Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - October 2019
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6163 on 19 tonight in Brighton and Hobe livery

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(21 Oct 2019, 4:52 pm)JM03 Wrote: 6163 on 19 tonight in Brighton and Hobe livery


6166 also at Percy Main.



RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - October 2019

(21 Oct 2019, 4:52 pm)JM03 Wrote: 6163 on 19 tonight in Brighton and Hobe livery



(21 Oct 2019, 8:27 pm)park5354 Wrote:


6166 also at Percy Main.




Big DFDS work this week again. 6168/69/70 in use too I believe. A shame there hasn't been time for them to tidy them up. Don't know why they put the decent stuff on 327 when they have loans.


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(21 Oct 2019, 9:43 pm)RBZ 5459 Wrote:

Big DFDS work this week again, next couple of weeks actually. 6168/69/70 in use too I believe. A shame there hasn't been time for them to tidy them up. Don't know why they put the decent stuff on 327 when they have loans.



6167-69 have now transferred to Percy Main "permanently", but the three OmniDekkas they have replaced in the fleet at Percy Main won't transfer to Riverside until Saturday (as a result of the higher vehicle requirements on DFDS this week).


The two Brighton & Hove ones shouldn't have transferred to Percy Main on loan, and are going back to Saltmeadows tomorrow. Other loans include 6123 and 6137 from Saltmeadows to Percy Main, 6033 from Riverside to Percy Main, 6928 from Riverside to Chester-le-Street, and 5337 from Deptford to Chester-le-Street.


The Volvo B9s allocated to the 327 today are probably the ones which were off service this morning, or required safety inspection today. That was certainly the case for 6117, which had only just returned to Percy Main following refurbishment.


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(21 Oct 2019, 10:06 pm)Dan Wrote:


6167-69 have now transferred to Percy Main "permanently", but the three OmniDekkas they have replaced in the fleet at Percy Main won't transfer to Riverside until Saturday (as a result of the higher vehicle requirements on DFDS this week).


The two Brighton & Hove ones shouldn't have transferred to Percy Main on loan, and are going back to Saltmeadows tomorrow. Other loans include 6123 and 6137 from Saltmeadows to Percy Main, 6033 from Riverside to Percy Main, 6928 from Riverside to Chester-le-Street, and 5337 from Deptford to Chester-le-Street.


The Volvo B9s allocated to the 327 today are probably the ones which were off service this morning, or required safety inspection today. That was certainly the case for 6117, which had only just returned to Percy Main following refurbishment.





Make that 3, 6164 been spotted on 309 today apparently


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(21 Oct 2019, 10:09 pm)JM03 Wrote:


Make that 3, 6164 been spotted on 309 today apparently



6164 was allocated to the 145 scholars service this afternoon - a Gateshead scholars, not Percy Main.


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(21 Oct 2019, 10:12 pm)Dan Wrote:


6164 was allocated to the 145 scholars service this afternoon - a Gateshead scholars, not Percy Main.


Sorry, misread it was 6166


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - October 2019
Have the issues with the E400s been resolved yet? I'd quite like to have a go on them while I'm still up in Gateshead

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(21 Oct 2019, 10:20 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: Have the issues with the E400s been resolved yet? I'd quite like to have a go on them while I'm still up in Gateshead
Not yet.

The launch could be put back until next week now.

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(21 Oct 2019, 10:26 pm)Dan Wrote: Not yet.

The launch could be put back until next week now.

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Not having much luck with them!


Maybe if GNE had ordered 4 low-height StreetDecks instead Wrightbus wouldn't have gone to pot and we'd have all the buses out by now!


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - October 2019
There are two 1A's that start at Dunston (Wellington Street) at 0752 & 0823. Does anyone know what services these buses do beforehand?

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(21 Oct 2019, 11:06 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote:


Not having much luck with them!


Maybe if GNE had ordered 4 low-height StreetDecks instead Wrightbus wouldn't have gone to pot and we'd have all the buses out by now!



To be fair, the problem is with the Hanover Displays equipment which isn't ADLs fault, so the same problem could occur regardless of vehicle type.

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(21 Oct 2019, 11:14 pm)Wybus Wrote: There are two 1A's that start at Dunston (Wellington Street) at 0752 & 0823. Does anyone know what services these buses do beforehand?

Id be guessing 91 mate, they end right next door in Team Valley, used to go onto 1 at Wrekenton after 7:12 but would be sensible to switch


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(22 Oct 2019, 12:39 am)Rapidsnap Wrote:


To be fair, the problem is with the Hanover Displays equipment which isn't ADLs fault, so the same problem could occur regardless of vehicle type.

Different issues at bay now.

The issues with the Hanover equipment was ADL's fault, but this was repaired yesterday.

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(22 Oct 2019, 5:48 am)Dan Wrote: Different issues at bay now.

The issues with the Hanover equipment was ADL's fault, but this was repaired yesterday.

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Oof, there's never been an issue with any Wrightbus products *checks the news*


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - October 2019

(21 Oct 2019, 10:06 pm)Dan Wrote:


6167-69 have now transferred to Percy Main "permanently", but the three OmniDekkas they have replaced in the fleet at Percy Main won't transfer to Riverside until Saturday (as a result of the higher vehicle requirements on DFDS this week).


The two Brighton & Hove ones shouldn't have transferred to Percy Main on loan, and are going back to Saltmeadows tomorrow. Other loans include 6123 and 6137 from Saltmeadows to Percy Main, 6033 from Riverside to Percy Main, 6928 from Riverside to Chester-le-Street, and 5337 from Deptford to Chester-le-Street.


The Volvo B9s allocated to the 327 today are probably the ones which were off service this morning, or required safety inspection today. That was certainly the case for 6117, which had only just returned to Percy Main following refurbishment.



Thanks for clearing that up, Dan.


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RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - October 2019
Just saw on Twitter that yesterday MG said that the E400s will be entering service in the next day or two.

Was that before these different issues appeared?

RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - October 2019
(22 Oct 2019, 10:36 am)streetdeckfan Wrote: Just saw on Twitter that yesterday MG said that the E400s will be entering service in the next day or two.

Was that before these different issues appeared?
Yes.

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(22 Oct 2019, 11:14 am)Dan Wrote: Yes.

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Thought it might have been. I did get my hopes up slightly that they'd been resolved


RE: Go North East: Latest News & Discussion - October 2019
6904 made a nuisance of itself in Sunderland this morning, breaking down at the St Michaels Way/Livingstone Road roundabout. Engineering were in attendance at around 7:30am.