Arriva NE recent transfers

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(10 Jan 2022, 7:58 pm)Jimmi Wrote: North West is now in the process of receiving delivery of StreetLite's and StreetDeck's too.

Didn't realise there was a batch down there aswell, be interesting to see if there's any more. In theory there should be offers on the table since no-one is buying anything lately.
(10 Jan 2022, 7:58 pm)Jimmi Wrote: North West is now in the process of receiving delivery of StreetLite's and StreetDeck's too.

And as posted on the Merseyside Dennis Dart forum last night - as a result of these, presently Southport-based Pulsars 3082-8 are earmarked for cascade to the North East. These are slightly older than the last batch cascaded from the North West fleet (1524-33 are 12 plates, these are 61 plates) and are amongst some of the few remaining examples in the North West and Wales fleet to retain the 'interurban' livery.
(21 Jan 2022, 12:50 pm)Kuyoyo Wrote: And as posted on the Merseyside Dennis Dart forum last night - as a result of these, presently Southport-based Pulsars 3082-8 are earmarked for cascade to the North East. These are slightly older than the last batch cascaded from the North West fleet (1524-33 are 12 plates, these are 61 plates) and are amongst some of the few remaining examples in the North West and Wales fleet to retain the 'interurban' livery.

Any idea on where they will be based?
(21 Jan 2022, 2:07 pm)Stuartphin1639 Wrote: Any idea on where they will be based?

Jesmond according to the same post. Assuming it will sort out the Solos which are on the 52/53/54 daily lately and see off the last of the B7's.

http://dartslf.com/forum/showthread.php?...#pid148528
Interesting to see that. Could it be a pvr for the 306?
It has also been mentioned on Facebook they could be heading for Durham
(21 Jan 2022, 3:47 pm)ross13 Wrote: It has also been mentioned on Facebook they could be heading for Durham
Durham is the main one I've heard but no clue for certain, someone suggested Redcar too but I doubt that.

I still wouldn't rule out anything else heading to Darlington to send the 67 plate Lites to Jesmond myself but will just have to see on that front.
(21 Jan 2022, 3:57 pm)Jimmi Wrote: Durham is the main one I've heard but no clue for certain, someone suggested Redcar too but I doubt that.

I still wouldn't rule out anything else heading to Darlington to send the 67 plate Lites to Jesmond myself but will just have to see on that front.
Jesmond don't need more StreetLite. We have enough already  Sick
Doubt they'd go to redcar, unless they replace the 59 reg buses. Darlington be a better shout to withdraw the scanics.
A number of the Solo's at Durham haven't been used in quite a while (since the temporary PVR reductions on the 6/64). At this point Solo's aren't really suitable for any of Belmont's services, so if they went there to replace them, coinciding with those PVR's re-increasing, that would make sense. I imagine Arriva will be due more cascades to replace the remaining Omnicities, B7 Gemini's and the similar excess of Solo's at Jesmond over the course of this year.
(21 Jan 2022, 7:58 pm)peter Wrote: A number of the Solo's at Durham haven't been used in quite a while (since the temporary PVR reductions on the 6/64). At this point Solo's aren't really suitable for any of Belmont's services, so if they went there to replace them, coinciding with those PVR's re-increasing, that would make sense. I imagine Arriva will be due more cascades to replace the remaining Omnicities, B7 Gemini's and the similar excess of Solo's at Jesmond over the course of this year.

I'm led to believe they're also due a fairly substantial new vehicle order, which is likely to see off many of the older vehicles you mention.
(21 Jan 2022, 7:58 pm)peter Wrote: A number of the Solo's at Durham haven't been used in quite a while (since the temporary PVR reductions on the 6/64). At this point Solo's aren't really suitable for any of Belmont's services, so if they went there to replace them, coinciding with those PVR's re-increasing, that would make sense. I imagine Arriva will be due more cascades to replace the remaining Omnicities, B7 Gemini's and the similar excess of Solo's at Jesmond over the course of this year.
Wish same could be said at Darlington who are allocating a Solo on the 7 most days lately owing to the deckers being required on some 1/5/5A/X1 & X26/X27 boards further messed up by gas buses being away and StreetLite's being... StreetLite's (1590-94 + 1602/04/11/12/13 all off today, 1591/93 & 1612/13 have been off for a month now).
(21 Jan 2022, 8:14 pm)mb134 Wrote: I'm led to believe they're also due a fairly substantial new vehicle order, which is likely to see off many of the older vehicles you mention.

If that's true then it'll be some long overdue new vehicles for Arriva North East. Aside from those I mentioned before, hopefully we might also see the ALX400's go from Belmont cause they're 17-ish years old now. 
(21 Jan 2022, 10:15 pm)Jimmi Wrote: Wish same could be said at Darlington who are allocating a Solo on the 7 most days lately owing to the deckers being required on some 1/5/5A/X1 & X26/X27 boards further messed up by gas buses being away and StreetLite's being... StreetLite's (1590-94 + 1602/04/11/12/13 all off today, 1591/93 & 1612/13 have been off for a month now).

The Solo's at Darlington was another one I was thinking about. You'd hope once the Ecocity's are done and at least some of those Streetlites are mended it shouldn't be as bad tbf. Also those Omnilinks have hardly been used so wonder what's going on there. I suppose with some of the Omnicities already withdrawn and the PVR decreases on the town services the Solo's have unfortunately filled the void. Perhaps when the rest of the Omnicities go a couple of extra full size single decks could be transferred in.
(21 Jan 2022, 10:52 pm)peter Wrote: The Solo's at Darlington was another one I was thinking about. You'd hope once the Ecocity's are done and at least some of those Streetlites are mended it shouldn't be as bad tbf. Also those Omnilinks have hardly been used so wonder what's going on there. I suppose with some of the Omnicities already withdrawn and the PVR decreases on the town services the Solo's have unfortunately filled the void. Perhaps when the rest of the Omnicities go a couple of extra full size single decks could be transferred in.

I certainly hope things improve soon, 7 is becoming the bane of my life lately, yesterday two trips cancelled and then a Lite turns up and having to stand with 3 people invading my space which eventually led to me falling to the floor going round a roundabout owing to me being left with nothing to hold onto and woman f-ing and blinding at me.

About ready to give up on using public transport as its becoming more hassle than its worth, previous night got home an hour late due to another cancelled 22 making me miss the connection with the hourly X21 at Peterlee.
According to Quack77, there seems to have been a number of Solos withdrawn very recently, 2810 from Blyth and 2815/18/23/38/39/50/51 from Durham, as well as 7484 withdrawn from Ashington. Does anyone know if these are end-of-life withdrawals, or just vehicles being held in reserve until the crowds return to public transport ?
(21 Jan 2022, 8:14 pm)mb134 Wrote: I'm led to believe they're also due a fairly substantial new vehicle order, which is likely to see off many of the older vehicles you mention.
New vehicles? North East? Blimey, I thought either England would win the World Cup or Newcastle United would win a trophy before Arriva purchasing new vehicles.
(22 Jan 2022, 2:15 am)N391OTY Wrote: According to Quack77, there seems to have been a number of Solos withdrawn very recently, 2810 from Blyth and 2815/18/23/38/39/50/51 from Durham, as well as 7484 withdrawn from Ashington. Does anyone know if these are end-of-life withdrawals, or just vehicles being held in reserve until the crowds return to public transport ?

2801/2802/2821 have also been withdrawn from Blyth, not sure what happened with the 2810 as it went to Ashington for a few days then got swapped out for 2816 instead so guess they didn't want it for some reason.

Ashington badly need some more (again) noticed the deckers are back out on the 57/57A since they're broken and 1800 is out on the 58.
1610 on loan to Belmont depot who are covering a 7 board (although the liklihood of a 7 turning up atm is still slim to none)
1411 has transferred to Ashington - tracking today on Bustimes as SP AN. Believe it is to replace one of the Scanias, assume another (1408 would be logical?) is to move soon to replace the other one.