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[Image: 42706982530_a0fefff0c0.jpg]Arriva Yorkshire 1504 AY04 MAX by Yorkshire Paper Buses & Bus Photos, on Flickr

Service 415 is being upgraded to Sapphire.
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Stagecoach Yorkshire

Formerly branded for ‘your forty three’ (43 Chesterfield to Sheffield vi Dronfield), Scania N230UD/Enviro400 15827 is the first of a pair of Chesterfield examples to gain ‘aspire’ branding for service 77.

EDIT: Photo below shows the branding, applied to 15827 as well as Worksop's 15175 (vehicle highlighted in photo)
[Image: 43779615534_1ab86cbb97_b.jpg]YN64XTB Stagecoach Worksop 15175 by martin arrand, on Flickr
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(07/09/2018, 15:19)Kuyoyo Wrote: Stagecoach Yorkshire

Formerly branded for ‘your forty three’ (43 Chesterfield to Sheffield vi Dronfield), Scania N230UD/Enviro400 15827 is the first of a pair of Chesterfield examples to gain ‘aspire’ branding for service 77.

EDIT: Photo below shows the branding, applied to 15827 as well as Worksop's 15175 (vehicle highlighted in photo)
[Image: 43779615534_1ab86cbb97_b.jpg]YN64XTB Stagecoach Worksop 15175 by martin arrand, on Flickr

The second of Chesterfield’s has been confirmed as 15826 - a contrast in terms of specifications (Chesterfield’s duo being standard Stagecoach specification, Worksop’s two being the higher spec used for Lincolnshire’s ‘Inter Connect’ Services).
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Why are other divisions continually creating new brands, yet the North East is getting rid of them? I thought it was national policy not to have them, now?
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(10/09/2018, 12:48)markydh Wrote: Why are other divisions continually creating new brands, yet the North East is getting rid of them? I thought it was national policy not to have them, now?

I would think there are a number of reasons. For instance, the North East market is probably similar to (Greater) Manchester; bus users use buses because they can't access any other form of transport. Branding is pointless because people just want punctual and affordable buses to get to work, medical appointments and the shops. Also, they are fighting a losing battle (or actually they *aren't* fighting it) against the local media who think that no matter how a bus is adorned it is the primary cause of pollution in cities and the people who travel on them don't actually exist.

Additionally, branding has been drastically diluted by buses not being allocated to the correct routes. Understandable at peak times, but not at weekends.  The penny seems to be dropping at Stagecoach Manchester as the buses branded for the 76 are now being repainted into standard livery - with adverts hastily added in the case of 10044 at least.
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(04/09/2018, 12:15)Kuyoyo Wrote: Stagecoach Yorkshire

Confirmed fleet movements following service changes at the weekend:
  • Following the reduction in PVR at Rawmarsh depot with the changes to the 217/218 (now 218/218a), Pointer Darts 35233/4 have transferred to Chesterfield.
  • As a result of the transfer of the aforementioned Darts, plus the recent reduction of Frequency of Chesterfield service 10 (Chesterfield Elder Way to Newbold), frees up enough Darts and E200s to convert the 39 (Grangewood Farm to Holme Hall Estate via Chesterfield Town Centre) to larger vehicle operation. As such, 5 Solos have been transferred from Chesterfield to Ecclesfield (2) and Barnsley (3) for the former Yorkshire Tiger services. The only examples that is confirmed to still be at Chesterfield is, of course, 'MatlockBus' branded 47325.

Thanks to Steven Knight's 'Fleetnews Rambling' Page, the transferred Solos are 47317/8 (Ecclesfield) and 47319-21 (Barnsley). That leaves 47322-5 at Chesterfield - giving one spare on a weekday and two on Saturdays (the Matlock towns only operates Monday to Friday).
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(01/09/2018, 19:51)Kuyoyo Wrote: First Yorkshire

In a change of plan, Sheffield Olive Grove have today received B7RLE 69017 from Buses of Somerset. This, of course, returns it back to its previous Home Depot having been based at Olive Grove prior to the transfer to the South West. In exchange, Leeds are now receiving 69219 - which was originally the eighth intended example due for South Yorkshire from Somerset.

Information thanks to ‘The Captain’ on the ‘Travel South Yorkshire Forum’

From a photo posted on Facebook, 69017 has become the fourth Heritage repaint at Olive Grove depot - carrying 'Mainline' livery and fleetnumber '1017'. This is the sixth Heritage repaint in the First South Yorkshire fleet and the first single decker to be treated.

[Image: 30842894608_7f028ba9bf_b.jpg]First South Yorkshire 69017 repainted into heritage Mainline livery. by Chris, on Flickr
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(24/06/2018, 14:53)Kuyoyo Wrote: That's one of the 8 Park & Ride examples - delivered a few weeks ago.

Supposedly another 96 Streetdecks due this year for Leeds to replace further Volvo/Geminis - likely this time to be the oldest B7TLs rather than more of the B9TL/Gemini 2s. Leeds fleet will more or less be Streetdecks, the Hybrid B5LHs and Streetlites by 2020 in line with the Clean Air Zone being brought in.

New details have emerged regarding some of the new batch of Streetdecks

From 15th October, First Leeds will be operating new service X26, linking the City Centre (the Station area) with the Thorpe Park Business Park via Crossgates. Initially running every 15 minutes, from 9th December it is reduced to every 20 minutes with the start of the X27 - virtually the same as the X26 apart from taking a different route between Crossgates and Thorpe Park. The timetable has been uploaded to Thorpe Park's website, showing a graphic of an Orange-branded 'Leeds City' Streetdeck.

http://www.thorpepark-parklife.co.uk/wp-...e-Full.pdf
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Stagecoach Yorkshire

Two main items of note:

Rawmarsh-based Dart 35228 was destroyed by fire in Rotherham Forge Island Bus Station last week - due to the nature of the fire, it is most certainly a write-off. As yet, no details on a replacement for it.

Chesterfield’s Gold E400MMCs appears to have entered service today, a photo having appeared on Facebook an hour ago of 11124 working a Matlock-Sheffield trip. Their entry into service will release the Gold Scanias for use on services 50/50a/50b (Chesterfield to Sheffield via New Whinnington, Eckington and Manor Top), and E400MMC 10662 back to Barnsley off loan. This also ‘in theory’ allows two MANs to be displaced, and also likely spells the end for the quarters of Scania Omnidekkas based at Chesterfield.
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(27/09/2018, 16:02)Kuyoyo Wrote: Stagecoach Yorkshire

Chesterfield’s Gold E400MMCs appears to have entered service today, a photo having appeared on Facebook an hour ago of 11124 working a Matlock-Sheffield trip. Their entry into service will release the Gold Scanias for use on services 50/50a/50b (Chesterfield to Sheffield via New Whinnington, Eckington and Manor Top), and E400MMC 10662 back to Barnsley off loan. This also ‘in theory’ allows two MANs to be displaced, and also likely spells the end for the quarters of Scania Omnidekkas based at Chesterfield.

Confirmation that the majority are now in service. So far confirmed are:
Branded 11118-21/3/4 (11123/4 noted in service yesterday)
Unbranded 'spare' 11125 - this will take the place of 15195 on the 54 when not required on the X17
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First South Yorkshire

Reported on 'Travel South Yorkshire' Forum - Volvo B7TLs 37147-55 (YN06 URA/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/J) and 37172-9 (SF07 FDC/D/E/G/J/K/L/M) are due from First Glasgow (Caledonia depot). This is a return 'home' for 37146-55, which were new to the now-closed Halfway depot for the old service 60 (Fulwood to City Centre - now the south western part of the 120). No details which depot yet.
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(11/10/2018, 13:15)Kuyoyo Wrote: First South Yorkshire

Reported on 'Travel South Yorkshire' Forum - Volvo B7TLs 37146-55 (YN06 UPZ, URA/B/C/D/E/F/G/H/J) and 37172-9 (SF07 FDC/D/E/G/J/K/L/M) are due from First Glasgow (Caledonia depot). This is a return 'home' for 37146-55, which were new to the now-closed Halfway depot for the old service 60 (Fulwood to City Centre - now the south western part of the 120). No details which depot yet.

37146 is a Potteries bus - seen in Hanley last month
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First West Yorkshire

Photos of the next batch of 'Leeds City' Streetdecks complete at Wrightbus are now appearing - the entire batch have been confirmed as joining the original batch at Hunslet Park (note - for now), 9 will join the original batch as Red examples for the Headingley Corridor while the rest will be navy blue for the Dewsbury Road corridor - that being the 2 (Roundhay Park to Middleton Thorpe Lane), 3/3A (Brackenwood or Gleadhow to White Rose Centre), 12 (Roundhay Park to White Rose Centre or Middleton Circus or Middleton Thorpe Lane) and 13/13A (Brackenwood or Gleadhow to Middleton Thorpe Lane).

And now for the reason for some of the next batch being red examples again, 5 of the original batch are currently in the process of being rebranded for the new Thorpe Park expresses X26/X27 in a Mustard Yellow version - 35261 being one of the first done. 35266 meanwhile has gained an allover advert for 'The Springs' Shopping development on Thorpe Park. 35261-6 will be transferring to Bramley from the start of the X26/X27 at the end of this month.
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https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/north-kirklees-consultation

Last few dates of the Arriva North Kirklees consultation.
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