Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2016
#1
I've seen the 33 round the docks a few times carrying a little bit more than fresh air... Fresh air plus the driver!
#2
(01/06/2016, 00:52)idiot Wrote: I've seen the 33 round the docks a few times carrying a little bit more than fresh air... Fresh air plus the driver!

Probably to be expected for the interim period of the Stagecoach 5 operating alongside the Go North East 33.

The Nexus liners hadn't been updated in time for the service changes, so the locals (largely those of the older generation) weren't aware of the 33's existence.
#3
(31/05/2016, 10:46)streetlite5402 Wrote: Been informed by a Yardman at Chester-le-Street that the B10BLEs are due to be sent back to Saltmeadows Road today, as they're no longer required.

4905 and 5168 withdrawn again, while 4924 and 5170 have been temporarily transferred to Washington due to a high VOR.

4924 on services 5/50 today
5170 on services 82/82A today

Both were used on misc works boards yesterday evening - covering for Volvo B7s on peak-time X1s.
#4
(01/06/2016, 10:14)Dan Wrote: 4905 and 5168 withdrawn again, while 4924 and 5170 have been temporarily transferred to Washington due to a high VOR.

4924 on services 5/50 today
5170 on services 82/82A today

Both were used on misc works boards yesterday evening - covering for Volvo B7s on peak-time X1s.
Do you no 4924 whereabouts?
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#5
(01/06/2016, 10:41)biglugs@yahoo.com Wrote: Do you no 4924 whereabouts?

10:06 #5 x Jarrow.
#6
Looks like 6 Scania's at Deptford are now Red, meaning they only need to repaint one more for the 39, as i think the PVR for the 39 is 7?
#7
(01/06/2016, 12:16)Michael Wrote: Looks like 6 Scania's at Deptford are now Red, meaning they only need to repaint one more for the 39, as i think the PVR for the 39 is 7?

Probably be the case , then once all pb streetlites are in service 4968-73 transfer out to Percy main
#8
Does anyone know when all the PB streetlites will have entered service
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#9
(01/06/2016, 13:50)NK53 TKT Wrote: Does anyone know when all the PB streetlites will have entered service

And will they gain route details?
#10
Probables be around end of June before all of them enter service fully, although only 6 are due to arrive.


5430 has now arrived, according to the news.


Dan said a few days ago that 5431/38 were are both undergoing PDI at the moment, also of one the Red versions were spotted (NK16 BWZ) so they should be arriving soon by end of the week.


They should gain route details, well i hope they do.
#11
(01/06/2016, 13:56)Michael Wrote: They should gain route details, well i hope they do.

So do i although they don't look too bad without them. I only ask because 5423 was branded with route details but had them removed prior to entering service as seen in the attachment.


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#12
(01/06/2016, 13:56)Michael Wrote: Probables be around end of June before all of them enter service fully, although only 6 are due to arrive.


5430 has now arrived, according to the news.


Dan said a few days ago that 5431/38 were are both undergoing PDI at the moment, also of one the Red versions were spotted (NK16 BWZ) so they should be arriving soon by end of the week.


They should gain route details, well i hope they do.

5437 awaiting delivery at Heysham Docks - fingers crossed it'll get delivered this week.

5431 and the first red Streetlite, 5438, are awaiting shipping at Belfast Docks, while the second red Streetlite, 5439, is undergoing PDI at the moment. The first two will probably come across on tonight's sailing, and delivered on either Thursday or Friday all being well!

Note that the red spares aren't at the end of the batch which they usually are.
#13
Could this suggest that 5440/5441 will have Euro 6 engines as planned so they have decided to take them out of the main Euro 5 lot and place them at the end of the total batch? I'm guessing its down to something as simple as registrations, though.
#14
570 is now corporate red on service 86 today
38 minutes past of concord
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#15
(01/06/2016, 15:03)S813 FVK Wrote: Could this suggest that 5440/5441 will have Euro 6 engines as planned so they have decided to take them out of the main Euro 5 lot and place them at the end of the total batch? I'm guessing its down to something as simple as registrations, though.

The vehicles with the tachographs are usually branded, and at the start of a batch. 5420/21 were not fitted with tachographs, so 5440/41 have been fitted with tachographs instead.

(01/06/2016, 15:11)biglugs@yahoo.com Wrote: 570 is now corporate red on service 86 today
38 minutes past of concord

All vehicles in the fleet will be having the 'Northern' fleet name removed over the next few weeks.
#16
(01/06/2016, 15:14)Dan Wrote: The vehicles with the tachographs are usually branded, and at the start of a batch. 5420/21 were not fitted with tachographs, so 5440/41 have been fitted with tachographs instead.

Ah right - makes sense now.
#17
(01/06/2016, 10:14)Dan Wrote: 4905 and 5168 withdrawn again, while 4924 and 5170 have been temporarily transferred to Washington due to a high VOR.

4924 on services 5/50 today
5170 on services 82/82A today


Both were used on misc works boards yesterday evening - covering for Volvo B7s on peak-time X1s.

And both were caught this afternoon at The Galleries, having quite a busy day today ahead my trip up to Glasgow tomorrow, so I didnt have time to go to more scenic locations which I would of preferred, and also avoided another run in with the Security aswell.

Nevertheless 5170 on the 82 and 4924 on the 50. 

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#18
(01/06/2016, 15:14)Dan Wrote: The vehicles with the tachographs are usually branded, and at the start of a batch. 5420/21 were not fitted with tachographs, so 5440/41 have been fitted with tachographs instead.


All vehicles in the fleet will be having the 'Northern' fleet name removed over the next few weeks.

Will all of them be repainted?
#19
(01/06/2016, 15:57)Michael Wrote: Will all of them be repainted?

Long-term - the majority will be repainted.

For the short-term, removing the dated 'Northern' fleet name just has everything in a red base livery with company logos.
#20
(01/06/2016, 16:00)Dan Wrote: Long-term - the majority will be repainted.

For the short-term, removing the dated 'Northern' fleet name just has everything in a red base livery with company logos.


Cheers for the info.

Any news on those Omnidekkers, which are rumoured to be coming up from Brighton? Wink