Next Stop Announcements
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Next Stop Announcements
I believe NSAs have been recorded for every service? Does that mean every service will have NSAs fitted in the near future? Little Coasters won't get new buses as they don't go into Newcastle, but not sure if the 74 is getting new buses or just emission mods?

#2
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Currently getting deafened on 9. 8342.

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(02 Jul 2021, 12:26 am)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: I believe NSAs have been recorded for every service? Does that mean every service will have NSAs fitted in the near future? Little Coasters won't get new buses as they don't go into Newcastle, but not sure if the 74 is getting new buses or just emission mods?
Little Coasters are getting the Ex-Venture buses. With NSA which I believe are recorded for every service, and there is a EV bid for the 74 iirc.

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(20 Oct 2021, 7:23 pm)Keeiajs Wrote: Little Coasters are getting the Ex-Venture buses. With NSA which I believe are recorded for every service, and there is a EV bid for the 74 iirc.
How many are they

#5
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(20 Oct 2021, 8:48 pm)Train8261 Wrote: How many are they


I think Dan mentioned 4 or 5 ex venture ones that are at deptford at present until deptford solos all get painted and branded up


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(20 Oct 2021, 9:00 pm)cbma06 Wrote: I think Dan mentioned 4 or 5 ex venture ones that are at deptford at present until deptford solos all get painted and branded up


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What would they replace at Percy Main though with there being 4 or 5 going there

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(20 Oct 2021, 9:08 pm)Train8261 Wrote: What would they replace at Percy Main though with there being 4 or 5 going there
The 10 reg solos

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(20 Oct 2021, 9:10 pm)JP6004 Wrote: The 10 reg solos
Aw no. Not 698 to 701. There good solos

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(20 Oct 2021, 9:50 pm)Train8261 Wrote: Aw no. Not 698 to 701. There good solos
THey are like rocks. I was on the X36 and it was awful.

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(20 Oct 2021, 9:50 pm)Train8261 Wrote: Aw no. Not 698 to 701. There good solos
Suppose someone has to think so  Big Grin

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But if these solos coming to Percy Main are going to have NSA on board. That's gonna seem odd that only 4 solos at Percy Main have NSA yet the rest don't

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(20 Oct 2021, 11:09 pm)Train8261 Wrote: But if these solos coming to Percy Main are going to have NSA on board. That's gonna seem odd that only 4 solos at Percy Main have NSA yet the rest don't
I know all buses the the end of this year will have Wifi, not sure if that is the same for NSA

#13
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I don't know where the NSA stuff is coming from, they don't have it anyway?

They're ex. Percy Main Solo's (647 - 651) as much as they're ex. Venture (they got removed from there nearly 5 year ago).

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(20 Oct 2021, 11:48 pm)Storx Wrote: I don't know where the NSA stuff is coming from, they don't have it anyway?

They're ex. Percy Main Solo's (647 - 651) as much as they're ex. Venture (they got removed from there nearly 5 year ago).

Didn't the NSA get stripped out of some of the Solos to get put into other vehicles that were getting refurbed a few years ago?

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Plus im pretty sure during one of the GNE Enthusiasts Facebook live Dan and Martijn said that non of the little coaster buses would never get NSA due to how old they are

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(20 Oct 2021, 11:53 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: Didn't the NSA get stripped out of some of the Solos to get put into other vehicles that were getting refurbed a few years ago?
Yes. The original kits out of 641-652 got taken out and put in 6043-6048 when moved off the X9/10 iirc.

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(21 Oct 2021, 6:58 am)S813 FVK Wrote: Yes. The original kits out of 641-652 got taken out and put in 6043-6048 when moved off the X9/10 iirc.

I can't confirm 100% but sure 641 - 646 still have them in. It was just the ones which moved out of Consett at the time when they we're replaced by the 59 plate older Solo's and sent to Percy Main for the W1/W3/333 contracts.

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(21 Oct 2021, 8:04 am)Storx Wrote: I can't confirm 100% but sure 641 - 646 still have them in. It was just the ones which moved out of Consett at the time when they we're replaced by the 59 plate older Solo's and sent to Percy Main for the W1/W3/333 contracts.

641 - 652 all had them taken out - the screens were used in 6043 - 6048 as previously suggested, as were six of the units. From memory (it was 4 years ago now!) the remaining units were kept as spares as they were all out of warranty.

641 - 646 later had Next Stop Announcements fitted again (as well as Wi-Fi) as part of a collaborative effort with Durham County Council to improve services in the Consett area - whenever the X5/X15 were extended to Shotley Bridge.

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Was on 678 39 graphite earlier today no mention of the new brand in the next stop announcement yet I later get on 8343 39 non brand and all I get is this is the graphite 39A service to Doxford park.  The mind boggles!! 
Black Cats 39 sounds so much better IMO

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(21 Oct 2021, 5:19 pm)Acky81 Wrote: Was on 678 39 graphite earlier today no mention of the new brand in the next stop announcement yet I later get on 8343 39 non brand and all I get is this is the graphite 39A service to Doxford park.  The mind boggles!! 
Black Cats 39 sounds so much better IMO

Perhaps there's an issue with the unit updating on 678 and it's waiting for an engineer from Hanover to attend/repair the fault?

The mind boggles...