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First Bus - Potteries
« on: March 15, 2014, 11:46:52 AM »
I don't believe there's a thread for general Potteries waffle but I would like to ask if anybody knows when the 12 B7L's are transferring from Leicester to Adderley Green if it hasn't happened already?
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014, 04:25:28 PM »
They are all still in service as the remaining Enviro400's have yet to either arrive or enter service.

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2014, 04:50:09 PM »
They are all still in service as the remaining Enviro400's have yet to either arrive or enter service.

The remaining E400s are mostly stored at Sheffield and Rotherham at the moment

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2014, 09:02:17 PM »
They are all still in service as the remaining Enviro400's have yet to either arrive or enter service.

The remaining E400s are mostly stored at Sheffield and Rotherham at the moment

Can we assume that they are stored in  NON-refurbished /"original" condition?
 - and how many are there up there?

Any answers gratefully received  -(Ta.)

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2014, 09:08:48 PM »
They are all still in service as the remaining Enviro400's have yet to either arrive or enter service.

The remaining E400s are mostly stored at Sheffield and Rotherham at the moment

Can we assume that they are stored in  NON-refurbished /"original" condition?
 - and how many are there up there?

Any answers gratefully received  -(Ta.)

No, there are about 9 in South Yorkshire refurbished, and 4 more still at Thorntons being refurbished to come. Just been told all the ones that were at Rotherham have now congregated at Sheffield

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2014, 11:00:05 PM »
They are all still in service as the remaining Enviro400's have yet to either arrive or enter service.

The remaining E400s are mostly stored at Sheffield and Rotherham at the moment

Can we assume that they are stored in  NON-refurbished /"original" condition?
 - and how many are there up there?

Any answers gratefully received  -(Ta.)

No, there are about 9 in South Yorkshire refurbished, and 4 more still at Thorntons being refurbished to come. Just been told all the ones that were at Rotherham have now congregated at Sheffield

Thanks Tony,  -  "almost instant" answers + info on your forum again!

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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2014, 11:26:33 PM »
33506 33550 33556 33565 33569 33571 are some currently stored at Olive Grove, Sheffield. They are in an area of the depot called "Top Park" alongside the scrap line of B10BLE's

Back in Potteries...

32633 is in new livery

32054 was on 25/A's today
32055 and 32056 were on football shuttles today

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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2014, 04:44:58 PM »
PMT liveried OmniCity on 101's yesterday. Think it was on a late night board too

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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2014, 10:54:26 AM »
There is info. about proposed network changes on  www.route-one.net  this week.

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2014, 03:34:11 PM »
Someone in the Yahoo  First-Group-Fans  group, has reported that 4 Olympians are now in a Barnsley scrapyard, including  two in the new livery!
He has listed 34285, 34286, 34288, and the other one must be 34158.

If anyone knows different, please let us know!


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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2014, 09:17:25 PM »
Does anybody know if the earlier planned transfer of B7L's from Leicester to Potteries has taken place yet?

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Re: First Bus - Potteries
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2014, 12:42:53 AM »
At least 1 B7L is in service at PMT

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« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2014, 12:45:37 AM »
Does anybody know if the earlier planned transfer of B7L's from Leicester to Potteries has taken place yet?

I have only four Volvo B7L's down as being moved to Potteries so far:
66302 (KV02 VVD),
66307 (KV02 VVJ),
66311 (KV02 VVN),
66313 (KV02 VVP).

Volvo B7RLE's 66841 (MX05 CGF), 66845 (MX05 CGU) and 66962 (KX05 MHY) have also moved over with similar B7RLE's 66963 (KX05 MHY) and 66964 (KX05 MJE) due soon.

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« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2014, 09:28:21 AM »
Well today won't be a waste of a journey by the sounds of it. Cheers chaps

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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2014, 04:36:01 PM »
Does anybody know if the earlier planned transfer of B7L's from Leicester to Potteries has taken place yet?

I have only four Volvo B7L's down as being moved to Potteries so far:
66302 (KV02 VVD),
66307 (KV02 VVJ),
66311 (KV02 VVN),
66313 (KV02 VVP).

Volvo B7RLE's 66841 (MX05 CGF), 66845 (MX05 CGU) and 66962 (KX05 MHY) have also moved over with similar B7RLE's 66963 (KX05 MHY) and 66964 (KX05 MJE) due soon.

66964 has already moved. I understand that it, and 66307 are currently away at Rotherham for repaint.