Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2018
#21
RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2018
aptyldsley has confirmed on his photo of 4899, that it is due for withdrawal when its MOT expires on the 13th May.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/apt358/270...datetaken/
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#22
RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2018
6010 is now at Stanley

#23
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Just love paying double the fare I pay during the day on an evening on the no. 9 like to get to my destination

#24
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Another merc has burnt down now in Rome today. Starting to look more like ticking time bombs now.

#25
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Was it a Citaro? According to Wikipedia, more than 40,000 had been built between 1997 and 2014. Statistically, it could well be doing not badly at all...

#26
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(08 May 2018, 9:19 pm)eezypeazy Wrote: Was it a Citaro? According to Wikipedia, more than 40,000 had been built between 1997 and 2014. Statistically, it could well be doing not badly at all...

It was a citaro. Looks like it needs a serious look at. There stagnated, Jarrow and now Rome. Apparently its the ninth bus to burn down in rome this year so there could be more.

#27
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(08 May 2018, 9:19 pm)eezypeazy Wrote: Was it a Citaro? According to Wikipedia, more than 40,000 had been built between 1997 and 2014. Statistically, it could well be doing not badly at all...

(09 May 2018, 4:15 pm)JM03 Wrote: It was a citaro. Looks like it needs a serious look at. There stagnated, Jarrow and now Rome. Apparently its the ninth bus to burn down in rome this year so there could be more.

It is the 9th this year, and there was 22 last year!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44041597

#28
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I hope there's no issue with the 26/27 Mercs. I need one on Sunday.

#29
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(09 May 2018, 5:53 pm)neilwatson Wrote: I hope there's no issue with the 26/27 Mercs. I need one on Sunday.

Doubt it, its not like all the Ciatro's in the fleet are setting fire, only had 1 major and i think 1 minor.
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#30
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Why is 4969 black cats running around on a 78? 
Also I past an x7 yesterday on the coast road at Seaham displaying just the destination TOWN CENTRE on it. Which town centre?

#31
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(10 May 2018, 1:20 am)Acky81 Wrote: Why is 4969 black cats running around on a 78? 
Also I past an x7 yesterday on the coast road at Seaham displaying just the destination TOWN CENTRE on it. Which town centre?

Because its on loan, probables due to vehicle shortages.
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#32
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(10 May 2018, 1:20 am)Acky81 Wrote: Also I past an x7 yesterday on the coast road at Seaham displaying just the destination TOWN CENTRE on it. Which town centre?

That was probably the driver showing the display for the journey that runs from Oakerside to the Bus Station in Peterlee. From the Sunderland side i’d imagine that the destination would say Peterlee for those terminating at the bus station.

#33
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I understand 3819 is now withdrawn and is at Saltmeadows

#34
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(10 May 2018, 7:53 pm)westy3738 Wrote: I understand 3819 is now withdrawn and is at Saltmeadows

Aye it is, bet there is not a dry eye in the house!

#35
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(10 May 2018, 7:53 pm)westy3738 Wrote: I understand 3819 is now withdrawn and is at Saltmeadows

On the busnortheast Facebook page, someone called Finlay Whelan post


"This is being replaced with one of the 12 metre OmniDekka’s due up from Brighton & Hove I believe"

"There are 3 currently WD. 907/8/15 and they are apparently being prepped to be sent up to GNE (well what I’ve heard from fitters). All of the 12M OmniDekka’s are apparently going to GNE because they aren’t wanted in Brighton due to their size and awkwardness on 99% of Brighton routes"

Not sure how true but thought i would share.


The 12m ones (looks like 901-918 are all 12M), could replace the current Omnidekka's so they can move to in to the special service fleet to remove some/all of the Vykings and the last few presidents from active service.
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#36
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(10 May 2018, 7:34 am)S813 FVK Wrote: That was probably the driver showing the display for the journey that runs from Oakerside to the Bus Station in Peterlee. From the Sunderland side i’d imagine that the destination would say Peterlee for those terminating at the bus station.

Yep, got that spot on.


(11 May 2018, 7:13 am)Michael Wrote: On the busnortheast Facebook page, someone called Finlay Whelan post


"This is being replaced with one of the 12 metre OmniDekka’s due up from Brighton & Hove I believe"

"There are 3 currently WD. 907/8/15 and they are apparently being prepped to be sent up to GNE (well what I’ve heard from fitters). All of the 12M OmniDekka’s are apparently going to GNE because they aren’t wanted in Brighton due to their size and awkwardness on 99% of Brighton routes"

Not sure how true but thought i would share.


The 12m ones (looks like 901-918 are all 12M), could replace the current Omnidekka's so they can move to in to the special service fleet to remove some/all of the Vykings and the last few presidents from active service.

Whilst it is true that there are further OmniDekkas due to migrate north, with the first three of the batch heading up this weekend, 3819 had of course already been replaced (by the ex-Toonlink OmniDekkas now at Riverside). The others in the batch aren't expected for a while yet.

On a similar note, the first three ex-London Volvo B7s to join the Go North East fleet have now been allocated fleet numbers:
- 6901 (LX06 EAY)
- 6903 (LX06 EBC)
- 6918 (LX06 ECC)

These fleet numbers clearly indicate there's quite a few coming...

#37
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(11 May 2018, 7:26 am)Dan Wrote: Whilst it is true that there are further OmniDekkas due to migrate north, with the first three of the batch heading up this weekend, 3819 had of course already been replaced (by the ex-Toonlink OmniDekkas now at Riverside). The others in the batch aren't expected for a while yet.

On a similar note, the first three ex-London Volvo B7s to join the Go North East fleet have now been allocated fleet numbers:
- 6901 (LX06 EAY)
- 6903 (LX06 EBC)
- 6918 (LX06 ECC)

These fleet numbers clearly indicate there's quite a few coming...


Will they join the special services fleet to replace the Vykings?, as i can't see them being on main services due to then staying duel door.
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#38
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I heard a batch of 14 and then a further batch of 18 ex London deckers coming but that may be wrong.
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#39
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Tell ya what for an 03 plate,omnidekka 6136 cant half shift,currently on it right now,think this may be another 1 to make its way into my favourite bus collection
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#40
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(11 May 2018, 7:38 am)Pulsar Wrote: I heard a batch of 14 and then a further batch of 18 ex London deckers coming but that may be wrong.

That's a lot of 2nd hand buses, they must of won more contracts for schools etc.


I would imagine most of the ex London batch will head to Deptford for the Tall ships shuttles, although not sure how many will be required, its odd that they've been giving 69** in the fleet list, unless, after the tall ships, that sequence will become the new special fleet numbers?

Wonder if they'll be repainted in to a special fleet colour scheme?, like the driving training buses have.

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At a guess..........

901 replace 6009
902 replace 6010
903 replace 6017
904 replace 6023
905 replace 6025
906 replace 6030
907 replace 6031
908 replace 6033
909 - 918 replace the oldest Omnidekka’s in the fleet.
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6901 replaces 3967
6902 replaces 3968
6903 replaces 3970
6904 replaces 3971
6905 replaces 3973
6906 replaces 3974
6907 replaces 3975
6908 replaces 3976
6909 replaces 3977
6910 replaces 3983
6911 - 6918 added to the special fleet
 
Special fleet total = 18
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