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Re: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1170 on: August 04, 2017, 01:33:31 PM »
This Igo 15 plate Solo looks to have been sent out in a bit of a state:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/john-s-91/36294438365/
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Re: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1171 on: August 04, 2017, 03:09:12 PM »
Would it be unfair to comment that fleet appearance generally at iGo seems to have slipped?

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Re: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1172 on: August 04, 2017, 03:16:28 PM »
Would it be unfair to comment that fleet appearance generally at iGo seems to have slipped?

I don't think it would, fleet presentation standards do seem to have slipped of the buses I've seen recently. There's a nearly new 66 plate Solo SR driving around with a bright red replacement nearside bumper section. It's been like that a while
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Re: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1173 on: August 04, 2017, 03:55:19 PM »
I don't think it would, fleet presentation standards do seem to have slipped of the buses I've seen recently. There's a nearly new 66 plate Solo SR driving around with a bright red replacement nearside bumper section. It's been like that a while
Over the past few months i've seen lots of duct tape repairs on the E200 and in some cases the duct tape doesn't even match the colour of the bus.

Also the drivers on the 96 never seem bothered to change the destination display, nearly everyday I see the 15:17 96 from Acocks Green towards the Weatsheaf, often its 122 and it is always still displaying 96 Stratford Road, Hall Green, though it is going to towards the Weasheaf. They've been doing that everyday for the past few months now.

The debranded 424 Optare Solo SR look a mess as well. KX15BHK was still in serivce with its 424 branding for a week after the 424 passed to Claribels.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2017, 04:10:53 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: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1174 on: August 04, 2017, 05:03:36 PM »
Former 0246 converted to left hand drive and running in Poland, still recognisable as a Ring & Ride vehicle
http://fotobus.msk.ru/photo/793263/

According to that site and Google Translate, they got it in July 2012 and it was transferred away from Dnepropetrovsk in February 2014. Funnily enough, someone in the comments of that page linked to this website in 2013.

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Re: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1175 on: August 12, 2017, 09:31:14 PM »
This Igo 15 plate Solo looks to have been sent out in a bit of a state:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/john-s-91/36294438365/
Nothing new. That's an ex424 branded one.

They never take care of looking after them. One has a number of scrapes on its offside and 2106 has a high number of dents on its rear.

They were terrible buses, underpowered sheds on wheels. I don't miss these on the 424. There was at least one of the road every week.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2017, 09:33:53 PM by Jack B »
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Re: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1176 on: August 14, 2017, 08:31:15 PM »
In Coventry the 41 service was quietly adjusted from July 24th so that some roads in Willenhall (which lost the 27 service last year) are served again.

I have a feeling the data input/map on NWM/Traveline timetable websites is wrong, going by the allocated time between the Willenhall Precinct and Tintagel Close timing points, should it actually run the long way along St James Lane and Middle Ride (past The Glade pub) as per previous supported bus services 27, 3A, 11, A1 ?.  ;)

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Re: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1177 on: August 31, 2017, 01:36:38 PM »
Solo sr and decker on 10H

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Re: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1178 on: August 31, 2017, 01:38:23 PM »
Solo sr and decker on 10H
Its usual to see the Solo SRs on the 10H now, they were previously used on the 424, but they lost the tender to Claribels. @Trident 4194
2 were on the 10H on Tuesday, alongside a 25 Branded Optare Solo.
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: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1179 on: August 31, 2017, 01:39:42 PM »
Its usual to see the Solo SRs on the 10H now, they were previously used on the 424, but they lost the tender to Claribels. @Trident 4194
2 were on the 10H on Tuesday, alongside a 25 Branded Optare Solo.

Have the darts gone then?

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Re: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1180 on: August 31, 2017, 01:43:17 PM »
Have the darts gone then?
No Darts were on it on Tuesday, so does anyone know whats happened to the Darts?
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: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1181 on: September 01, 2017, 04:17:12 PM »
KX14FJZ has been debranded, it was previously 53 branded.

Also 2004 came up, Bordesley Green East, Belchers Lane, then it went up Sladefield Road (In Ward End) and then it turned right onto the Washwood Heath Road, going towards the Fox and Goose about 45 minutes ago, the display said "on hire to Birmingham City Council". You don't usually see buses on Sladefield Road.
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: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1182 on: September 01, 2017, 04:44:36 PM »
KX14FJZ has been debranded, it was previously 53 branded.

Also 2004 came up, Bordesley Green East, Belchers Lane, then it went up Sladefield Road (In Ward End) and then it turned right onto the Washwood Heath Road, going towards the Fox and Goose about 45 minutes ago, the display said "on hire to Birmingham City Council". You don't usually see buses on Sladefield Road.

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Re: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1183 on: September 05, 2017, 01:12:24 PM »
The driver on Igo 4002 this morning on the first 99 of the day to Shard End, took a short cut in Sheldon and followed the 71E/71A/72 route straight down, Church Road, skipping out part of the route, Common Lane, Barrows Lane and Brays Road. Not good, as there could have been passengers waiting for it down there.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2017, 01:19:54 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: ATG, igo and Ring & Ride
« Reply #1184 on: September 06, 2017, 06:10:33 PM »
There was an accident in common lane this morning so could be why he diverted.