Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2017
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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2017
(08 Sep 2017, 9:45 pm)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Think Stagecoach were keen on pushing their more luxurious Gold brand with novelties such as Wi-Fi and Plug Sockets etc, keeping their normal spec the same. The gap between standard and more luxurious passenger spec has been narrowing, meaning that passengers expect such additions as standard. Stagecoach just took a while to build on their standard spec!

Makes sense in a way, having luxury and normal and maintaining a significant difference between them. Certainly good the gap is narrowing though. Would be nice to have Stagecoach Gold in Newcastle. Clearly Stagecoach has improved recently. Could Stagecoach Gold be in danger though, if the features become standard on normal Stagecoach bus services?

Stagecoach takes a while to do anything, including turning up sometimes! But in seriousness, they are not bad on the whole and improving.

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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2017
hi are the buses 27723/4/5 stopping at Stockton or are there on loan

#23
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2017
(10 Sep 2017, 8:45 pm)glen1234 Wrote: hi are the buses 27723/4/5 stopping at Stockton or are there on loan

They were transferred due to PVR reduction, although I can't see it happening it would be nice to see them transfer back to Shields.
Reasons:
Allow service's 30 and X20 to be allocated the E300s.
Spare E300 for Economics.
So, unless Stockton find a way to replace them there stuck there.



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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2017
(10 Sep 2017, 9:00 pm)S830OFT Wrote: They were transferred due to PVR reduction, although I can't see it happening it would be nice to see them transfer back to Shields.
Reasons:
Allow service's 30 and X20 to be allocated the E300s.
Spare E300 for Economics.
So, unless Stockton find a way to replace them there stuck there.

They aren't going anywhere from Stockton. Stockton's PVR didn't change with last month's changes - so all vehicles at Stockton are needed.

If anything, the fact there was no change to Stockton's PVR, would hopefully see Stockton's remaining MAN/ALX300s replaced before too long............

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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2017
Thank for info mates

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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2017
(10 Sep 2017, 9:23 pm)Kuyoyo Wrote: They aren't going anywhere from Stockton. Stockton's PVR didn't change with last month's changes - so all vehicles at Stockton are needed.

If anything, the fact there was no change to Stockton's PVR, would hopefully see Stockton's remaining MAN/ALX300s replaced before too long............

Sorry, I was referring to the PVR reduction at South Shields depot.



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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2017
(10 Sep 2017, 9:00 pm)S830OFT Wrote: They were transferred due to PVR reduction, although I can't see it happening it would be nice to see them transfer back to Shields.
Reasons:
Allow service's 30 and X20 to be allocated the E300s.
Spare E300 for Economics.
So, unless Stockton find a way to replace them there stuck there.

The 30 and X20 are allocated E200's, 30 interworking with the 10/11 and using the Integral's ( 364**/37143-44/373** )'s and the X20 using MAN 18.240 chassied E200's ( 397** )

However the MAN's on the X20 were quickly removed and placed on 17 and 18's which I believe was due to most boards having a shorter working day than on 10/11/30/X20's, Aswell as the MAN's being way overpowered for the job which of course makes them drink more fuel, Aswell as them having smaller Fuel Tank's than the Integral's.

E300's these days tend to stick to only the E1/2/6, With one of the MAN E200's thrown in on a shorter board, Aswell as the Summer extra board which utilises whichever E400 is not on X34's.

Integral E200's are now allocated to all boards of the 10/11 and 30 aswell as the X20.
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(10 Sep 2017, 9:37 pm)S830OFT Wrote: Sorry, I was referring to the PVR reduction at South Shields depot.

The transfer of 22723-25 to Stockton was nothing to do with PVR changes. 

27723-25 moved to Stockton as part of the bizarre three-way exchange which saw 24113-15 move to Slatyford and 39702-04 to South Shields, which took place shortly before the service cuts in Shields.  The South Shields PVR changes released 36461-67 to Hartlepool.

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35194 is now at hartlepool depot

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(17 Sep 2017, 8:16 am)Citaro5326 Wrote: 35194 is now at hartlepool depot

On the road?

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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2017
34605 on the 10/11
36971 on the 20



#32
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28018's front window has a small crack in it.
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#33
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2017
24001 getting a lift home courtesy of Alpha this evening.
The back end was filthy and initially, it looked like smoke damage.
As I got closer, it looked like muck - rather than smoke.
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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2017
(20 Sep 2017, 5:34 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: 24001 getting a lift home courtesy of Alpha this evening.
The back end was filthy and initially, it looked like smoke damage.
As I got closer, it looked like muck - rather than smoke.

Yeah noticed that, was parked on Market Street East for some reason quite a while

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(20 Sep 2017, 6:19 pm)Tom Wrote: Yeah noticed that, was parked on Market Street East for some reason quite a while

It's back out again. 
Noted it this morning. The back end has had a clean too.
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#36
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2017
Is there a reason why the South Shields ADL E300s have had the "Get there with E's" tagline removed?

#37
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When did 19204 go to Slatyford ? Been on Xpress duties seen it at Eldon Square earlier on the X87

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35189 is my bus to work this morning but its a proper bone shaker... Horrible
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(25 Sep 2017, 7:34 am)Michael Wrote: 35189 is my bus to work this morning but its a proper bone shaker... Horrible

I agree completely, it's awful compared to 34605.



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(25 Sep 2017, 7:42 am)S830OFT Wrote: I agree completely, it's awful compared to 34605.

At certain times it's also screeching.
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