Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - June 2018
#1
6 branded sapphire pulsar I’ve just seen just outside team valley on the motorway. Any ideas why it’s so far away?
#2
(01/06/2018, 15:42)JM03 Wrote: 6 branded sapphire pulsar I’ve just seen just outside team valley on the motorway. Any ideas why it’s so far away?

Because your looking at it through some binoculars in Consett?
#3
(24/05/2018, 21:31)Andreos1 Wrote:  (I didnt ask if she saw any notices on the bus or big, 7ft tall matrix signs by the side of the road, couldn't be doing with another JamieM style convo so early after the last).

I try me best  Big Grin Big Grin
#4
(01/06/2018, 21:02)RobinHood Wrote: Because your looking at it through some binoculars in Consett?

Haha, how did you find out?
#5
(01/06/2018, 15:42)JM03 Wrote: 6 branded sapphire pulsar I’ve just seen just outside team valley on the motorway. Any ideas why it’s so far away?

There was one conked out at the south road colleges bus stop, late yesterday morning, dashboard all lit up red. Probably that one.
#6
(01/06/2018, 21:02)RobinHood Wrote: Because your looking at it through some binoculars in Consett?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMiKyfd6hA0&sns=sms
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
#7
Saw one of the gemini 2's out yesterday in the new corporate colour on a 308 service - no logos/branding applied yet though. Didn't get the fleet number/reg - sorry.
#8
(02/06/2018, 13:27)ne14ne1 Wrote: Saw one of the gemini 2's out yesterday in the new corporate colour on a 308 service - no logos/branding applied yet though. Didn't get the fleet number/reg - sorry.

It was 7634. She’s going to be the 7:40 308 from town to Blyth.
#9
Anybody wondering about the refurbishment of 7634? Here is a video to show the interior, it's different to the other Geminis I.E. it doesn't have MAX logos on the seats.

https://youtu.be/VdmmtaXfQp8
#10
(07/06/2018, 00:37)S830OFT Wrote: Anybody wondering about the refurbishment of 7634? Here is a video to show the interior, it's different to the other Geminis I.E. it doesn't have MAX logos on the seats.

https://youtu.be/VdmmtaXfQp8

Did it get USBs?
#11
(07/06/2018, 01:23)mb134 Wrote: Did it get USBs?

I believe there is some on the upper deck, didn't see anything on the lower deck.
#12
6 branded Pulsar this morning displaying a 'RIP Mark - gone too soon. Not forgotten too soon' blind this morning.

Assuming it was NIS.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
#13
(08/06/2018, 09:52)Andreos1 Wrote: 6 branded Pulsar this morning displaying a 'RIP Mark - gone too soon. Not forgotten too soon' blind this morning.

Assuming it was NIS.

A mark of respect to Mark Gibbon - a well known and respected member of Arriva's management team (he was the General Manager at Redcar, prior to that manager at Stockton having worked his way up from driving staff) who sadly passed away last Thursday evening. His funeral is this afternoon.
#14
(07/06/2018, 00:37)S830OFT Wrote: Anybody wondering about the refurbishment of 7634? Here is a video to show the interior, it's different to the other Geminis I.E. it doesn't have MAX logos on the seats.

https://youtu.be/VdmmtaXfQp8

It wouldn't have Max logos on the seats as it's not a Max route, and Max is no longer an Arriva brand. The Geminis are being refurbished into the standard Arriva specification. 

(07/06/2018, 01:23)mb134 Wrote: Did it get USBs?

(07/06/2018, 08:35)S830OFT Wrote: I believe there is some on the upper deck, didn't see anything on the lower deck.

Should be USBs on both decks.
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#15
1417 now sports a new front end

   
#16
The X18 E400s are currently receiving Next Stop Announcements ahead of the summer holidays.
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#17
Has 4512 been withdrawn? How many Volvo ALX 300s are still in service?
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4521 has been withdrawn due to an accident on the 1 towards blyth when it collided with a car stupidly driving on the wrong side of the road near Morrison's in blyth.


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#19
(13/06/2018, 07:36)GNE6312 Wrote: 4521 has been withdrawn due to an accident on the 1 towards blyth when it collided with a car stupidly driving on the wrong side of the road near Morrison's in blyth.

I trust this vehicle is fitted with CCTV that can be passed to the police to help them throw the book at the motorist?
#20
(13/06/2018, 07:36)GNE6312 Wrote: 4521 has been withdrawn due to an accident on the 1 towards blyth when it collided with a car stupidly driving on the wrong side of the road near Morrison's in blyth.


Sure it's withdrawn? Unless there's damage to the chassis that we can't see in the picture, it just looks like a couple of panels that need replacing. Blyth need it as cover for the Geminis that are away for refurbishment, so I imagine if they can fix it they will.