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Re: Diamond Bus - Redditch Garage
« Reply #405 on: November 30, 2017, 08:50:19 PM »
Are all redditch routes quite boring?
247 is a nice run - plus you get the two beastly E300's on it - 30933 and 30945. (247 is Redditch to Evesham). The 82 isn't bad either, the Citaro's were great when they were the allocation, now it's given boring Streetlites.
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Re: Diamond Bus - Redditch Garage
« Reply #406 on: December 01, 2017, 11:39:40 PM »
Johnson's appear to be taking over the 64 from Diamond from 2nd Jan:

PD0000226/148 Registered (Short notice)
JOHNSONS (HENLEY) LTD
Route: Redditch Bus Station to Woodrow North, Astley Close via Smallwood, Lodge Park
Service number: 64
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 02 Jan 2018

http://www.johnsonscoaches.co.uk/contentfiles/files/64%20Redditch%20to%20Woodrow%20North.pdf
In return, Diamond have won Service 53 & 65 from Dial a Ride.

PD0001374/460 Registered (Short notice)
DIAMOND BUS LTD
Route: Redditch Bus Station to Redditch Bus Station via Arthur Jobson House
Service number: 65
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 01 Jan 2018

PD0001374/459 Registered (Short notice)
DIAMOND BUS LTD
Route: Redditch Bus Station to Redditch Bus Station via Brockhill Drive
Service number: 53
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 01 Jan 2018

PD0001374/394 Registered (Short notice)
DIAMOND BUS LTD
Route: Redditch Bus Station to Redditch Bus Station via Matchborough, Alexandra Hospital, Walkwood
Service number: 47 (48)
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 01 Jan 2018

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Re: Diamond Bus - Redditch Garage
« Reply #407 on: December 07, 2017, 02:00:48 PM »
Reddicth has two depots? Church Road and Plymouth Road?

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Re: Diamond Bus - Redditch Garage
« Reply #408 on: December 07, 2017, 02:20:09 PM »
Reddicth has two depots? Church Road and Plymouth Road?

Yup

Both very small

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Re: Diamond Bus - Redditch Garage
« Reply #409 on: December 07, 2017, 02:39:15 PM »
Reddicth has two depots? Church Road and Plymouth Road?

Church Road is the ex Diamond one and Plymouth Road is the ex First one when it was the two operators in Redditch
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Re: Diamond Bus - Redditch Garage
« Reply #410 on: December 07, 2017, 04:18:51 PM »
Church Road is the ex Diamond one and Plymouth Road is the ex First one when it was the two operators in Redditch
Church Road Was the old midland red garage
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Re: Diamond Bus - Redditch Garage
« Reply #411 on: December 07, 2017, 06:43:24 PM »
Church Road is the ex Diamond one and Plymouth Road is the ex First one when it was the two operators in Redditch
The Church Rd garage was opened by Midland Red in July 1931. An overflow parking lot opened at Plymouth Rd in June 1978. Both passed to Midland Red West in Sep 1981 and First Midland Red in March 1999.
In January 2004 First Midland Red closed the Church Road depot and moved all RH operations to Plymouth Rd with maintenance taking place at Worcester or Kiddereminster. From 2005 maintenance was also carried out at Plymouth Rd.
Meanwhile First Midland Red sold the Church Rd garage to a property developer who leased it later in 2004 to Pete’s Travel, trading as People’s Express. People's Express closed the depot in June 2005.
Church Rd reopened again in February 2007 by Diamond Bus (during the Go-Ahead era). Depot passed from Go-Ahead to Rotala in March 2008 along with the rest of Diamond Bus.
In March 2013 Diamond bus tookover First Midland Red services in Redditch and Kidderminster along with the Plymouth Rd site and now operates from both sites.