Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - December 2018
#1
1593 in Jesmond minus an engine.
#2
today I had 1767 on the 10:28 1 off blyth and it sounded terrible (it was probably dying and i am sure it was limp mode) I had it to cowpen and it was awful sounding and quite slow and thar was a widdrington run and surprisingly made it there and back and then a wansbeck hospital run wont be surprised if it gets replaced later on today. Not too bad as it wasn't as ratly as other darts.
                                                 
In other news 2816 8s now repainted on the 2s today seen it on the 10:18 off blyth.
#3
Can Deckers get onto the 1 for journeys that serve Cresswell?
#4
(04/12/2018, 16:24)S830OFT Wrote: Can Deckers get onto the 1 for journeys that serve Cresswell?

I've been told there not meant to due to low branches but 7608 but once afew weeks ago 7608 done the 1 for a majority of the day and went on 2 widdrington trips
And and 1 widdrington run on the 1 back in july 7607 done a 1 widdrington 1 back in May and
#5
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2802 had to be taken off the 2 at 15:58 off blyth before departure due to some stupid scumbag kids throwing stones at it on its way into blyth
#6
Poats regarding Industrial Action have beem split into a separate thread: https://northeastbuses.co.uk/forum/showt...p?tid=2205
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#7
(04/12/2018, 16:24)S830OFT Wrote: Can Deckers get onto the 1 for journeys that serve Cresswell?

Yes. All routes that Blyth operate can be run with deckers.
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#8
7620 now quick links into newcastle branded

(06/12/2018, 20:51)GNE6312 Wrote: 7620 now quick links into newcastle branded
#9
Saw a Jesmond MAX Volvo B7TL now has 306 route branding.
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#10
https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-east/l...a3eec2de67

Posted yesterday on Africa’s website regarding strike action


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#11
(07/12/2018, 22:11)TEN 6083 Wrote: https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-east/l...a3eec2de67

Posted yesterday on Africa’s website regarding strike action


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Africa’s? Wink
#12
Whatever happened to the Sapphire Uniform? Most Sapphire Services just have 'Normal' Arriva drivers now.
#13
Are there any transfers to Jesmond for the Metro Replacement? If so, where are they?
#14
(08/12/2018, 10:03)enviro7501 Wrote: Are there any transfers to Jesmond for the Metro Replacement? If so, where are they?

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#15
(08/12/2018, 01:04)NewcastleOne Wrote: Africa’s? Wink

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#16
(08/12/2018, 01:33)S830OFT Wrote: Whatever happened to the Sapphire Uniform? Most Sapphire Services just have 'Normal' Arriva drivers now.

Ever since the Sapphire service standards were ditched, and with the standard specification being upgraded to include most features you'd find on a Sapphire bus, most of the special features were ditched, this includes uniforms and the money-back guarantee. Rotas in some places have only Sapphire-trained and uniformed drivers on Sapphire routes, whereas some have changed since. Some drivers also still wear the Sapphire uniform, however most started wearing the standard uniform when a new batch comes in.

New style Sapphire uniforms were delivered in 2016 and early-2017, however with the rebrand this practice was stopped, there is an upcoming new uniform in line with the Arriva rebrand, which from the bits and pieces I've seen, looks smarter than what's currently being used.
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#17
(08/12/2018, 10:03)enviro7501 Wrote: Are there any transfers to Jesmond for the Metro Replacement? If so, where are they?

7617 was there yesterday too on the 52/3/4 cycle and then went onto the 306 at about 15:20 15:30 ish
#18
(06/12/2018, 21:01)Pulsar Wrote: Saw a Jesmond MAX Volvo B7TL now has 306 route branding.

Amazed they're branding the Gemini on the 306 if I'm honest. Obviously the one I seen was on the 43. Brand has a rather large red 'up to every 15 minutes' on the side, which if it was the same blue style as the X10/X11 'up to every 10 mins' decals, in line with the MAX brand, that could of been a compliment.... 

Still flogging a defunct brand, but suppose those Gemini won't see new livery.
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#19
Where has 4814 been recently?
#20
What are the chances of a Lowlander appearing on the X12?