All Services: Timetable Changes
13th January 1979
â€œSevernLinkâ€ Market Analysis Project
On Saturday 13th January 1979, Midland Red Omnibus Company Limited (MROC) introduced the â€œSevernLinkâ€ Market Analysis Project (MAP) scheme in the Worcester, Bromsgrove and Malvern areas.
- A new network of local Malvern area services are introduced. Service 408, Service 409 and Service 410 are withdrawn and replaced in part by new Service M1, Service M2 and Service M3, running over new routes.
- New Service 143 introduced as a short-working variation of Service 144, running between Birmingham, Northfield, Rubery, Marlbrook, Catshill, Sidemoor, Bromsgrove and Charford.
- Service 412 and Service 413 (Worcester, Malvern Link and Great Malvern) are withdrawn and partly replaced by extending Service 144 from Worcester to Great Malvern, running via Powick, Malvern Link, Pound Bank and Barnards Green. Two morning peak-time Service 144 journeys continue to Malvern Wells.
- New timetable combining new Service 143 and Service 144, with each running every 30-minutes inter-worked to give a 15-minute frequency between Birmingham and Bromsgrove. Service 144 timings are adjusted between The Malverns and Worcester to provide better connections with the Birmingham motorway services at Worcester.
- Service 477 and Service 478 (Ledbury, Colwall Green, Wyche Cutting and Great Malvern) are renumbered to Service M7 and Service M8.