The Taster : Trace A Pacer
Wednesday, 6 July 2022
Wednesday Not Much Variety
Above is Pacer 144001 at Filey. It wears the livery of "Metro", The West Yorkshire PTE. Later the livery was improved, i.e. made more dull by abandoning the lines of the vehicle in favour of meaningless swirls.
And our astute reader will have guessed where the other half has "showed up"!could learn to appreciate the beauty of a Pacer ...
Kirsty Randall, matron on the children’s ward, said: “We’re really excited to have the Pacer train carriage onsite and can’t wait to start using it with our patients and their families.
“We’re planning on using the space for children and young people who need to be in hospital but not necessarily on the ward at all times."
And what could be more fun that "riding" in a Pacer, albeit stationary?
Thanks to Roy for setting up the story for fbb.
A look at the sheep-bus leaflet will now appear tomorrow, because ...
East Devon Cut-Backs Put BackThere was considerable anguish when Traveline South West published the withdrawal of buses to Honiton and Axminster, to Lyme Regis and to Pinhoe, Monkerton and The Exeter Science Park.
fbb's conclusion was that Devon County would find some tender money "down the sofa" and replacement services would be provided.
This is what has happened. As predicted in this blog Axe Valley Mini Travel will run FIVE return trips from Seaton to Lyme Regis and Stagecoach (Presumably, as it is they who have made the announcement quoted in the local press) will provide alternative services to Honiton and Axminster and, via a rejig of several Exeter City routes, will continue to serve Pinhoe, Monkerton and the Science Park. These revised services will now be subsided by the East Devon council tax payer.
When actual timetables appear, fbb will reveal the detail. It may, yet, not be as grim a replacement as fbb at first surmised.
WATCH THIS SPACE!
This is a Stagecoach service 200 at Woodford Halse at the western edge of Northamptonshire.
What did Woodford Halse have that was very helpful, back in the day, for railway operation in the area? It was a fairly unusual railway facility available "in the sticks" of a rural county.