Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
#21
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
(04 May 2019, 1:47 pm)Michael Wrote: Yup, still think they should remodel the zones, hopefully that happens if they take over any Arriva routes....
To be fair though, even if I only travelled within two zones, I'd still get the 3+ zone ticket. I'd rather have the ability to go anywhere and not be trapped in the confines of two completely illogical zones

#22
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
(04 May 2019, 1:25 pm)Ds1197 Wrote: X30 got a low bridge on its route

The low height Gemini's would get under the bridge in Dunston no problem. That would be the whole point of GNE taking them.

On the other hand, could see the Red Kite B9s ending up at Ashington for the X20 (or whatever number GNE use instead). They'd be ideal with their low mileage.

#23
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
(04 May 2019, 2:16 pm)L469 YVK Wrote: The low height Gemini's would get under the bridge in Dunston no problem. That would be the whole point of GNE taking them.

On the other hand, could see the Red Kite B9s ending up at Ashington for the X20 (or whatever number GNE use instead). They'd be ideal with their low mileage.


I hear 6304 can get under low bridges as well!

#24
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
Why to they need to borrow off Jesmond when Redcar and Stockton have spare buses on a Saturday.

#25
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
(04 May 2019, 5:59 pm)Cock Robin Wrote: Why to they need to borrow off Jesmond when Redcar and Stockton have spare buses on a Saturday.

Redcar have been using their own buses. As for Stockton - the PVR only drops by one, hardly enough to cover the requirements.

Also buses from Durham - 1510 is now out on rails.

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
Hi who as bid for arriva yet is it stagecoach or someone else.

#27
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
(04 May 2019, 11:45 pm)glen1234 Wrote: Hi who  as bid for arriva yet is it stagecoach or someone else.

Who would bid for an operation that is losing money?

#28
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
(05 May 2019, 1:27 pm)Driver9*** Wrote: Who would bid for an operation that is losing money?

Hopefully someone who thinks they can bring it back to making a profit.
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

#29
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
Which Belmont/Darlington services use Double Deckers on Bank Holiday?



#30
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
Lots of confusion on the Arriva operated metro replacements today. 

Service 901 operating and displaying 900
Incorrect bus stop being used as the turnaround point at Brockley Whins. 
Completely omitting Fellgate Metro Station
Completely omitting Central Station

A vast amount of disgruntled passengers this morning on what should have organised replacements.

#31
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
(05 May 2019, 1:59 pm)Michael Wrote: Hopefully someone who thinks they can bring it back to making a profit.
The issue I think is ANE mostly operates in the two least densely populated counties, so with a lot of their routes being quite long and they don't necessarily have the passenger numbers to support them, it makes it quite difficult to make a profit.

#32
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
When is Arriva going to be sold and is Stagecoach buying it?

#33
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
(05 May 2019, 7:08 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: When is Arriva going to be sold and is Stagecoach buying it?

No idea on both of them, could be a long process, probables find out by end of 2019 or early 2020.
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

#34
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
(05 May 2019, 7:08 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: When is Arriva going to be sold and is Stagecoach buying it?

Scroll up to post number 26 and work your way down Wink 

I expect that if there have been any bids, there will be a consultation process, then if a decision is made, there will be a press release.

#35
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
I'd honestly much prefer Go-Ahead to buy Arriva, but I highly doubt that would ever happen

#36
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
An update on some actual news...

1479/95 returned to Jesmond earlier today
1480/97 are spending a second night at Stockton - both have been out on rails today, 1497’s appearance being brief. They are being returned tomorrow
1509/10 are also still parked at Stockton, unused today - they are due to be collected tomorrow

1915, as I understand it, has now been taken out of use - despite Durham still having 1463 (back) on loan. This, I’m led to believe, is due to the move to Ticketer as of today - 1915 had not been fitted with the wiring required (mainly due to the fact it should have already come off by now). This therefore leaves 1922 as the last Cadet standing.

#37
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
(05 May 2019, 10:35 pm)Kuyoyo Wrote: An update on some actual news...

1479/95 returned to Jesmond earlier today
1480/97 are spending a second night at Stockton - both have been out on rails today, 1497’s appearance being brief. They are being returned tomorrow
1509/10 are also still parked at Stockton, unused today - they are due to be collected tomorrow

1915, as I understand it, has now been taken out of use - despite Durham still having 1463 (back) on loan. This, I’m led to believe, is due to the move to Ticketer as of today - 1915 had not been fitted with the wiring required (mainly due to the fact it should have already come off by now). This therefore leaves 1922 as the last Cadet standing.
How long is 1922 expected to remain in service?



#38
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
(05 May 2019, 10:35 pm)Kuyoyo Wrote: An update on some actual news...

1479/95 returned to Jesmond earlier today
1480/97 are spending a second night at Stockton - both have been out on rails today, 1497’s appearance being brief. They are being returned tomorrow
1509/10 are also still parked at Stockton, unused today - they are due to be collected tomorrow

1915, as I understand it, has now been taken out of use - despite Durham still having 1463 (back) on loan. This, I’m led to believe, is due to the move to Ticketer as of today - 1915 had not been fitted with the wiring required (mainly due to the fact it should have already come off by now). This therefore leaves 1922 as the last Cadet standing.

If your going to quote me atleast do it right man! 

1915 is VOR until Tuesday. Ticketer wiring and machine were installed this morning! 

The reason 1915 didn't have the wiring fitted was due to the fact it was out of fleet when the rest got done. Due to 1463s disappearance (Thank you Durham) it got a stay of execution!

All loaned buses will be returning to their home depots. Be another three weeks before the next loans arrive... Wonder what they will be Wink 

1922 will be around till at least July if not longer!

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RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
(06 May 2019, 12:47 am)Multi21 Wrote: If your going to quote me atleast do it right man! 

1915 is VOR until Tuesday. Ticketer wiring and machine were installed this morning! 

The reason 1915 didn't have the wiring fitted was due to the fact it was out of fleet when the rest got done. Due to 1463s disappearance (Thank you Durham) it got a stay of execution!

All loaned buses will be returning to their home depots. Be another three weeks before the next loans arrive... Wonder what they will be Wink 

1922 will be around till at least July if not longer!

Why is your username Multi21?

#40
RE: Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - May 2019
(06 May 2019, 12:53 am)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Why is your username Multi21?

Because I'm a huge Mark Webber fan... Google it!