6x ex-Lothian Buses Volvo B9TL on loan from Ensign Bus

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[Image: 50999854360_12c63e7901_c.jpg]Collection of Lothian B9TLs by Because Buses, on Flickr

Looks there’s about 6 of them at Saltmeadows on this photo


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So are they actually en route to ensign or are they GNE's?
Dan's Tweet seems to imply they're theirs.
https://twitter.com/Dan3942/status/1374793030977388553

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(24 Mar 2021, 8:43 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: So are they actually en route to ensign or are they GNE's?
Dan's Tweet seems to imply they're theirs.
https://twitter.com/Dan3942/status/1374793030977388553

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Martijns response within the tweet to the same question, answers yes they are for GNE for additional capacity from 12th April.
(24 Mar 2021, 8:43 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: So are they actually en route to ensign or are they GNE's?
Dan's Tweet seems to imply they're theirs.
https://twitter.com/Dan3942/status/1374793030977388553

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Unlike the two which were pictured at Riverside last week, these six are on long-term loan from Ensign Bus Company (to whom Lothian Buses had sold them). They will aid extra vehicle requirements, following the disposal of buses to other parts of the Group, and extra vehicle requirements (i.e. shuttle buses to Nightingale Hospital, the conversion of bus 692 to become a COVID-19 mobile vaccination bus, etc).

These are:
- 9056 (SN57 DFJ)
- 9057 (SN57 DFP)
- 9058 (SN57 DFU)
- 9059 (SN57 DFV)
- 9060 (SN57 DFX)
- 9061 (SN57 DFY)

All six are now at Saltmeadows Road, being prepared for service, ready for the increase in service levels from Saturday 10 April.

[Image: 51002488910_58247628dd.jpg]Go North East: 9060 / SN57DFX by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

[Image: 51071767697_120f9be5b5.jpg]Go North East: 9059 / SN57DFY by Daniel Graham, on Flickr
(25 Mar 2021, 9:02 pm)Dan Wrote: Unlike the two which were pictured at Riverside last week, these six are on long-term loan from Ensign Bus Company (to whom Lothian Buses had sold them). They will aid extra vehicle requirements, following the disposal of buses to other parts of the Group, and extra vehicle requirements (i.e. shuttle buses to Nightingale Hospital, the conversion of bus 692 to become a COVID-19 mobile vaccination bus, etc).

These are:
- 9056 (SN57 DFJ)
- 9057 (SN57 DFP)
- 9058 (SN57 DFU)
- 9059 (SN57 DFV)
- 9060 (SN57 DFX)
- 9061 (SN57 DFY)

All six are now at Saltmeadows Road, being prepared for service, ready for the increase in service levels from Saturday 10 April.

[Image: 51002488910_58247628dd.jpg]Go North East: 9060 / SN57DFX by Daniel Graham, on Flickr

[Image: 51071767697_120f9be5b5.jpg]Go North East: 9059 / SN57DFY by Daniel Graham, on Flickr
Will these be in public use or just on scholars and stuff
Question,when the vaccines are completed,will 692 return to being a normal bus
Kind Regards
Tez
(25 Mar 2021, 10:37 pm)V514DFT Wrote: Question,when the vaccines are completed,will 692 return to being a normal bus
I'd imagine so 692 has loads of life left in it, if it wasn't to return they wouldn't have used a 13 reg and would have used something older.
Seems GNE have purchased the former B9TLs from Lothian; SN57 DFJ, DFA, DFU, DFV, DFX, DFY
(01 Apr 2021, 11:35 pm)Big O Wrote: Seems GNE have purchased the former B9TLs from Lothian; SN57 DFJ, DFA, DFU, DFV, DFX, DFY

These are loans, no? The Enthusiast Area says they are.

Quote:Go North East has also taken into its fleet a number of vehicles on temporary loan, which, further to the vehicles above, will allow them to continue running 70+ extra vehicles on scholars/duplicate services to aid social distancing as a result of COVID-19, when service levels on the core commercial network resume, from 10 April. These are Scania CN94UB/Scania OmniCity 6513 (YP52 CTO) and Scania N94UB/East Lancs Esteem 6615 (YN06 JXZ) from the Metrobus fleet, allocated temporary fleet numbers 9054 and 9055 respectively, as well as former Lothian Buses Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B9TLs SN57 DFJ/DFP/DFU/DFV/DFX/DFY from Ensign Bus Company, which have been numbered 9056 to 9061.
(02 Apr 2021, 1:37 am)reymyster9 Wrote: These are loans, no? The Enthusiast Area says they are.

They were certainly reported as loans, but that doesn't stop GNE from changing their mind.

However, as they're from Ensign, I suspect that the "borrow then buy" option isn't there - that tends to happen more with loans within the Go Ahead group.
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9056 is now numbered 6177 and 9057 is now numbered 6178
(10 Nov 2021, 3:01 pm)citaro5284 Wrote: 9056 is now numbered 6177 and 9057 is now numbered 6178
Didn't that happen weeks if not months ago?
(10 Nov 2021, 6:20 pm)Keeiajs Wrote: Didn't that happen weeks if not months ago?
You're thinking of the Voyager Omnidekka's.
9056 and 9057 were two of the ex-Lothian B9's previously on loan.
(10 Nov 2021, 11:34 pm)EL1TE Wrote: You're thinking of the Voyager Omnidekka's.
9056 and 9057 were two of the ex-Lothian B9's previously on loan.
Oh my apologies. What are happening to them? Being retrimmed?
(11 Nov 2021, 12:07 am)Keeiajs Wrote: Oh my apologies. What are happening to them? Being retrimmed?
No worries. I've got no idea, I didn't think they'd be kept but I'd imagine they would get the same treatment as those Omnidekka's (repaint and retrim)
Facebook photo confirm that one of the Ex Lothian Volvo buses is Voyager
(28 Nov 2021, 1:04 pm)Train8261 Wrote: Facebook photo confirm that one of the Ex Lothian Volvo buses is Voyager
Did they keep 1 or 2?
(28 Nov 2021, 1:27 pm)Keeiajs Wrote: Did they keep 1 or 2?

All six.
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