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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - RBZ 5459 - 28 Dec 2018

(28 Dec 2018, 7:34 pm)Malarkey Wrote: It's a Euro 4 example from checking the fleet list, so it did not get the Euro 5 mods. 

It will be one of 6 which remain in active service to be withdrawn, the others being 4944, 5229, 5230, 5231 and 5232, the other Euro 4's have either been withdrawn already or are driver trainers.

And 5201 was not the first of the penultimate batch to be withdrawn either, 5203 was way back in January of this year.

The first of the penultimate batch to be purchased Andrew says - not withdraw.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - Dan - 29 Dec 2018

Worth a mention that this weekend will be the final time to catch the ADL demo in service.

On paper currently planned to be taken out of service on Monday, to allow time for the bus to be decommissioned, prior to return to ADL on Wednesday 2nd January.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - Michael - 29 Dec 2018

(29 Dec 2018, 6:11 am)Dan Wrote: Worth a mention that this weekend will be the final time to catch the ADL demo in service.

On paper currently planned to be taken out of service on Monday, to allow time for the bus to be decommissioned, prior to return to ADL on Wednesday 2nd January.

Haven't had time to have a ride, gutted, oh well, hopefully Go North East buy some..... 


Also wonder if we will see paper timetables reappear next year?, sure it was said, the new MD was looking in to it.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - L469 YVK - 29 Dec 2018

(29 Dec 2018, 12:57 pm)Michael Wrote: Haven't had time to have a ride, gutted, oh well, hopefully Go North East buy some..... 

Me too but going by past experiences with the X21 StreetDecks and the B5TLs on the X9/X10, unless there has been a change of heart, then I feel it will come down to the following:

* Fuel Economy
* Commonality (Modern fleet mostly Wright bodied with some Optare in the mix)
* Purchase cost

Hopefully, Go-Ahead management have learnt from the X21 / X9 / X10 and this time around, allow the purchase of a more suitable vehicle type.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - JM03 - 29 Dec 2018

(29 Dec 2018, 6:11 am)Dan Wrote: Worth a mention that this weekend will be the final time to catch the ADL demo in service.

On paper currently planned to be taken out of service on Monday, to allow time for the bus to be decommissioned, prior to return to ADL on Wednesday 2nd January.
Which one is these? 9083 and 9084?


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - S830OFT - 29 Dec 2018

(29 Dec 2018, 2:16 pm)JM03 Wrote: Which one is these? 9083 and 9084?

9081


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - Coppercap40 - 29 Dec 2018

Looks like 9081 has been replced by 3943


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - Dan - 29 Dec 2018

(29 Dec 2018, 3:20 pm)Coppercap40 Wrote: Looks like 9081  has been replced by 3943

Developed a fault with the ramp handle, so was replaced at Washington Galleries just before 2pm.

This will be repaired at some point tomorrow, so it's potentially not going to be out again now.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - GNE6312 - 29 Dec 2018

(29 Dec 2018, 6:11 am)Dan Wrote: Worth a mention that this weekend will be the final time to catch the ADL demo in service.

On paper currently planned to be taken out of service on Monday, to allow time for the bus to be decommissioned, prior to return to ADL on Wednesday 2nd January.

Hopefully gne purchase some e400 mmcs
And hopefully 9081 is back up here with Arriva or stagecoach in the near future


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - omnicity4659 - 30 Dec 2018

(29 Dec 2018, 4:57 pm)GNE6312 Wrote: Hopefully gne purchase some e400 mmcs
And hopefully 9081 is back up here with Arriva or stagecoach in the near future

But Arriva and Stagecoach operate quite a number of these already, why would they need a demonstrator?


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - L469 YVK - 30 Dec 2018

(30 Dec 2018, 1:50 am)omnicity4659 Wrote: But Arriva and Stagecoach operate quite a number of these already, why would they need a demonstrator?

They could either use it at Ashington to compare with the Voith gearbox examples on the X21/X22 or maybe even Blyth on the X10/X11.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - busmanT - 30 Dec 2018

(29 Dec 2018, 1:04 pm)L469 YVK Wrote: Me too but going by past experiences with the X21 StreetDecks and the B5TLs on the X9/X10, unless there has been a change of heart, then I feel it will come down to the following:

* Fuel Economy
* Commonality (Modern fleet mostly Wright bodied with some Optare in the mix)
* Purchase cost

Hopefully, Go-Ahead management have learnt from the X21 / X9 / X10 and this time around, allow the purchase of a more suitable vehicle type.

Need to add reliability to the list of things considered as part of the evaluation of new buses - although Go North East have no experience of ADL double deck products in recent years, other parts of Go Ahead do.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - Citaro5326 - 30 Dec 2018

Castles express 6304 currently wedged in the bridge near metro centre on X21...


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - Michael - 30 Dec 2018

(30 Dec 2018, 6:47 pm)Citaro5326 Wrote: Castles express 6304 currently wedged in the bridge near metro centre on X21...

Oh dear, oh dear


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - Dans_bus_photos - 31 Dec 2018

(30 Dec 2018, 6:47 pm)Citaro5326 Wrote: Castles express 6304 currently wedged in the bridge near metro centre on X21...

Whats the X21 doing near the Metrocentre?


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - Michael - 31 Dec 2018

(31 Dec 2018, 1:19 pm)Dans_bus_photos Wrote: Whats the X21 doing near the Metrocentre?

Maybe the bus was leaving Riverside for Crook?, or elsewhere.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - streetdeckfan - 31 Dec 2018

(31 Dec 2018, 1:21 pm)Michael Wrote: Maybe the bus was leaving Riverside for Crook?, or elsewhere.
From the photo on Twitter it looks as though it was coming through the bridge towards the depot


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - Michael - 31 Dec 2018

(31 Dec 2018, 1:22 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: From the photo on Twitter it looks as though it was coming through the bridge towards the depot

Ah right, i haven't seen the photo yet, my bad.


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - streetdeckfan - 31 Dec 2018

(31 Dec 2018, 1:25 pm)Michael Wrote: Ah right, i haven't seen the photo yet, my bad.
I'll see if I can find it again, it was posted last night but now it seems to have disappeared

(31 Dec 2018, 1:25 pm)Michael Wrote: Ah right, i haven't seen the photo yet, my bad.
Typical, as soon as I say I can't find it, it shows right up!
https://twitter.com/Ubi_AJ1/status/1079442562119860224?s=09


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018 - Michael - 31 Dec 2018

(31 Dec 2018, 1:26 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: I'll see if I can find it again, it was posted last night but now it seems to have disappeared

Typical, as soon as I say I can't find it, it shows right up!
https://twitter.com/Ubi_AJ1/status/1079442562119860224?s=09

Looks like the damage could be limited to the roof and front (at the top).

Wonder why the bus went that way? 

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Hoping 2019 gives us some interesting movements (not just with GNE but Stagecoach and Arriva too), this year has been pretty dull and nothing interesting happening.