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Post  peanutbutter on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:43 pm

This place will hopeful seen be fill with alot of info from north of the border: Very Happy

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After the failings of there PI, First aberdeen has changed course

ABERDEEN SET TO BENEFIT FROM ‘SHOWCASE BUS ROUTE

City bus operator First in Aberdeen with Aberdeen City Council, Grampian Police and the University of Aberdeen have formed a working group which aims to improve public transport in Aberdeen. Its specific goal is to deliver a 'showcase bus route in the city within 12 months.

First has successfully rolled out 'showcase routes in other UK cities in which it operates. It aims to introduce the route in Aberdeen as part of its vision for a sustainable city of the future.

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Post  Bristol LH on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:47 pm

If they keep making U-Turns they will get dizzy

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Post  Daisy Dart on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:50 pm

Bristol LH wrote:If they keep making U-Turns they will get dizzy

You make too many U-turns you end up going full circle!!
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Post  peanutbutter on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:50 pm

Daisy Dart wrote:
Bristol LH wrote:If they keep making U-Turns they will get dizzy

You make too many U-turns you end up going full circle!!

Well of course 3 lefts make a right! Cool
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Post  Bristol LH on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:53 pm

Let's hope nobody mentions that Greenock based company that belongs to Arriva!

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Post  peanutbutter on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:59 pm

Bristol LH wrote:Let's hope nobody mentions that Greenock based company that belongs to Arriva!

Moving on.......................

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The Traffic Commissioner for Scotland has fined a Renfrew bus operator £1,500 and blocked any expansion of the business - except for any that reflects a joining of forces with a second company - for nine months.

Joan Aitken called Colchri Ltd of Westway Development, Renfrew, to a Public Inquiry in Edinburgh on 12 March, 2010.

The inquiry heard unchallenged evidence from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport officers that they had received a complaint that Colchri may be operating two unregistered early morning services. Monitoring of the company's operations from Silverburn bus station confirmed this.

Further monitoring showed that the services continued to operate after the company had sent a letter on 5 February calling them to a public inquiry to look into the complaint.
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Post  Bristol LH on Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:14 pm

Slap on the wrist for them..

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Post  peanutbutter on Mon May 10, 2010 1:27 pm

Canavan Travel have repainted all there buses into all over RED.
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Post  peanutbutter on Wed May 12, 2010 9:47 am

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SPT plans senior staff shake-up

Scotland's largest transport authority is considering a shake-up of senior staff in a bid to save cash.

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport will vote later this week on plans to cut the number of senior posts from 11 to seven - saving £110,000.

BBC Scotland understands the move is part of a wider restructuring which could affect overall staff numbers.

SPT employs about 700 people and is believed to view its own management structure as too top heavy.

On Friday, the authority will be asked to back proposals to reduce its number of directors from eight to four.

This could see the incumbent directors of communication, property, policy and strategy and human resources taking up "revised senior posts".

The director of bus operations post, vacant after an internal promotion, will not be filled.

'Streamline management'

SPT chief executive Gordon Maclennan said: "These proposals are subject to on going employee consultation and of course agreement by our personnel committee on Friday.

"The plans are based on our decision to streamline the management structure against an expected future reduction in public service funding.

"The proposals for re-structuring reflect SPT's focus on meeting the needs of our customers."

Last month SPT approved plans for a £290m revamp of Glasgow's ageing Subway system.

The authority will ask the Scottish government for an additional £5m a year in funding for the first decade of a 30-year investment programme.

The proposed changes would require a 25% reduction in the system's 350-strong workforce.
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