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Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« on: March 01, 2011, 04:37:05 pm »
SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 03:49:11 pm »
buses used on route 330 .

on monday 28th march 2011 (first day)

DEL1
RML2428
ALX1
ALX3
ALX4
ALX5
AE1 (07:24 from hatfield station only)

on wednesday 30th march 2011

DEL1
VP119
ALX1
ALX3
ALX4
ALX5
AE3 (07:24 from hatfield station only)

on thursday 31st march 2011

DEL1
VP113
VP119
ALX3
ALX4
ALX5
AE1 (07:24 from hatfield station only)

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 09:58:35 am »
on route 330 on friday 1st april 2011

ALX1
ALX3
ALX4
ALX5
VP113
VP116
AE1 (07:24 from hatfield station only)

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 12:19:39 pm »
on route 330 monday 4th april 2011

ALX1
ALX3
ALX4
ALX5
DEL1
VP119
AE1 (07:24 from hatfield station only)

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 04:02:34 pm »
on route 330 monday 4th april 2011

ALX1
ALX3
ALX4
ALX5
DEL1
VP119
AE1 (07:24 from hatfield station only)

Andrew, do you know by any chance that these sort of buses (i.e the ALX400s) will be regularly used on the route, or is it just especially for the first weeks of the new service? Thanks.
Might try the route out someday.

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 05:38:41 pm »
there is six buses need a day for the route officially ALX1-ALX5 are the main ones for the route as they come of school runs in st albans in the morning and go back on them in the afternoon but in total there is nine buses fitted with blinds for the 330 and they are ALX1-ALX5, DEL1, VP113, VP119 and one of the TPLs . the only two not used yet are the TPL and ALX2 . the TPL may get used during the easter school holidays and ALX2 will get used in about two weeks as it is in the workshop and due for a MOT . the only other regular bus is AE1 on the 07:24 from hatfield station on school days only to get it to welwyn garden city to then run empty to codicote to do route 215 school run . i am not sure what the regular sixth bus will be when all the ALXs are in use . you should try the route sometime as to me it is a nice route . oh and if you have looked at the timetable it shows that at st albans st peters street one arrives in at 27 and 57 and one leaves at 25 and 55 it is because when each one arrives it has just under a half hour break down at city station .
« Last Edit: April 04, 2011, 05:46:03 pm by Andrew Morgan »

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 06:18:54 pm »
there is six buses need a day for the route officially ALX1-ALX5 are the main ones for the route as they come of school runs in st albans in the morning and go back on them in the afternoon but in total there is nine buses fitted with blinds for the 330 and they are ALX1-ALX5, DEL1, VP113, VP119 and one of the TPLs . the only two not used yet are the TPL and ALX2 . the TPL may get used during the easter school holidays and ALX2 will get used in about two weeks as it is in the workshop and due for a MOT . the only other regular bus is AE1 on the 07:24 from hatfield station on school days only to get it to welwyn garden city to then run empty to codicote to do route 215 school run . i am not sure what the regular sixth bus will be when all the ALXs are in use . you should try the route sometime as to me it is a nice route . oh and if you have looked at the timetable it shows that at st albans st peters street one arrives in at 27 and 57 and one leaves at 25 and 55 it is because when each one arrives it has just under a half hour break down at city station .

Thanks Andrew for the information!  :)

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 12:07:49 pm »
route 330 tuesday 5th april 2011

DEL1
VP113
VP119
ALX1
ALX3
ALX5
AE1 (07:24 from hatfield station only)

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011, 03:38:20 pm »
on route 330 wednesday 13th april 2011

ALX1
ALX2 (think first day on route)
ALX3
ALX5
DEL1
VP119

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011, 03:55:04 pm »
VPL174 was used on route 330 last week but i missed seeing it !  :(

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2011, 11:05:28 pm »
VPL174 was used on route 330 last week but i missed seeing it !  :(

Photo of VPL174 at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kjs251/5611214770/in/set-72157626360051061

TPL927 was also on the 330 the same day but had no blinds

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2011, 07:06:47 am »
did you get a pic of TPL927 ? i know one of the TPLs is fitted with 330 blind but not which one !

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2011, 12:33:29 pm »
did you get a pic of TPL927 ? i know one of the TPLs is fitted with 330 blind but not which one !

Yes I did. It had bits of paper stuck in the nearside windscreen in positions that would be rather embarrassing for the operator !

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2011, 01:28:48 pm »
i would like to see it will you be putting it on your flickr page ?

it is said that VPL174 and TPL927 only went out last minute as the other buses which have seat belts were needed for day trips and they were all that was available in the yard !

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2011, 05:23:06 pm »
i would like to see it will you be putting it on your flickr page ?

it is said that VPL174 and TPL927 only went out last minute as the other buses which have seat belts were needed for day trips and they were all that was available in the yard !

Possibly that was because a lot of schools closed earlier than usual last Friday for the Easter break and buses couldn't be in 2 please at once?

Kevin

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2011, 12:15:23 pm »
route 330 on school days uses six double deckers to allow for drivers breaks plus the single decker that is used on welwyn and hatfield local routes on the 07:24 from hatfield station which is school days only . and on none school days only five double deckers are used .

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2011, 02:53:17 pm »
used today (22/04/11) on route 330

AE1
ALX5
RM1069
RML2272
RML2428

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2011, 01:30:46 pm »
on route 330 tuesday 3rd may 2011

ALX1
ALX2
ALX4
DEL1
VPL174
VP119
AE1 (07:24 from hatfield station only)

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2011, 01:51:39 pm »
on route 330 wednesday 11th may 2011

ALX2
ALX3
ALX4
ALX5
TPL927 (with full route blinds)
VPL174
AE1 (07:24 from hatfield station only)

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2011, 02:12:32 pm »
on route 330 thursday 12th may 2011

ALX1
ALX2
ALX4
TPL927
VP113
VPL174
AE1 (07:24 from hatfield station only)

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2011, 09:50:58 pm »
Saturday 21st May 2011

From the MD "Due to a late running AE we used RML2428 between Watford & Borehamwood. It was covering the 18:40. Pictures show the bus at Borehamwood & Watford. Proves we can get an RML around Little Bushey!!"

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Re: Sullivan SOTD Spring 2011 (Mar, Apr, May)
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2011, 10:47:48 pm »
dean sent me the pics as well that answers the the question emailed him back about why it was used !