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Offline Roy

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Re: First West of England
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2017, 06:12:59 PM »
According to the Bristol Evening Post, First are receiving 110 gas buses for the Bristol area within the next 18 months thanks to a Government grant for 153 buses.
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/28-million-110-new-gas-389635

The breakdown of the other 43 are shown in this Brighton Evening Argus article.
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/15498319.Three_new_electric_buses_after___500_000_government_grant/

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Re: First West of England
« Reply #46 on: September 04, 2017, 05:50:43 PM »
3 of the new Scania/MMCs are currently at Graysons Thermals near Birmingham Airport they are YM17FKO/YM17FKN/YT67XJV

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128470593@N05/36217421403/in/datetaken/

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Local routes:
Diamond:146
First:144
iGo:19/39/42/145
NXWM:27/45/47/49/63/98

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Re: First West of England
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2017, 05:45:41 PM »
Sampling the delights of Bristol using day ticket where you place the ticket QR code through the assault screen on to the validator face up without placing your finger on it at the same time and wait for the green lights to flash.
The first I knew of this was when the driver of the second bus banged on the assault screen! Would have have been nice to have been warned!
Ticket on phone is cheaper but also has to be placed tbrough the assault screen onto reader. Great fun with students!

https://www.flickr.com/gp/92409298@N06/HaHyhW
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Re: First West of England
« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2017, 01:26:40 PM »
Sampling the delights of Bristol using day ticket where you place the ticket QR code through the assault screen on to the validator face up without placing your finger on it at the same time and wait for the green lights to flash.
The first I knew of this was when the driver of the second bus banged on the assault screen! Would have have been nice to have been warned!
Ticket on phone is cheaper but also has to be placed tbrough the assault screen onto reader. Great fun with students!

https://www.flickr.com/gp/92409298@N06/HaHyhW

The positive is I can use my Warwickshire issued pass on their machines now, at last, I was fed up with explaining multiple times a day to the drivers as to why my pass wasn't scanning through!
Each bus seems to have them in slightly different places, I've had B9TLs where you can reach it easily and then some where you have to reach quite far to do so
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