamworth on some other services never know 

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« Reply #1398 on: January 11, 2018, 07:36:36 PM »
Will cost me a bit more from Walsall to Tamworth then, unless I go via Cannock to Lichfield instead.

Wouldn't it be quicker getting x51 brum then 110?

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« Reply #1399 on: January 11, 2018, 07:46:06 PM »
How could you possibly suggest such a thing...... :o

I know, such an outrageous thought  :)

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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1400 on: January 11, 2018, 11:00:06 PM »
Wouldn't it be quicker getting x51 brum then 110?

I was thinking of cost.
It's spelt flipping Blakenall !!!!!!

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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1401 on: January 12, 2018, 01:18:34 AM »
Wouldn't it be quicker getting x51 brum then 110?
It'd be quicker to get the 77 to Sutton Coldfield and then the 110 to Tamworth than go via Birmingham City Centre.

35 minutes  - X51 Walsall to Birmingham City Centre
68 minutes - 110 Birmingham City Centre to Tamworth.
103 minutes on the bus overall

40 minues - 77 Walsall to Sutton Coldfield.
37 minutes - 110 Sutton Coldfield to Tamworth.
77 minutes on the bus overall.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 01:25:26 AM by 2206 »
Local Routes,
NXWM - AG 11A, AG 11C, PB 28, BY 55, PB 94 plus one BC 70 and BC 94C a day in each direction.
Diamond - Tividale 25 and Redditch 28A.
Social Travel - 11C.
DTS - 11A.
Claribels - 55 and 94.
Green Bus - 843.
Plus, TGB 844, Igo 800 and NXWM BC 14 a bit further away.

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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1402 on: January 13, 2018, 09:02:16 AM »
Struggle to see how the 142 makes any money. They messed up the timetables so now no one uses it in peak times, and it could easily go round hasbury in 30 mins. Diamonds days guaranteed full bus on the morning and evening journey. Shame they didn't keep a peak only 142 service similar to the 108. Seems that tbe halesowne- QE section can't cope with e200s on the 244. There's got to be opportunities there for it to work some way.

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« Reply #1403 on: January 13, 2018, 09:41:05 AM »
Struggle to see how the 142 makes any money. They messed up the timetables so now no one uses it in peak times, and it could easily go round hasbury in 30 mins. Diamonds days guaranteed full bus on the morning and evening journey. Shame they didn't keep a peak only 142 service similar to the 108. Seems that tbe halesowne- QE section can't cope with e200s on the 244. There's got to be opportunities there for it to work some way.
The 142 is a tendered (TFWM) service

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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1404 on: January 13, 2018, 12:13:36 PM »
Struggle to see how the 142 makes any money. They messed up the timetables so now no one uses it in peak times, and it could easily go round hasbury in 30 mins. Diamonds days guaranteed full bus on the morning and evening journey. Shame they didn't keep a peak only 142 service similar to the 108. Seems that tbe halesowne- QE section can't cope with e200s on the 244. There's got to be opportunities there for it to work some way.
Diamond didn't keep a peak only service, Diamond don't operate it any more and the 108 has always been a peak only service, Central Buses started the peak only service after Diamond withdrew it and it is follows a fairlys different route now via Erdington and the Yenton, rather than going via Tyburn Road like when Diamond operated it.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 12:16:55 PM by 2206 »
Local Routes,
NXWM - AG 11A, AG 11C, PB 28, BY 55, PB 94 plus one BC 70 and BC 94C a day in each direction.
Diamond - Tividale 25 and Redditch 28A.
Social Travel - 11C.
DTS - 11A.
Claribels - 55 and 94.
Green Bus - 843.
Plus, TGB 844, Igo 800 and NXWM BC 14 a bit further away.

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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1405 on: January 17, 2018, 06:22:58 PM »
PD1021409/99 Cancelled (Short notice)
CEN GROUP LTD
Route: Hurley, Queensway to Tamworth, Victoria Road. via Wood End, Wilnecote, Two Gates
Service number: 15
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 03 Feb 2018

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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1406 on: January 17, 2018, 06:51:04 PM »
PD1021409/99 Cancelled (Short notice)
CEN GROUP LTD
Route: Hurley, Queensway to Tamworth, Victoria Road. via Wood End, Wilnecote, Two Gates
Service number: 15
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 03 Feb 2018

Journeys have been reregistered on the 16 registration instead with a slightly revised route and timetable

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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1407 on: February 02, 2018, 08:02:37 AM »
Has today been purchased by Rotala PLC for 1.95 Million
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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1408 on: February 02, 2018, 08:05:43 AM »
Has today been purchased by Rotala PLC for 1.95 Million

Haha rotala are really going for it aren't they

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Re: Central Buses
« Reply #1409 on: February 02, 2018, 08:06:36 AM »
Has today been purchased by Rotala PLC for 1.95 Million

So much for the rumours being a load on nonsense....
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