Arriva North East: Latest News & Discussion - September 2019
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(10 Sep 2019, 10:28 pm)Malarkey Wrote: Maybe a hint on what may of been ordered by Arriva - https://www.flickr.com/photos/nebp2/4871...ateposted/

That might be a bit too big to enter the Freeman Hospital if it's for the 553, like suggested previously...



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7518 is now back at Durham
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A ex-London you’re by has pulled upto haymaket bus station w the liscence plate 599UB. In X7/8 stand is it a transfer?

It is here with 3 Arriva drivers in board

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(11 Sep 2019, 11:18 am)JM03 Wrote: A ex-London you’re by has pulled upto haymaket bus station w the liscence plate 599UB. In X7/8 stand is it a transfer?

It is here with 3 Arriva drivers in board
It's just drove in and out of Eldon Square

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Just had a thought about this, on a normal Mon - Sat daytime board what is the maximum number of 'round trips' (a round trip is 2hr 30m with layover time) a driver can do on the 308 considering that the depot and drivers' office is practically in Blyth Bus Station?

I know the maximum time a GNE driver can drive the 309 Mon-Sat would be 3hr 45mins as they have to count the time spent driving the float van between New York and Percy Main Depot.


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(12 Sep 2019, 5:11 am)L469 YVK Wrote:

Just had a thought about this, on a normal Mon - Sat daytime board what is the maximum number of 'round trips' (a round trip is 2hr 30m with layover time) a driver can do on the 308 considering that the depot and drivers' office is practically in Blyth Bus Station?

I know the maximum time a GNE driver can drive the 309 Mon-Sat would be 3hr 45mins as they have to count the time spent driving the float van between New York and Percy Main Depot.



Four. However, no duty has more than three currently as it is the most stressful and hated route at Blyth depot.


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(12 Sep 2019, 11:40 am)Driver9*** Wrote:


Four. However, no duty has more than three currently as it is the most stressful and hated route at Blyth depot.



Is that 3x round trips? Can 2x be done consecutively?


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Optare Solo Demonstrator OP02 ARE has been acquired on loan currently sitting in Jesmond Depot and will be out on Saturday on the special 47 service for the NHS event at the RVI Hospital.


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(12 Sep 2019, 7:08 pm)TEN 6083 Wrote: Optare Solo Demonstrator OP02 ARE has been acquired on loan currently sitting in Jesmond Depot and will be out on Saturday on the special 47 service for the NHS event at the RVI Hospital.


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That'll be that green Optare EV that I saw earlier today on Askew Road then.

It certainly stood out like


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(12 Sep 2019, 1:13 pm)L469 YVK Wrote:


Is that 3x round trips? Can 2x be done consecutively?



Yes and yes.


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(12 Sep 2019, 7:26 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote:


That'll be that green Optare EV that I saw earlier today on Askew Road then.

It certainly stood out like


It certainly is!

Although my sighting of it, on the back of a low-loader heading northwards, was a way bit further south than this .....


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Arriva is now on the Bus Times Map.


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(14 Sep 2019, 9:04 am)garrymc05 Wrote:

Arriva is now on the Bus Times Map.

Has already been mentioned on the other page

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https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/1...s-service/

Bus provider Arriva said: “In 2018, the 56 route was subject to change which altered the route of this bus. The decision to change the route was not taken lightly and was necessary to improve punctuality for the majority of passengers who travel on this service.

“Arriva is working closely with Durham Country Council to identify actions that will speed up buses and therefore free-up the time needed to re-instate the route at Stobb Cross. To further improve punctuality, from Sunday, October 27, we are adding another vehicle to our fleet which will make our service more resilient to delays. In addition, we are introducing a revised timetable from January 5 that will allow buses more time to complete their journeys, especially at commuter times when there is growing traffic congestion in the Durham area.

“An invitation wasn’t received on this occasion, but we are always happy to meet with community groups.”
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[Image: 48732067093_ff6166d12b_c.jpg]Arriva OP02 ARE by kieron mathews, on Flickr

OP02 ARE has entered service and was on the 47 today. Here’s a photo of it having a rest at the RVI Hospital.


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(14 Sep 2019, 2:12 pm)Adrian Wrote: https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/1...s-service/

Bus provider Arriva said: “In 2018, the 56 route was subject to change which altered the route of this bus. The decision to change the route was not taken lightly and was necessary to improve punctuality for the majority of passengers who travel on this service.

“Arriva is working closely with Durham Country Council to identify actions that will speed up buses and therefore free-up the time needed to re-instate the route at Stobb Cross. To further improve punctuality, from Sunday, October 27, we are adding another vehicle to our fleet which will make our service more resilient to delays. In addition, we are introducing a revised timetable from January 5 that will allow buses more time to complete their journeys, especially at commuter times when there is growing traffic congestion in the Durham area.

“An invitation wasn’t received on this occasion, but we are always happy to meet with community groups.”

Changing on 27th October and 5th January- two changes in 10 weeks!


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(15 Sep 2019, 3:19 pm)busmanT Wrote:

Changing on 27th October and 5th January- two changes in 10 weeks!



Historically there have always been changes in County Durham on those dates


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(14 Sep 2019, 9:04 am)garrymc05 Wrote:

Arriva is now on the Bus Times Map.



Ashame that none of the buses showing on the bus times app


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Can anyone explain why OP02 ARE is here? I'm really confused

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(16 Sep 2019, 11:14 am)enviro7501 Wrote: Can anyone explain why OP02 ARE is here? I'm really confused
could be wrong here but its the bus manufacturers name but in the form of a number plate,OPTARE,as a number plate requires it to have numbers in it,i suppose 2 was chosen as Two starts with a T,and you pronounce the T in Two

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