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  1. MB162435

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    The Atlantic Coaster Tridents do seem to be busy today, the 16:10 85 service from Truro to Newquay was worked by an Atlantic Coaster Trident aswell, they now basically work the whole of Cornwall from Lands End up to Padstow, cover more areas of the Duchy than any other class in Kernow's fleet
     
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    That 14.00 service and return is usually the most likely to sport a blue MMC : I see it most days, must have missed it on Thursday!
     
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    New arrival at Camborne from Go North East via Ensign is Volvo B7TL PN02 XCF.
     
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    Joined today by PJ02 PZE (which is dual door configuration).

    33471 & 33477 on service U4 today along with Tridents 32756 and 32758.
     
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    University bus E400 33421 was on the 16:25 231 service from Truro College to Falmouth Moor, also saw a Trident in old Barbie livery on the 10:35 U1 service from Truro to Falmouth Moor and later on in the day on the 16:40 U1 service from Falmouth Moor to Truro
     
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    PJ02 PZE (and 32051 V336 LGC) had a very brief stay with Newport Transport in South Wales after being collected by them from Newcastle in September.
     
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    Are the latest arrivals from Ensign to supplement or replace some of the original batch?
     
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    Aren't they all additional - something like 12 to be loaned in total now ?
     
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    Don't know that is why I asked!

    Trident 33235 on service T1 this morning.
     
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    Scania Wright Solar 65759 in Atlantic Coasters livery was on the 16:25 238 service from Truro College to Long Rock and University E400 33422 on the 16:25 231 service from Truro College to Falmouth Moor
     
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    Seeing the tremendous resources poured into services from Truro College, I wonder how the passenger numbers stack up. I ask because, based in Penzance as I am, I regularly witness the U4 service that commences from Penwith Collage in the afternoon (Penwith and Truro Colleges share common management) and it appears to carry no passengers on the section between the college and Market Jew Street on a regular basis: last week I also caught the A17 service that diverts via Humphry Davy School on its way to St Ives in the afternoon and (again) absolutely no passengers, school or otherwise, were gained on this section: given that the Treneere Estate poses a lot of problems for full-size buses at any time, let alone school finishing time, should this operation be reviewed?
     
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    Solo 53801 noted eastbound on the A30 Hayle bypass at lunchtime, then 10 minutes later E400 MMC 33479 westbound.
     
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    Maybe the capacity of the full size bus is required earlier or later in the duty and saves swapping buses around?
     
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    They were not used by Newport, though.
     
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    The type of bus is fairly arbitrary and will vary from day to day. I'm not suggesting a smaller bus be used. more that it should be ascertained whether any schoolkids are regularly using the bus and, if not, the diversion be withdrawn and the journey take the regular routeing, because stops on the normal routeing are not being served.
     
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    They attempted to use one of them. It was sent out on a school service and promptly failed.
     
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    32955 on T1 this morning after having it's upper deck front windscreen replaced yesterday.
     
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    PJ02 PZK arrived at Camborne late afternoon, under tow!
     
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    Interesting point you make there as today one of the coaster Scania's 65760 was out on the U4 still displaying 2 on the blind which I'm sure the traffic commissioner would take a very dim view on. The U4 is only registered to go as far as Penryn Campus however on the other working I noticed it was screened up for Falmouth as that was where the old 2 terminated. Considering its been two months now since this change took place they'd atleast make sure the buses on this route have had their blinds reprogrammed.
     

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    Seen a blue uni enviro up in Bodmin today.
    On the subject of Bodmin, today was my first encounter with their new roundabouts. They are the most ridiculous things I’ve ever seen.
     
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    That's not very good at all, as you said they have had plenty of time for the changes especially as the U4 change was finalised at the end of August, thought all the fleet had been changed now the Tridents and East Lancashire Lolynes I have seen had displayed U4
     
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    it only takes 2 mins to update to ,its become quite common now showing 2 on the blind now what Passengers must think i dont know as for the Company they dont seem to be bothered.
     
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    When the Tinner brand was launched back in February, for many months I think until May, all non -E400 vehicles still displayed 14 and 18, once saw a Dennis Dart at Camborne displaying 14 St Ives on it, so not like it hasn't happened before
     
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    I'd heard there was only one person enabled to software change the blinds. So he has to travel around Cornwall to the depots. Vehicles out during the day, so night time visits to catch them as they came back to their home depot. However, each night some are diagrammed to return to Camborne or Truro at regular intervals, so it's a moving platform he's working on. Not as easy job as it seems.
     
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    No Excuse they have had plenty of time to sort this there parked up every night where ever there to in the county most are also in on Sundays to its better to but First on the Blind with U4 somewhere in the window than display the wrong info people who dont catch buses on a regular basis wont have a clue , its a little devise thats like a memory card from a camera less than a min to put in the blind , its like all the branding they have come up with most arent on the right routes as seen by Mr knows pic shows , the 37 at Helston has had a Atlantic coaster on it this week to :lol:
     
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    It left Newport in exactly the same way!
     

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  27. 83G/84D

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    Thanks, Cornwall Commercials brought it into Camborne.
     
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    Seems like a good hire... not.
     

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