Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
#21
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(09 Mar 2018, 8:40 pm)Panasonic44 Wrote: If X24 does get Gas buses, what will they do with scaina's?

Anything new for the X24 is a load of codswallop. Rumours may be from possible bids, but it has been a difficult 12 months for Stagecoach, with sucessful orders reflecting that. Considering how little the NE generally get a look in on sucessful bids, I wouldn't get your hopes up.


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#22
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(09 Mar 2018, 10:39 pm)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Anything new for the X24 is a load of codswallop. Rumours may be from possible bids, but it has been a difficult 12 months for Stagecoach, with sucessful orders reflecting that. Considering how little the NE generally get a look in on sucessful bids, I wouldn't get your hopes up.

Rumor is that they're getting coaches on the route.

#23
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(09 Mar 2018, 10:39 pm)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Anything new for the X24 is a load of codswallop. Rumours may be from possible bids, but it has been a difficult 12 months for Stagecoach, with sucessful orders reflecting that. Considering how little the NE generally get a look in on sucessful bids, I wouldn't get your hopes up.

It was just what i heard!, so it looks like the North East are getting little or nothing again?
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#24
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(09 Mar 2018, 6:57 pm)Dan Wrote: I mentioned a few weeks ago that I hadn't seen an E400 on the X34 for quite a while. Even now, I still haven't seen one. I use the Felling Bypass at various parts of the day quite regularly on weekdays, so see the X34 quite often.

I saw two "E's" branded E300s on the other day - though this may have been the same once twice, as I've stopped bothering to even try and get the fleet numbers now.

Allocations to the X24 service are still just as woeful - though it's saying something when you stand a greater chance of seeing a branded Omnilink on the X24, than an Enviro400 on the X34!

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There is at the moment at least one of the double deckers off the road with faults per week, a few weeks ago I found out that single deckers were allocated because that week 3 out of the 4 E400 were off road with faults

#25
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(09 Mar 2018, 8:29 pm)Dan Wrote: http://mbonwick.cu.cc/SCNW/Fleetcards/12

Site has been down for a while now.

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Anyone know an alternative source to access fleetcards for Stagecoach North East? Or at least able to upload the last five months (or so) fleetcards for Busways and Transit? Had intended to play catch up on our own fleet lists!

This website is a great resource and a pity if it won't be back up and running again any time soon.

#26
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
Not seen omni X24 for a while, last time i was on one (24003 I think) it broke down at Heworth and not seen one since. Must've been a good 2 weeks now but the driver did say it was having problems and got called back earlier the day before. Although he said that coaches are expected to replace, i do prefer the omincitys.

#27
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(12 Mar 2018, 5:29 pm)Dan Wrote: Anyone know an alternative source to access fleetcards for Stagecoach North East? Or at least able to upload the last five months (or so) fleetcards for Busways and Transit? Had intended to play catch up on our own fleet lists!

This website is a great resource and a pity if it won't be back up and running again any time soon.

http://mbonwick.byethost7.com/SCNW/Fleetcards/

Michael doesn't think cu.cc will be back up anytime soon, so he's moved them to the semi-permanent location above, for now.


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#28
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(12 Mar 2018, 11:32 pm)RBZ 5459 Wrote: http://mbonwick.byethost7.com/SCNW/Fleetcards/

Michael doesn't think cu.cc will be back up anytime soon, so he's moved them to the semi-permanent location above, for now.

Thanks =)
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

#29
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
Does anyone know which service 12s from Wallsend/Walker to Fenham change drivers at Byker Metro?
I always end up sitting waiting for a change of driver whichever 12 I get, do they all change?

Thanks.

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Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
Don't recall seeing this noted on the forum thus far. About a week old now.

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/nor...s-14389139

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#31
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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
Sunderland appears to be a gas bus-free zone today, with all the usual Stagecoach gas bus-allocated services I've seen today running with ADL E200s:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/27204054@N...ateposted/

#32
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
Two breakdowns in two days on the "E's":

Quote:Stagecoach NEast‏ @StagecoachNE Mar 17 
SS Ops: The 11:37 service E1 from Sunderland will depart around 15 minutes late due to a breakdown on the previous journey. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Quote:Stagecoach NEast‏ @StagecoachNE 3h3 hours ago 
SS OPS The 13:54 service E1 from Sunderland may suffer a slight delay due to a breakdown.

#33
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(18 Mar 2018, 5:42 pm)AIG20 Wrote: Two breakdowns in two days on the "E's":

I'd be very surprised if a day went by when a bus on the E's didn't incur a defect/breakdown, if I'm honest.

I'm shocked (and impressed) that they're even bothering to report it on Social Media, given that the next 'E' service wouldn't be too far behind by the time they got that message online (especially on parts of the routes which operate on a shared corridor - granted there aren't that many).

I've been quite vocal recently about having not seen an Enviro400 on the X34 for months. It seems only right, in the interests of fairness, to note that I saw two yesterday (as usual could have been the same one twice, as I never really see the numbers, when I'm on the Felling Bypass). Whatever issues they seem to have had (if all of my observations in recent months haven't just been a coincidence) must be improving.

Interestingly both of the above Tweets show delays from Sunderland and not South Shields. I do often wonder (specifically with regards to the X34, but can be said for other services too) whether Stagecoach are quite proactive, and if they see any sort of delay to services, they send a spare bus/driver out to cover mileage and make sure that the bus leaves the nearest terminal point on time, which is why we see so many 'wrong' allocations, as we do with Arriva's services operating out of Blyth Depot.

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RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
I've noticed it's gas free to.

#35
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(18 Mar 2018, 5:54 pm)Dan Wrote: I'd be very surprised if a day went by when a bus on the E's didn't incur a defect/breakdown, if I'm honest.

I'm shocked (and impressed) that they're even bothering to report it on Social Media, given that the next 'E' service wouldn't be too far behind by the time they got that message online (especially on parts of the routes which operate on a shared corridor - granted there aren't that many).

I've been quite vocal recently about having not seen an Enviro400 on the X34 for months. It seems only right, in the interests of fairness, to note that I saw two yesterday (as usual could have been the same one twice, as I never really see the numbers, when I'm on the Felling Bypass). Whatever issues they seem to have had (if all of my observations in recent months haven't just been a coincidence) must be improving.

Interestingly both of the above Tweets show delays from Sunderland and not South Shields. I do often wonder (specifically with regards to the X34, but can be said for other services too) whether Stagecoach are quite proactive, and if they see any sort of delay to services, they send a spare bus/driver out to cover mileage and make sure that the bus leaves the nearest terminal point on time, which is why we see so many 'wrong' allocations, as we do with Arriva's services operating out of Blyth Depot.

Shields will tend to put spare timekeeping buses on the X34 from Horsley Hill end rather than the Newcastle end, obviously due to the Shields depot being just 5 mins away. If waiting in Newcastle you have no choice but to wait, regardless of the elements.

I've said a few times that some NCL drivers should be trained for X34 (and X24) to assist with timekeeping issues.

#36
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
Which gas buses have so far been repainted?
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

#37
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(21 Mar 2018, 7:52 pm)Michael Wrote: Which gas buses have so far been repainted?

28002
28006
28009
28010
28027
28033

#38
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
(21 Mar 2018, 8:02 pm)Dans_bus_photos Wrote: 28002
28006
28009
28010
28027
28033

Thanks, still a long way to go until all 40 are done....
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

#39
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
Stagecoach X47 wouldn't start at Eldon Square this afternoon, around 3:30pm or so.

#40
RE: Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2018
28007 is the latest gas bus to be repainted 
34605 is also now back at Sunderland