Stagecoach North East: Rare & Odd Workings - April 2019
#1
I may have been hallucinating, but I'm pretty sure I saw 17702 on the Chillingham Road earlier!
#2
(13/04/2019, 21:13)Ianthegoon Wrote: I may have been hallucinating, but I'm pretty sure I saw 17702 on the Chillingham Road earlier!

Sure was. Collected from East Scotland today as it's for a school donation in the area.
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#3
Zones 27180 on 12 (along with EX Zones 27175/6/9!).
#4
Sunderland is all over today: 

36960,36961 on the 3
28006, 28007 on the 4 
35189, 39711 on the 12/13
36962 on the 16 
36975 on the 20
28011 on the 23
#5
(16/04/2019, 16:08)Dans_bus_photos Wrote: Sunderland is all over today: 

36960,36961 on the 3
28006, 28007 on the 4 
35189, 39711 on the 12/13
36962 on the 16 
36975 on the 20
28011 on the 23

Like Walkergate with the Euro 5 E400/H, Sunderland are now following suite in allocating more economical vehicles on late running boards (with some exceptions), these being the Gas buses.
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#6
(17/04/2019, 12:08)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Like Walkergate with the Euro 5 E400/H, Sunderland are now following suite in allocating more economical vehicles on late running boards (with some exceptions), these being the Gas buses.

Im quite surprised they've only managed to secure one new order for the whole region this year. Hopefully they can pick some newer vehicles up from other regions disposals once new orders start arriving. 

Im surprised Sunderland's 4 has never been upgraded to full size vehicles.
#7
28002 on the 23
#8
(17/04/2019, 12:08)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Like Walkergate with the Euro 5 E400/H, Sunderland are now following suite in allocating more economical vehicles on late running boards (with some exceptions), these being the Gas buses.

(17/04/2019, 16:10)Michael Wrote: 28002 on the 23

One of two now allocated.
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#9
(17/04/2019, 16:13)RBZ 5459 Wrote: One of two now allocated.

Oh cool
#10
(17/04/2019, 12:08)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Like Walkergate with the Euro 5 E400/H, Sunderland are now following suite in allocating more economical vehicles on late running boards (with some exceptions), these being the Gas buses.

(17/04/2019, 16:13)RBZ 5459 Wrote: One of two now allocated.

Just playing devil's advocate, but why can't the boards be adjusted so that the daytime 'gas bus' services run all of the late services too?

This is common practice at Go North East, with the Prince Bishops running off the 20 in early evening, to run 60s on a night in Sunderland. It means that the daytime service isn't "downgraded", but the evening service still gets the "upgrade".

It must be a nightmare for Stagecoach trying to work out how much it costs to operate the route, with such a mixed allocation... From MAN E200 to gas buses!
#11
(17/04/2019, 17:27)Dan Wrote: Just playing devil's advocate, but why can't the boards be adjusted so that the daytime 'gas bus' services run all of the late services too?

This is common practice at Go North East, with the Prince Bishops running off the 20 in early evening, to run 60s on a night in Sunderland. It means that the daytime service isn't "downgraded", but the evening service still gets the "upgrade".

It must be a nightmare for Stagecoach trying to work out how much it costs to operate the route, with such a mixed allocation... From MAN E200 to gas buses!

Yes it bugged me to no end when Walkergate done it and thought the very same - as it was how the 12s ran into the evenings off 39/40. It is something that will happen at some point I believe - perhaps just a trial this time around on a bigger scale (even though it's obvious that savings will be made...), but surprised Sunderland has also been told now to do it.
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#12
(17/04/2019, 14:00)Dans_bus_photos Wrote: Im quite surprised they've only managed to secure one new order for the whole region this year. Hopefully they can pick some newer vehicles up from other regions disposals once new orders start arriving. 

Im surprised Sunderland's 4 has never been upgraded to full size vehicles.

Has that been confirmed yet?
#13
(17/04/2019, 18:43)Michael Wrote: Has that been confirmed yet?

Yes, just Stockton's 18 E200MMC.
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#14
(17/04/2019, 18:46)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Yes, just Stockton's 18 E200MMC.

Ah right thanks, must of missed the post
#15
(17/04/2019, 18:46)RBZ 5459 Wrote: Yes, just Stockton's 18 E200MMC.

Forgot to ask what will they replace at Stockton?
#16
03 54 alx man's i think.
#17
Well South Shields is almost exclusively 37* (Dotty brand) vechiles in the evenings now
#18
(17/04/2019, 21:21)Michael Wrote: Forgot to ask what will they replace at Stockton?
E300s on current routes to Then Replace 03/54 ALX300s and Kinetics at Stockton. Not sure what else though
#19
Thanks for info mate
#20
(17/04/2019, 23:05)NewcastleOne Wrote: E300s on current routes to Then Replace 03/54 ALX300s and Kinetics at Stockton. Not sure what else though

The Kinetics are newer than the ex 100 E300s.