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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: First Worcester Service Changes April 2016
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2016, 05:10:46 PM »
Timetables now on First website.  I don't blame locals for protesting against the cuts in the Malvern area.  Services between Malvern and Upton have been cut from hourly to 3 per day. 

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Re: First Worcester Service Changes April 2016
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2016, 02:26:09 PM »
Romsley protesting at First cutting the 147 without replacement:
http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/14344246.Village_protests_cut_in_bus_service/

It sounds as though most of the residents of Romsley (478 signatures) have signed, I wonder how many of those actually use the bus service???
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Re: First Worcester Service Changes April 2016
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2016, 01:04:51 PM »
Romsley protesting at First cutting the 147 without replacement:
http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/14344246.Village_protests_cut_in_bus_service/

It sounds as though most of the residents of Romsley (478 signatures) have signed, I wonder how many of those actually use the bus service???

I've signed this, I'll try and get others to sign too. Probably won't affect First's decision though, this will probably require input from Worcestershire County Council... or Centro?

Centro probably won't be interested, they don't seem to fund much if anything leaving the West Midlands boundary, yet other councils manage to fund services leaving their boundaries  :-\

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Re: First Worcester Service Changes April 2016
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2016, 03:51:19 PM »
It appears that Worcestershire County Council has stepped in to support the service through Romsley for the next 6 months.  There is nothing to indicate what form the 147 replacement will take or who will operate it.

http://bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/news/147-bus-serving-romsley-given-stay-execution-council-steps/

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Re: First Worcester Service Changes April 2016
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2016, 04:08:35 PM »
It appears that Worcestershire County Council has stepped in to support the service through Romsley for the next 6 months.  There is nothing to indicate what form the 147 replacement will take or who will operate it.

http://bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/news/147-bus-serving-romsley-given-stay-execution-council-steps/

@Roy if you refer to the document below, it suggests WCC themselves (as Fleet Services) will be operating the 147 every two hours between Catshill & Halesowen only.

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/6820/bus_service_changes_from_31-03-2016.pdf#page12
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Re: First Worcester Service Changes April 2016
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2016, 04:14:32 PM »
 Have WCC any "psv" vehicles anymore ??  I only the "social services" type of mini-buses about these days.  :o

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Re: First Worcester Service Changes April 2016
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2016, 04:19:35 PM »
Thanks @Winston.  That document had not been updated the last time I looked on Thursday.  I notice that they are also partially replacing the 362/364 around Malvern and Upton with a new hourly WCC Fleet Services 360 service.

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Re: First Worcester Service Changes April 2016
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2016, 04:42:20 PM »
@Roy if you refer to the document below, it suggests WCC themselves (as Fleet Services) will be operating the 147 every two hours between Catshill & Halesowen only.

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/6820/bus_service_changes_from_31-03-2016.pdf#page12
let's hope they time the buses so they meet at catshill

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Re: First Worcester Service Changes April 2016
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2016, 06:31:22 PM »
I have heard that we (First) are continuing the 147 and for 6 months with wc funding of some sort. Let's see just how many of those who complained about the cuts actually use the service now.

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Re: First Worcester Service Changes April 2016
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2016, 06:56:59 PM »
I have heard that we (First) are continuing the 147 and for 6 months with wc funding of some sort. Let's see just how many of those who complained about the cuts actually use the service now.
Well a First Worcester driver told me the other day that First are definitely stopping the 147 from the 10th April and another operater is running the temporary service.
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Re: First Worcester Service Changes April 2016
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2016, 07:03:32 PM »
Not according to a controller today!

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Re: First Worcester Service Changes April 2016
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2016, 09:13:53 PM »
@Roy if you refer to the document below, it suggests WCC themselves (as Fleet Services) will be operating the 147 every two hours between Catshill & Halesowen only.

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/6820/bus_service_changes_from_31-03-2016.pdf#page12

I'm surprised it is only going as far as catshill. Would have thought running it to Bromsgrove and cutting the Hasbury diversion would have been more useful

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Re: First Worcester Service Changes April 2016
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2016, 09:26:38 PM »
I'm surprised it is only going as far as catshill. Would have thought running it to Bromsgrove and cutting the Hasbury diversion would have been more useful

It will still be going to Bromsgrove, as it does now, the funded part is only Catshill to Halesowen, the rest of the route is commercial as it is the equivalent of the 144a so that is why the council website only concerns that part of the route.

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Re: First Worcester Service Changes April 2016
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2016, 04:14:15 PM »
Not according to a controller today!

WCC seem to disagree with your controller!

Registered on VOSA today:

PD0001660/48 - WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL T/A INTEGRATED TRANSPORT SERVICES UNIT, PAVILLION E1, COUNTY HALL, SPETCHLEY ROAD, WORCESTER, WR5 2NP
Registration Accepted by SN
Starting Point: Churchill Road, Bromsgrove
Finish Point: Bus Station Halesowen
Via: Catshill, Romsley, Hunnington, Hasbury, Halesowen
Service Number: 147
Service Type: Normal Stopping/Hail & Ride
Effective Date: 11-APR-2016
Other Details: Monday to Saturday

PD0001660/47 - WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL T/A INTEGRATED TRANSPORT SERVICES UNIT, PAVILLION E1, COUNTY HALL, SPETCHLEY ROAD, WORCESTER, WR5 2NP
Registration Accepted by SN
Starting Point: The Grove, Ryall, Worcestershire
Finish Point: The Grove, Ryall, Worcestrershire
Via: Upton, Welland, Barnards Green, Hawley Swan
Service Number: Malferna
Service Type: Normal Stopping/Hail & Ride
Effective Date: 11-APR-2016
Other Details: Monday to Saturday excluding Bank Holidays

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