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Old January 27th, 2012, 03:28 PM   #6221
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following your link, it seems smart cards are being tested with this list of benefits


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Key benefits of Signature Card

Save up to 30p on each journey compared to a cash fare - that could save you £3 a week!*

Signature card allows a negative balance so if you forget to top up you can still get home*

Peace of mind - you can select Auto Top-Up which means your Signature card never runs out of credit.

Simple and easy to use*

No need to carry the correct change*

Transferable - family and friends can share the card with you*

Replacement cards available in case of loss or damage.
I would like to think, when this is rolled out it will be unified by a single brand, although the trial seems to suggest otherwise
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Old January 27th, 2012, 03:37 PM   #6222
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http://www.signaturebus.com

I know it's only marketing but it lacks the impact of the Oyster Card.
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Old January 27th, 2012, 08:12 PM   #6223
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Why they don't produce a card with network west midlands branding on it is beyond me. I think getting the brand right is as important as the benefits of the system itself, otherwise it will lack take-up.
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Old January 27th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #6224
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Why they don't produce a card with network west midlands branding on it is beyond me. I think getting the brand right is as important as the benefits of the system itself, otherwise it will lack take-up.
Because whilst produced in partnership with the WMPTA/Centro ultimately the system is operated and managed by Rotala.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 04:09 PM   #6225
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Bristol Road currently down to 1 lane each way due to cutting back the trees. Instead of cutting back the trees they need to be cutting them down and making the road wider, there's enough room to have two wide lanes each side and a slim central reservation with some little trees and greenary. As I've said before, no need for the wideness of the pavements.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #6226
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totally agree Reiss, they need to get rid of the pavement that juts out on the Bristol Road just before and after the junction with priory road totally pointless the pavements are wider than the road lanes and theres never really many people walking there

Also M6 toll prices are increasing £5.50 for cars 20p increase, £11 for lorries vans and trailers 40p increase, funny how theyve timed the increase with the M6 due to undergo major works soon... There will be night time cuts to the prices though
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Old January 29th, 2012, 04:54 PM   #6227
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Bristol Road currently down to 1 lane each way due to cutting back the trees. Instead of cutting back the trees they need to be cutting them down and making the road wider, there's enough room to have two wide lanes each side and a slim central reservation with some little trees and greenary. As I've said before, no need for the wideness of the pavements.
I agree - I don't see that the council has much option, but to cut down the trees Rather than encouraging private road use however, why not create a public transport corridor. In the short term - a designated lane for 'sprint' services and in the longer term this can be transferred to metro use. If anything people need to be discouraged from using their cars and public transport needs to be put on a higher agenda.
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Old January 30th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #6228
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Birmingham City Centre Interchange Update

http://www.connectedcity.org.uk/file...n_12-01-29.pdf
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Old January 31st, 2012, 01:31 PM   #6229
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New buses for the West Midlands:

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2...west-midlands/
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Old January 31st, 2012, 04:25 PM   #6230
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Information about bus changes in today's Birmingham Mail :

http://www.birminghammail.net/news/b...7319-30230709/
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Old February 5th, 2012, 12:20 AM   #6231
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Old February 5th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #6232
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That picture is all over my Facebook feed at the mo, haha!
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Old February 5th, 2012, 01:35 AM   #6233
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'Yobs steal bus.'
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Old February 5th, 2012, 03:34 AM   #6234
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*cough* *cough*! 'Elf and Safety... Hahaha!
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Old February 8th, 2012, 08:31 PM   #6235
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A Sprint image from 2010 .I'm surprised we haven't had any major updates with this project.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/centro-...57628926861783
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Old February 9th, 2012, 12:35 AM   #6236
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are you really that shocked lol?
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Old February 15th, 2012, 04:04 PM   #6237
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Carrs Lane is due to close tomorrow, to enable Gas works and re-alinement of the road to reverse the traffic when it reopens in June. This is according to the connectedcity website, but their haven't been no notices on Carrs Lane bus stops for moves or anything, although the temporary stops have been completed.

33, 51, 56, 907, 952, X31, X51 will all move to temporary stops on Albert Road
934, 935 and 997 will move to stop on Dale End opposite the old 'We Are Birmingham' shop.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 12:16 AM   #6238
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In relation to my above comment, nothing happened today, no bus notices or closers or anything. Now a road work sign has been put up stating 15th March is the starting date for Gas Works are High Street/Carrs Lane, so I suppose that will be the date everything moves.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 11:44 AM   #6239
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A new book about Moor Street and Snow Hill railway stations :

http://www.birminghammail.net/news/t...name_page.html
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:14 PM   #6240
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We certainly could do with more transport funding :

http://www.birminghampost.net/news/p...5233-30393005/
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