Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2018
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Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2018
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Can anyone tell me if 1329/30 are diagrammed for any specific service please ?
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(02/05/2018, 12:03)Coppercap40 Wrote: Can anyone tell me if 1329/30 are diagrammed for any specific service please ?
They can usually be found on the 56/57/57A/86.
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(02/05/2018, 12:25)Jimmi Wrote: They can usually be found on the 56/57/57A/86.

Thank you for the information Smile
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NSA screens have been removed from 1510.
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(02/05/2018, 13:29)Jimmi Wrote: NSA screens have been removed from 1510.

Same with 1508
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The X18 is going back to summer timetable this weekend so does that mean 7413 will be moving back to Ashington? or maybe 7456 instead?
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#8
Does the double decker still run on the 685 at 12:45 from Newcastle
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7484   broke at regent cyre  on x 20
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Blyth based 7631 (Ex. Arriva Yorkshire) still carries an allover rear advert. for Kirklees College, Leeds.
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I travelled on streetlite 1607 on Frid night and sat at seat next to emergency door. A mistake as it rattled so much that I moved seats This was a problem on the X1 versions so seems no improvement
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A Streetlite on the X3/X3A looked to be having issues this morning on the junction of Marske Lane/Marske Mill Lane. Driver was out of the cab and was (sort of) directing traffic.

Hoping it got cleared before the school run started.
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Saturday consecutive X3 and X4s broke down in M'bro bus station. They took a bus off the 62 to replace the X4 but it went out half an hour late, 5 mins infront of the next X4, while there was a two hour gap in the X3s (and an hour in the 62s)!
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(07/05/2018, 20:41)upt50k Wrote: I travelled on streetlite 1607 on Frid night and sat at seat next to emergency door. A mistake as it rattled so much that I moved seats This was a problem on the X1 versions so seems no improvement
I've been thinking about this issue more recently (seem as I can no longer escape the StreetLite's), whilst the emergency exit door does rattle, I feel the racket is more down to the door handle rather than the door itself, it's shaking and vibrating like there's no tomorrow.
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(10/05/2018, 12:10)Jimmi Wrote: I've been thinking about this issue more recently (seem as I can no longer escape the StreetLite's), whilst the emergency exit door does rattle, I feel the racket is more down to the door handle rather than the door itself, it's shaking and vibrating like there's no tomorrow.

How similar are the Arriva Streetlites to the Euro 6 GNE versions? I've not yet had the joy of being on Arriva's yet  Blush
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(10/05/2018, 15:09)Jamie M Wrote: How similar are the Arriva Streetlites to the Euro 6 GNE versions? I've not yet had the joy of being on Arriva's yet  Blush

Have only been on GNE's Euro 6 examples a small handful of times and not recently but they seem pretty similar (both Daimler engined) except they are the same size as the Saltwell Park examples with ours being configured to seat 40 passengers.

Aside from some of the rattles and squeaks, they actually ain't too bad IMO.
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(10/05/2018, 15:38)Jimmi Wrote: Have only been on GNE's Euro 6 examples a small handful of times and not recently but they seem pretty similar (both Daimler engined) except they are the same size as the Saltwell Park examples with ours being configured to seat 40 passengers.

Aside from some of the rattles and squeaks, they actually ain't too bad IMO.

I wouldn't put rattles and squeaks as high on my list for things that decide if people get the bus or not, so I'd have to agree  Wink
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(10/05/2018, 12:10)Jimmi Wrote: I've been thinking about this issue more recently (seem as I can no longer escape the StreetLite's), whilst the emergency exit door does rattle, I feel the racket is more down to the door handle rather than the door itself, it's shaking and vibrating like there's no tomorrow.

Yes, it's the door handle.

Bit of a design fault, really, and disappointing that Wrightbus still haven't come up with a way to fix it. Go North East have done modifications on some examples to include more 'insulation' (tape) on the door handle. This stops all rattling in this area.

(10/05/2018, 15:43)Jamie M Wrote: I wouldn't put rattles and squeaks as high on my list for things that decide if people get the bus or not, so I'd have to agree  Wink

The only other difference is that they have stop/start technology - akin to the Angel StreetDecks.
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(10/05/2018, 16:36)Dan Wrote: It is strange that it can be overcome with a crude but simple fix when the makers cannot fix it I remember when the first batch came forX1 we had problems with the bell not being loud enough and the units were changed several times but trouble never really overcome we used to ask for something similar to the ding dong type used by optare on the solo but wrightbus did not see it as a problem
Yes, it's the door handle.

Bit of a design fault, really, and disappointing that Wrightbus still haven't come up with a way to fix it. Go North East have done modifications on some examples to include more 'insulation' (tape) on the door handle. This stops all rattling in this area.


The only other difference is that they have stop/start technology - akin to the Angel StreetDecks.
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It's not with no warning, though, is it?

https://www.palatinate.org.uk/stockton-t...-students/

Though admittedly there's naff all those 3rd year medics can do about suddenly having to pay for travel.