Off Road Buses

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Anyone knows what is up with 5376 - 5400 - 5411. (shock there all streetlites)
(04 Sep 2021, 11:48 am)Keeiajs Wrote: Anyone knows what is up with 5376 - 5400 - 5411. (shock there all streetlites)

5400 is probably getting rebranded into the country ranger right now, not sure on the others
If they're 'off-road' buses, then perhaps they are being fitted with knobbly tyres, raised chassis and more appropriate suspension for the purpose intended.
(04 Sep 2021, 2:09 pm)MurdnunoC Wrote: If they're 'off-road' buses, then perhaps they are being fitted with knobbly tyres, raised chassis and more appropriate suspension for the purpose intended.

Along with a desirable off road livery of course. Bear Grylls inspired I believe.
(04 Sep 2021, 2:03 pm)lxbical Wrote: 5400 is probably getting rebranded into the country ranger right now, not sure on the others
Dan said they weren't even looking for the paint.
653/654 base colour purple solo’s were both in the lay-by at Peterlee bus station just now , with the one in front being lifted to be towed away


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(04 Sep 2021, 11:48 am)Keeiajs Wrote: Anyone knows what is up with 5376 - 5400 - 5411. (shock there all streetlites)
Parts. Like everything else from outside this little island, delayed by our impossible customs.
Does anyone know what’s up with 7155, been off almost 2 months now
Why are Quaylink 8329/8331 been off the road since **July 13/23**. 

& 6369 which has been off since may. 

6335 since Aug 10.

Also a lot of the Coaster DD have been off since Aug, what livery are they getting?
Buses that haven't been seen in ages

X Lines X1 NK70 BYG (What happened to this one)

X Lines X45/X46 NK20 EMF (6358) & NK70 BYN (6363)

East Gateshead Rider 58 LJ62 KLS (6154)

East Gateshead Loop 93/94 LJ62 KZP (6161)

Volvo B5LH Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 NK62 CZL (6064)

Volvo B7TL Plaxton President LX54 HAA (6942) & LX54 HAE (6943)

Some of the most notable ones missing
(18 Nov 2021, 11:39 am)Train8261 Wrote: Buses that haven't been seen in ages

X Lines X1 NK70 BYG (What happened to this one)

X Lines X45/X46 NK20 EMF (6358) & NK70 BYN (6363)

East Gateshead Rider 58 LJ62 KLS (6154)

East Gateshead Loop 93/94 LJ62 KZP (6161)

Volvo B5LH Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 NK62 CZL (6064)

Volvo B7TL Plaxton President LX54 HAA (6942) & LX54 HAE (6943)

Some of the most notable ones missing

6942 is still at Deptfoed but hasn't been used in service for a few weeks. It's last week was the week before half term and it was due to be PSV tested on half term week. Hasn't been in service since but has been moved from the dead corner to the garage a few times. I would put money on it being under repair.
(18 Nov 2021, 11:39 am)Train8261 Wrote: Buses that haven't been seen in ages

X Lines X1 NK70 BYG (What happened to this one)

X Lines X45/X46 NK20 EMF (6358) & NK70 BYN (6363)

East Gateshead Rider 58 LJ62 KLS (6154)

East Gateshead Loop 93/94 LJ62 KZP (6161)

Volvo B5LH Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 NK62 CZL (6064)

Volvo B7TL Plaxton President LX54 HAA (6942) & LX54 HAE (6943)

Some of the most notable ones missing

6064 is down at East Yorkshire, think it was mentioned elsewhere on the forum.
(18 Nov 2021, 12:55 pm)morritt89 Wrote: 6942 is still at Deptfoed but hasn't been used in service for a few weeks. It's last week was the week before half term and it was due to be PSV tested on half term week. Hasn't been in service since but has been moved from the dead corner to the garage a few times. I would put money on it being under repair.

6942 should be back in service after MOT this afternoon.
(18 Nov 2021, 1:13 pm)Dan Wrote: 6942 should be back in service after MOT this afternoon.
That should relieve the pressure off the 56 Double Deckers. 

Hopefully no streetlites.

(18 Nov 2021, 11:39 am)Train8261 Wrote: Buses that haven't been seen in ages

X Lines X1 NK70 BYG (What happened to this one)

X Lines X45/X46 NK20 EMF (6358) & NK70 BYN (6363)

East Gateshead Rider 58 LJ62 KLS (6154)

East Gateshead Loop 93/94 LJ62 KZP (6161)

Volvo B5LH Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 NK62 CZL (6064)

Volvo B7TL Plaxton President LX54 HAA (6942) & LX54 HAE (6943)



Some of the most notable ones missing
633/638/669/716/724/5389/
Bus broke down outside the 3 bulls in newcastle heading south. was x21 x lines. Had town truck there just at match was coming out. not sure how long it had been there
6064 has reappeared at Consett. Back from modifications at Scarborough?[Image: 14097f411c99d1e2a9f0fc065a0a7a81.jpg]

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IDK where to put this so I put it here. 

Prince Bishops have been moved to every 15 mins, temporarily so while there are 3-4 spare not being used wouldn't it start cycling through the refurbishment.
(14 Dec 2021, 8:43 pm)Keeiajs Wrote: IDK where to put this so I put it here. 

Prince Bishops have been moved to every 15 mins, temporarily so while there are 3-4 spare not being used wouldn't it start cycling through the refurbishment.
Problem with that is they are actually still seeing use presently albeit not necessarily on the 20, one seems to do scholars and the X62 from Durham to Peterlee on an afternoon for example.

One that I find peculiar is the Drifter Lites, atm at least it seems to have a PVR of 7 but 8 buses are branded with one often appearing elsewhere, typically on the 5/9.
(15 Dec 2021, 12:49 am)Jimmi Wrote: Problem with that is they are actually still seeing use presently albeit not necessarily on the 20, one seems to do scholars and the X62 from Durham to Peterlee on an afternoon for example.

One that I find peculiar is the Drifter Lites, atm at least it seems to have a PVR of 7 but 8 buses are branded with one often appearing elsewhere, typically on the 5/9.

That’s because the 60 used to be every 10 minutes so required 8 buses. Now down to post COVID service levels, it’s PVR is 7, but it does seem for weeks now, that 2 Drifter StreetLites often get allocated to the 5/9 from start of service, meaning at least one bus on the daytime 60 allocation is filled by something else. Bus times suggests 5369, 5373 and 5376 all seem to have started the day of the 5/9 circuit on Tuesday.

Allocating the one spare branded Drifter bus to the 5/9 makes sense since evening 5/9 interwork with the 60. But as to why that happens with more than one branded bus, is odd.
(15 Dec 2021, 3:59 am)Drifter60 Wrote: That’s because the 60 used to be every 10 minutes so required 8 buses. Now down to post COVID service levels, it’s PVR is 7, but it does seem for weeks now, that 2 Drifter StreetLites often get allocated to the 5/9 from start of service, meaning at least one bus on the daytime 60 allocation is filled by something else. Bus times suggests 5369, 5373 and 5376 all seem to have started the day of the 5/9 circuit on Tuesday.

Allocating the one spare branded Drifter bus to the 5/9 makes sense since evening 5/9 interwork with the 60. But as to why that happens with more than one branded bus, is odd.
Problem is Tuesday there was two solo's on the 60, a Ex-Saltwell Park on the 9, Berries spare on the 9/5. And there was like 2 drifters on the 9/5 but a 60 on the 2/2A. I think 5369/5376 either will become the dedicated spare for the 60, if and when they get repainted .