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Phil

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #231 on: February 03, 2018, 05:06:19 PM »
Spud


When the bumber 4 route was instigated back in December 1963 the number 5 was quite happily doing the the Colmore Row to Perry Common route.
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #232 on: February 03, 2018, 08:36:20 PM »

Those were the days eh boys. Pre Thatchers deregulation >:(


So DavidC you sound as though you're in favour of monopolies , if it wasn't for de-regulation, the village I've just moved to , I wouldn't be able to go anywhere . There's a lot to be said here for Arriva . I would guess that a smart young man like you are a motorist .

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #233 on: February 03, 2018, 10:16:50 PM »
Why do you say that Scip?
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #234 on: February 03, 2018, 10:26:59 PM »

Why do you say that Scip?


Well the de-regulation entitled others to have a go at some of the bus routes instead of it being a closed shop and revolving around what used to be west midlands transport or somesuch . We don't have wmpte or national express in this village

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #235 on: February 04, 2018, 12:22:48 AM »
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The question is are you in an area that would have been covered by the WMPTE anyway?
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #236 on: February 04, 2018, 11:18:28 AM »
Phil
I have no doubt in what you are saying but the 5 route now runs from Carrs Lane To Solihull and back as I said I was on it a few days ago and it actually passes the end of the entrance to the Estate on which we live. It would have doing this route for at least 10 or even 15 years [certainly since I had my Bus pass 12 years ago]
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #237 on: February 04, 2018, 11:43:35 AM »

Scipio


The question is are you in an area that would have been covered by the WMPTE anyway?


Well a single decker WMPTE stops at the village two miles away

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #238 on: February 04, 2018, 11:54:32 AM »
Come on guys, there's no such thing as WMPTE any more, it's National Express West Midlands,
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #239 on: February 04, 2018, 11:57:44 AM »

Come on guys, there's no such thing as WMPTE any more, it's National Express West Midlands,
.............. well at the moment anyway  O0


Yes Coastal I know that , but old habits die hard ,its been known as WMPTE a lot longer than National Express

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #240 on: February 04, 2018, 12:11:47 PM »
It's surprising how many passengers I came across who still referred to it as the "Corporation"  ;D  and when they complained about a bus stop or shelter, they thought you were just trying to get out of it when you told them that they were the responsibility of Centro.
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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #241 on: February 04, 2018, 02:48:37 PM »
Deregulation put profit before public service. The usual Tory mantra ::)
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