East Midlands Bus Operations

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(08 Mar 2019, 9:29 pm)Malarkey Wrote: Nottingham City Transport are due to receive further Scania E400CNG's -  https://www.flickr.com/photos/122507681@...ateposted/

67 due over the next few months - taking the total in the fleet to 120, and should see all pre-2010 vehicles withdrawn.

The first batch delivered are 454-62 (YN19 EEJ/M/O/P/R/S/T/U/V) for 'Brown Line' 17 (City Centre, intu Victoria Centre - Bulwell via Hucknall Road). These have replaced Omnidekkas from that route into spare roles.

[Image: 32681923537_f78b5a4686_b.jpg]Nottingham City Transport 456 by Ash Hammond, on Flickr

The second batch are for 'Lilac Line' 27 (City Centre, King Street to Carlton) and so far comprise of 463/4 (YN19 EEW/X) plus YN19 EEY/Z. A further 2 are expected.

[Image: 46709138805_cfc1d17608_b.jpg]Nottingham City Transport.2019 Scania N230.YN19EEZ ???with ADL Enviro 400CBG City Body.  (Seen on Eastbound A50 Uttoxeter.) by ALAN SMITH, on Flickr

Also due to be converted to Gas operation are 'Navy Line' 49 (City Centre to Boots Factory), which will be revised to operated via Queens Drive Park and Ride site from 23rd June (likely the date their E400CNGs enter service), when new service 49B also starts (the 49B will be the journeys on the 49 which terminate at the Park & Ride rather than at Boots Factory). As well, 'Pink Line' 28 (City Centre, intu Victoria Centre to Bilborough via University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus) and 'Yellow Line' 68/69 (City Centre, intu Victoria Centre to Bulwell, Snape Wood) are the only other confirmed routes - 8 in total are being upgraded to Gas-operation.
(17 Apr 2019, 10:30 am)Kuyoyo Wrote: 67 due over the next few months - taking the total in the fleet to 120, and should see all pre-2010 vehicles withdrawn.

The first batch delivered are 454-62 (YN19 EEJ/M/O/P/R/S/T/U/V) for 'Brown Line' 17 (City Centre, intu Victoria Centre - Bulwell via Hucknall Road). These have replaced Omnidekkas from that route into spare roles.

[Image: 32681923537_f78b5a4686_b.jpg]Nottingham City Transport 456 by Ash Hammond, on Flickr

The second batch are for 'Lilac Line' 27 (City Centre, King Street to Carlton) and so far comprise of 463/4 (YN19 EEW/X) plus YN19 EEY/Z. A further 2 are expected.

[Image: 46709138805_cfc1d17608_b.jpg]Nottingham City Transport.2019 Scania N230.YN19EEZ ???with ADL Enviro 400CBG City Body.  (Seen on Eastbound A50 Uttoxeter.) by ALAN SMITH, on Flickr

Also due to be converted to Gas operation are 'Navy Line' 49 (City Centre to Boots Factory), which will be revised to operated via Queens Drive Park and Ride site from 23rd June (likely the date their E400CNGs enter service), when new service 49B also starts (the 49B will be the journeys on the 49 which terminate at the Park & Ride rather than at Boots Factory). As well, 'Pink Line' 28 (City Centre, intu Victoria Centre to Bilborough via University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus) and 'Yellow Line' 68/69 (City Centre, intu Victoria Centre to Bulwell, Snape Wood) are the only other confirmed routes - 8 in total are being upgraded to Gas-operation.

Now add 'Purple Line' 89 (City Centre, Parliament Street [for intu Victoria Centre] to Rise Park) to the list
[Image: 47585791592_dd02a8eb05_b.jpg]nott34 by Gordon Scott, on Flickr
Purple 89 also receiving gas buses later this year
Photo credit: Gordon Scott on Flickr[Image: 6d9c26a9e2799160d874a7f7e2ce0087.jpg]

Www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/business/lincolnshire-county-council-expresses-bus-service-regulation-fears-1-8958964


Interesting comments regarding drive to digitise timetables and routes, along with contactless provision.

'Illegitimis non carborundum'
Nottingham City Transport

Full Bio-Gas Scania details

Conversion of 'Lilac 27' to Gas Bus began on the 29th April, and took place over that week. The full batch are:
463 YN19EEW
464 YN19EEX
465 YN19EEY
466 YN19EEZ
467 YN19EFA
468 YN19EFB
[Image: 47864932561_9ba3b19995_b.jpg]Nottingham City Transport 464 by Ash Hammond, on Flickr

The 'Purple 89' examples entered service from the 20th May onwards, and they are:
469 YN19EFC
470 YN19EFD
471 YN19EFE
472 YN19EFF
473 YN19EFG
474 YN19EFJ
475 YN19EFK
476 YN19EFL
477 YN19EFM
[Image: 48139383911_ecfe0e3556_b.jpg]Nottingham City Transport 473 by Ash Hammond, on Flickr

'Navy 49' went over to Gas operation on Monday 24th June - when it replaced the 'Citylink Park & Ride' service. The vehicles used on that are:
487 YN19 EFY
488 YN19 EFZ
489 YN19 EGC
490 YN19 EGD
491 YN19 EGE
[Image: 48122240752_eae9947953_b.jpg]Nottingham City Transport 491 by Ash Hammond, on Flickr

'Pink 28' is the latest to go over to Gas operation - moving on the 1st July. The vehicles used on there are:
478 YN19 EFO
479 YN19 EFP
480 YN19 EFR
481 YN19 EFS
482 YN19 EFT
483 YN19 EFU
484 YN19 EFV
485 YN19 EFW
486 YN19 EFX

Also now confirmed for conversion is 'Lime 58', allowing Enviro400-bodied Scanias to move onto 'Pathfinder 100'.
[Image: 48139334586_d74150c101_b.jpg]nott37 by Gordon Scott, on Flickr
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Reports coming in that Trent Barton will cease operation of ‘Pronto’ on 15th February. Stagecoach will be operating it solo from the 16th.
Trent Barton have just ordered another 55 Enviro 200-MMCs. 30 are due his spring and the other 25 early next year.
https://cbwmagazine.com/55-more-alexande...nt-barton/
(14 Mar 2020, 11:38 pm)Metroline1511 Wrote: Trent Barton have just ordered another 55 Enviro 200-MMCs. 30 are due his spring and the other 25 early next year.
https://cbwmagazine.com/55-more-alexande...nt-barton/
Any idea what routes they'd likely to appear on
No I haven't sorry. I noticed an East Midlands Bus Forum but we cannot access posts until/unless we become members.
(22 Mar 2020, 4:33 pm)Ryland Wrote: Any idea what routes they'd likely to appear on

Details are now emerging on delivery dates for the latest Trent Barton E200MMCs thanks to The Derby Bus Depot

The first batch due are the 11 bound for the 'Kinchbus' fleet to replace the Citaros on 'Skylink Derby' - these are due in the next few weeks and will enter service gradually. The Citaros will then go in the opposite direction to ADL for resale - a number are understood to have already been sold to Ipswich Buses.
The second batch will be 16 for 'rainbow 1' replacing 6 year old Optare Versa V1170s (the only examples of that length in the fleet) which will be redeployed within the Trent Barton fleet with rumours of 'the sixes' mentioned.

Reports suggest that some of the remaining 25 due in 2021 will be for Sutton depot for 'the threes' replacing what will be by then 9 year Optare Versas.
(10 Jun 2020, 2:10 pm)Kuyoyo Wrote: Details are now emerging on delivery dates for the latest Trent Barton E200MMCs thanks to The Derby Bus Depot

The first batch due are the 11 bound for the 'Kinchbus' fleet to replace the Citaros on 'Skylink Derby' - these are due in the next few weeks and will enter service gradually. The Citaros will then go in the opposite direction to ADL for resale - a number are understood to have already been sold to Ipswich Buses.
The second batch will be 16 for 'rainbow 1' replacing 6 year old Optare Versa V1170s (the only examples of that length in the fleet) which will be redeployed within the Trent Barton fleet with rumours of 'the sixes' mentioned.

Reports suggest that some of the remaining 25 due in 2021 will be for Sutton depot for 'the threes' replacing what will be by then 9 year Optare Versas.

Further details

The 11 for Kinchbus for 'Skylink Derby' mostly started entering service at the start of August - they are:
146 YX20 OHA
147 YX20 OHB
148 YX20 OHC
149 YX20 OHD
150 YX20 OHE
151 YX20 OHF
152 YX20 OHG
153 YX20 OHH
154 YX20 OHJ
155 YX20 OHK
156 YX20 OHL
157 YX20 OHN
Registrations of some are TBC

The RainbowOne examples are due to enter service this week - replacing Versas 836-51 for repaint and minor refurbishment to replace Scanias on 'The Sixes' (Derby-Belpar-Bakewell or Ripley).

The 2021 order of E200MMCs for 'the threes' has been cancelled due to the current pandemic.
Versa have now gradually been entering service on the sixes replacing older sanics
From bbc school bus overturns on way to taking kids to school

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-li...e-59245796
Brylaine Travel are temporarily withdrawing all their Saturday journeys until at least the end of March in response to the driver shortage situation: https://www.brylaine.co.uk/services-2

Quote:It is with regret we inform our passengers, due to a significant reduction of drivers within our team and an extreme shortage of PCV drivers in Lincolnshire, we will be unable operate any Saturday bus services from the 01/01/2022 - 31/03/2022.
 
We had hoped to avoid this action taking intermediary steps on the 06/11/2021, adopting temporary reduced Saturday services. However, after further reductions in the team we find ourselves in the position whereby we must consider what is best for everyone in these exceptional circumstances. 
 
This action is not in anyway taken lightly and we hope that it is temporary; it is a big decision for a local family business as we fully appreciate both the disruption and inconvenience it may cause to loyal passengers. It is being taken with our best intentions to ensure Brylaine are able to fully operate ALL SERVICE between Monday - Friday on the days they are most needed by the communities we serve. 
 
All Monday to Friday daily commuter and education services will be unaffected by this action.