Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
6045 and 6084 are both parked outside of Bede college in Sunderland on 'Private Hire' duties

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
Few questions about some of the fleet:
Is 619 only kept local now? As it is always allocated to service 683/684.
Is 6010 still in service at Percy Main?
Is 6017 still in service at Chester Le Street?
Are the remaining Y reg solars leaving the fleet?



RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
(26 Jun 2018, 9:20 pm)S830OFT Wrote: Few questions about some of the fleet:
Is 619 only kept local now? As it is always allocated to service 683/684.
Is 6010 still in service at Percy Main?
Is 6017 still in service at Chester Le Street?
Are the remaining Y reg solars leaving the fleet?


Yes to the first three questions, 619 will be going shortly, and no to the last one as 4932/4933 will be staying until July 2019 to comply with the rules relating to the grant funding for the exhaust after treatment.

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
723 is now in Tynedale Links livery, wonder which dart will go first!?!



Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
5204 at riverside now.

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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
723 also features seatbelts.



RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
(27 Jun 2018, 3:20 pm)S830OFT Wrote: 723 is now in Tynedale Links livery, wonder which dart will go first!?!



My guess is 619, is probably most likely to go first.

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
5385 is now in Great exhibition of the North livery

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
(28 Jun 2018, 3:24 pm)Ds1197 Wrote: 5385 is now in Great exhibition of the North livery

Apparently 5386 is going to bs put into it too dunno how true that is

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
Shame the Citylink Versas don't run down onto the Quayside. Would have been a good opportunity to give them the tidy-up that they desperately need.

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
(27 Jun 2018, 4:38 pm)thetravelman Wrote: My guess is 619, is probably most likely to go first.

On paper it would be 618 - this is the example with seatbelts, so makes sense that 723 would directly replace this MPD.

However, 619 has some mechanical defects which aren't really economical to repair, so Hexham are more likely to want shot of this one first.

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
(28 Jun 2018, 6:20 pm)Dan Wrote: On paper it would be 618 - this is the example with seatbelts, so makes sense that 723 would directly replace this MPD.

However, 619 has some mechanical defects which aren't really economical to repair, so Hexham are more likely to want shot of this one first.

Hence why it's days are now spent on the Town service and a short 686 to Corbridge.

When is 723 expected to enter service?



RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
(28 Jun 2018, 6:22 pm)S830OFT Wrote: When is 723 expected to enter service?

Very soon.

It has now been repainted, had Hanover destinations installed and programmed, and all interior vinyls fitted. Just waiting on the Tynedale Links branding to be fitted, then it'll be away over to Hexham for inspection and final preparation for service.

[Image: 42353431754_4cbfbbb6ac.jpg]Go North East: 0723 / YD63UZC by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
(28 Jun 2018, 6:37 pm)Dan Wrote: Very soon.

It has now been repainted, had Hanover destinations installed and programmed, and all interior vinyls fitted. Just waiting on the Tynedale Links branding to be fitted, then it'll be away over to Hexham for inspection and final preparation for service.

[Image: 42353431754_4cbfbbb6ac.jpg]Go North East: 0723 / YD63UZC by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

What will the fleet number be for YJ15ARF?


6905's temp blind looks decent
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
(28 Jun 2018, 6:41 pm)Michael Wrote: What will the fleet number be for YJ15ARF?

It hasn't been allocated a fleet number yet - it may not be used by Go North East, it's just on loan at the moment pending delivery of the Solos expected to come.

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
(28 Jun 2018, 6:45 pm)Dan Wrote: It hasn't been allocated a fleet number yet - it may not be used by Go North East, it's just on loan at the moment pending delivery of the Solos expected to come.

Ah right, thanks Dan

When are the new solo's down for delivery?
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
(28 Jun 2018, 6:37 pm)Dan Wrote: Very soon.

It has now been repainted, had Hanover destinations installed and programmed, and all interior vinyls fitted. Just waiting on the Tynedale Links branding to be fitted, then it'll be away over to Hexham for inspection and final preparation for service.

[Image: 42353431754_4cbfbbb6ac.jpg]Go North East: 0723 / YD63UZC by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

Does it have a tracker yet?



RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
(28 Jun 2018, 6:48 pm)S830OFT Wrote: Does it have a tracker yet?

Tracking on the app comes from the ticket machine - so as soon as it's fitted with a ticket machine, and is picked up in service on a valid route, it will be seen on the app.

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
With Scania 5204 (NK54 NUX) going to Riverside and 5205 (NK54 NUY) to Chester-le-Street, will 2 euro 4 Scania's be withdrawn?, if so which ones?
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
(28 Jun 2018, 6:56 pm)Dan Wrote: Tracking on the app comes from the ticket machine - so as soon as it's fitted with a ticket machine, and is picked up in service on a valid route, it will be seen on the app.

Unless it operates the AM 90s, peak 94s and the PM 836, which consistently fail to app-track despite all other services doing so.

Then there are times like this when nothing is tracking at all. Usually sorts itself out later on in the day, but hope an update can be fixed up to stop it from happening in the first place. It is a point that I raised at the end of the recent Passenger Panel survey regarding communication etc.