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Re: Buses Today

Postby RDR » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:37 am

Noticed on First buses, that above the bus serial number on the back, is now appearing a single number on a white background. So far I have seen a 1,2 or 3. Any idea what they are for?
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Re: Buses Today

Postby busdriver » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:30 pm

RDR wrote:Noticed on First buses, that above the bus serial number on the back, is now appearing a single number on a white background. So far I have seen a 1,2 or 3. Any idea what they are for?


European emission standards rating system for buses and LGV's.
It's used to define and identify the acceptable limits for exhaust emissions of new vehicles sold in EU member states. depending on how old the vehicle is and type of vehicle you can expect ratings between 1 & 5 with 5 being the optimum. First Bus mark their buses for the sake of expediency as they are moved around the country so much it makes it easier for maintenance staff to check.
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Re: Buses Today

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:31 pm

RDR wrote:Noticed on First buses, that above the bus serial number on the back, is now appearing a single number on a white background. So far I have seen a 1,2 or 3. Any idea what they are for?



See Page 38 for details.
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Re: Buses Today

Postby RDR » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:06 pm

Thanks for both answers.
If 1 is the worst then both Overtown and Blantyre depots must run some of the worst emission buses!
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Re: Buses Today

Postby busdriver » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:11 am

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Re: Buses Today

Postby mjw » Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:16 pm

Aye noticed the fares increase poster on the bus today, out my way seems the network 4/10 week tickets are going up by nearly 10% and this is when the price of fuel is the lowest for some time and after they decimated services in the Cumbernauld area, bunch of money grabbing bandits. Also noticed they are forcing the under 20/students to pay the the full fare.
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Re: Buses Today

Postby yoker brian » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:43 pm

Wait until you see the next round of service cuts / route changes planned for the End of April.
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Re: Buses Today

Postby edward carolan » Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:15 pm

Why don't we can Furst Bus and sign up Lothian?
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Re: Buses Today

Postby Godsgift » Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:04 am

And we thought the idea of deregulation was to give us choice. :roll: Bring back the corpy buses I say.
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Re: Buses Today

Postby banjo » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:26 am

we are still subsidising our edinburgh first bus cousins because of the proper fare structure used by lothian.
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Re: Buses Today

Postby Fat Cat » Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:44 am

yoker brian wrote:Wait until you see the next round of service cuts / route changes planned for the End of April.


Spill.

The rise in the First Week/Month is shocking. I will seriously think twice about buying it. Is this preparing us for the Smartcard [fiasco] about to come to the buses?
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Re: Buses Today

Postby mjw » Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:56 pm

yoker brian wrote:Wait until you see the next round of service cuts / route changes planned for the End of April.


Go on spill the beans, just bought a four week before the new prices kick in, how bad is it going to get.
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Re: Buses Today

Postby Guacho » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:09 pm

No 42 is being discontinued. Options offered: use 2, 3, 1c or Avondale 400 :roll:
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Re: Buses Today

Postby Fat Cat » Mon Apr 07, 2014 4:56 am

that was bound to happen when half of its route turned into a 38B. it the old excuse of "no one is using it". no wonder when bus services are cut to the bone. people are bound to find alternatives.
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Re: Buses Today

Postby yoker brian » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:17 pm

mjw wrote:
yoker brian wrote:Wait until you see the next round of service cuts / route changes planned for the End of April.


Go on spill the beans, just bought a four week before the new prices kick in, how bad is it going to get.


Saved the details of Service Cuts / Changes to a pdf file - which can be found in my shared dropbox by clicking this link

https://db.tt/0YCWfWpM
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