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Storx   12 Jan 2023, 11:50 pm
#1
Earlier on today seen a Versa on the 19 today, never seen one before, and it got it thinking we must have had the most different types of buses running through for a place under 10k in population (Seaton Delaval). Just for example today we've had:
Enviro 400 (57/57A/X7)
Enviro 400 MMC (57/57A)
Solo (57/57A)
Solo SR (19)
Streetlite (57/57A)
Versa (19)
DAF DB300 Wright Gemini 2 (X7)
Wright Pulsar (X7)
Bluebird Orion (58)

Not to mention all these in the past year aswell:
Enviro 200 MMC
Wright Commander
Wright Cadet
Volvo B7TL ALX400
DAF DB250 Wright Gemini
MPD

Anywhere beat it or come close? Can only imagine it being down the Durham area with the bad allocations with Arriva Durham.
mb134   13 Jan 2023, 12:10 am
#2
(12 Jan 2023, 11:50 pm)Storx wrote Not to mention all these in the past year aswell:
Enviro 200 MMC
Wright Commander
Wright Cadet
Volvo B7TL ALX400
DAF DB250 Wright Gemini
MPD

There'll have been a B7 Gemini on the 57 at one point too, and I'm sure 1923 was on there at some point as well. 

Whose was the DB250?
Jimmi   13 Jan 2023, 12:24 am
#3
(12 Jan 2023, 11:50 pm)Storx wrote Earlier on today seen a Versa on the 19 today, never seen one before, and it got it thinking we must have had the most different types of buses running through for a place under 10k in population (Seaton Delaval). Just for example today we've had:
Enviro 400 (57/57A/X7)
Enviro 400 MMC (57/57A)
Solo (57/57A)
Solo SR (19)
Streetlite (57/57A)
Versa (19)
DAF DB300 Wright Gemini 2 (X7)
Wright Pulsar (X7)
Bluebird Orion (58)

Not to mention all these in the past year aswell:
Enviro 200 MMC
Wright Commander
Wright Cadet
Volvo B7TL ALX400
DAF DB250 Wright Gemini
MPD

Anywhere beat it or come close? Can only imagine it being down the Durham area with the bad allocations with Arriva Durham.

Ferryhill had the following types appear on at least one journey of the services that pass through on Wednesday (assuming BusTimes is correct):

VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar 2
VDL SB120 / Plaxton Centro
Wright StreetLite
MAN 18.270 EcoCity / Caetano City Gold
Optare Solo
Enviro 200MMC
Enviro 200
Enviro 400
Volvo B7TL / Alexander ALX400
Volvo B7TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini

All of the above were just from Arriva, although Hodgsons 113 will have likely been a Solo, E200 or E200MMC as well but a Solo SR is also possible. Will be more types if school contracts were added into the equation, but I can't confirm these.
Storx   13 Jan 2023, 7:50 pm
#4
(13 Jan 2023, 12:10 am)mb134 wrote There'll have been a B7 Gemini on the 57 at one point too, and I'm sure 1923 was on there at some point as well. 

Whose was the DB250?

My mistake with DB250, meant the B7's - the DAF's went earlier on. Yeah the Centro definitely was actually, forgot about that.

(13 Jan 2023, 12:24 am)Jimmi wrote Ferryhill had the following types appear on at least one journey of the services that pass through on Wednesday (assuming BusTimes is correct):

VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar 2
VDL SB120 / Plaxton Centro
Wright StreetLite
MAN 18.270 EcoCity / Caetano City Gold
Optare Solo
Enviro 200MMC
Enviro 200
Enviro 400
Volvo B7TL / Alexander ALX400
Volvo B7TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini

All of the above were just from Arriva, although Hodgsons 113 will have likely been a Solo, E200 or E200MMC as well but a Solo SR is also possible. Will be more types if school contracts were added into the equation, but I can't confirm these.

Had a feeling Ferryhill would be up there, I knew one of the villages down there would have loads; had a feeling that somewhere like Tindale might have been the same as the Arriva 6 and Darlington X1 are all over the place allocations wise with the X21 throwing up all sorts aswell.
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streetdeckfan   13 Jan 2023, 8:25 pm
#5
(13 Jan 2023, 7:50 pm)Storx wrote Had a feeling Ferryhill would be up there, I knew one of the villages down there would have loads; had a feeling that somewhere like Tindale might have been the same as the Arriva 6 and Darlington X1 are all over the place allocations wise with the X21 throwing up all sorts aswell.

Plus there's Weardale running the 9 and 85 and Hodgsons (I believe) running the 104, so there's usually a mix of Solos and the like running those
Jimmi   13 Jan 2023, 9:43 pm
#6
(13 Jan 2023, 7:50 pm)Storx wrote My mistake with DB250, meant the B7's - the DAF's went earlier on. Yeah the Centro definitely was actually, forgot about that.


Had a feeling Ferryhill would be up there, I knew one of the villages down there would have loads; had a feeling that somewhere like Tindale might have been the same as the Arriva 6 and Darlington X1 are all over the place allocations wise with the X21 throwing up all sorts aswell.
Areas in County Durham that have the highest types does seem to be where Arriva have routes operated by both Darlington & Belmont depots.

How many types to see vary by day on the allocations and some are inflated by just one run/round trip that spends the remainder of the day on other routes, for today at least Tindle Crescent had a pretty mediocre turnout on the 6 & X21 during the daytime today with vast majority of 6 being Pulsar's and 7417 and X21 was mostly B5TLs and StreetDeck's (B9's appeared but didn't head that far south):

Tindle Crescent today:
VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar 2
Wright StreetLite DF
MAN 18.270 EcoCity / Caetano City Gold
Optare Solo
Optare Solo SR
Enviro 200MMC
Enviro 400
Volvo B7TL / Alexander ALX400
Wright StreetDeck
Volvo B5TL / Wright Eclipse Gemini 3
Scania OmniLink*
* 762 tracked on an early morning 6 that Darlington seemingly run (on a 7 board) however I'm not totally convinced this was the actual bus allocated.

Although technically classed as a town with a population of just over 10k, Crook can boast a pretty varied selection, especially on weekdays from Arriva & Weardale...

Crook today:
VDL SB200 / Wright Pulsar 2
Wright StreetLite DF
MAN 18.270 EcoCity / Caetano City Gold
Enviro 200MMC
Enviro 400
Volvo B7TL / Alexander ALX400
Optare Solo
Optare Solo SR
Optare MetroCity
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Ilesbus i-City
Scania Omnicity (double deck)
col87   20 Jan 2023, 12:39 am
#7
If you go back to about 1995 / 1996 / 1997 then Hartlepool had.

Bristol RE
Bristol LH
Bristol VR
Leyland Olympian
Volvo Olympian
Leyland Lynx MK 1
Leyland Lynx MK 2
Leyland National MK 1
Leyland National MK2
Wadham Stringer Dennis Falcon
Northern Counties Dennis Falcon
MCW Metrobus
Optate Delta
Volvo B10
Optare Metro rider
Fleetlines

Quite an impressive list really.
  
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