Scarlet Band Motors
RE: Scarlet Band Motors
(22 Apr 2019, 5:35 pm)Jimmi Wrote: Don't know I'm afraid.

Explorers also not valid on 108/109.

nothing on their website either

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(22 Apr 2019, 5:05 pm)Malarkey Wrote: That's ok as I wasn't thinking of using those services, what do they offer in terms of pricing for singles/day tickets?

I have no idea of current prices but when I lived in Thornley, it often cost about the same for me and one of hte boys to get a return to Durham on the 58 as just me on the Arriva 22. Obviously it took twice as long and there were half as many buses but it was cheap enough to be a good payoff, when I was in the mood for getting a sore back and earrache on an E200.

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(14 Dec 2018, 9:42 pm)Jimmi Wrote: For some reason it has been repainted all cream
[Image: 45592771074_2cd66805c9.jpg]Scarlet Band: MX54KXR by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr
Now in full livery[Image: 48120094071_621dfcd4ed.jpg]Scarlet Band: MX54KXR by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr

Services 108/109 was recently cut to each service only running every 2 hours on Saturday daytimes (combined hourly), weekday service remains combined half hourly, was also minor timetable changes to service 113

RE: Scarlet Band Motors
Do some of the Scarlet Band drivers know what an Explorer is?
Apparently the driver on the 13.05 58 from Durham doesn't. He had mistaken it for a GNE ticket.
I'm pretty sure the 58 accepts Explorers since I had one accepted before.

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(03 Aug 2019, 2:29 pm)enviro7501 Wrote: Do some of the Scarlet Band drivers know what an Explorer is?
Apparently the driver on the 13.05 58 from Durham doesn't. He had mistaken it for a GNE ticket.
I'm pretty sure the 58 accepts Explorers since I had one accepted before.


Unless its changed, they are valid on all routes except the 85 between Cockfield and Bishop Auckland, 111/112/113 between Ferryhill and Bishop Auckland. You'll need to have a pre-purchased ticket, as they cannot issue them.


Most drivers I've found are fine with them, but you get the odd one that will refuse it unless you argue the toss.

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RE: Scarlet Band Motors

(03 Aug 2019, 4:50 pm)Adrian Wrote:


Unless its changed, they are valid on all routes except the 85 between Cockfield and Bishop Auckland, 111/112/113 between Ferryhill and Bishop Auckland. You'll need to have a pre-purchased ticket, as they cannot issue them.


Most drivers I've found are fine with them, but you get the odd one that will refuse it unless you argue the toss.



Interesting how you don't mention the Durham Park and Ride services. I believe Explorers aren't accepted on those either, at least that's what the driver told me when I asked.


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(03 Aug 2019, 6:41 pm)enviro7501 Wrote:


Interesting how you don't mention the Durham Park and Ride services. I believe Explorers aren't accepted on those either, at least that's what the driver told me when I asked.



Nah they're not valid. Only P&R tickets and ENCTS passes are.

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RE: Scarlet Band Motors
Versa YJ57XWV is now in fleet livery.


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(09 Oct 2019, 11:40 am)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Versa YJ57XWV is now in fleet livery.

[Image: 48871665451_70161b281c.jpg]Scarlet Band: YJ57XWV by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr


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Park and Ride solo YJ64DXP on 113


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MX55WCZ now with The Eden.



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(30 Oct 2019, 3:31 pm)S830OFT Wrote: MX55WCZ now with The Eden.

been with Eden since the summer


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MX08DFY now with The Eden still retaining SB Travel logos on one side...



Scarlet Band Motors
Due to a number of buses being off the road Scarlet Band have at least two Solo SRs on loan atm, YJ62FAM & KX15BHJ

YJ62FAM was on 99 yesterday: https://flic.kr/p/2hWekgp

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The Hartlepool service coming off 5th Jan Sad

Scarlet Band Motors
(20 Dec 2019, 4:18 pm)Cock Robin Wrote: The Hartlepool service coming off 5th Jan Sad


SB also looking for someone to take over the 35A Evening Service.


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Scarlet band wanting to give up a lot of services but they do want to keep the Park&Ride i'm not allowed to say to much but they want to make company bit smaller in fleet size and service size

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(20 Dec 2019, 9:55 pm)Jimbo Wrote: Scarlet band wanting to give up a lot of services but they do want to keep the Park&Ride i'm not allowed to say to much but they want to make company bit smaller in fleet size and service size


I understand that they only want to be become a daytime service provider, based around the Park & Ride service.
DCC have told me which services that they want to give up to become the leaner operator, however I’m not allowed to divulge.


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I'm guessing they're hitting the same issue that eyms had with subsidised services no longer being viable for them.

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(21 Dec 2019, 12:37 am)BusLoverMum Wrote: I'm guessing they're hitting the same issue that eyms had with subsidised services no longer being viable for them.


SB had the 58 removed because they had driver shortages and have had a lack of serviceable buses, over the past few months.
They asked DCC to find another operator, according to DCC Arriva have been after the 58 for quite a while.


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