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Phil

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #242 on: February 04, 2018, 03:31:07 PM »

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


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Is your village in an area that could have been covered by the old WMPTE or was it outside their area.
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Scipio

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #243 on: February 04, 2018, 08:27:37 PM »

Deregulation put profit before public service. The usual Tory mantra ::)


Bus routes Squire not Conservative thread, how did de-regulation increase profit . When it allowed other companies to have a bite of the cherry

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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #244 on: February 04, 2018, 11:13:32 PM »
The original number 4 ran from the city, doing the city loop to Harborne.   It ran at the same time as the 3/3a routes and was discontinued in 1954.   As someone whose youth was spent on the 5/7 route, on a visit back to the city, I got a nasty shock to see a number 5 bus at Solihull station, but was releived to see it was a diffrent colour to the one i used to use.



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Re: Birmingham bus routes and their number.
« Reply #247 on: February 05, 2018, 10:43:14 PM »

The original number 4 ran from the city, doing the city loop to Harborne.   It ran at the same time as the 3/3a routes and was discontinued in 1954.   As someone whose youth was spent on the 5/7 route, on a visit back to the city, I got a nasty shock to see a number 5 bus at Solihull station, but was releived to see it was a diffrent colour to the one i used to use.


Thanks for that expat all good to know.
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