Cumbria & North Lancashire Bus Operations
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(22 Jun 2019, 7:59 pm)GNE6312 Wrote: 19145 been on the 685 today on the 14:45 run off it's old home newcastle. Can't believe it has been it's first time in newcastle since going to Carlisle nearly 3 years ago
The E400MMC was in Hexham Bus Station out of service around 0830 this morning. It came in, went out, came in again with 19145, and left around 0945 out of service.

Presuming the E400MMC was having some sort of issue and the E400 replaced it.

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(22 Jun 2019, 10:09 pm)Dan Wrote: The E400MMC was in Hexham Bus Station out of service around 0830 this morning. It came in, went out, came in again with 19145, and left around 0945 out of service.

Presuming the E400MMC was having some sort of issue and the E400 replaced it.

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Pesky trees and windows again.


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The new E400MMCs for Lancaster depot 11202-15, are to displace the ex-Manchester Alexander Dennis Tridents from there and Carlisle back to Manchester as part of a reserve fleet. As such, E400 10014-7 (PX12 DLV/Y/Z, DME) have been transferred from Lancaster to Carlisle. Also moving to Carlisle from Lillyhall are ex-North East E400s 19141/3.
[Image: 48474887746_f29d339aed_b.jpg]10016 (PX12DLZ) Morecambe Depot by Carlisle Bus Group, on Flickr

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(07 Aug 2019, 9:56 am)Kuyoyo Wrote: The new E400MMCs for Lancaster depot 11202-15, are to displace the ex-Manchester Alexander Dennis Tridents from there and Carlisle back to Manchester as part of a reserve fleet. As such, E400 10014-7 (PX12 DLV/Y/Z, DME) have been transferred from Lancaster to Carlisle. Also moving to Carlisle from Lillyhall are ex-North East E400s 19141/3.
[Image: 48474887746_f29d339aed_b.jpg]10016 (PX12DLZ) Morecambe Depot by Carlisle Bus Group, on Flickr


Do we know when these MMCs will enter Service? I have heard they are on Delivery so cant be long


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(07 Aug 2019, 11:35 am)Y961 XBU Wrote:


Do we know when these MMCs will enter Service? I have heard they are on Delivery so cant be long



Imagine Morecambe will drip feed them into service like the 1 ones. Need NSA sorted and branding for the 2X/100 applied too. Adding to what has already been said about the four Morecambe Dennis E400 landing at Carlisle, the new MMCs will see some Scania move to Barrow and Lillyhall, the latter releases 19141/3.


In other news as a minor update:

- 25213/17 have transferred up from Stagecoach West in exchange for 34716/18, the Versa are belted so are for Penrith schools

- 22782/9 are due from Hull in exchange for two of Carlisle's MANviro, again belted ones for schools at Penrith

- in the process of 18321/25/26/57/58/60/61/65 transfering to Stockport

- an E400 will be allocated on the X9 college service, which in turn will see it work the 61 in Carlisle

- the 8 former Lillyhall MANviro at Morecambe are due Cummins Euro 6 conversion


Also, due to a road closure in Haydon Bridge between 05/08 and 08/09 11157 will not see use in the 685 due to the diversion route not being suitable for double deckers. 11157 is instead allocated to services 104/400/600/554. 27141 and 27142 will be used on the 685, 27142 is currently in the paint shop, retaining green Cross Pennine livery.


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Has anything further been mentioned regarding when the Morecombe MMCs enter service? I would assume they will be in use soon

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(19 Aug 2019, 3:12 pm)Y961 XBU Wrote: Has anything further been mentioned regarding when the Morecombe MMCs enter service? I would assume they will be in use soon


11202/04/06/07/08/10 entered service yesterday.


Article from the Lancaster BUG: 

http://lancsbus.blogspot.com/2019/08/now-buses-can-talk-but-they-cant-hide.html


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(21 Aug 2019, 11:36 am)RBZ 5459 Wrote:


11202/04/06/07/08/10 entered service yesterday.


Article from the Lancaster BUG: 

http://lancsbus.blogspot.com/2019/08/now-buses-can-talk-but-they-cant-hide.html



Looking forward to get photos and writing my own post in a couple of weeks, Do you know when the Summer Timetable ends?


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(23 Aug 2019, 6:57 pm)Y961 XBU Wrote:


Looking forward to get photos and writing my own post in a couple of weeks, Do you know when the Summer Timetable ends?




27th October.


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(27 Aug 2019, 9:07 am)RBZ 5459 Wrote:



27th October.



Thank you, Had a feeling it was when the schools go back but good for me.


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10017 on the 685, 9.45 from Eldon Square

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(24 Jun 2019, 9:34 am)RBZ 5459 Wrote:


Pesky trees and windows again.



Re 11157 and having tree problems.  Anywhere in particular on the route?  And if again how frequent is this?  Much damage - cost must be adding up up!


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(25 Sep 2019, 9:53 pm)Brampton Trev Wrote:



Re 11157 and having tree problems.  Anywhere in particular on the route?  And if again how frequent is this?  Much damage - cost must be adding up up!



Was around Bardon Mill, but NCC have been out to lob a few trees so its okay now. 11157 was eating through three front upper windows a week at worst...! Oddly unique to the MMCs.... older E400 and Tridents had no problems.


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(26 Sep 2019, 9:45 am)RBZ 5459 Wrote:


Was around Bardon Mill, but NCC have been out to lob a few trees so its okay now. 11157 was eating through three front upper windows a week at worst...! Oddly unique to the MMCs.... older E400 and Tridents had no problems.



Re trees.


So I am guessing on this bit of road (the old A69) NCC is responsible for the trees so Stagecoach speak to NCC who prune?  Any financial compensation from NCC?


At The Sands Brampton, the few big trees on the A6071 at the bus stops are Brampton Parish Council responsibility.  These trees are mostly pruned by passing HGVs except the two at the turn in and out for the Carlisle bound bus stop layby and Brampton Parish Council pruned these a few years ago.


I recall seeing a flickr photo of a Trident part open top being repainted in Carlisle depot at the start of this year as it had been out with contractors on a tree pruning run (Keswick-Seatoller?) - so does that mean at times Stagecoach go out and prune trees at Stagecoach cost?


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Lake District winter timetables is now online:

https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.ama...ochure.pdf
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

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11158 now has an overall pink wrap for breast cancer and seen at ASDA Toryglen, Glasgow on 10 Oct 2019 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/blaircamer...Eb-2gRyxvj

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(28 Oct 2019, 11:17 am)Brampton Trev Wrote: 11158 now has an overall pink wrap for breast cancer and seen at ASDA Toryglen, Glasgow on 10 Oct 2019 - https://www.flickr.com/photos/blaircamer...Eb-2gRyxvj


It will final be coming home to C&NL in the coming weeks once it has finished it's campaign. It will be first loaned to Lancaster  before heading to Carlisle to be vinyled up for the 685.


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[Image: 49389755167_72125b870c_c.jpg]11158 (YX68UXJ) Carlisle Depot by Carlisle Bus Group, on Flickr


Alexander-Dennis/Enviro400 11158 finally arrived at Carlisle on Monday 13th January following an extended period on loan to Stagecoach Group for IT testing and then went on loan to Morecambe depot for a few weeks.

It is seen here freshly branded for CROSS PENNINE 685 in the paint shop at Carlisle depot. It was due to enter service on January 15th on the 685 but instead will return to Stagecoach Group at Stockport for further testing.

This was posted on Facebook today


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(15 Jan 2020, 9:50 pm)TEN 6083 Wrote: [Image: 49389755167_72125b870c_c.jpg]11158 (YX68UXJ) Carlisle Depot by Carlisle Bus Group, on Flickr


Alexander-Dennis/Enviro400 11158 finally arrived at Carlisle on Monday 13th January following an extended period on loan to Stagecoach Group for IT testing and then went on loan to Morecambe depot for a few weeks.

It is seen here freshly branded for CROSS PENNINE 685 in the paint shop at Carlisle depot. It was due to enter service on January 15th on the 685 but instead will return to Stagecoach Group at Stockport for further testing.

This was posted on Facebook today


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Should only be for a couple of weeks....


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24122 on the 13.45 685 from Eldon Square