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25 Mar 2024, 5:44 pm
(25 Mar 2024, 5:33 pm)Storx Aye that's fair must say I couldn't find much on them in either direction.

Agreed though, the ironic thing is the North East is one of the better operations aswell - believe it or not. Arriva Kent and Arriva North West, in particular, are much much worse!

Just sums up how bad they are tbh.

You see it so often when a company is up for sale. The longer it goes, the less the parent company invest in either assets or often more importantly people, and the decline starts to accelerate fast. You would assume new leadership will be the first thing to come. It normally is after a takeover.
Shrek
25 Mar 2024, 5:44 pm #161

(25 Mar 2024, 5:33 pm)Storx Aye that's fair must say I couldn't find much on them in either direction.

Agreed though, the ironic thing is the North East is one of the better operations aswell - believe it or not. Arriva Kent and Arriva North West, in particular, are much much worse!

Just sums up how bad they are tbh.

You see it so often when a company is up for sale. The longer it goes, the less the parent company invest in either assets or often more importantly people, and the decline starts to accelerate fast. You would assume new leadership will be the first thing to come. It normally is after a takeover.

4707
25 Mar 2024, 5:54 pm
(25 Mar 2024, 5:44 pm)Shrek You see it so often when a company is up for sale. The longer it goes, the less the parent company invest in either assets or often more importantly people, and the decline starts to accelerate fast. You would assume new leadership will be the first thing to come. It normally is after a takeover.

Yeah definitely, mind DB Regio pretty much gave up about 5 years ago to be honest. First was much of the same really awhile back and they've seemed to turned the business around a bit. It's not perfect, but it's certainly better than it was, ignoring the mess that's Avanti trains.
Storx
25 Mar 2024, 5:54 pm #162

(25 Mar 2024, 5:44 pm)Shrek You see it so often when a company is up for sale. The longer it goes, the less the parent company invest in either assets or often more importantly people, and the decline starts to accelerate fast. You would assume new leadership will be the first thing to come. It normally is after a takeover.

Yeah definitely, mind DB Regio pretty much gave up about 5 years ago to be honest. First was much of the same really awhile back and they've seemed to turned the business around a bit. It's not perfect, but it's certainly better than it was, ignoring the mess that's Avanti trains.

01 May 2024, 8:56 pm
What's the status of 1501/NK12 FLN? It hasn't tracked since 19th March.
OrangeArrow49
01 May 2024, 8:56 pm #163

What's the status of 1501/NK12 FLN? It hasn't tracked since 19th March.

5329
04 May 2024, 8:49 am
(01 May 2024, 8:56 pm)OrangeArrow49 What's the status of 1501/NK12 FLN? It hasn't tracked since 19th March.


Been at Durham for an engine and still there


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tyresmoke
04 May 2024, 8:49 am #164

(01 May 2024, 8:56 pm)OrangeArrow49 What's the status of 1501/NK12 FLN? It hasn't tracked since 19th March.


Been at Durham for an engine and still there


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04 May 2024, 9:19 am
(04 May 2024, 8:49 am)tyresmoke Been at Durham for an engine and still there


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Ah, it's a Durham bus? It was spotted in Newcastle on Wednesday, broken down.
OrangeArrow49
04 May 2024, 9:19 am #165

(04 May 2024, 8:49 am)tyresmoke Been at Durham for an engine and still there


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Ah, it's a Durham bus? It was spotted in Newcastle on Wednesday, broken down.

5329
04 May 2024, 9:27 am
(04 May 2024, 9:19 am)OrangeArrow49 Ah, it's a Durham bus? It was spotted in Newcastle on Wednesday, broken down.


Blyth one… Durham have an engine shop and keep fitting engines to several vehicles - some several times…!


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04 May 2024, 9:27 am #166

(04 May 2024, 9:19 am)OrangeArrow49 Ah, it's a Durham bus? It was spotted in Newcastle on Wednesday, broken down.


Blyth one… Durham have an engine shop and keep fitting engines to several vehicles - some several times…!


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04 May 2024, 9:35 am
(04 May 2024, 9:27 am)tyresmoke Blyth one… Durham have an engine shop and keep fitting engines to several vehicles - some several times…!


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Of course! Yeah, that figures! 

Strange it was out in Newcastle, but not on a service, presumably testing it and it's obviously still broke...
OrangeArrow49
04 May 2024, 9:35 am #167

(04 May 2024, 9:27 am)tyresmoke Blyth one… Durham have an engine shop and keep fitting engines to several vehicles - some several times…!


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Of course! Yeah, that figures! 

Strange it was out in Newcastle, but not on a service, presumably testing it and it's obviously still broke...

816
10 May 2024, 11:14 am
Hmmm it seems 7556 has lost the AX at the front of the bus but has also lost all Pink vinyls on the side and front of the bus. Is this the work of Arriva now longer being owned by DB. 308s have lost there branding and poppy has gone as well
Aaron21
10 May 2024, 11:14 am #168

Hmmm it seems 7556 has lost the AX at the front of the bus but has also lost all Pink vinyls on the side and front of the bus. Is this the work of Arriva now longer being owned by DB. 308s have lost there branding and poppy has gone as well

10983
10 May 2024, 4:13 pm
(10 May 2024, 11:14 am)Aaron21 Hmmm it seems 7556 has lost the AX at the front of the bus but has also lost all Pink vinyls on the side and front of the bus. Is this the work of Arriva now longer being owned by DB. 308s have lost there branding and poppy has gone as well

More likely because these vinyls advertised free WiFi, a feature which has been removed from whole fleet.
Jimmi
10 May 2024, 4:13 pm #169

(10 May 2024, 11:14 am)Aaron21 Hmmm it seems 7556 has lost the AX at the front of the bus but has also lost all Pink vinyls on the side and front of the bus. Is this the work of Arriva now longer being owned by DB. 308s have lost there branding and poppy has gone as well

More likely because these vinyls advertised free WiFi, a feature which has been removed from whole fleet.

12 May 2024, 1:34 pm
(10 May 2024, 4:13 pm)Jimmi More likely because these vinyls advertised free WiFi, a feature which has been removed from whole fleet.

Redundant as mobile data is cheap as chips nowadays.
Driver9***
12 May 2024, 1:34 pm #170

(10 May 2024, 4:13 pm)Jimmi More likely because these vinyls advertised free WiFi, a feature which has been removed from whole fleet.

Redundant as mobile data is cheap as chips nowadays.

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12 May 2024, 2:57 pm
(10 May 2024, 4:13 pm)Jimmi More likely because these vinyls advertised free WiFi, a feature which has been removed from whole fleet.


Still actively promoted as being available on the not in service destination display!

See: https://flic.kr/p/2pPxpw1


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Dan
12 May 2024, 2:57 pm #171

(10 May 2024, 4:13 pm)Jimmi More likely because these vinyls advertised free WiFi, a feature which has been removed from whole fleet.


Still actively promoted as being available on the not in service destination display!

See: https://flic.kr/p/2pPxpw1


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12 May 2024, 3:41 pm
(12 May 2024, 2:57 pm)Dan Still actively promoted as being available on the not in service destination display!

See: https://flic.kr/p/2pPxpw1


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Think you might have the wrong date on this photo, as 7580 was away south by 21/4/24.

21/3/24 perhaps ?
N391OTY
12 May 2024, 3:41 pm #172

(12 May 2024, 2:57 pm)Dan Still actively promoted as being available on the not in service destination display!

See: https://flic.kr/p/2pPxpw1


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Think you might have the wrong date on this photo, as 7580 was away south by 21/4/24.

21/3/24 perhaps ?

12 May 2024, 3:46 pm
(12 May 2024, 2:57 pm)Dan Still actively promoted as being available on the not in service destination display!

See: https://flic.kr/p/2pPxpw1


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It's also still on the NSA displays
streetdeckfan
12 May 2024, 3:46 pm #173

(12 May 2024, 2:57 pm)Dan Still actively promoted as being available on the not in service destination display!

See: https://flic.kr/p/2pPxpw1


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It's also still on the NSA displays

06 Jun 2024, 6:39 pm
Are Enviro 200s 1323-1326 due to move to Yorkshire at some point? As 1327 and 1330 came a few weeks back, as apparently Castleford need 8 additional buses for the service changes in July
davao123
06 Jun 2024, 6:39 pm #174

Are Enviro 200s 1323-1326 due to move to Yorkshire at some point? As 1327 and 1330 came a few weeks back, as apparently Castleford need 8 additional buses for the service changes in July

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10 Jun 2024, 8:18 pm
I noticed 1479 sitting in the layby on A1 Southbound near Seaton Burn earlier with a bus full of passengers, possibly awaiting recovery/a replacement bus.
thw1008
10 Jun 2024, 8:18 pm #175

I noticed 1479 sitting in the layby on A1 Southbound near Seaton Burn earlier with a bus full of passengers, possibly awaiting recovery/a replacement bus.

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