Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2018
#1
4663 is at Arriva Darlington depot, engineers unsure if it will see the road again.

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#2
(01/09/2018, 15:28)JamesDunkley Wrote: 4663 is at Arriva Darlington depot, engineers unsure if it will see the road again.

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Has it been repaired at all?
#3
They used a LHD example to repair it didn't they, yet looks as though being cannibalized now!!
#4
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Its september now we have a month and a few weeks till this years poppy buses come out.

I am thinking maybe a 308 gemini should loose t 308 route branding and given a permenant poppy branding. Also on all other viechles should get a poppy on the side (as stagecoach do. This will be permanent too). All this should be on the buses by october
#5
Would need an awful lot of work to get it back to service, the engine out of 4663 is going into 4655 which has been VOR since July.

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#6
Why are Stockton looking to ditch the Streetlites in favour of Pulsars? Are they that unreliable? Do you think Durham would swap their pulsars for Stockton's Streetlites?
#7
(03/09/2018, 17:10)JoshP Wrote: Why are Stockton looking to ditch the Streetlites in favour of Pulsars? Are they that unreliable? Do you think Durham would swap their pulsars for Stockton's Streetlites?


I would prefer the streetlites to go from Durham and pulsars to go to Durham


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#8
(03/09/2018, 17:10)JoshP Wrote: Why are Stockton looking to ditch the Streetlites in favour of Pulsars? Are they that unreliable? Do you think Durham would swap their pulsars for Stockton's Streetlites?

Is the Pope a Catholic?
#9
(04/09/2018, 14:19)Cock Robin Wrote: Is the Pope a Catholic?

Fantastic  Big Grin

First time I heard that I was highly amused by it, today was no different.
#10
(01/09/2018, 15:28)JamesDunkley Wrote: 4663 is at Arriva Darlington depot, engineers unsure if it will see the road again.

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(03/09/2018, 11:10)JamesDunkley Wrote: Would need an awful lot of work to get it back to service, the engine out of 4663 is going into 4655 which has been VOR since July.

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Axel has gone into 4645 I believe... very much the end of 4663.
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#11
(05/09/2018, 09:06)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Axel has gone into 4645 I believe... very much the end of 4663.

Unbelievable after all the work done on it!

(04/09/2018, 18:21)S813 FVK Wrote: Fantastic  Big Grin

First time I heard that I was highly amused by it, today was no different.

Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
#12
Last I saw of 4663 it had no interior. Certainly not as much work as you think.

It's been a spares donor for a while now.
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#13
Durham Gemini’s 7626 & 7627 were swapped with Dewsbury E400s 1915 & 1916 today. They’re expected to be swapped with some Pulsars from Jesmond in due course
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#14
(09/09/2018, 17:17)tyresmoke Wrote: Durham Gemini’s 7626 & 7627 were swapped with Dewsbury E400s 1915 & 1916 today. They’re expected to be swapped with some Pulsars from Jesmond in due course

What’s this for
#15
(09/09/2018, 17:28)NewcastleOne Wrote: What’s this for

X12 to go fully single deck? Not sure it'll need deckers anymore, without the big loadings of students to the Stockton Campus?

It'd make more sense to have a full Pulsar allocation across the 56/57/57A/X12, if they can achieve that with what they have got.
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#16
It's the start of a bigger movement that will see the E400s heading to Ashington for the X15.

That theb cascades buses via Blyth and Jesmond to Durham.

X12 will be all single deck soon, but in the meantime the E400s will run at Durham.
#17
About time they got rid of all the 74** shite from Blyth. Why not bring back 7609/10, 7618-20 and 7626/7 to replace them? Would make sense to have the entire DD fleet from 7601-37 there for uniformity.
#18
(09/09/2018, 22:15)Adrian Wrote: X12 to go fully single deck? Not sure it'll need deckers anymore, without the big loadings of students to the Stockton Campus?

It'd make more sense to have a full Pulsar allocation across the 56/57/57A/X12, if they can achieve that with what they have got.

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#19
(09/09/2018, 17:17)tyresmoke Wrote: Durham Gemini’s 7626 & 7627 were swapped with Dewsbury E400s 1915 & 1916 today. They’re expected to be swapped with some Pulsars from Jesmond in due course

They wasted no time pressing them into service at Belmont, 1915 was noted on service 43 whilst 1916 was on the 56/57/57A/86 circuit today.
[Image: 30728580028_309602b194_k.jpg]Arriva North East: 1916 / SN15LLE by Matthew Jimmison, on Flickr
#20
(09/09/2018, 23:03)RobinHood Wrote: It's the start of a bigger movement that will see the E400s heading to Ashington for the X15.

That theb cascades buses via Blyth and Jesmond to Durham.

X12 will be all single deck soon, but in the meantime the E400s will run at Durham.

So what will blyth get then?