Withdrawn Buses
#1
Withdrawn Buses
Not sure if the fleet list is completely up to date yet, but just been looking through and was surprised to see some of the old R-COO and V-DNL Darts still listed on there as being withdrawn! Are these still officially on the fleet as I would have thought they'd have been scrapped long ago?

#2
RE: Withdrawn Buses
(12 May 2020, 12:04 pm)peter Wrote: Not sure if the fleet list is completely up to date yet, but just been looking through and was surprised to see some of the old R-COO and V-DNL Darts still listed on there as being withdrawn! Are these still officially on the fleet as I would have thought they'd have been scrapped long ago?

Should definitely be completely up to date now!

Storage locations, according to Arriva's internal allocation sheets, as below:
1003 Stockton ex training vehicle
1626 Darlington
1646 Darlington
1647 Darlington
1649 Ashington
1651 Darlington
1653 Darlington
1654 Darlington
1655 Darlington
1656 Darlington
1712 Darlington
1736 Redcar
1737 Thornton being cannibalised
1738 Redcar
1739 Darlington
1906 Darlington
1907 Darlington
1908 Darlington
1910 Stockton
1911 Stockton
1913 Stockton
1915 Stockton
1917 Stockton
1920 Stockton
1922 Stockton
4663 Darlington being cannibalised
7436 Fire brigade using
7475 Ashington

#3
RE: Withdrawn Buses
(12 May 2020, 12:23 pm)Dan Wrote: Should definitely be completely up to date now!

Storage locations, according to Arriva's internal allocation sheets, as below:
1003 Stockton ex training vehicle
1626 Darlington
1646 Darlington
1647 Darlington
1649 Ashington
1651 Darlington
1653 Darlington
1654 Darlington
1655 Darlington
1656 Darlington
1712 Darlington
1736 Redcar
1737 Thornton being cannibalised
1738 Redcar
1739 Darlington
1906 Darlington
1907 Darlington
1908 Darlington
1910 Stockton
1911 Stockton
1913 Stockton
1915 Stockton
1917 Stockton
1920 Stockton
1922 Stockton
4663 Darlington being cannibalised
7436 Fire brigade using
7475 Ashington

Ah great, thank you for taking the time to update it! Wow can't believe they've kept those withdrawn darts all this time. I suppose if they have the space in the yard at Darlington and Stockton it saves the expense of removing them, cause I doubt they'd get much for them for scrap!

#4
Withdrawn Buses
How many darts are still there which were Busways originally ?


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#5
RE: Withdrawn Buses
(12 May 2020, 1:02 pm)cbma06 Wrote: How many darts are still there which were Busways originally ?


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None of those are ex Busways ones... they're all low floor versions, some new to ANE, some Arriva London.

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#6
RE: Withdrawn Buses
(12 May 2020, 12:57 pm)peter Wrote: Ah great, thank you for taking the time to update it! Wow can't believe they've kept those withdrawn darts all this time. I suppose if they have the space in the yard at Darlington and Stockton it saves the expense of removing them, cause I doubt they'd get much for them for scrap!

Still quite odd to be honest!

So the story goes, they were never disposed of after withdrawal due to them having a high residual value left on the books. The intention was to wait until they had depreciated sufficiently before scrap, so they wouldn't make a loss on the disposal of the asset. That was years ago though!

They'd probably get between £1200 and £1500 in scrap value (less if they've removed major components) so it's odd that they wouldn't just send them off for scrap.

(12 May 2020, 1:02 pm)cbma06 Wrote: How many darts are still there which were Busways originally ?


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The L-VNL and P-EEF batch of Darts are long gone, I think, Chris!
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#7
RE: Withdrawn Buses
(12 May 2020, 1:24 pm)Dan Wrote: Still quite odd to be honest!

So the story goes, they were never disposed of after withdrawal due to them having a high residual value left on the books. The intention was to wait until they had depreciated sufficiently before scrap, so they wouldn't make a loss on the disposal of the asset. That was years ago though!

They'd probably get between £1200 and £1500 in scrap value (less if they've removed major components) so it's odd that they wouldn't just send them off for scrap.

Hmm very peculiar indeed! Clearly Arriva are in no rush to make a bit of extra cash lol

#8
Withdrawn Buses
(12 May 2020, 1:24 pm)Dan Wrote: Still quite odd to be honest!

So the story goes, they were never disposed of after withdrawal due to them having a high residual value left on the books. The intention was to wait until they had depreciated sufficiently before scrap, so they wouldn't make a loss on the disposal of the asset. That was years ago though!

They'd probably get between £1200 and £1500 in scrap value (less if they've removed major components) so it's odd that they wouldn't just send them off for scrap.


The L-VNL and P-EEF batch of Darts are long gone, I think, Chris!


Thanks for the info Dan, thought there might of one or two still kicking about down there


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#9
RE: Withdrawn Buses
1739 is at Redcar.

#10
RE: Withdrawn Buses
1911 removed from Stockton yesterday by Alpha

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