Phoenix Coaches
#1
Phoenix Coaches
News/Pictures/Discussion regarding Phoenix Coaches to be posted here.

Aha! News already.

On 26th December 2012, Phoenix Coaches will operate service 53A for [from what I can make out] one day only. It is a service between North Shields and Cramlington and goes via the world.

http://www.nexus.org.uk/sites/nexus.org....261212.pdf


Soo, if any of you are hardcore bus enthusiasts like me who have nothing to do on Boxing Day, you've got yourself something planned now! Big Grin

#2
RE: Phoenix Coaches
53A I spoke of in the OP:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielgraha...otostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielgraha...otostream/

I didn't know at the time of the OP that the 53A was an Arriva service, and Nexus had paid for this service to be operated rather than no service to run at all!

#3
RE: Phoenix Coaches
If it helps, MV07EXU is usually used on the 333 Ferrylink but if its un available then NJ11EXJ is usually used. They did have an E200 demo in use a few months ago. Don't forget the Byker ASDA services run with the Asda Solo. They also run the A2 in Ashington, 845 in Blyth and probably a few others I've forgotten Smile

#4
RE: Phoenix Coaches
Changes have been advertised on Nexus' website that show Phoenix Coaches' services A1/A2/A3 have a revised route.

A1
via Shopping Park , Shields Road A193, Millers Road, Union Road, Bothal Street, Allendale Road B1314, Chatsworth Gardens, Staines Road, Walker Road, A186, Ford Street, Byker Bank B1312, Albion Row, St Michael’s Road, Commercial Road, Raby Way, Conyers Road, Union Road, Fossway A187, Shopping Park.

A2
via Shopping Park , Shields Road A193, Millers Road, Union Road, Bothal St, Welbeck Road, Morton St, Benson Road, Roman Avenue, St Anthony’s Road, Wharrier Street, Scrogg Road, Walker Road A186, Church Street, Greenford Road, Dovercourt Road, Greenford Road, Oldfield Road, Burwood Road, Pottery Bank, Felling View, Belmont Street, Walker Road A186, Scrogg Road, Wharrier Street, St Anthony’s Road, Roman Avenue, Benson Road, Morton St, Welbeck Road, Bothal St, Union Road, Fossway A187, Shopping Park.

A3
via Shopping Park, Shields Road A193, Millers Road, Union Road, Conyers Road, Corbridge Road, Brinkburn Street, Shields Road, Heaton Road, Denmark Street, Shields Road, Fossway A187, Shopping Park.


The timetable - effective from 4th March - is available here

#5
RE: Phoenix Coaches
http://www.flickr.com/photos/adammalarke...otostream/

HV07 EXU Pheonix Coaches Nexus Branded Optare Solo on the 333 to Tynemouth Park Hotel

#6
RE: Phoenix Coaches
That's perfectly normal, and the reg is MV07EXU Smile the white one, NJ11EXJ tends to be used on the 845 in Blyth

#7
RE: Phoenix Coaches
New here recently is MPD KX06LXO which has been operating the Byker Asda free buses, though I reckon it's only a loan vehicle.

#8
RE: Phoenix Coaches
Phoenix Coaches' "ASDA Rider" branded 905 (MX57CBF) "Janet Patricia" saw unusual use on North Shields Ferry service 333 today.
Anyone have any idea what was on the Byker ASDA shuttle instead of 905?

#9
RE: Phoenix Coaches
PB0003232/35 - READYPAY LTD T/A PHOENIX TAXIS AND MINI COACHES, NORTHUMBERLAND TAXI & COACH CENTRE, PHOENIX HOUSE, SOUTH ALBION RETAIL PARK, BLYTH, NE24 5BW
Variation Accepted: Operating between BLYTH LIBRARY and BENRIDGE PARK given service number B3 effective from 18-Nov-2013. To amend Timetable.

PB0003232/36 - READYPAY LTD T/A PHOENIX TAXIS AND MINI COACHES, NORTHUMBERLAND TAXI & COACH CENTRE, PHOENIX HOUSE, SOUTH ALBION RETAIL PARK, BLYTH, NE24 5BW
Cancellation Accepted: Operating between B;YTH LIBRARY and BEBSIDE ASDA given service number B4 effective from 18-Nov-2013.

PB0003232/37 - READYPAY LTD T/A PHOENIX TAXIS AND MINI COACHES, NORTHUMBERLAND TAXI & COACH CENTRE, PHOENIX HOUSE, SOUTH ALBION RETAIL PARK, BLYTH, NE24 5BW
Cancellation Accepted: Operating between BLYTH LIBRARY and BLYTH LIBRARY given service number B2 effective from 18-Nov-2013.

PB0003232/38 - READYPAY LTD T/A PHOENIX TAXIS AND MINI COACHES, NORTHUMBERLAND TAXI & COACH CENTRE, PHOENIX HOUSE, SOUTH ALBION RETAIL PARK, BLYTH, NE24 5BW
Variation Accepted: Operating between BLYTH LIBRARY and BEBSIDE ASDA given service number B1 effective from 18-Nov-2013. To amend Timetable.
Ooo Friend, Bus Friend.

#10
RE: Phoenix Coaches
Looks as if Phoenix Coaches have gained Compass' half of Nexus service 23, according to VOSA.

PB0003232/39 - READYPAY LTD T/A PHOENIX TAXIS AND MINI COACHES, NORTHUMBERLAND TAXI & COACH CENTRE, PHOENIX HOUSE, SOUTH ALBION RETAIL PARK, BLYTH, NE24 5BW

Registration Accepted by SN
Starting Point: WASHINGTON GALLERIES BUS STATION
Finish Point: BARTLEY MOW, BIRTLEY
Via:
Service Number: 23
Service Type: Normal Stopping/Hail & Ride
Effective Date: 18-NOV-2013
Other Details: MONDAY TO SATURDAY EXCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS EVERY 2 HOURS

#11
RE: Phoenix Coaches
(16 Oct 2013, 6:08 pm)Adam Wrote: Looks as if Phoenix Coaches have gained Compass' half of Nexus service 23, according to VOSA.

PB0003232/39 - READYPAY LTD T/A PHOENIX TAXIS AND MINI COACHES, NORTHUMBERLAND TAXI & COACH CENTRE, PHOENIX HOUSE, SOUTH ALBION RETAIL PARK, BLYTH, NE24 5BW

Registration Accepted by SN
Starting Point: WASHINGTON GALLERIES BUS STATION
Finish Point: BARTLEY MOW, BIRTLEY
Via:
Service Number: 23
Service Type: Normal Stopping/Hail & Ride
Effective Date: 18-NOV-2013
Other Details: MONDAY TO SATURDAY EXCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS EVERY 2 HOURS

Unless they have obtained use of an outstation somewhere, that is some dead mileage!
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

#12
RE: Phoenix Coaches
(16 Oct 2013, 7:16 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Unless they have obtained use of an outstation somewhere, that is some dead mileage!

Wonder what vehicle they will use?

#13
RE: Phoenix Coaches
PB0003232/35 - READYPAY LTD T/A PHOENIX TAXIS AND MINI COACHES, NORTHUMBERLAND TAXI & COACH CENTRE, PHOENIX HOUSE, SOUTH ALBION RETAIL PARK, BLYTH, NE24 5BW
Cancellation Accepted: Operating between BLYTH LIBRARY and BENRIDGE PARK given service number B3 effective from 10-Dec-2013.

#14
RE: Phoenix Coaches
(16 Oct 2013, 7:18 pm)Tom Wrote: Wonder what vehicle they will use?

Not sure what they have to be honest
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

#15
RE: Phoenix Coaches
(19 Oct 2013, 10:24 am)Andreos1 Wrote: Not sure what they have to be honest

http://northeastbus.co.uk/companies/phoenix.htm

Big Grin

#16
RE: Phoenix Coaches
(19 Oct 2013, 10:25 am)Dan Wrote: http://northeastbus.co.uk/companies/phoenix.htm

Big Grin

Cheers Daniel!
Lots of van based 'buses' there.

To anwer the question posed previously and keeping with the theme created by a previous incumbent of the 23, I guess Pheonix will put another can based 'bus' on the 23 Wink
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

#17
RE: Phoenix Coaches
First day of Phoenix ops on the 23.

I'm laid up with the man flu so I haven't seen what is opping it

#18
RE: Phoenix Coaches
(18 Nov 2013, 1:54 pm)gtomlinson Wrote: First day of Phoenix ops on the 23.

I'm laid up with the man flu so I haven't seen what is opping it

Phoenix are using a very tidy Optare Solo M1020 in Phoenix livery with registration NJ11EXJ on the 23.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gpr_bus_pho...927790546/

#19
RE: Phoenix Coaches
(16 Oct 2013, 7:16 pm)andreos1 Wrote: Unless they have obtained use of an outstation somewhere, that is some dead mileage!

Do Phoenix still run the evening Northumberland Park to North Shields 19? If so, that might be where it goes after - although that's still a long way to go!

#20
RE: Phoenix Coaches
(18 Nov 2013, 6:27 pm)BJ10VUS Wrote: Do Phoenix still run the evening Northumberland Park to North Shields 19? If so, that might be where it goes after - although that's still a long way to go!

Yeah, it probably will.