Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2017
#1
6100s now same blue as 6056
#2
(01/12/2017, 14:06)Citaro5326 Wrote: 6100s now same blue as 6056

No advertising hoardings like 6056 has though
#3
(01/12/2017, 15:17)deanmachine Wrote: No advertising hoardings like 6056 has though

Maybe big days out advert pending transfer to PM to make up PVR of 309/310 keeping 6116 and 6117 as spares?
#4
(01/12/2017, 15:39)JP6004 Wrote: Maybe big days out advert pending transfer to PM to make up PVR of 309/310 keeping 6116 and 6117 as spares?

Why would Deptford need 1 less B9 though?
#5
Maybe the spare vehicle is no longer needed there or will be replaced by something more suitable.

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#6
(01/12/2017, 15:50)deanmachine Wrote: Why would Deptford need 1 less B9 though?

Its staying at Deptford , yet to recieve a all over advert.
#7
I'm guessing its 642 from the news, but the Solo SR on the T1/T2 today did not have Venture branding.

Something I have also noticed is that 6127 and 6138 have both had their side destinations lowered to the bottom half of the window as per 6141 and 6142. Is this planned for all other Omnidekkas or just those 2 for whatever reason?
#8
(01/12/2017, 15:39)JP6004 Wrote: Maybe big days out advert pending transfer to PM to make up PVR of 309/310 keeping 6116 and 6117 as spares?

Don't think that will be going to Percy Main as baring the roadworks at Norham Road, the PVR is 16. However, if the timings of the 310 couldn't handle the timings of the new traffic lights at Formica (also taking into account a required driver change at Verne Road), 6084 (or an ex TTX B9) could transfer from Riverside and allow a PVR increase (depending on the reliability of 6308-14) leaving the following:

Hexham:
10 (+ evening 10A/10B) = PVR 7 + 1 Spare


Riverside:
10A / 10B (+ evening 10) = PVR 9 + 1 Spare
X9 / X10 = PVR 7 + 1 Spare

Percy Main:
309 / 310 / X39 = PVR 17 + 1 Spare
1 / 1A = PVR 14 + 1 Spare (Hybrid)
#9
Will the StreetDeck's for the 21 be dripped into service or will they all go on the 21 on a set launch day?
#10
(01/12/2017, 20:53)Malarkey Wrote: Will the StreetDeck's for the 21 be dripped into service or will they all go on the 21 on a set launch day?

The last few deliveries, they've entered service when ready.


I do like the glass staircase though
#11
(01/12/2017, 21:01)Michael Wrote: The last few deliveries, they've entered service when ready.


I do like the glass staircase though

Does look the part, however I do think the branding will look strange on the glass staircase.
#12
(01/12/2017, 21:07)Malarkey Wrote: Does look the part, however I do think the branding will look strange on the glass staircase.

Hopefully they don't brand over it...
#13
(01/12/2017, 21:07)Malarkey Wrote: Does look the part, however I do think the branding will look strange on the glass staircase.

On the topic of branding, I wonder if the angel has been scaled down a bit to make room for the feature symbols on the top-front windows.
#14
(01/12/2017, 21:08)S813 FVK Wrote: On the topic of branding, I wonder if the angel has been scaled down a bit to make room for the feature symbols on the top-front windows.

Could be similar height to the "Castles Express" branding.
#15
(01/12/2017, 21:12)Malarkey Wrote: Could be similar height to the "Castles Express" branding.

Yes, those are the windows that I am referring to.
#16
(01/12/2017, 21:17)S813 FVK Wrote: Yes, those are the windows that I am referring to.

I thought you meant the overall branding on the side of the vehicle, not the feature symbols themselves, in all fairness who is going to look up at that height to see them anyway.
#17
(01/12/2017, 18:26)S813 FVK Wrote: I'm guessing its 642 from the news, but the Solo SR on the T1/T2 today did not have Venture branding.

Something I have also noticed is that 6127 and 6138 have both had their side destinations lowered to the bottom half of the window as per 6141 and 6142. Is this planned for all other Omnidekkas or just those 2 for whatever reason?

All omnidekkas should get done, it’s down to the current position blocking the view when trying to turn out at high spen when omnidekkas are allocated to the 47.
#18
(01/12/2017, 20:53)Malarkey Wrote: Will the StreetDeck's for the 21 be dripped into service or will they all go on the 21 on a set launch day?

drip fed
#19
(01/12/2017, 21:56)citaro5284 Wrote: drip fed

6319 was branded yesterday, and is expected to transfer to Chester-le-Street from Monday for driver familiarisation.

[Image: 38073076224_4ab1969864.jpg]Go North East: 6319 / NK67GMX by Daniel Graham, on Flickr
#20
(02/12/2017, 20:31)Dan Wrote: 6319 was branded yesterday, and is expected to transfer to Chester-le-Street from Monday for driver familiarisation.

[Image: 38073076224_4ab1969864.jpg]Go North East: 6319 / NK67GMX by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

Looks very smart. Even its back end looks good