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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #45 on: April 09, 2016, 07:09:39 PM »
Some have been raided for spares for preserved  1415 & 1401

It's great to know that part of our B10s will still live on them, unfortunately no one seems interested in preserving another of ours just yet. I know that some were raided for 60627 / 790 to keep that preservation project going and also I believe some were raided for the ex Commercial fleet and for the five which just kept on going last year.

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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2016, 07:34:43 PM »
At Wrightbus awaiting delivery and now signed off are:
63369-63374 inclusive for Doncaster - to replace Tridents / B10BLEs and to improve fleet age for the Doncaster Bus Partnership.
63375-63388 inclusive for Rotherham. Not a clue what these are to replace, no numbers add up.

Also of note is that the new network for Doncaster has now been released along with major changes to some Rotherham routes.

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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2016, 07:35:29 PM »
Rotherham has Optare Metrodecker Demo YJ16 DFG on loan. This should be trialled on the X78 alongside the 24 Streetdecks.
Rotherham's first two Streetlites have also arrived - these are 63370 and 63372, however are both of yet unregistered.
In more Rotherham news, B10BLE 60618 is in use alongside sister 60621 covering for repaints.

Currently in paint are 32273DO, 31142RO and 31144RO

37021-37030/37032-37035 are expected to transfer back home to First West Yorkshire mid-May. 37031 should follow suit once it's fire damage repairs have been carried out.

At Sheffield, 37515 is the latest candidate for a rear end repaint, and B10BLEs 60655, 60690, 60699, 60702 are the latest vehicles to go to scrap. 60700 has been moved to Waverley business park for use as a bus for university engineers, or some other gubbins along those lines.

No reportable news from Doncaster other than the return of long-term absentee Trident 33061 following it's RTC and B7L 61208 following its RTC/fire.
Doncaster's bus partnership changes are implemented mid next month along with the second round of Rotherham bus partnership changes, so this could all well be the quiet before the storm of fleet movements.
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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2016, 01:26:08 PM »
Latest goings on since the SY forum seems to no longer exist...

Olive Grove:
37521 has moved to reserve following a major incident whilst working peak district runs this weekend.
B10BLE 60650 is the latest bus to take its one way trip to Barnsley - leaving Olympian 34090, B7TL 30861 and four other B10s (60656/60685/60695 and another i believe)
A batch of Enviro400MMCs is expected here later this year.

Rotherham:
Optare Metrodecker 35000 YJ16 DFG has been noted in service on service X78 - seems to be performing better than the B5TL and the E400MMC currently.
B10BLE 60621 has returned to reserve
B7TL 31142/31144 are both repainted into Olympia colours.
Doncaster Streetlite 63381 has been noted as parked here recently - none of Rotherham's own are yet in service.

Doncaster:
B7TLs 30881 30882 30883 30898 30899 are due to be withdrawn with the impending arrival of Streetlites, whilst 30884 30885 30904 30905 30906 and 30907 are expected to move to West Yorkshire
Trident 33063 has been reinstated whilst 33070 has been withdrawn with an engine failure.

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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2016, 08:24:31 AM »
This only details movements which I am aware of - there may be more changes to vehicle allocations which have not yet been recorded, as Doncaster has an overall PVR drop yet there's more buses there according to this list. I know, work that out.

New Streetlites 63369-63382 (numbers tbc) reserve - Doncaster
New Streetlites 63383-63388 (numbers tbc) reserve - Rotherham
B7TL Geminis 37021-030/032-035 Rotherham - reserve
B7TL ALX400s 30881-30885/898-899/904-907 Doncaster - reserve
B7TL ALX400s 30561/563 Rotherham - First West Yorkshire
B7TL ALX400s 30562 Rotherham - reserve
B10BLE 60618 Rotherham - reserve
B10BLE 60622 Doncaster - reserve

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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #50 on: June 02, 2016, 06:57:17 PM »
37024 37025 60618 60621 reinstated at Rotherham.
There are now no non-DDA buses in the fleet with the withdrawal of Doncaster B7TLs 30881-885/898-899/904-907. These are being split between returning to West Yorkshire and heading to Taunton.
Couple of Tridents withdrawn at Doncaster, and more broken. No surprises there then.

The spread of Streetlites currently is
63369 63371 63380 63381 63387 63388 at Rotherham
63370 63372-63379 63382-63386 at Doncaster.
Rotherham's six finally entered service on Tuesday. Sadly, the one I had earlier already has some pretty bad rattles. Not too impressed with the quality of this batch with rattling on day three, but at least they sound like euro5 ones, so actually have some sound to them.
Also worth noting that whilst I'm slagging off their build quality, three of Rotherhams have already broken in the last few days.

That be all for today.

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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #51 on: June 03, 2016, 09:01:29 AM »
37024 37025 60618 60621 reinstated at Rotherham.
There are now no non-DDA buses in the fleet with the withdrawal of Doncaster B7TLs 30881-885/898-899/904-907. These are being split between returning to West Yorkshire and heading to Taunton.
Couple of Tridents withdrawn at Doncaster, and more broken. No surprises there then.

The spread of Streetlites currently is
63369 63371 63380 63381 63387 63388 at Rotherham
63370 63372-63379 63382-63386 at Doncaster.
Rotherham's six finally entered service on Tuesday. Sadly, the one I had earlier already has some pretty bad rattles. Not too impressed with the quality of this batch with rattling on day three, but at least they sound like euro5 ones, so actually have some sound to them.
Also worth noting that whilst I'm slagging off their build quality, three of Rotherhams have already broken in the last few days.

That be all for today.

63382 in Sheffield interchange on the 72. Are you sure that is a Doncaster one?

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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #52 on: June 03, 2016, 08:12:28 PM »
63382 in Sheffield interchange on the 72. Are you sure that is a Doncaster one?

That would be a typo. Whoopsy...

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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2016, 07:30:00 AM »
That would be a typo. Whoopsy...

Reading the latest SOES it appears some of these Streetlites have been used by other depots before going to their proper home, guessing then Rotherham were using it for a few days before going to Donny.

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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2016, 11:25:56 AM »
Reading the latest SOES it appears some of these Streetlites have been used by other depots before going to their proper home, guessing then Rotherham were using it for a few days before going to Donny.

SOES has used the expected transfers and put them into their fleetlist, so this month's isn't entirely correct. Rotherham's Streetlites only entered service last Tuesday for instance, and vehicles which are still in use at both Rotherham and Doncaster depots have been removed from the fleetlist.

If it is of interest to anyone, I have my own fleetlist on my OneDrive for First South Yorkshire, along with a Stagecoach Yorkshire one which is currently a work in progress, which I try to update as soon as movements happen. The link to the folder of fleetlists is located at https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AJvuFiQFfCwsFFc&id=E8BD3D3B2FDF1C6A%21685&cid=E8BD3D3B2FDF1C6A

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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2016, 10:34:06 AM »
Couple of bits;

33867 has finally lost its Strongbow advert, and once again sports Sheffield skylines. Put them back on quicker than they did with the other two..!
Withdrawn 32955 has transferred to Great Yarmouth. Well, only because it got towed there.
The amount of Enviro400MMCs due has been reduced to 10 from 15, so I'm no longer sure that the ALX400s are going...oh, and the batch still isn't showing on the First order list.
Streetlite 63035 and B7TL 31145 are the latest full repaints.

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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #56 on: July 04, 2016, 06:57:22 PM »
Does anyone know if the Optare Metrodecker 35000 is still on the X78? If so,when does the trial end?

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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #57 on: July 04, 2016, 07:49:22 PM »
Saw it recently on working shown on SOES website
http://www.sheffieldomnibus.uk/latest-news.html

I rode on one in London last week, glad I only went three stops!
https://www.flickr.com/gp/92409298@N06/z6GiCN

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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #58 on: July 04, 2016, 10:10:00 PM »
Thanks, @JoNi . The seat in the photo looks like those in our local Streetlites.......bl**dy awful!

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Re: First South Yorkshire
« Reply #59 on: July 04, 2016, 10:34:09 PM »
The ones in London are on routes 35 and 40 that are 50/50 with 16 plate E400 MMCs. London General are buying a load more. There seems to be an obsession with weight which leads to seats like these being used.