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Great service from West Coast Motors

Postby Telo » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:01 pm

Coming home from the mooring this morning, the service bus from Fort William to Oban was held up by various council roadworks related activities and a very slow nervous driver in a wee car. So, running a few minutes late, and concerned that we'd miss our connection with the Glasgow bus at Connel, the driver rang ahead to the West Coast Motors fleet control who held the connecting bus for us. Great service.

We usually drive to/from the mooring but, if you have the time, travelling by coach is by far the more relaxing way to travel. Also, you see so much more from the elevated seating position.

Have bus pass, will travel.......

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Re: Great service from West Coast Motors

Postby Nick » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:55 pm

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According to no.1 son the Glasgow bus has been well pimped recently . . .

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Now if only they could do something similar with the train . . .
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Re: Great service from West Coast Motors

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:13 pm

Are they antennai for communicating with the midges? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Great service from West Coast Motors

Postby Telo » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:23 pm

Nick wrote:.
According to no.1 son the Glasgow bus has been well pimped recently . . .


Yes, all very impressive, looked brand spanking new, comfortable seats, decent legroom, lavvy...

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Re: Great service from West Coast Motors

Postby DaveS » Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:49 am

Shard wrote:We usually drive to/from the mooring but, if you have the time, travelling by coach is by far the more relaxing way to travel. Also, you see so much more from the elevated seating position.

Have bus pass, will travel.......


I applied for mine last week, should arrive next week. :)

I've been looking into the bus option too. Apart from the start and end of the season when the car is full of stuff, it usually transports only me, a wee bag, and a lot of air. Petrol being the price it is, it is my greatest expense after berthing in keeping the boat. The train from Glasgow to Oban bizarrely takes longer than the bus! Getting to Craobh is a bit awkward, however, with quite long waits at either Oban or Lochgilphead for a connection, then a walk for the last mile unless catching the school service. I do, however, intend to give it a try.
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Re: Great service from West Coast Motors

Postby marisca » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:17 am

Bus/Bus Pass are great. Somehow the cost of a taxi from the supermarket nearest the bus stop to the boat doesn't seem such an extravagance.

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Re: Great service from West Coast Motors

Postby MrMcP » Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:31 pm

Nick wrote:.
According to no.1 son the Glasgow bus has been well pimped recently . . .

The droopy dog ears at the front are affectionately called P45 mirrors, since at £1400 a piece you can be sure what's coming if you return to the depot without one...

3 knocked off so far, allegedly none of them the fault of the driver(s). :)

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Re: Great service from West Coast Motors

Postby Ghillie » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:34 am

A week ago last Saturday returning from our mooring, we caught the Fort William - Oban bus at Linnhe (the bus was a few minutes late) hoping to catch the Glasgow connection at Connel. (there are something like 6 minutes in which to do so). The bus driver loaded us and our herd of bags on board and then pulled out his phone.........have I read this before?

A great service indeed.

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Re: Great service from West Coast Motors

Postby sahona » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:44 pm

Not particularly in praise of the 'men from Benmore depot', but the certificate of antiquity played a blinder a couple of seasons ago - it would otherwise have been £137 for skip+crew from Portree to Prestwick and back, which payed for the boat to sit out the rubbish weather while we went home. And, as Shard says, great view all the way- each way.
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Re: Great service from West Coast Motors

Postby ubergeekian » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:57 pm

sahona wrote:Not particularly in praise of the 'men from Benmore depot', but the certificate of antiquity played a blinder a couple of seasons ago - it would otherwise have been £137 for skip+crew from Portree to Prestwick and back, which payed for the boat to sit out the rubbish weather while we went home. And, as Shard says, great view all the way- each way.


It's a shame their boat services are so jolly expensive, though. I quite fancied doing Troon - Campbeltown until I saw the price.
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