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National Express Coventry / Re: Coventry Garage
« Last post by Coventry Transport Dude on Today at 03:20:41 PM »
I saw a freshly repainted 2148 at 1.20pm today, arriving at its new home at Wheatley Street Garage !
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National Express West Midlands / Re: Vehicle Transfers
« Last post by Tony on Today at 03:19:17 PM »
I've just dropped repainted 2148 off at Coventry this afternoon. Should just need a 4 weekly inspection before being used so may be out tomorrow
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National Express West Midlands / Re: Noteworthy Workings - January 2018
« Last post by filbus1 on Today at 01:50:39 PM »
4960 - 120A

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Having not being privvy to the full details of this SQPS so I’m not sure, however would RK Travel and Discount Travel Solutions not be exempt based on that their frequencies are irregular and not every 30 mins or more.

If it is such case, you will probably find Sunny Travel reducing their frequency accordingly...

I cannot see any exclusions for infrequent services in the Solihull one - below is an extract...

1. SERVICE STANDARDS
1.1 ALL registered local bus services operating within the Scheme Area are required
to participate in the scheme, unless excluded due to being:
i) services which operate for the primary purpose of carrying schoolchildren
or students between their home and a school or Further Education College
at the start or finish of the day; or
ii) Community Transport or Ring and Ride services which are restricted to use
by pre-registered passengers only; or
iii) an excursion, tour service, inter-urban or other agreed non-scheduled
service with the exception of any Scheduled Coach Service which operates
outside the requirements to register as a local bus service under the
requirements contained in the Transport Act 1985; or
iv) any National Rail (whether procured directly by them or via a Train
Operating Company) which are not registered as a Local Service in
accordance with Section 6 of the Transport Act 1985. However any
operator of such a service MUST gain the permission from the WMCA to
use any of facilities specifically provided for this agreement; or
v) any Local Services operating within the Scheme Area but which do not stop
at any bus stop within the Scheme Area; or
vi) exempt from the requirements of Part II, Regulation 3 of the Public Service
Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2000 (SI 1970 of 2000), by virtue of
according with Part II, Regulation 4(1)(f) of those Regulations (vehicle
being over 20 years old and not used to provide a local service or a
scheduled service for more than 20 days in any calendar year, hereafter
referred to as a “heritage vehicle”). However any operator of such a service
MUST gain the permission from WMCA to use any of facilities specifically
provided for this agreement;
vii) any service that has an allocated stop within the scheme area but also
does not have any registered stops within a two Kilometre straight line
distance outside of the scheme boundary and is operated using a vehicle
that meets the legal requirements of a coach.
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4440-x10 was on the 9E before
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National Express West Midlands / Re: Buses To Find
« Last post by Tony on Today at 09:54:45 AM »
what times is 4179 from city thanks

It was on a morning peak board - now back in garage
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I agree be interesting to see what happens between now and then to see what, Sunny, DTS and RK Travel do.
Social won't have any problems as they don't enter Solihull Town Centre and only operate the 11C.

Having not being privvy to the full details of this SQPS so I’m not sure, however would RK Travel and Discount Travel Solutions not be exempt based on that their frequencies are irregular and not every 30 mins or more.

If it is such case, you will probably find Sunny Travel reducing their frequency accordingly...
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National Express West Midlands / Re: Buses To Find
« Last post by 900 on Today at 09:04:12 AM »
4879 is on the 45/47


incidently 4179 now also has the same advert and is on the X70 today


Thanks Tony
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Rotala / Re: Diamond bus reviews
« Last post by Trident 4194 on Today at 08:29:47 AM »
20104- quite a good dart. Seemed quite powerful up hills for a dart. Although as expected vibrating seats and poor suspension ruins the ride.

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