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(31 Aug 2019, 11:22 pm)Stanleyone Wrote: [ -> ]5420, 5440 & 5441 are now at Consett, 6133 & 6143 out

Thought I saw 5441 at the lay over at Gateshead today

(01 Sep 2019, 12:54 am)JM03 Wrote: [ -> ]

Thought I saw 5441 at the lay over at Gateshead today



It was on the X66 in the afternoon

(01 Sep 2019, 1:00 am)Malarkey Wrote: [ -> ]


It was on the X66 in the afternoon



Transferred late last night

(31 Aug 2019, 10:30 pm)Michael Wrote: [ -> ]Only 7 Versa's, PVR for the 35 is 8... shame because i think the Scania's would be better as spares etc...

Those 2009 Versas are only Euro 4, so no good for the 35 (as every board has at least one journey which is secured as Euro 5).

The 35 will now be operated by Mercedes Citaros on Sundays, as many fleet livery as possible followed by the remaining Wear Xpress examples yet to be painted after that. This reduces the mileage operated by these Scanias, and aims to improve reliability on Sundays.

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(01 Sep 2019, 8:17 am)Dan Wrote: [ -> ]Those 2009 Versas are only Euro 4, so no good for the 35 (as every board has at least one journey which is secured as Euro 5).

The 35 will now be operated by Mercedes Citaros on Sundays, as many fleet livery as possible followed by the remaining Wear Xpress examples yet to be painted after that. This reduces the mileage operated by these Scanias, and aims to improve reliability on Sundays.

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Good because im getting 35A next hour !


(01 Sep 2019, 8:17 am)Dan Wrote: [ -> ]Those 2009 Versas are only Euro 4, so no good for the 35 (as every board has at least one journey which is secured as Euro 5).

The 35 will now be operated by Mercedes Citaros on Sundays, as many fleet livery as possible followed by the remaining Wear Xpress examples yet to be painted after that. This reduces the mileage operated by these Scanias, and aims to improve reliability on Sundays.

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Ah right, shame, would of thought the Scania's would of gone!


Apart from the movements which have already kindly been post by Stanleyone and Citaro5326, have anymore happened?
The 12/97 are also Citaros today, meaning that the only Scania L94UBs out are on the Loop 93/94.
(01 Sep 2019, 9:56 am)S830OFT Wrote: [ -> ]The 12/97 are also Citaros today, meaning that the only Scania L94UBs out are on the Loop 93/94.

Sad that the Scania's are getting used less and less but understand from a mileage point of view... getting closer to being withdrawn now

(01 Sep 2019, 10:01 am)Michael Wrote: [ -> ]Sad that the Scania's are getting used less and less but understand from a mileage point of view... getting closer to being withdrawn now


And reliability, comfort and possibly MPG?

My love (?!) of them is well documented and I've been of the opinion that they should have gone years ago.


A few Sundays off shouldn't affect their mileage too much.

It's not as if those Scania lumps have got much of a life beyond GNE.

(01 Sep 2019, 10:38 am)Andreos1 Wrote: [ -> ]


And reliability, comfort and possibly MPG?

My love (?!) of them is well documented and I've been of the opinion that they should have gone years ago.


A few Sundays off shouldn't affect their mileage too much.

It's not as if those Scania lumps have got much of a life beyond GNE.


Same, the Scania's have always been decent, well apart from a few now.

(01 Sep 2019, 8:17 am)Dan Wrote: [ -> ]Those 2009 Versas are only Euro 4, so no good for the 35 (as every board has at least one journey which is secured as Euro 5).

The 35 will now be operated by Mercedes Citaros on Sundays, as many fleet livery as possible followed by the remaining Wear Xpress examples yet to be painted after that. This reduces the mileage operated by these Scanias, and aims to improve reliability on Sundays.

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So what will be used on the 35 going forward Monday to Saturday once the Scanias are withdrawn?

(01 Sep 2019, 3:10 pm)Malarkey Wrote: [ -> ]


So what will be used on the 35 going forward Monday to Saturday once the Scanias are withdrawn?


Hopefully Streetlites or Citaro's.

(01 Sep 2019, 3:14 pm)Michael Wrote: [ -> ]Hopefully Streetlites or Citaro's.


Where would these be magiced from?

(01 Sep 2019, 3:55 pm)pbjd Wrote: [ -> ]


Where would these be magiced from?


Streetlites from the Red Kite.

Citaro's - depends, if any of the current Citaro routes gets B9's as a cascade.
(01 Sep 2019, 3:55 pm)pbjd Wrote: [ -> ]


Where would these be magiced from?



Probably from the red kites


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(01 Sep 2019, 3:55 pm)pbjd Wrote: [ -> ]


Where would these be magiced from?



5409-5420, 5440 & 5441 at Consett, latter 3 I would imagine will release 3 double decks off the RK for scholars work.


St Bedes require 11 double Deckers, 2 of which work on to Service work.


6915, 6916, 6917, 6918, 6919 and 6932 are dedicated to scholars, taxi and V11



(01 Sep 2019, 4:20 pm)Stanleyone Wrote: [ -> ]


5409-5420, 5440 & 5441 at Consett, latter 3 I would imagine will release 3 double decks off the RK for scholars work.


St Bedes require 11 double Deckers, 2 of which work on to Service work.


6915, 6916, 6917, 6918, 6919 and 6932 are dedicated to scholars, taxi and V11




Thanks for the info

Anything else transfered to Deptford, apart from the Versa's?

(01 Sep 2019, 9:56 am)S830OFT Wrote: [ -> ]The 12/97 are also Citaros today, meaning that the only Scania L94UBs out are on the Loop 93/94.

Presumably that’s why there is a Versa on the 57 today

(01 Sep 2019, 5:50 pm)busmanT Wrote: [ -> ]

Presumably that’s why there is a Versa on the 57 today



Riverside are allocated 35 Citaro to meet a PVR of 26 Citaro on Sundays - more than achievable without the use of any other vehicle types!

Just walked past CLS, spotted one ex-London Gemini, 3964 and another GNE Gemini, guessing these are from deptford
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