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Three new additions

Posted by ryanbrch1 on February 13, 2017 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

The three latest additions to the fleet (added in late December/ Early January) are the following:

 

GL66 VFB: Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 H59/31F

RX07 KPJ: Dennis Dart SLF/ Caetano Slimbus B28F

T184 UWL: Volvo B10M/ Plaxton Premiere C70F

 

The Enviro 500 shall be used for events/ private hire work, whilst the Slimbus shall be used for bus services in the Stroud/ Cirencester areas. The Plaxton Premiere has been in use on a new school bus service in the Stroud area.

More information on these vehicles can be found on the fleet information page.

Website Overhaul

Posted by ryanbrch1 on October 30, 2016 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The website has been given a complete overhaul, some changes which may already be noticable. These changes are detailed below:

Home Page: New images and social media links updated/ added.

Services Page: Page updated to reflect recent service changes.

Fleet page: A new way of indexing the fleet has been created, with more information about each vehicle available by clicking on each registration. A new 'past fleet' section has been created for past fleet members.

Links Page: A link has been added for the Fewtrell transport group, and a new contact form has been created.

New vehicles for Crossways

Posted by ryanbrch1 on September 15, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)
Latest additions to the fleet are (GL66 ENR) Volvo B11RT/ Plaxton Elite i (Short) CH60/4Ft and (LR65 TWJ) Ford Galaxy,  which seats 6 people. Both are allocated to Gloucester depot.

The Elite is to be used on new service X10 (Gloucester to Cardiff), with one return journey daily, whilst the galaxy shall be used as a feeder vehicle for the company's new tour programme and for private hire duties. Photo's can be seen on the fleet details page.

In other news, service U (Gloucester to Cheltenham via university campuses) was withdrawn at the end of July. As a result, Transbus Trident/ ALX400 MK02 EGX was temporarily withdrawn, before being moved to route 62 (Gloucester to Dursley via Quedgeley), allowing Dennis Trident/ East Lancs Lolyne V423 DRC to move to a new school bus route linking Quedgeley with Ribston hall, Crypt and St Peter's schools.

After the 2016 summer season it was decided to reduce the amount of Shearings holidays work undertaken, meaning that Volvo B12M/ Van Hool T9 MX05 AHA was withdrawn and sold. It was also decided to stop operating National express service 930 (Gloucester to Swindon) meaning that Volvo B9R/ Caetano levante FJ60 HXY and Scania/ Irizar PB YN04 GPF have also been withdrawn and sold.

From September, Volvo B10M/ Van Hool T8 GL05 BUS shall be used on a new school bus route linking southern Gloucester with Cirencester college. Ford Transit minibus AG14 NPR is to be used on a route linking Quedgeley with Sir Thomas Rich's School.

The website is currently being updated and a new method of showing fleet information is currently under development, with some vehicle pages already complete, and example being the page for Optare Solo SR GL15 EBF, which can be found here: http://crosswaysbus.sitey.me/gl15-ebf .

Finally, Crossways now has a Facebook page. This page caqn be found at  https://www.facebook.com/Crossways-Bus-158421981263783/.

Latest additions

Posted by ryanbrch1 on August 8, 2016 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)
A number of vehicles have recently entered the Crossways fleet, including a coach, van and two minibuses.

The first vehicle is rather elderly, this being a 1998 registered Van Hool T8 coach. Purchased mainly for a school service linking southern Gloucester with Cirencester College, it will be based at Gloucester depot overnight, and at Cirencester during the daytime. The previous operator fitted WIFI to this vehicle, which has been retained should this vehicle be required for any private hire duty. It has been reregistered GL05 BUS to hide its age.

The second vehicle is a Ford Transit Minibus. Seating 14, it will be used for private hire duties from Gloucester Depot. It is registered AG14 NPR.

Our third vehicle is a 53 registered Mercedes Vito Minibus, to be used mainly for staff transport, but can be used for Private Hire if needed. It is based at Gloucester, and has been reregistered CR55 GLS.

Finally, a small Ford Transit Connect has been acquired to operate as a maintenance van from Cirencester depot. it is registred NJ09 EWF.

Photos of some of these vehicles are available on the homepage, but the site will be updated soon to show photos of all of the vehicles mentioned here. They can be seen on the Crossways Flickr page though.

Cheltenham Race Shuttles

Posted by ryanbrch1 on March 14, 2016 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Crossways have won the contract to operate (fictionally in 1:76 scale form) the shuttle bus services for this year's National Hunt festival at Cheltenham racecourse.

 

Buses and coaches have been hired in from a number of operators for this event,  as the total number of vehicles required (76) is more than we are able to gather from our own fleet. The vehicles have been split over the following routes:

R1: Cheltenham Railway station to Racecourse, PVR: 40

R2: Cheltenham town centre to Racecourse, PVR: 36

R3: Waterwells Park and Ride to Racecourse, PVR: 10

Route R3 is a brand new trial route for this year, it being part of an attempt to draw traffic off the motorways and therefore reduce congestion in the area. However, the othertwo routes are exisiting long established routes taken on from the real race shuttles operated by Stagecoach.

A fleet list of our vehicles participating and all of the vehicles hired in is available on the 'our fleet' page of this website, and photos will be posted throughout the week on Crossways' flickr page, https://www.flickr.com/photos/crosswaysbus/.

 


New coach delivered

Posted by ryanbrch1 on February 28, 2016 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)
The latest delivery to the Crossways fleet is a brand new Irizar PB, registered GL65 RTZ, seated C61F across three axles.

This vehicle was purchased to extend our private hire activities, allowing for a wider range of passengers to be carried. It is the first coach for Crossways to wear full 'lines' fleet livery, with all others wearing liveries for contract work. It is the second Irizar in the fleet, the other being a 2004 two axle example bought secondhand.

In other news, Crossways are able to announce that they are operating the Cheltenham races Shuttle bus service this year. More details on this will follow soon.

Minicoach delivered

Posted by ryanbrch1 on October 27, 2015 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

The latest addition to the Crossways model fleet is BX63 YTR, a Mercedes Sprinter minicoach. This vehicle has just 8 seats, owing to its size and additional extras such as a fridge and sink in one corner, earning it the name 'mini luxury'. It wears the newer style livery for smaller vehicles (now as popular as normal 'lines' fleet livery).

 

The vehicle was bought from Gloucestershire County Council as a 10 seat minibus in June, and the vehicle was converted into a minicoach as can be seen in the potographs on the fleet details page.

 

In real life, this vehicle is a heavily modified Siku Mercedes Sprinter minibus, with most of the work undertaken in rebuilding the interior to convert it to a minicoach and right hand drive.

 


New ancillary vehicles

Posted by ryanbrch1 on August 6, 2015 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)
Fleet News

Ford Transit ND09 AWF and BMW 528I BM 528 have been acquired from dealers to increase the ancillary fleet. The transit has been acquired as a fleet maintenance vehicle and the BMW as a staff shuttle/ manager's vehicle. Photo's are not yet available, but will be shown when they do become available.

Website news

The fleet page has been updated accordingly.

New bus for Crossways

Posted by ryanbrch1 on July 1, 2015 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)
Fleet and service news

Crossways have recently taken delivery of their first ever brand new vehicle. GL15 EBF is an Optare Solo SR slimline which will be used on a brand new service. This service is the 66H, linking Gloucester and Stroud via Stonehouse and Haresfield. To see a picture of this new bus please visit our fleet page.

Website news

As a result, the website has been updated for the new service and vehicle. You may also notice that the front slideshow has been changed to show the new vehicle also.

Site update and fleet announcement

Posted by ryanbrch1 on June 7, 2015 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)
Fleet and service news

We have ordered an Optare solo SR slimline for late July/ early August delivery. This will be our first ever brand new vehicle and will be used for a new 66H service which will link Gloucester, Quedgeley, Haresfield, Stonehouse and Stroud.

Website news

New links have been added for DB buses and the James King Model fleet.

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