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« Reply #780 on: December 03, 2018, 08:25:14 pm »

The majority of buses, by a long chalk, went to ECW in Lowestoft. Lorry cabs were built by Longwell Green Coachworks, however.
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« Reply #781 on: December 07, 2018, 09:44:58 pm »

In Bristol today a driver of the poor half brother service to the M3, the U3, showed me mobile piccy of two brand new vehicles for the M1 route which were delivered yesterday. I don't know if one of the two was the one I reported earlier this week had arrived at the Avonmouths premises of SCANIA. The driver said to me, imagine these buses travelling through Hartcliffe and Knowle West, they'll be trashed within a few days. He asked if I'd heard that an I-Point had been trashed in Hartcliffe within 20 minutes of the contractor leaving the site after installing it.

I am told that the West of England Zone ticket is now available to be purchased at an I-Point but when I checked with my TravelWest card at approx 15:00 it wasn't available but it was available to be purchased on a ticket machine on a U3 service at 6 which is the buy before you board price, buy on the bus is 7 according to the literature but maybe they were playing safe and allowing the buy before you board price cos you couldn't buy that product at the I-Points, I shall see tomorrow.

Grahame, if you are reading this, DR has to have an op on Monday at St. Thomas's in London and I wished him well when I spoke to him earlier this evening and I know those members of this forum who are acquainted with him would wish him well too.
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« Reply #782 on: December 07, 2018, 09:52:24 pm »

Grahame, if you are reading this ...

... yes and following up in "And Also" ... 

http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=20808.0
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« Reply #783 on: December 09, 2018, 05:02:44 pm »

There's a stretch of cycle path that runs alongside the MetroBus route between Brunel Way and the Ashton Swingbridge, which I just happened to be cycling along this afternoon when an A1 bus passed me heading for town. It slowed down, as it must, to engage its little wheels on the guideway, and from then on I was easily able to keep pace with it - until it got to the end of the guideway, when it sped off.

Did I miss a memo? I thought the point of the guideway was that it made the buses faster, not slower...
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« Reply #784 on: December 09, 2018, 05:19:54 pm »

Admit it, you just wanted to boast about your thighs of Hoy.  Shocked Wink
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« Reply #785 on: December 09, 2018, 10:37:59 pm »

There's a stretch of cycle path that runs alongside the MetroBus route between Brunel Way and the Ashton Swingbridge, which I just happened to be cycling along this afternoon when an A1 bus passed me heading for town. It slowed down, as it must, to engage its little wheels on the guideway, and from then on I was easily able to keep pace with it - until it got to the end of the guideway, when it sped off.

Did I miss a memo? I thought the point of the guideway was that it made the buses faster, not slower...

You're so funny...  Grin
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« Reply #786 on: Yesterday at 09:23:08 am »

Admit it, you just wanted to boast about your thighs of Hoy.  Shocked Wink

Not to mention the calves of Man if you were an island lover.
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