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« Reply #220 on: February 02, 2018, 10:12:03 PM »
Thanks for that wideload I always thought that there must have been a No4 somewhere in Birmingham
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« Reply #221 on: February 02, 2018, 11:26:11 PM »
Wideload


The number 4 bus route was introduced in December 1963 as a single decker one man service. Posted below is a photo of the bus terminus at Hillmeads Road and also a copy of the bus stages on the route that it took.
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« Reply #222 on: February 02, 2018, 11:52:04 PM »
In 1963 I lived at the top of the hill in Hillmeads Rd but I was only 9 and not really interested in buses.
The Solihull one was only a relativity short lived route.
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« Reply #223 on: February 03, 2018, 10:32:56 AM »
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That picture brings back some memories I'd forgotten it was a single decker, I think the fare was 6 old pence for any journey.I caught the 8 o/clock every night to go to the Cartland Arms for refreshment.

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« Reply #224 on: February 03, 2018, 10:56:30 AM »
Ref Coastal and Bus Route 4 . The route you describe is now actually the No 5 starting at Carrs lane
Through Camp Hill
              Sparkbrook
              Sparkhill
              Turns Right into Springfield Road
              Wake Green Road
              Cole Bank Road
              Sarehole Road
              Robin Hood Lane
              Kedelstone Road
             Scribers Lane
             Baldwins Lane
             Newborough Road
             Haslucks Green Road
             Back onto The Stratford Road
            Then on to Cheswick Green
            Then on to  Solihull I think via Widney Manor


I do use it occasionally to go into to Birmingham in fact it passes the end of my road and it is a 'B' awful service.  Recently there was a consultation paper suggesting a change of Route but that has been abandoned


 




             
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #225 on: February 03, 2018, 11:07:06 AM »
Those were the days eh boys. Pre Thatchers deregulation >:(
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« Reply #226 on: February 03, 2018, 11:22:39 AM »

This link below is to a photo on flickr of a number 4 service bus in 2001/02, the lower blind states (via) Springfield, Shirley, Cheswick Green, Widney Manor  O0

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8023489653/in/photolist-dieHCy-DLt5EW-rjaxsp-94SGuF-o5uspN-sAzAXv-GfFhNt-WBoWT7-de1tWv-qr7Acd-qrfpWK-RGq6wU-VAekdt-XDVRyX-QuN9nH-qrdZK2-8mkiNb-Ym4ZuF
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #227 on: February 03, 2018, 11:45:58 AM »
Coastal
I would not argue with the Photograph but can assure the the Route you describe is now the No 5. It actually passes the end of my road and I was on on it as recent as last Thursday
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« Reply #228 on: February 03, 2018, 12:01:50 PM »
No problem Spud, I'm not disputing that it is now the number 5, (well it was when I retired from the buses in 2015) but I thought you were suggesting there wasn't a number 4.  ;D 
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« Reply #229 on: February 03, 2018, 01:18:04 PM »
Interesting programmes on Radio 4 re the Black Country by bus


http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09qrk3y/episodes/player



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« Reply #230 on: February 03, 2018, 02:05:29 PM »

I remember travelling on the 71 from Victory Hall to the Parade,Sutton to go to college.A mate on our first morning travelled the full distance from Solihull to Sutton,he only did it once,catching the train from then on.Wasn't this the old 166 Midland Red route,always a single decker?
If memory serves the 160 became the 93,the 194 the 94,but what happened to the 161,168 and the 171?