Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - April 2018

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(22 Apr 2018, 4:31 pm)glen1234 Wrote: Hi i saw 22515 yesterday I think  on Newport Rd

Could of been 22514? As 22515 has just returned from repaint.


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Thank you info mate
(23 Apr 2018, 11:07 am)glen1234 Wrote: Thank you info mate

No problem Glen. 22514 is out on the 10 today, 22515 hadn't made it out as of 9 this morning.

22513 briefly went back to Slatyford for maintenance, but has returned to Walkergate and is out on the 18 today. 22512 (also now Walkergate-based) is not out as far as I'm aware. 

22341, 22342, 22065 and 22066 have all completed their move to Slatyford now.


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(23 Apr 2018, 11:19 am)RBZ 5459 Wrote: No problem Glen. 22514 is out on the 10 today, 22515 hadn't made it out as of 9 this morning.

22513 briefly went back to Slatyford for maintenance, but has returned to Walkergate and is out on the 18 today. 22512 (also now Walkergate-based) is not out as far as I'm aware. 

22341, 22342, 22065 and 22066 have all completed their move to Slatyford now.

22514 isn’t out anymore
Is a Stagecoach training bus sometimes in service? This afternoon one passed me as it did on the afternoon of Friday 13th. I am not sure if the same one always passes me or different ones which look the same.
(23 Apr 2018, 1:27 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Is a Stagecoach training bus sometimes in service? This afternoon one passed me as it did on the afternoon of Friday 13th. I am not sure if the same one always passes me or different ones which look the same.

If you mean the red MANs, no they're only used for training duties as they have been converted internally. 22076 (Walkergate) is the only one in Newcastle complete at present, 22072 is still looking sorry for itself on the back fences at Slatyford prepped for repaint but not internally modified.


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(23 Apr 2018, 3:51 pm)RBZ 5459 Wrote: If you mean the red MANs, no they're only used for training duties as they have been converted internally. 22076 (Walkergate) is the only one in Newcastle complete at present, 22072 is still looking sorry for itself on the back fences at Slatyford prepped for repaint but not internally modified.

I could've been 21037, I am not sure. The livery is reverse corporate livery, it has a red front and is mostly blue. I like the livery actually, but it looks GNE inspired, rather than Stagecoach.

When it passed earlier it stopped at the bus stop and looked to change drivers. I have seen it a few times so thought it might be used in service as emergency cover. I would like to see the livery used on the in service buses as the corporate livery is too white and fairly bland, despite the bold colours used and I actually liked the old white and stripe livery. Stagecoach is due for a livery change I think.
I like old white stripe too mate
20841 was towed in by Ian Bradley today.
22514/5 both in the shed.
(24 Apr 2018, 6:07 pm)Cock Robin Wrote: 20841 was towed in by Ian Bradley today.
22514/5 both in the shed.

Hopefully nothing too serious!

20121's engine is defective, so that one looks likely to become a candidate for scrap.  Undecided
(24 Apr 2018, 6:10 pm)Dan Wrote: Hopefully nothing too serious!

20121's engine is defective, so that one looks likely to become a candidate for scrap.  Undecided

Think 20121 is the one inside being used for spares? Well 22075 is a long way off being ready still!
(24 Apr 2018, 6:17 pm)Cock Robin Wrote: Think 20121 is the one inside being used for spares? Well 20275 is a long way off being ready still!

Only just recently came off. Don't think it's been cannibalised completely yet, but engine is definitely goosed!
YK66 CBC is now with Stagecoach and is currently parked in the layover bays at MetroCentre Bus Station


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(25 Apr 2018, 12:32 pm)TEN 6083 Wrote: YK66 CBC is now with Stagecoach and is currently parked in the layover bays at MetroCentre Bus Station


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Type training today.


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22071 broke down today at Wynyard. 22074 still off road!
22073 been down Stockton today.
Both the Kinetics still in the shed.
Any chance of a fleet update for Stagecoach?, hasn't had an update since November 2017....
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.
The Yutong entered service this afternoon.

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YK66CBC Metrocentre Stagecoach 100 by Matt Williamson, on Flickr


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Are the buses 22514 and 22515 in service yet
Dunno if its been noted but 12086 is now in the standard stagecoach livery,noticed it today on the 22
Kind Regards
Tez