31 July 2019

Go Cornwall Gone North West

As has been well reported in the comments recently the Volvo B7RLE Wright buses with Plymouth Citybus are heading North to Manchester where they will be joining Go North West, for former First Manchester depot recently taken over by Go Ahead. The first two have already been sent to Manchester 101 WA12ACO seen here and 109 WA12ADV

Photos thanks to Derek Cuff and James Grose

I look forward to seeing them in the smart new Go North West livery.

By coincidence I have just this evening uploaded my latest Go Ahead Group fleet list – Go North West although these two are not on it yet! (they will be soon though)


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Cornwall by Kernow

30 JUL 10:05 Service 21. Unfortunately, the bus has let us down. The 09.40 Newquay to St Austell has suffered a puncture. we are sourcing a replacement bus to resume the service as soon as possible. 30 JUL 11:44 Service 21. The 11:33 Nanpean to St Austell is currently being delayed at Whitemoor due to a power line across the road. This could affect the 12:13 St Austell to Newquay depending on how long the bus will be stuck there. We will keep you informed. 30 JUL 12:17 Service 21/22.Police have closed the road between Nanpean and Foxhole. Until the road is opened we will need to divert from the bottom of Nanpean, down to St Stpehens resuming route at Highstreet. Sorry but, we will NOT be able to serve Foxhole for the duration of this closure. 30 JUL 13: 45 The 35 service is currently unable to serve Oakfield Road as works vehicles are obstructing the road where the drainage works are being carried out, we are very sorry for the inconvenience caused  30 JUL 17:55 Due to a water Leak 15:30 Has Broken Down At Paynters Lane End We have Put a Bus In Place To cover The Services

Stagecoach SouthWest

30 JUL 14:14 Service 200 Coypool P&R delayed Service due to congestion at Gydinia Way 30 JUL 15:04 14 service accident at Ham Drive, delays possible 30 JUL 16:02 Dartmouth P&R is operating with one Bus only due to a broken down vehicle. 30 JUL 17:39 THE 1 SERVICE AT 17.25 FROM TAVISTOCK IS NOT OPERATING DUE TO AN INTERNAL ISSUE. 30 JUL 17:41 BOTH VEHICLES OPERATING NOW ON DARTMOUTH P&R. SERVICE RESUME TO NORMAL

Plymouth Citybus

30 JUL 11:38 Service Update 1130: #PCB51 1130 from Derriford unfortunately is not running this is due to an onboard medical emergency. Next bus will be the 1150 departure. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause 30 JUL 15:17 Service update: #PCB35A are currently running the 35 route due to an RTC. We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope to have normal service restored as soon as possible. 30 JUL 17:34 Service update: 1730 all services are running we do have some delays to services this evening average is about 7 minutes. Customer Experience are here to help until 1800 this evening and from 0800 tomorrow morning on 01752 662271 or customer.experience@plymouthbus.co.uk 30 JUL 18:00 Roadworks this evening-Mannamead Rd is closed from Mutley Plain to Seymour Rd from 1900-0600. Mutley customers DONOT use 42/42A/42B/42C/27B/28A these will go via Alexandra Rd Efford Lane to Henders Corner 40/41/44/44A will use Weston Park Rd to Manadon Rb and will serve Mutley

South West Falcon 

29 JUL 22:49 Falcon update: All Northbound Falcons to Bristol are expected to be delayed by 20 mins at Taunton due to the offramp closure at Junction 25 until 0600 30/07/19. The service will serve the Bridgwater stop before reaching Taunton 29 JUL 23:25 The 2300 Falcon service to Bristol will be running 45 minutes late due to technical issues. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. 30 JUL 03:55 The 0430 Falcon service from Plymouth is currently not running due to technical issues. We will update you when the service is running again. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 30 JUL 04:18 The 0430 Falcon service from Plymouth is now running and will be 15 minutes late. Thank you for your continued patience. 30 JUL 17:36 Falcon. 1720 Falcon off Plymouth is running 20 minutes late due to having to change coaches over. Sorry for the delay.

28 comments:

  1. So if they're disappearing, wheres their replacements?

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  2. I really do think it is a shame to see these great vehicles moving on!

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  3. rumour has it that there's a batch of 64 plate Enviro200s coming down from London to replace a batch of older buses

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    1. if this is true, these will be the YY64 *** buses from Go-Ahead London which have central doors, meaning less seating. They look very similar to the YX09 buses with Citybus now.

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  4. they will be converted to single door

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    1. any idea when they're arriving Graham?

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  5. No, I have my sources.. I heard some 200 mmcs are coming down straight from factory free wifi comfibale seating with next stop announcements

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    1. 200 MMCS thats quite alot, but then you can say with next stop announcements but the SPARK buses had them but never ended up using it anyway,
      the list would be E400citys for 50/51 Yellows To 42s, E200s and E200minis from london and New MMC200s, but im sure there is not 200 coming to us, but lets see what does happen

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    2. Obviously they meant E200s lol. I'm fairly sure the E400 Citys are going on the 42. E200 MMCs for 11/11a. Just no idea on branding.

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  6. They are not saying there will be 200 buses - just that they will be Enviro 200 MMCs!

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  7. The Enviro400 Citys will be going on 42s. Unless theres more than 10 arriving in which case they may go to the 50. Meaning Yellows to 42. Could get quite confusing seeing Yellows on 42 however.

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  8. hI, It is enviro 200 source guy again, it was confirmed they will run on the 34 possibly and the 12,

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  9. Because PCB Are wanting all environment friendly buses, a bit like London so they are scrapping lots of old ones and getting new enviro's.

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  10. Of course it makes sense for them to get new buses if they're cheaper to run...
    Saying they'll run on certain routes however, i don't think Citybus will have brought in buses for particular routes - however because of the newer buses for cornwall, i think the newer MMCs will be mostly for Cornwall.

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  11. After many talks with Plymouth bus drivers, it is confirmed of the following will happen:
    10 x Enviro 200 (2014 model from London) will be replacing the first batch of citaros for the services 35/35A/61/62.
    10 x Enviro 200 MMC (New from factory) will be operating various routes around Plymouth.
    10 x Enviro 400 City will be operating the 50/51.
    The YellowFlash buses will go on to the 42s, excluding 537 which is going to either be swooped or put into a special livery. Most likely All Saints like 538
    The second batch of citaros will be put onto the service 11. (Confirmed by Driver Mentor and Lead Driver)

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    1. 10x Enviro 200 (2014) - there's only 15 Citaros in the fleet. 8 55 plate, 7 56 plate, so this would be interesting to see how the remaining Citaros would run on the 11/11a - this also seems a backwards move considering they were only running on that route just before the Wrights were.

      Yellow Flash going to the 42s is only going to cause confusion in my opinion and i've also heard that all Flash branding is going, so wouldn't be surprised to see random Enviros places on that route ( as is the case now)

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    2. Surely if they're only replacing the first batch of Citaros then that's replacing 8 not 10? Meaning there would be enough buses to cover the 11

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    3. I have already seen 65 plate Enviros and 56 plate Citaros on the route. Not sure what's going on right now!

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    4. There are now 6 service busses in the first batch of citaros as 80 and 81 are driver trainers

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    5. in case anyone's wondering, it's the SE--- numbered Enviro's which are replacing the Citaros / Scanias - pictured here... https://www.flickr.com/photos/dartspryte2018/48114469008

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    6. "10 x Enviro 200 (2014 model from London) will be replacing the first batch of citaros for the services 35/35A/61/62.
      10 x Enviro 200 MMC (New from factory) will be operating various routes around Plymouth.
      10 x Enviro 400 City will be operating the 50/51."

      What about the replacements for the Wrights? or is this the 400Citys?

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    7. The enviro 200s from London are the weights replacements as they are replacing the first batch of citaros which operate the 35/35a/61/62 as well as the second batch that operate that route which will go on the 11/11a. The enviro 400 citys are a replacement for the red flash which is a replacement for the yellow flash as these(yellow flash) will go on the 42s.

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    8. That still doesn't make sense as theres 16 buses being replaced by 10 Enviro 200s?

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    9. Most busses are out of service at milehouse and will go out if needed and 6 of those busses will now not be anywhere. The plaxton presidents will go as well.

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  12. They are replacing the 6 CITAROS and 4 SCANIAS. (82/83/84/85/86/87/370/371/372/373)

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    1. Any news of when these buses are coming? Seems like lots of talk and nothing materialising at the moment

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  13. 106 has gone as well.

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  14. 103 and 105 both in service in Plymouth today (17/8/19), 105 on 42 and 103 on 11.

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