|Posted by ryanbrch1 on October 15, 2018 at 3:40 PM||comments (1)|
Crossways are pleased to announce that they have been voted as the MBF fleet operator of the year 2018!
We are proud to have been selected for this award and also would like to thank those who voted for Crossways.
In other news, Crossways is also featured in issue 2 of Model Diorama Magazine, a magazine dedicated to the world of minature diorama making. If you are interested in finding out more about Model Diorama, you can visit their website here.
|Posted by ryanbrch1 on October 7, 2018 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
Firstly, the company would like to apologies for the considerable period of time since this page of the site was last updated. Since the last update, a number of different vehicles have been added:
W432 CWX - Volvo Olympian/ Alexander Royale, added June 2018
YJ56 LLJ - ADL Dart SLF/ Plaxton Pointer, added August 2018
YN58 JFX - Iveco Eurorider/ Plaxton Paragon, added September 2018
GL67 RSZ - Hino S' Elega coach, added January 2018
GL67 RTP - Volvo B7RLE/ MCV Evolution, added January 2018
GL68 TTP - Wright Streetlite, added July 2018
More information can be found on the 'our fleet' page. Leaving the fleet in September was Shearings Holidays liveried Volvo B12M/ Plaxton Panther MX04 AEU, with Crossways also ending its association with Shearings at this time. Earlier in the year, the company had joined a new holiday franchise called UK Getaway, this acting as the replacement for Shearings work.
Also withdrawn over the summer was service 66H, which had for some time been operated at a loss. As a result, Optare Solo SR GL15 EBF has been transferred to Stroud depot, to assist with increased vehicle requirements there after a deal was signed in summer 2017 with North Western Roadcar Co to hand over its Stroud depot and services to the company. This allowed Cirencester depot and the original Stroud depot (which was actually simply space hired from another operator) to be closed to focus operations from the central site. Originally, 9 plain white Enviro 200's were hired in to operate the services, with 5 still remaining. More information can be found on the services page of this website.
Both the 2017 and 2018 Cheltenham shuttle bus services were successful, with a number of operators taking part. Full reports from these events can be found via a link from either the 'our services' or 'our fleet' pages of this website. Crossways will soon be looking for vehicles for the 2019 event, so if your fictional model bus company thinks it can help please get in touch.
This website is now fully correct as of this date, with all pages having received an update where required.
|Posted by ryanbrch1 on February 13, 2017 at 9:05 AM||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.
|Posted by ryanbrch1 on October 30, 2016 at 1:05 PM||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.
|Posted by ryanbrch1 on September 15, 2016 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by ryanbrch1 on August 8, 2016 at 6:10 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by ryanbrch1 on March 14, 2016 at 5:10 PM||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/.
|Posted by ryanbrch1 on February 28, 2016 at 6:10 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by ryanbrch1 on October 27, 2015 at 5:15 PM||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.
|Posted by ryanbrch1 on August 6, 2015 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|