Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - October 2017
#1
5298. Now that was my Nemesis bus to drive.
#2
(06/09/2017, 19:46)park5354 Wrote: 5328-32 should be going to Deptford, with 5298-5304 to Hexham, and 5229-32 to Chester, with various older Scania going to Riverside (4937/4942/43/46).

Is 5229-32, still going to Chester?

Will Deptford keep 5333/5334 as spares for their services as it looks like the 35 (5325-32) and 61 will be citaro (5305-5309) along with the X5

If so where will 5335/36 go? as i imagine that 5337/38 will remain as Washington along with 5324.
#3
(01/10/2017, 18:06)Michael Wrote: Is 5229-32, still going to Chester?

Will Deptford keep 5333/5334 as spares for their services as it looks like the 35 (5325-32) and 61 will be citaro (5305-5309) along with the X5

If so where will 5335/36 go? as i imagine that 5337/38 will remain as Washington along with 5324.

Imo 5305-5309 should go on 61
5325-5331 should be the 35 allocation for sequence
#4
(01/10/2017, 19:39)Citaro5326 Wrote: Imo 5305-5309 should go on 61
5325-5331 should be the 35 allocation for sequence

Scania's to the 9 and 38 then.

Will the 61, be "Black Cats"?
#5
(01/10/2017, 19:45)Michael Wrote: Scania's to the 9 and 38 then.

Will the 61, be "Black Cats"?

Could 5229 - 32 not get branded black cats and allow 4989 - 92 to be withdrawn?
#6
Will any buses be withdrawn after tonight, as the golf is finished.

(01/10/2017, 20:07)S830OFT Wrote: Could 5229 - 32 not get branded black cats and allow 4989 - 92 to be withdrawn?

I can't get a full view of the fleet list on here, as i'm on my phone but i'm sure 4989- 92 is now Euro 5.

They're supposed to be going to Chester.
#7
(01/10/2017, 18:06)Michael Wrote: Is 5229-32, still going to Chester?

Will Deptford keep 5333/5334 as spares for their services as it looks like the 35 (5325-32) and 61 will be citaro (5305-5309) along with the X5

If so where will 5335/36 go? as i imagine that 5337/38 will remain as Washington along with 5324.

How about 5329-5336 See it Do It
5323-5328 for 9
5336 and 5337 to deptford as spare
5205 5206 to washington as spare
5307-5309 riverside spare
5229-5332 to Percy Main releasing 5254 to washington as spare
#8
A Citylink branded optare versa has crashed tonight at Felling into a barrier
#9
Does the 11 on a sunday and evening really surfice having a full size single decker on. The past few weeks when ive caught this bus on a sunday or night time they are carrying next to no body. Surely they could minibus this in at this time have a better bus on
#10
5452 is now in the BIG days out livery. The side image shows a shopping bag, popcorn and bowling pins.
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#11
6139 has been retrimmed as stated in the news, poles have not been repainted blue though,
#12
Just seen, 3941 - broken down at Prudhoe Rail Station at 5:00pm, with Volvo B9 Tyne Tees Express (6043) sat behind.

I couldn't see the driver just the engineers, all the rear compartments of 3941 were open with Blue oil type drums sat on the ground at the rear.
#13
Saw a vyking getting towed by Ian Bradley towards riverside just a few mins ago.
#14
(03/10/2017, 18:45)EL1TE Wrote: Saw a vyking getting towed by Ian Bradley towards riverside just a few mins ago.

That's 4 in 1 day, 4943 getting towed to riverside earlier and in I'd versa (corp) broken down with 1001 in attendance next to the metro centre ramp.
#15
3964 is now at crook apparently , just got told of a mate
#16
(03/10/2017, 22:33)Citaro5326 Wrote: 3964 is now at crook apparently , just got told of a mate

It transferred to Chester-le-Street this afternoon. 3942 similarly to Washington.

3964 then immediately loaned to Crook, due to shortages.


6115 is the fourth and final bus to receive branding for the Big Days Out campaign - this one carries a variant with a dinosaur on, for the Centre of Life.
#17
(03/10/2017, 22:36)Dan Wrote: It transferred to Chester-le-Street this afternoon. 3942 similarly to Washington.

3964 then immediately loaned to Crook, due to shortages.


6115 is the fourth and final bus to receive branding for the Big Days Out campaign - this one carries a variant with a dinosaur on, for the Centre of Life.

What will it replace at Washington?

I can't access the depot section on the fleet list to check, as i'm on my phone.
#18
(03/10/2017, 22:53)Michael Wrote: What will it replace at Washington?

I can't access the depot section on the fleet list to check, as i'm on my phone.

Based on the fact that 3886/7/9 and 6032 still need to be withdrawn, 3941/2 transferring to Washington and 3963/4 to Chester-le-Street will allow 6141/2 and 6135/40 to all transfer to Stanley.
#19
(03/10/2017, 22:59)S813 FVK Wrote: Based on the fact that 3886/7/9 and 6032 still need to be withdrawn, 3941/2 transferring to Washington and 3963/4 to Chester-le-Street will allow 6141/2 and 6135/40 to all transfer to Stanley.

Aye true, i just couldn't access the fleet list (Depot only) section... The one on the Go North East site hasn't been updated in a couple of weeks.

Thanks
#20
(03/10/2017, 22:59)S813 FVK Wrote: Based on the fact that 3886/7/9 and 6032 still need to be withdrawn, 3941/2 transferring to Washington and 3963/4 to Chester-le-Street will allow 6141/2 and 6135/40 to all transfer to Stanley.

(03/10/2017, 23:02)Michael Wrote: Aye true, i just couldn't access the fleet list (Depot only) section... The one on the Go North East site hasn't been updated in a couple of weeks.

Thanks

Spot on!

Given the shortages at Crook at the moment and the impact this has on Chester-le-Street's fleet, unlikely that Chester-le-Street's OmniDekka will cascade to Stanley immediately.

3963/64 should be the dedicated spares for the Angel 21 - bit of a throwback for Ambassador, if nothing else...