Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - January 2018
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(26/01/2018, 16:47)thetravelman Wrote: No, parked at Riverside depot earlier.

One of the tomato soup Solar's was also there. Think it was one of the acquired Solar's rather than a native one.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
5337 is now at Deptford
(26/01/2018, 13:37)S830OFT Wrote: Is 9084 out today as on the app it shows 8307,08,09 and 4899 are on the 67/69 today.

This bus will not be in service until 3rd Feb, to allow drivers to first undergo training on the hybrid aspects of the vehicle.
(26/01/2018, 18:49)Andreos1 Wrote: One of the tomato soup Solar's was also there. Think it was one of the acquired Solar's rather than a native one.

4991 - now withdrawn having suffered defects uneconomical to repair.

I believe the Euro 5 modification/upgrades will be transferred into another bus - not worth doing for everything, but unavoidable in this instance. Likely to be 5202.
(26/01/2018, 20:09)Dan Wrote: 4991 - now withdrawn having suffered defects uneconomical to repair.

I believe the Euro 5 modification/upgrades will be transferred into another bus - not worth doing for everything, but unavoidable in this instance. Likely to be 5202.

Only 6 "Black Cat" Scania's left now, might as well repaint them back to "Go North East", Tongue


When the B9's arrive from Blackburn, will 6146 move to Stanley allowing a B9 to go to Crook? 

With service changes happening on Sunday, what is likely to be withdrawn or moved around?
(25/01/2018, 20:14)Citaro5326 Wrote: 5298 cought fire but not bad as such but it's repairable

When did it catch fire
The last Streetdeck (6333) is due today.
13 B9s are for Stanley to cascade Omnideckers to other depots.
Have the last 3 Citaro's arrived back from Blackburn?
Metrodecker YJ65EPU is at Saltmeadows.
Check out the Flickr... 
(27/01/2018, 15:22)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Metrodecker YJ65EPU is at Saltmeadows.

Wonder if it'll go against the B9's?, as the likes of the FAB 56/Red Arrows have had them for a few years now.
(25/01/2018, 20:14)Citaro5326 Wrote: 5298 cought fire but not bad as such but it's repairable

I wonder If it is related to the modifications it received before going for refurbishment?
5326 on the last day of the 9 in it's current form - https://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalark...otostream/
(27/01/2018, 21:40)Malarkey Wrote: 5326 on the last day of the 9 in it's current form - https://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalark...otostream/

How many Citaro's have been branded for "The 9"
(28/01/2018, 02:36)Michael Wrote: How many Citaro's have been branded for "The 9"

think the last ones got done yesterday, 5326,27,29,30,33 all I know of.
DAN your going to have to write all of today's movements on here to keep us all upto date. What's gone where/supposed to go where etc. etc.

I'm sure you have plenty of time seeing as Sunday is a day of rest hahahaha ?
(27/01/2018, 15:47)Michael Wrote: Wonder if it'll go against the B9's?, as the likes of the FAB 56/Red Arrows have had them for a few years now.

Should be heading to Percy Main for the 309/310 - another Optare demonstrator vehicle to join the fleet on a long-term basis.

Go North East has already a MetroDecker to the Red Arrows once (the blue one - 9099), so unlikely to be evaluated on this route again, as GNE have already got quite a bit of data on its performance on that route.

(28/01/2018, 02:36)Michael Wrote: How many Citaro's have been branded for "The 9"
(28/01/2018, 06:25)Citaro5326 Wrote: think the last ones got done yesterday, 5326,27,29,30,33 all I know of.

Yes, all should be complete (or will be, by the end of the day).

5326 and 5329 were the first two fitted on Thursday night, with the rest planned to be branded last night and today. The Sunderland 2021 bus is planned to have some minor tweaks done today, too.

(28/01/2018, 10:21)pdiddy Wrote: DAN your going to have to write all of today's movements on here to keep us all upto date. What's gone where/supposed to go where etc. etc.

I'm sure you have plenty of time seeing as Sunday is a day of rest hahahaha ?

Haha, yes. Quite a sizeable number of movements, will keep us all busy trying to keep on top of them all for photos etc!

Not a day of rest for me, but will knock something together tonight to get our fleet lists up to date.
(28/01/2018, 11:05)Dan Wrote: Should be heading to Percy Main for the 309/310 - another Optare demonstrator vehicle to join the fleet on a long-term basis.

Go North East has already a MetroDecker to the Red Arrows once (the blue one - 9099), so unlikely to be evaluated on this route again, as GNE have already got quite a bit of data on its performance on that route.


Yes, all should be complete (or will be, by the end of the day).

5326 and 5329 were the first two fitted on Thursday night, with the rest planned to be branded last night and today. The Sunderland 2021 bus is planned to have some minor tweaks done today, too.


Haha, yes. Quite a sizeable number of movements, will keep us all busy trying to keep on top of them all for photos etc!

Not a day of rest for me, but will knock something together tonight to get our fleet lists up to date.

Dan when will the fleet list be up to date and when will the two demos be out
(28/01/2018, 11:25)NK53TMY573 Wrote: Dan when will the fleet list be up to date and when will the two demos be out

He's just said in the message above he will do it tonight when he gets time. I think a few people forget he actually has a life and a job away from this forum and that it can't be updated every 5 minutes.
(28/01/2018, 11:35)Dans_bus_photos Wrote: He's just said in the message above he will do it tonight when he gets time. I think a few people forget he actually has a life and a job away from this forum and that it can't be updated every 5 minutes.

Alright calm down I was just asking him (not you)