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

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(28 Nov 2021, 1:33 pm)Dan Wrote: All six.
Where will be based?

Also what Euro are they? - Also take it that they will go under a ramp conversion
Wouldn't mind seeing each depot have a Voyager bus
Hopefully see off majority of 03 and 04 omnis
(28 Nov 2021, 2:46 pm)Train8261 Wrote: Wouldn't mind seeing each depot have a Voyager bus
I would 


2x Voyager Omnidekka @ Washington 
1x Voyager Omnidekka @ CLS 
1x Voyager Omnidekka @ Deptford 

2x Voyager Ex-Lothian @ Consett
1x Voyager Ex-Lothian @ Deptford
1x Voyager Ex-Lothian @ Washington
1x Voyager Ex-Lothian @ CLS 
1x Voyager Ex-Lothian @ Riverside
(28 Nov 2021, 5:59 pm)Keeiajs Wrote: I would 


2x Voyager Omnidekka @ Washington 
1x Voyager Omnidekka @ CLS 
1x Voyager Omnidekka @ Deptford 

2x Voyager Ex-Lothian @ Consett
1x Voyager Ex-Lothian @ Deptford
1x Voyager Ex-Lothian @ Washington
1x Voyager Ex-Lothian @ CLS 
1x Voyager Ex-Lothian @ Riverside
What about Percy Main?
(28 Nov 2021, 6:22 pm)Train8261 Wrote: What about Percy Main?
Tbf I forgot all about them, but they have enough deckers.
I wouldn't be suprised if the other 4 are converted for DFDS work.
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(28 Nov 2021, 7:52 pm)Rapidsnap Wrote: I wouldn't be suprised if the other 4 are converted for DFDS work.
Probably. How old are the deckers for dfds now
(28 Nov 2021, 7:52 pm)Rapidsnap Wrote: I wouldn't be suprised if the other 4 are converted for DFDS work.
They are 05' plates, so a replacement would only be like 2 years younger.
DFDS buses tend to be the oldest in the fleet, however with the LEZ coming soon to Newcastle, these vehicles would be the logical choice, they're long wheelbase, and IIRC have a second buggy bay that can be converted to a luggage bay so no loss of normal seats.
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(28 Nov 2021, 10:42 pm)Rapidsnap Wrote: DFDS buses tend to be the oldest in the fleet, however with the LEZ coming soon to Newcastle, these vehicles would be the logical choice, they're long wheelbase, and IIRC have a second buggy bay that can be converted to a luggage bay so no loss of normal seats.
I don't think they are Euro 6.
(28 Nov 2021, 11:05 pm)Keeiajs Wrote: I don't think they are Euro 6.

They're currently Euro 4, but presumably since GNE already have plenty of Euro 6 B9s, it wouldn't be too difficult to get them modified
GNE only has like 2 or 3 of the Ex Lothian Geminis as others got sent back.
I would think they would get sent to Consett for Scholars as that is where they have been since Arrival.
I personally love these over the Ex London B7TL's
All 6 as mentioned by Dan have be brought. They are no doubt being refurbished before being put back into service.

Assuming it's the same six we had, I hazard the guess these are the fleetnumbers
6177 SN57 DFJ (9056)
6178 SN57 DFP (9057)
6179 SN57 DFU (9058)
6180 SN57 DFV (9059)
6181 SN57 DFX (9060)
6182 SN57 DFY (9061)
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(28 Nov 2021, 11:42 pm)Rapidsnap Wrote: All 6 as mentioned by Dan have be brought. They are no doubt being refurbished before being put back into service.

Assuming it's the same six we had, I hazard the guess these are the fleetnumbers
6177 SN57 DFJ (9056)
6178 SN57 DFP (9057)
6179 SN57 DFU (9058)
6180 SN57 DFV (9059)
6182 SN57 DFX (9060)
6183 SN57 DFY (9061)
They are Euro 4, if they were upgraded to Euro 6 would it make money wise a efficent choice.
B9 Voyager - whoever they are.

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(28 Nov 2021, 11:54 pm)Keeiajs Wrote: They are Euro 4, if they were upgraded to Euro 6 would it make money wise a efficent choice.
If bustimes is to be believed, 6180 has entered service today on a variety of Chester-le-Street services.
(17 Dec 2021, 9:41 pm)N391OTY Wrote: If bustimes is to be believed, 6180 has entered service today on a variety of Chester-le-Street services.
Yea it did
(17 Dec 2021, 9:41 pm)N391OTY Wrote: If bustimes is to be believed, 6180 has entered service today on a variety of Chester-le-Street services.

It was on the X22/Scholars 886 or 889? then 2 runs of the evening 91 with it finishing on the last X1A out of Newcastle.
(17 Dec 2021, 10:13 pm)Malarkey Wrote: It was on the X22/Scholars 886 or 889? then 2 runs of the evening 91 with it finishing on the last X1A out of Newcastle.

Whichever one goes up towards Newbottle from Fencehouses. 
Saw it just before 4 tonight.
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