Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2015
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Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2015
(28 Mar 2015, 9:29 pm)tyresmoke Wrote: Might be worth pointing out that 1753 is now finished after today on service 7, it's last trip would have been the 1727 from Willey Flatts back to Stockton, with the arrival of the 2 Solos (2805/2829) over the last few days.
Photo attached of it this morning © Jase Nelles

Not sure what 1753 was on today, but was seen leaving Middlesbrough around 1850.

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2015
(31 Mar 2015, 6:15 pm)Tommy_1581 Wrote: I see that everyone on that bus is currently applying for the Key Wink 

It was posted on the GNE Facebook page that services around Cobalt were suffering delays of around 55 minutes or something, so may be connected.

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2015
(01 Apr 2015, 12:56 am)palatine3833 Wrote: Not sure what 1753 was on today, but was seen leaving Middlesbrough around 1850.

Back out on 7s - one weekday board does the last trip on the 17a from Stockton at 1806.

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2015
Out of interest, who allocates the buses at the Alnwick outstation? Is there a set allocation, or does someone from Ashington go up each morning? 

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2015
It's been confirmed this morning that Arriva have reached an agreement to purchase the operations of Scarlet Band and the Dales & District arm of Procters Coaches. This will be absorbed into the Arriva NE operation although these operations will be kept separate much like the successful Yorkshire Tiger operation. A new brand will be revealed in due course, although services are expected to remain the same

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2015
(01 Apr 2015, 9:45 am)tyresmoke Wrote: It's been confirmed this morning that Arriva have reached an agreement to purchase the operations of Scarlet Band and the Dales & District arm of Procters Coaches. This will be absorbed into the Arriva NE operation although these operations will be kept separate much like the successful Yorkshire Tiger operation. A new brand will be revealed in due course, although services are expected to remain the same

Will the new brand be 2 words starting with A & F Wink

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2015
(01 Apr 2015, 9:45 am)tyresmoke Wrote: It's been confirmed this morning that Arriva have reached an agreement to purchase the operations of Scarlet Band and the Dales & District arm of Procters Coaches. This will be absorbed into the Arriva NE operation although these operations will be kept separate much like the successful Yorkshire Tiger operation. A new brand will be revealed in due course, although services are expected to remain the same

Real or another April Fools?

Nothing will be believed today.

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2015
(01 Apr 2015, 9:49 am)Jimmi Wrote: Real or another April Fools?

Nothing will be believed today.

Unless it is posted after 12 Tongue 

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2015
(01 Apr 2015, 9:49 am)Jimmi Wrote: Real or another April Fools?

Nothing will be believed today.

I was hoping one or two of you would be a little more gullible with mine on the GNE thread! Sadly not! Tongue 

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2015
1581 has been withdrawn for driver training.
...and no, it's not an April Fools.

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2015
(01 Apr 2015, 9:45 am)tyresmoke Wrote: It's been confirmed this morning that Arriva have reached an agreement to purchase the operations of Scarlet Band and the Dales & District arm of Procters Coaches. This will be absorbed into the Arriva NE operation although these operations will be kept separate much like the successful Yorkshire Tiger operation. A new brand will be revealed in due course, although services are expected to remain the same

Suppose they're going to go one further and buy Travelsure and Perryman's too?  Tongue

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2015
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Can anyone shed any light on the photo ANE posted on their Facebook page when the signed off today?



Something along the lines of "Soundtrack to your bus journey" including "Man Who Can't Be Moved, I Will Wait, Shut Up and Drive"

-- Response Below -- 

They might be trialling music on board the buses, but at Preston Bus they've trialled it and nobody likes it.

Here is a snippet from Buses Magazine, You Write titled "This 'music' is like listening to contravision";
"The 'music' forced on passengers is continuous local commercial radio: a mix of trashy pop music, advertisements and banter. It feels intrusive and unpleasant. At first I thought it was an anti-social yobbo. There is no escape for customers as it is played on both decks."
 

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2015
(01 Apr 2015, 12:10 pm)Tommy_1581 Wrote: 1581 has been withdrawn for driver training.
...and no, it's not an April Fools.

What has it been replaced with?

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2015
(01 Apr 2015, 4:51 pm)Tom Wrote: What has it been replaced with?

I had a look on the sheets and 1301 has been noted. I was told a few weeks ago that an "extended dart type bus" would displace a StreetLite for training.

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2015
Streetlites arrived at Faverdale.

https://flic.kr/p/rUsge8
https://flic.kr/p/rUnHhg

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2015
The SAFC Optare - is it based at Belmont still or has it moved?
Passed it in Stockton the other day and wasn't sure what the deal was.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2015
(01 Apr 2015, 8:45 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: The SAFC Optare - is it based at Belmont still or has it moved?
Passed it in Stockton the other day and wasn't sure what the deal was.

4022 is withdrawn, the one in Stockton will have been the Middlesbrough FC one 4015 which is based at Stockton.

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2015
could anyone help me solve a mystery 2 enviro 400 deckers parked up outside Jesmond what are the fleet numbers to these 2 NK15 DZP and the other one is NK15 ACO could anyone let me know what fleet numbers are these 2 please?

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2015
(01 Apr 2015, 8:53 pm)Kuyoyo Wrote: 4022 is withdrawn, the one in Stockton will have been the Middlesbrough FC one 4015 which is based at Stockton.

Cheers.
Didn't realise Boro had one too.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2015
(01 Apr 2015, 10:26 pm)Racer_Experience Wrote: could anyone help me solve a mystery 2 enviro 400 deckers parked up outside Jesmond what are the fleet numbers to these 2 NK15 DZP and the other one is NK15 ACO could anyone let me know what fleet numbers are these 2 please?

As I said on Facebook those two are 7538 and 7536 respectively

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