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Re: Stagecoach 2017/2018 Orders
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2017, 03:40:44 AM »
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The 25 MMC's for Nuneaton will not be gold but normal, due to the way the rotas work.

WHAT?  I was really looking forward to Golds on 48!!!



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Re: Stagecoach 2017/2018 Orders
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2017, 09:56:56 AM »
WHAT?  I was really looking forward to Golds on 48!!!
Tbh, the new buses at Stagecoach come with leather seats, charger points and wifi anyway... Just in a different colour to gold! :)

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Re: Stagecoach 2017/2018 Orders
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2017, 11:58:05 AM »
340 vehicles is not a lot at all

With a current fleet strength of over 9000 vehicles that figure each year would mean vehicle lives of around 25 years

I seem to recall that last year's orders were over 450 in total,including over 250 double deckers. I'd be guessing they want to sweat out the assets a bit more this time.

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Re: Stagecoach 2017/2018 Orders
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2017, 01:08:29 PM »
I seem to recall that last year's orders were over 450 in total,including over 250 double deckers. I'd be guessing they want to sweat out the assets a bit more this time.

And not having to replace non-DDA deckers, with all the Olympians and non-DDA Tridents now gone, probably means less new vehicles needed this year.

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Re: Stagecoach 2017/2018 Orders
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2017, 01:15:42 PM »
Tbh, the new buses at Stagecoach come with leather seats, charger points and wifi anyway... Just in a different colour to gold! :)

So why not paint them gold?



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Re: Stagecoach 2017/2018 Orders
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2017, 11:24:36 PM »
WHAT?  I was really looking forward to Golds on 48!!!

Because of the rotas. There are 2 route 48 rotas (4 day prime and 5 day prime) but other rotas such as the High Hours rota contains a lot of 48, night rota is half 48s. 4/5 day mixed rotas also have 48s on... it just wont work at all
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Re: Stagecoach 2017/2018 Orders
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2017, 10:55:23 AM »
Because of the rotas. There are 2 route 48 rotas (4 day prime and 5 day prime) but other rotas such as the High Hours rota contains a lot of 48, night rota is half 48s. 4/5 day mixed rotas also have 48s on... it just wont work at all

So you mean that 48 branded buses are used on non-48 routes?

In Northampton X46/7 branded buses are very regularly used on routes 16 and 51 and are just about the only buses used on 50.
At Kettering X4 branded buses are often used on route 50.



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Re: Stagecoach 2017/2018 Orders
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2017, 01:04:59 PM »
So you mean that 48 branded buses are used on non-48 routes?

In Northampton X46/7 branded buses are very regularly used on routes 16 and 51 and are just about the only buses used on 50.
At Kettering X4 branded buses are often used on route 50.

There's not much (if anything) that 48 buses aren't booked on at some point in the week, Ben is right about it not working. The engineering manager said a little while back that he doesn't like the idea of route branding (probably why Matrix got the chop)... There was talk at one point of branding going altogether at Nuneaton, it doesn't seem like that's the case anymore though
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Re: Stagecoach 2017/2018 Orders
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2017, 07:47:04 PM »
There's not much (if anything) that 48 buses aren't booked on at some point in the week, Ben is right about it not working. The engineering manager said a little while back that he doesn't like the idea of route branding (probably why Matrix got the chop)... There was talk at one point of branding going altogether at Nuneaton, it doesn't seem like that's the case anymore though

Look daily.. there are 7 buses required for the 10 yet there is 8 buses that are branded for the 10, so standard practise is to whack the spare 10 branded on the 5/5A or the 48, but I just dont understand why they couldnt keep it (36757) unbranded
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Re: Stagecoach 2017/2018 Orders
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2017, 08:01:30 PM »
Seems as if the rest of this years order are starting to be delivered now.
Seen some pics of one of Stockports new MMC200s at Bus Driver of the Year
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28011506@N04/36851957776/in/dateposted/

And just seen this pic of a new MMC200 for Portsmouth carrying some quite stylish branding in my opinion
https://www.flickr.com/photos/45168281@N05/36294793883/in/dateposted/
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Re: Stagecoach 2017/2018 Orders
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2017, 08:03:33 PM »
Seems as if the rest of this years order are starting to be delivered now.
Seen some pics of one of Stockports new MMC200s at Bus Driver of the Year
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28011506@N04/36851957776/in/dateposted/

That is a '16' plate.

You must mean this one
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28011506@N04/37041080245/in/dateposted/

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Re: Stagecoach 2017/2018 Orders
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2017, 08:10:26 PM »
That is a '16' plate.

You must mean this one
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28011506@N04/37041080245/in/dateposted/

Yes I put the wrong link in. I have changed the link now  :)
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Re: Stagecoach 2017/2018 Orders
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2017, 06:12:28 PM »
Seems as if the rest of this years order are starting to be delivered now.
Seen some pics of one of Stockports new MMC200s at Bus Driver of the Year
https://www.flickr.com/photos/28011506@N04/36851957776/in/dateposted/

And just seen this pic of a new MMC200 for Portsmouth carrying some quite stylish branding in my opinion
https://www.flickr.com/photos/45168281@N05/36294793883/in/dateposted/

Stockports MMC200s are now in service. Noted 26141-144 in service on various routes today
Local routes:
Diamond:146
First:144
iGo:19/39/42/145
NXWM:27/45/47/49/63/98

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Re: Stagecoach 2017/2018 Orders
« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2017, 06:22:41 PM »
A brand new Scania/Enviro 400 MMC (15306) has appeared at Graysons for Devon Hop 12 so these are now in process of delivery
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128470593@N05/37218765580
Local routes:
Diamond:146
First:144
iGo:19/39/42/145
NXWM:27/45/47/49/63/98

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