Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2018
#1
(30/04/2018, 14:43)RBZ 5459 Wrote: It won't be gaining one.

Seems bizarre in this day and age, when bus operators' back-office systems are so reliant on buses being allocated fleet numbers, that buses still manage to go without having one!

I wonder if they have one for internal purposes, even if not shown on the bus? For revenue analysis, for complaint procedures, for fuel usage analysis, for monitoring AVL data... In any vehicle trials, the latter two are obviously quite important.
#2
(02/05/2018, 07:01)Dan Wrote: Seems bizarre in this day and age, when bus operators' back-office systems are so reliant on buses being allocated fleet numbers, that buses still manage to go without having one!

I wonder if they have one for internal purposes, even if not shown on the bus? For revenue analysis, for complaint procedures, for fuel usage analysis, for monitoring AVL data... In any vehicle trials, the latter two are obviously quite important.

I think that because it won't actually see the fuel line it hasn't been given one, tends to be one of the reasons to give it one. The allocation sheets just say 'electric' and the tickets say '1'. 001 is what was was initially thrown about when it arrived, and I've been digging as I was sure there would be an 800** number somewhere - but nope!
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#3
Wouldn't be the first time Stagecoach haven't allocated a number to a vehicle. I do recall photoing a Optare Solo SR on loan to Inverness which didn't recieve a fleetnumber.
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#4
Is stagecoach north east getting new buses this year or getting second hand buses
#5
On the 18 and it stinks of smoke because of the fire near Deptford

God knows how strong the smell is on the Go North East buses...
#6
(15/05/2018, 08:27)Michael Wrote: On the 18 and it stinks of smoke because of the fire near Deptford

God knows how strong the smell is on the Go North East buses...

I could smell it in my car, without any windows open, when I drove past the Stadium of Light this morning!
#7
(15/05/2018, 08:53)Dan Wrote: I could smell it in my car, without any windows open, when I drove past the Stadium of Light this morning!

That ALWAYS stinks  Big Grin
#8
Is the Yutong still here? Not on the 100 right now.
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#9
For anyone yet to see the roof of a repainted Newcastle E400 hybrid, here are 2 shots of 12077 showing how the normal livery on the sides merges into the green version on the roof





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(17/05/2018, 11:32)stagecoachfan Wrote: For anyone yet to see the roof of a repainted Newcastle E400 hybrid, here are 2 shots of 12077 showing how the normal livery on the sides merges into the green version on the roof




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#11
Stagecoach NE have never painted roofs for as long as I can remember...
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#12
(17/05/2018, 13:58)omnicity4659 Wrote: Stagecoach NE have never painted roofs for as long as I can remember...

They did the roofs when going from stripes to swoops, and I think shortly after that new legislation must have came abouts stopping them from physically getting on the roof. I think they can get away with single-deckers but it's generally not done without great reason, e.g. the Omnilinks in X24 livery have had their roof done. New bus orders specify a white roof, as like Sunderland some depots aren't equipped to do roofs within H&S guidelines.
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#13
(17/05/2018, 14:56)RBZ 5459 Wrote: They did the roofs when going from stripes to swoops, and I think shortly after that new legislation must have came abouts stopping them from physically getting on the roof. I think they can get away with single-deckers but it's generally not done without great reason, e.g. the Omnilinks in X24 livery have had their roof done. New bus orders specify a white roof, as like Sunderland some depots aren't equipped to do roofs within H&S guidelines.

On another note, 22515 is seemingly heading back to Slatyford from Stockton soon, 22068 in exchange.

Why?! Surely 22514 will go as well then? Did anyone photograph either of them on their one (?- or part of one?) day in service at Stockton?!
#14
(17/05/2018, 16:14)Cock Robin Wrote: Why?! Surely 22514 will go as well then? Did anyone photograph either of them on their one (?- or part of one?) day in service at Stockton?!

Scrap that apparently not true! Chinese whispers.
In all honesty though, it doesn't sound like it's done more than it's first one or two days of service since it arrived so I wouldn't be surprised if they haven't been allocating them on the Stockton rotas. Certainly haven't seen any photos. 22513 at Walkergate hasn't been out for well over a week now, 22512 is ticking along though.
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(17/05/2018, 17:37)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Scrap that apparently not true! Chinese whispers.
In all honesty though, it doesn't sound like it's done more than it's first one or two days of service since it arrived so I wouldn't be surprised if they haven't been allocating them on the Stockton rotas. Certainly haven't seen any photos. 22513 at Walkergate hasn't been out for well over a week now, 22512 is ticking along though.

They haven't been available to allocate!
#16
Did the buses 22514 22515 not work then that why getting 22068 in stead
#17
Will South Shields depot get extra deckers for the tall ships
#18
(18/05/2018, 18:36)Ds1197 Wrote: Will South Shields depot get extra deckers for the tall ships

Doubt it, shame too, i expect the E's to be really busy.
#19
(18/05/2018, 20:20)Michael Wrote: Doubt it, shame too, i expect the E's to be really busy.

The Es get really busy over the summer anyway
#20
Alpha tow truck has just left the Sunderland depot, heading towards the road where the buses are diverting along behind the depot.