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Re: Cannock Garage
« Reply #3660 on: April 14, 2018, 02:52:17 PM »
Just out of interest why are Cannock running a "Connecting Tamworth" Pulsar anyway? There for work and they were desperate for vehicles?

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« Reply #3661 on: April 14, 2018, 07:02:21 PM »
A new management structure has resulted in attention to Cannock and the aim will be to.....


         SB200 Pulsars allocated on 25/26
         Spare Pulsar (3795) to be dedicated spare bus for Sapphire routes and possibly refurbed to Sapphire spec.
         Refurbed Solos to be allocated to boards that work on the 75/12/1B (They have been tried on Pye Green but not enough pushchair space)

Might as well just send 3796 up from Aylesbury as its been Sapphire'd, the X8 route seems to carry very little and seems to follow the 280 anyway!!

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Re: Cannock Garage
« Reply #3662 on: April 14, 2018, 08:15:06 PM »
Just out of interest why are Cannock running a "Connecting Tamworth" Pulsar anyway? There for work and they were desperate for vehicles?

3727, YJ57 BUA, is on loan to Cannock.
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Re: Cannock Garage
« Reply #3663 on: April 15, 2018, 07:51:13 AM »
3727, YJ57 BUA, is on loan to Cannock.

Returning home then, this was originally one of the buses route branded for the 74/75

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« Reply #3664 on: April 15, 2018, 07:56:17 AM »
Anyone see the letters page in tonight's Star?

Kevin Chapman has hit the nail on the head.

Lets hope Arriva management reply.

Don't do the Express & Star, or Facebook for that matter, however this was brought to my attention as Kevin's letter was reproduced in the Cannock Chronicle free paper. He makes some very interesting and salient points and is right on the money. I'd be most interested to know whether Arriva have graced us with a response though I doubt it, and given their apparent commitment to Cannock it wouldn't surprise me if they totally ignore it

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« Reply #3665 on: April 15, 2018, 10:47:20 AM »
Well I did post a copy on Arriva's Facebook so their customer service bods could pass onto senior management, but as you say, they could just ignore it!
It's spelt flipping Blakenall !!!!!!

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Re: Cannock Garage
« Reply #3666 on: April 15, 2018, 07:38:22 PM »
Kevin Chapman has been invited to meet the managers personally, so yes, Arriva are taking notice, as I presume he will make his reply public

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Re: Cannock Garage
« Reply #3667 on: April 15, 2018, 07:47:45 PM »
So what can they do to improve Cannock services then? Invest in the fleet? Wont happen.

New services? Highly unlikely. Network review again? Been there dobe that and they made such a balls up of it they had to virtually completely reverse it...

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« Reply #3668 on: April 15, 2018, 10:16:30 PM »
Kevin Chapman has been invited to meet the managers personally, so yes, Arriva are taking notice, as I presume he will make his reply public

Has Staffs County Council also been invited as well, seeing they were partly responsible for the most recent change?

It's spelt flipping Blakenall !!!!!!

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Re: Cannock Garage
« Reply #3669 on: April 17, 2018, 02:34:57 PM »
3727, YJ57 BUA, is on 60 today if anyone wants it.
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Re: Cannock Garage
« Reply #3670 on: April 17, 2018, 04:55:20 PM »
A 14 year old Dart on 1 and 2 today. Classy

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Re: Cannock Garage
« Reply #3671 on: April 17, 2018, 04:56:13 PM »
Why do Cannock need 3727 on loan for? Are they that short they cant manage a spare?

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Re: Cannock Garage
« Reply #3672 on: April 17, 2018, 07:07:14 PM »
Why do Cannock need 3727 on loan for? Are they that short they cant manage a spare?

The same reason as all garages borrow buses occasionally. Walsall's 4346 is currently at Pensnett. Smaller garages will always need to borrow occasionally. Most companies work on a percentage of fleet for the number of spares which means small garages have fewer spares so a couple of unexpected vehicles off the road can cause a requirement for a loan

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Re: Cannock Garage
« Reply #3673 on: April 17, 2018, 07:42:09 PM »
Cannock will need regular ones then considering state of fleet

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Re: Cannock Garage
« Reply #3674 on: April 18, 2018, 09:40:06 PM »
Solo on the 825 at about 415 today coming into Stafford, another great allocation when higher capacity buses are running on empty Stafford locals 🤣