|706||Birkenhead BS||Houghton Road||216||Ace Travel|
|701||Houghton Road||Birkenhead BS||217||Ace Travel|
|4416||Birkenhead BS||King's Parade, New Brighton||411||Arriva North West & Wales|
|3011||King's Parade, New Brighton||Birkenhead BS||410||Arriva North West & Wales|
Today we went to Birkenhead to try and travel on a couple of Ace travel buses. Matthew had seen these in Birkenhead bus station and he had expressed a wish to travel on them. So we printed up a couple of relevant timetables and headed off! We arrived around dinner time and then had dinner somewhere as per usual. mum went off shopping and we headed to the bus station. the #216/217 services are circular which run in opposite directions. The first to turn up was Ace travel 706 on the #216 service. Matthew got a picture and then we boarded the bus.
Ace travel 706 in Birkenhead bus station (Matthew)
We worked out we could go to Houghton Road for a short wait and then we could catch the #217 back to Birkenhead in the opposite direction. When we got off the bus we thought we might have miscalculated and so we ran onto Arrowe park road. whilst we were there we spotted Pulsar 3010.
Arriva North West & Wales 3010 near Arrow Park Hospital (Matthew)
having figured out where we went wrong we walked back to Houghton Road and waited for the return bus. After a short wait Ace travel Solo 701 went up Houghton Road before turning around at which point we got on the bus.
Ace travel 701 in Houghton Road, Woodchurch. (Matthew)
We did the bus back to Birkenhead at which point we decided to do a trip out to New Brighton and back. the bus out was Enviro 400 4416 which Matthew was able to get a picture of at New Brighton.
4416 in King's Parade New Brighton after arriving from Birkenhead (Matthew)
After a short wait we did out first Pulsar 3011 which we did back to Birkenhead bus station
3011 in King's Parade, New Brighton (Matthew)
back at birkenhead, Matthew got a few more picture including 61142 in Birkenhead bus station.
61142 in Birkenhead bus station (Matthew)
We then met up with mum and returned home to Stoke...Mark