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East Lancs Trident 32765 arrived in Taunton this afternoon from Hampshire, to join 32764.
 
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If bustimes tracking site is correct, the "Vamooz" & "Pride" liveried Gemini's have been in use today.
By the looks of things it only seems to have gone to Summercourt

Just a question, are some of the Green MMCs allocated to the school routes? I see quite a few of them pop up on them so was just curious.
 

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By the looks of things it only seems to have gone to Summercourt

Just a question, are some of the Green MMCs allocated to the school routes? I see quite a few of them pop up on them so was just curious.

Yes they seem to be fairly regular on services to Truro college although I am unsure about other school/ college workings.
 

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Are the latter two permanent additions? If so, wouldn't 32670/37003 transfer?
Exeter based vehicles have transfered from kernow to Somerset. Somerset now oversee Exeter.
37011/18/19 amongst those vehicles. Not sure what others
 

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Not sure if I've asked this before or not, so excuse me if I have done so.

Now that First fully own the SPS fleet at Bridgwater, are there any plans to renumber the fleet into First's 5 figure fleet numbers, and also will they come under First South West control for fleet list purposes or remain separate?

I guess @onthebuses is the best person to answer this question

The latest Streetdecks delivered to SPS carry three digit fleet numbers in the 3xx series and the remaining older vehicles have not been renumbered.
 

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Driving along the A30 at St Erth at about 4 this afternoon I caught a glimpse of HX05BUJ going towards Penzance. It was only the briefest glimpse and I was lucky to get the registration number; I think it was carrying a First fleet number, can't be sure. Anybody know if it's joining Kernow or if it belongs to a local independent.
 

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Driving along the A30 at St Erth at about 4 this afternoon I caught a glimpse of HX05BUJ going towards Penzance. It was only the briefest glimpse and I was lucky to get the registration number; I think it was carrying a First fleet number, can't be sure. Anybody know if it's joining Kernow or if it belongs to a local independent.
I have it as belonging to Rowe Farming ex First 68553
 

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Driving along the A30 at St Erth at about 4 this afternoon I caught a glimpse of HX05BUJ going towards Penzance. It was only the briefest glimpse and I was lucky to get the registration number; I think it was carrying a First fleet number, can't be sure. Anybody know if it's joining Kernow or if it belongs to a local independent.
Rowe Farming have a few ex First scholar buses.
 

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The latest Streetdecks delivered to SPS carry three digit fleet numbers in the 3xx series and the remaining older vehicles have not been renumbered.
I am not aware of any new Streetdecks here - the new vehicles are Alexander Dennis E40D I think.
 

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Interesting to see on bustimes that 32129 LJ05 BLF is now at Buses Of Somerset Taunton Depot.It has been tracking as a 623 to Rockwell Green. Is this true or is it a ticket machine swap?
 

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LK59CXF + LK59CX? now being converted to Open Top operation. Would be interesting to see whether they will adorn their ex First fleetnumbers before being novated to Metroline.

I do wonder what they will be used for however. Would FSW try and withdraw 32027 given that's not refurbished? Perhaps they may even be used for something new?
Are they due for the Lands End Coaster? How many are coming?
 

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Are they due for the Lands End Coaster? How many are coming?
I don't personally know but would FSW replace the Presidents even though they were rebranded last year? I do think 32027 will probably be withdrawn given it still has the old AC livery.

I do have a sneaking suspicion (though this is probably not true) that one of them MIGHT end up at Exmoor. From what I can remember last season there was a StreetLite spare that regularly did Exmoor and I wonder whether because the service required 3 Open Tops there might be a 4th one as a spare? Perhaps both B9s will transfer to Exmoor with the red one moved to Lands End? All in the realm of speculation however.
 

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LK59CXF + LK59CX? now being converted to Open Top operation. Would be interesting to see whether they will adorn their ex First fleetnumbers before being novated to Metroline.

I do wonder what they will be used for however. Would FSW try and withdraw 32027 given that's not refurbished? Perhaps they may even be used for something new?
That would be normal First practice so will become 37789
 

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I don't personally know but would FSW replace the Presidents even though they were rebranded last year? I do think 32027 will probably be withdrawn given it still has the old AC livery.
They only had their vinyls partly updated.

I'd have thought 32027 would be a candidate for replacement. It's long in tooth. When I was on it a few months ago it really struggled up the hill out of Sennen Cove even though it was only about a third full.
 

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They only had their vinyls partly updated.

I'd have thought 32027 would be a candidate for replacement. It's long in tooth. When I was on it a few months ago it really struggled up the hill out of Sennen Cove even though it was only about a third full.
I would hate to see the 02/52 reg Volvos replaced because they seem to be like a good batch but would it be likely they would be? First have been getting 25 years out of some of their stock so I imagine they'd still have a good number of years left in them?
 

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I would hate to see the 02/52 reg Volvos replaced because they seem to be like a good batch but would it be likely they would be? First have been getting 25 years out of some of their stock so I imagine they'd still have a good number of years left in them?
The oldest buses that first in cornwall have got rid of is 21/22 year old ALX400s which are W-PAEs which is/was 32104/32015 which Kernow had for about 1/2 years.

Could Kernow do with B7TLs from Bradford or Huddersfield/Halifax to replace any buses? Maybe the remaining dealer White vehicles 32121-32129? So some of the 370xx B7TL Geminis from Bradford/Huddersfield or Halifax as they are getting rid of their B7TL Geminis due to the Clean Air Zone in West Yorkshire coming into force in Spring 2022.
 
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