Stagecoach North East: Latest News & Discussion - March 2019
#1
Could Sunderland swap 24001 - 03 for 19645 - 47 from Walkergate? A great service for the Scanias to be used on is the X63...
#2
(27/02/2019, 20:40)S830OFT Wrote: The X24 could always interwork with the X34 at Newcastle...

This would be a good idea if it could give the x34 some more layover time as it quite regularly comes into Newcastle a bit late. 

Could also provide the possibility of a Sunday service on the two, each hourly? The timings would allow them to interwork
#3
Information from Steven Knight Media - Fleet News Ramblings:

Stagecoach North East
Withdrawn MAN/ALX300 22042 is the latest vehicle to be collected from Stockton depot by Alpha Recovery, Weetslade for scrap. It was collected on Thursday 21st February 2019.
Slatyford based, MAN/Enviro 300 24115 returned to Slatyford on 28 February 2019 having received a Cummins Euro 6 engine conversion at ADL, Anston.
At least three of the Stockton based Enviro 300s have lost their ‘Zone’ branding on repaint. 27166 and 27168 lost their branding in January 2019, followed by 27181 in February 2019.
There have been reports in the local press that South Shields depot is proposing to reduce part of its operations by transferring 55 drivers and 22 buses to other depots. It is believed that service X34 will possibly be transferred to Walkergate depot, with the ‘E’ Group of services being moved to Sunderland. If this proposed change goes ahead, it is likely to take place in June or July 2019.
#4
(01/03/2019, 21:22)AIG20 Wrote: Information from Steven Knight Media - Fleet News Ramblings:

Stagecoach North East
Withdrawn MAN/ALX300 22042 is the latest vehicle to be collected from Stockton depot by Alpha Recovery, Weetslade for scrap. It was collected on Thursday 21st February 2019.
Slatyford based, MAN/Enviro 300 24115 returned to Slatyford on 28 February 2019 having received a Cummins Euro 6 engine conversion at ADL, Anston.
At least three of the Stockton based Enviro 300s have lost their ‘Zone’ branding on repaint. 27166 and 27168 lost their branding in January 2019, followed by 27181 in February 2019.
There have been reports in the local press that South Shields depot is proposing to reduce part of its operations by transferring 55 drivers and 22 buses to other depots. It is believed that service X34 will possibly be transferred to Walkergate depot, with the ‘E’ Group of services being moved to Sunderland. If this proposed change goes ahead, it is likely to take place in June or July 2019.

X34 to Newcastle would seem better, hopefully would mean an extension to Shields centre.....
#5
Four 'Zone' have now been repainted - 27170 the latest one.
#6
Why was 27506-10 taken off the 100? And what has happened to 27506-8?
#7
(03/03/2019, 09:45)GNE6312 Wrote: Why was 27506-10 taken off the 100? And what has happened to 27506-8?

All gone to Stockton
#8
(24/02/2019, 12:57)Michael Wrote: Does anyone remember what year it was, when Stagecoach Sunderland merged most of their services?, so like 15 and 16 merged, 2 and 3, 22, 23 and 24etc

Sure it was 2005 Michael
#9
(03/03/2019, 19:43)Acky81 Wrote: Sure it was 2005 Michael

Thanks, anyone got the changes on a booklet etc? (Did Stagecoach even do them in 2005?) would be great to read them again
#10
(03/03/2019, 19:53)Michael Wrote: Thanks, anyone got the changes on a booklet etc? (Did Stagecoach even do them in 2005?) would be great to read them again

I’m sure they did with such a huge shake up of the Sunderland network
#11
Afew questions I have.
1. What time does thecbus for the 10.40 M33 on Saturdays get into Newcastle so I can get a good pic of it arriving when I get it in a few weeks?

2. What depot in what part of the UK operates the 10.40 M33 on a Saturday?

3. Are megabus purchasing any 19 reg elites?

Thanks in advance.
#12
(06/03/2019, 17:51)GNE6312 Wrote: Afew questions I have.
1. What time does thecbus for the 10.40 M33 on Saturdays get into Newcastle so I can get a good pic of it arriving when I get it in a few weeks?

2. What depot in what part of the UK operates the 10.40 M33 on a Saturday?

3. Are megabus purchasing any 19 reg elites?

Thanks in advance.

Hopefully this will help you for timings - https://bustimes.org/services/m33-newcas...ne-cardiff

I believe it is operated by Rugby Depot, Stagecoach Orders for 2019 are yet to be confirmed they are usually confirmed by the end of April, I would imagine there will be some more Elite i's on order replacing older Elite i's on Megabus Duties.
#13
One of the City Sightseeing Tridents is at Wheatsheaf this afternoon having had a rub down for repaint.
#14
(06/03/2019, 18:05)Jimmi Wrote: One of the City Sightseeing Tridents is at Wheatsheaf this afternoon having had a rub down for repaint.

Take it this will be the bus for the Open Top service at North Shields?
#15
(06/03/2019, 17:59)Malarkey Wrote: Hopefully this will help you for timings - https://bustimes.org/services/m33-newcas...ne-cardiff

I believe it is operated by Rugby Depot, Stagecoach Orders for 2019 are yet to be confirmed they are usually confirmed by the end of April, I would imagine there will be some more Elite i's on order replacing older Elite i's on Megabus Duties.

Thank you for the info.
#16
(06/03/2019, 18:08)S830OFT Wrote: Take it this will be the bus for the Open Top service at North Shields?

I must have missed this......  an open top service at North Shields? By Stagecoach?
#17
(06/03/2019, 20:55)ne14ne1 Wrote: I must have missed this......  an open top service at North Shields? By Stagecoach?

Indeed. See the registration here: https://northeastbuses.co.uk/forum/showt...#pid226504

Will be interesting to see how it pans out that's for sure. Whitley Bay and North Shields is hardly the likes of Scarborough, though does have the caravan park which may help a bit.
#18
(06/03/2019, 21:06)S813 FVK Wrote: Indeed. See the registration here: https://northeastbuses.co.uk/forum/showt...#pid226504

Will be interesting to see how it pans out that's for sure. Whitley Bay and North Shields is hardly the likes of Scarborough, though does have the caravan park which may help a bit.

Well I never.
#19
One of the managers at Stagecoach has confirmed that the Open Topper is going blue, and that the X24/X34 will interwork at Newcastle but didn't mention what will be allocated.
#20
(06/03/2019, 21:06)S813 FVK Wrote: Indeed. See the registration here: https://northeastbuses.co.uk/forum/showt...#pid226504

Will be interesting to see how it pans out that's for sure. Whitley Bay and North Shields is hardly the likes of Scarborough, though does have the caravan park which may help a bit.

I seem to recall there used to be an open-top service in South Shields at one time, but I haven't heard anything about it recently - is that one still going, or did I imagine it?