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PURPLE SLUGS

PostedCOLON Wed 18 May, 2016 3:39 pm
by rodleymike
I have been informed by reliable sources that the bendy buses on route 72 Leeds to Bradford will cease completely on Friday 22nd July with the new 'streetlight' vehicles being introduced already. So the slugs might be gone earlier.
Ride them while you can!!!.

Re: PURPLE SLUGS

PostedCOLON Thu 19 May, 2016 9:06 am
by Brunel
The x6 and 72 routes will be merged/combined in some way.

Re: PURPLE SLUGS

PostedCOLON Fri 20 May, 2016 8:14 am
by tyke bhoy
Short notice I know but First will be in Pudsey bus station from 10.00-12.00 this morning to answer questions surrounding proposed changes to services around Pudsey. I'm assuming the X6 and 72 will be included. The weekend 23-24th July is the next scheduled timetable change weekend.

Re: PURPLE SLUGS

PostedCOLON Fri 20 May, 2016 4:22 pm
by rodleymike
Just a slight correction on my post; the vehicles are going to be the STREETDECK , ie: double deckers , not single.

Re: PURPLE SLUGS

PostedCOLON Fri 20 May, 2016 5:44 pm
by Brunel
STREETDECK - THE COMPLETE DOUBLE DECK FROM WRIGHTBUS

http://www.wrightbusinternational.com/n ... -Wrightbus

Re: PURPLE SLUGS

PostedCOLON Sat 21 May, 2016 8:41 am
by Gars28
I thought Leeds were supposed to be getting a new "routemaster" style bus? It would make sense to replace the slugs with these, what will happen to the conductors jobs with no busses in the fleet requiring a conductor?

Re: PURPLE SLUGS

PostedCOLON Sat 21 May, 2016 10:28 am
by rodleymike
beig made redundant I hear or re-training for those that can. So routemasters not welcome for this area!!.

Re: PURPLE SLUGS

PostedCOLON Sat 21 May, 2016 6:29 pm
by The_Riponian
Less of "Routemaster" me thinks and sort of an economy "36", as the 72 seems to be trying to catch up again.

Re: PURPLE SLUGS

PostedCOLON Sat 21 May, 2016 8:48 pm
by mhoulden
First tried a green-painted Borismaster as a spoiler for the super trolleybus scheme, but it didn't stay around very long.

Re: PURPLE SLUGS

PostedCOLON Fri 27 May, 2016 10:36 am
by jim
Brunel wroteColonSTREETDECK - THE COMPLETE DOUBLE DECK FROM WRIGHTBUS

http://www.wrightbusinternational.com/n ... -Wrightbus


Saw one of these this morning on Wellington Street at around 09.20, working the X14 Bradford route. The front view is very noticeably different to other locally-used bus types, especially due the shape of the upstairs front window.