Enviro 400MMC's for the X9 and X10

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(03 Jan 2022, 6:23 pm)Dan Wrote: On a serious note - with the reduction in PVR on service X10, 7132 has transferred to Deptford, for use on the 4274 school contract. This displaces 6942, which is expected to be withdrawn by the end of this month (currently being retained to cover 3943 which is long-term VOR).

6354 and 6355 both had their final day on the X84/X85 today, being replaced by 5377 and 8347 respectively. Now at Saltmeadows for repaint. 6337 remains at Hexham currently, albeit off service this week (until Friday) for MOT.
Well time to say bye to the X Lines X84/X85 album on my Flickr. Is there new brand coming for the 684 when it happens
(03 Jan 2022, 11:13 pm)Train8261 Wrote: Well time to say bye to the X Lines X84/X85 album on my Flickr. Is there new brand coming for the 684 when it happens

I heard on the grapevine that it's going to be the Hexham Honeydew, or potentially the Corbridge Courgette if they cut it back
(03 Jan 2022, 11:13 pm)Train8261 Wrote: Well time to say bye to the X Lines X84/X85 album on my Flickr. Is there new brand coming for the 684 when it happens

I can't imagine there will be until the Hexham contracts are renewed and the outcome of the ZEBRA funding is revealed - otherwise they might be branding buses to lose the routes or be replaced by new buses a short-while later.
Charter plan and Armstrong galley coaches are on the x10 just passing each over in Peterlee a few minutes ago


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(04 Jan 2022, 12:07 pm)cbma06 Wrote: Charter plan and Armstrong galley coaches are on the x10 just passing each over in Peterlee a few minutes ago


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7128 also on today, with 7151 being the only interdeck out in service (1 out of 7 isn't bad!)
(04 Jan 2022, 12:12 pm)Dan Wrote: 7128 also on today, with 7151 being the only interdeck out in service (1 out of 7 isn't bad!)


Depends on whether you look at a cup being 6/7ths empty or 1/7th full really, doesn't it?
Hopefully there’ll be some out on Saturday as I haven’t been on any yet and want a ride before they go.


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(04 Jan 2022, 2:01 pm)TEN 6083 Wrote: Hopefully there’ll be some out on Saturday as I haven’t been on any yet and want a ride before they go.


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Hopefully they'll stick one on the 42A to keep the forum happy
Wistfully stuck in the 90s
(04 Jan 2022, 2:33 pm)Ambassador Wrote: Hopefully they'll stick one on the 42A to keep the forum happy
Oh aye. Make someone happy. Stick one of them on the 1 to Whitley Bay. In fact each day till there withdrawn they must be allocated to one route each day
It would be nice for the final week of service (if they are ready) for them to be put back on X84/X85 for the final time to ride them.
(16 Jan 2022, 2:05 pm)Omega54 Wrote: It would be nice for the final week of service (if they are ready) for them to be put back on X84/X85 for the final time to ride them.

…ride them on their new route?
(16 Jan 2022, 3:44 pm)ne14ne1 Wrote: …ride them on their new route?
Yeah obvs. It was just a idea to see the views for one final time before they move on. You won't get the same views on the X10
Is it just me that finds it really difficult to read the nearside display on the E400s in the low sun? I I don't seem to have a problem with the ones on the StreetDecks/B5s despite them both being Hanover

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(16 Jan 2022, 3:48 pm)Omega54 Wrote: Yeah obvs. It was just a idea to see the views for one final time before they move on. You won't get the same views on the X10

I don’t think they should return for one last week to remind customers what they had.
Almost like salt in the wounds.
For travel on the X10, can tickets only be purchased on the X10 or any GNE bus? The X10 day ticket for £7 is valid for travel across the network plus the X10, whereas the All Zones day ticket doesn't allow travel on the X10.
Anyone know when 6337 is leaving Hexham, hoping to get a ride on it on Saturday, wondering if it i'll be gone by then.
(18 Jan 2022, 12:08 am)Omega54 Wrote: Anyone know when 6337 is leaving Hexham, hoping to get a ride on it on Saturday, wondering if it i'll be gone by then.

I was actually wondering the same thing for the same reason. Got a video of it on the West Road this afternoon. Expect its staying until the end of the month.
Am I able to go one stop on the X10, just to sample the coaches before they go?
(18 Jan 2022, 1:43 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Am I able to go one stop on the X10, just to sample the coaches before they go?

Do Newcastle to Dalton Park and back? You'll get a decent run on the A19 that way, and it's just over 20 minutes wait for the return journey back.
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(18 Jan 2022, 1:43 pm)OrangeArrow49 Wrote: Am I able to go one stop on the X10, just to sample the coaches before they go?
Only if you buy the X10 ticket, even going from Newcastle to Gateshead you need it

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