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(27/05/2020 07:39)T42 PVM Wrote:  Until most shops reopen on 15th June you should be alright with the current frequency on routes

I really don't see first adding to Frequency on some routes. and I really can`t see 83 and 84 ever getting a higher Frequency after 20:00 and will stick to 60mins so Manchester to Oldham will run every 30 mins.
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The only thing I'm getting at is that I'm probably due back in work shortly and at the moment where I live all I've got is an hourly frequency on both 81 & 182 services and nothing else, yes I can walk and get the tram but First really need to be looking at their services and what social distancing services they are going to operate from next week onwards when more and more people will probably be returning to work, running one bus an hour for what may be more than 20 people that may be catching it is just not good enough, not considering Diamond and Go Ahead have already increased their weekday services.
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(28/05/2020 07:52)M60lad Wrote:  The only thing I'm getting at is that I'm probably due back in work shortly and at the moment where I live all I've got is an hourly frequency on both 81 & 182 services and nothing else, yes I can walk and get the tram but First really need to be looking at their services and what social distancing services they are going to operate from next week onwards when more and more people will probably be returning to work, running one bus an hour for what may be more than 20 people that may be catching it is just not good enough, not considering Diamond and Go Ahead have already increased their weekday services.

Agreed - First really do not appear to have their act together for those unfortunates who rely on them. The service on the 81 and 182 is pathetic.
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81 and 182 are routes I don't really see as potentially see business case like services after 8pm I do know they are adding services they are running unofficial dupes with any spares
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Increased services will start this Sunday. Some routes prioritised over others to handle the social distancing. Service 181 is restored, while services 58, 82, 184 and X84 remain suspended, but covered by services 59, 84 and 181/182.

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Not sure how long they have been used for, but the B9TLs that returned to First from Diamond Bus are now being used on Oldham depot routes. Seen them operating this on the 84, 409 and 426 this week, to boost the number of available seats on board buses with social distancing in place. Have to say, they didn't look in the best condition, but I guess, needs must, to try and get as much space available on board buses.

Signs on First bus vehicles stating that 20 passengers are allowed on the Enviro400s and 19 passengers on B9TLs. Not sure how many seats are available on Enviro300s.
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Does anyone know what the PVRs of the Vantage routes are please?

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(05/06/2020 21:04)SF07 Wrote:  Not sure how long they have been used for, but the B9TLs that returned to First from Diamond Bus are now being used on Oldham depot routes. Seen them operating this on the 84, 409 and 426 this week, to boost the number of available seats on board buses with social distancing in place. Have to say, they didn't look in the best condition, but I guess, needs must, to try and get as much space available on board buses.

Signs on First bus vehicles stating that 20 passengers are allowed on the Enviro400s and 19 passengers on B9TLs. Not sure how many seats are available on Enviro300s.

I’m sure 37351 and 37384 left for Sheffield after coming off lease. 37443/45 are also not at Oldham. They were the only B9TL Diamond leased from First.
Several of the other ex Bolton B9’s went straight to Oldham back in August when before Diamond took over.
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(05/06/2020 23:10)lauren1993 Wrote:  I’m sure 37351 and 37384 left for Sheffield after coming off lease. 37443/45 are also not at Oldham. They were the only B9TL Diamond leased from First.
Several of the other ex Bolton B9’s went straight to Oldham back in August when before Diamond took over.

37443/5 reported elsewhere as gone to York.

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The update to the First Bus app is now available. Tried it out this morning. In order to see how many seats are available on the route, you need to click on the stop you're travelling from and select the service.

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