Stagecoach West/South West/South Wales - Fleet News & Discussion

Discussion in 'Buses & Coaches' started by Temple Meads, 31 Jul 2014.

  1. carlberry

    carlberry Established Member

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    G614OTV was providing a heritage running day on service 462 yesterday. I assume it's been certified as a coach to get around the DDA requirements however I cant see it lasting very long under Stagecoach ownership!
     
  2. TheGrandWazoo

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    How often does it operate the 462? Was it under the 20 day dispensation or is it a regular thing?
     
  3. carlberry

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    I don't really see it very often, when I do it's about 50% coach and 50% yellow decker and there are numerous journeys of course. I'd assume they'd struggle to keep all the deckers under the 20 day rule.
     
  4. DaveHarries

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    No. Probably the 462 will become either a more modern decker or an Enviro200 which may result in better matching of resources to demand. How busy is the 462?

    Dave
     
  5. Marcus Fryer

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    I believe (although I don't know for sure) all the 462s are back workings off school runs/Aviva 101 journeys? So it is the capacity needed for those which dictates what is used.
     
  6. Marcus Fryer

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    Have SGBC still got that Pointer/Dart (YXI 235)? Back in May it was being used on a staff shuttle for LV= at Aztec West.
     
  7. swifty

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    The number plate is on a BMW now and the lesser spotted Dart (X579 MBH) is currently sorn.
     
  8. Marcus Fryer

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    Thanks for the update. They had it a good number of years - would have fitted in with Stagecoach.
     
  9. Philip adams

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    Ok the how
    about x23 and x63 run by stagecoach west
    X23 Gloucester-Lydney-Chepatow-Newport-Cardiff 2 hourly
    X63 Gloucester-Newent-Ross-Monmouth-Raglan-Newport-Cardiff
    2 hourly
    To replace bus services along the routes
    Also some people have said expanded bus services like
    71 Gloucester-Tewkesbury- Beckford-Evesham every 1 to 2 hours
    40 Cheltenham-Tewkesbury- upton-on-7-Worcester every 2
    Hours run by Stagecoach west.
    What do people think a good idea or what.
     
  10. DaveHarries

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    Now confirmed by Stagecoach that the RTC at Totnes is the reason behind the cancellation of the open day on 6th October:
    https://www.stagecoachbus.com/servi...rticle?SituationId=ID-05/10/2019-15:46:52:852

    Dave
     
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  11. TheGrandWazoo

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    How have you come up with these ideas? Who are these "some people"? You travelled on these routes?
     
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    Traveline are showing the Stagecoach timetables for the ex South Glos routes starting on the 19th October.
    So next week may be the last chance for Olympians/Citybus travel in Bristol!
     
  13. Mitchell Hurd

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    I'm guessing the step-entrance vehicles were short-notice vehicles when Stagecoach took over some routes in Bristol? I believe, however, that step-entrance vehicles can be used in normal service I presume up to 15-20 times a year?
     
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    These vehicles are owned and regular service vehicles by south Gloucester bus and coach who stagecoach are in the process of buying, with the sale expected to complete in the next week or so
     
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    The VOSA changes showed up yesterday with an effective date of 16 November...
     
  16. carlberry

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    That is odd as, if they buy the company, there's no need to re register them anyway.
     
  17. clanger68

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    Hi, does anybody know if there's an outstation at Okehampton and if so how many vehicles, also i have an address for Cullompton but seems to be Council offices & Tavistock seems a bit vague also?? Any help most appreciated.
     
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    it’s going onto the stagecoach west license
     
  19. TheGrandWazoo

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    There is a recent new Okehampton outstation - think it’s one vehicle

    Cullompton closed when the new Tiverton outstation opened; that one is opposite the Tesco filling station. Tavi is still at the compound near the rugby club?
     
  20. Mitchell Hurd

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    Just out of curiosity, what's happening to the Stagecoach Devon Gold Scania E400 that was involved in the accident last Saturday? How likely is it that it's a write off?

    It's a good job Stagecoach Oxford have some surplus ones soon - although there are plenty of Gold buses around at other Stagecoach depots I guess.
     
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    With that sort of damage I’d consider it to be a write off and sold for scrap
     
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    30 odd people injured, 8 seriously. A major incident and people are bothering themselves about a bus.....
     
  23. Temple Meads

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    Yes, I would imagine it is a write off.
     
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    Oxford does not have any spare ones. All the Witney ones have been transferred elsewhere. Some have been repainted into corporate colours.
     
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    Witney's have not been transferred yet, except for one to the East Midlands... I don't think any of the new ones have even arrived yet (although I'd be happy to be corrected). I think that 11 more are due to transfer to East Midlands (the remainder of 15609-15620 to join 15612 I'd assume). Potentially 1 or both of 15933/34 could transfer south as they are the same age (and even the same batch, just split?).
     
  26. Mitchell Hurd

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    Split, yes - 15933 and 15934 (part of the Devon order) were spare from the 2013/2014 order so Stagecoach Oxford got them which are very useful.
     
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    Bit late but anyway. PSV Circle says Webbers Transport Galbraith Road Hameldown Business Pk Okehampton EX20 1UF for one DD.
     
  28. embers25

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    Given they were running a Gold bus on the 9 on Thursday, I assume they have enough to cover.
     
  29. clanger68

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    Thank you
     
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    Thank you
     

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