23 December 2019

Plymouth Citybus Fleet News Part 2

Catching up on the other buses withdrawn by Plymouth Citybus:

480 PK02RFF

Plymouth Citybus 480 PK02RFF

482 PK02RDU

Plymouth Citybus 482 PK02RDU

483 PK02RDV

Plymouth Citybus 483 PK02RDV

484 PK02RDZ

Plymouth Citybus 484 PK02RDZ

486 PJ02RFJ

Plymouth Citybus 486 PK02RFJ

I for one will miss these buses as they were by far the best of the second hand buses that have joined the Citybus fleet.

It seems likely that some of these buses will send up with Roselyn Coaches.

Following on from this mornings post – it can be confirmed that 434 X546EGK was withdrawn a good while back. This means that the front line DD fleet is now all Enviros.

Other news – is that the 4 Enviro 200s recently acquired from Yorkshire are now being prepped for repaint. It is expected they will receive the new Citybus livery – but this has not been confirmed.

Finally for now it is rumoured that some of the older coaches in the fleet are being replaced shortly. It remains to be seen what with!

Have a very Happy Christmas Everybody!

31 comments:

  1. Maybe(just a thought) go ahead oxford as there x90 gets withdrawn next weekend tho a few coaches will end up on the 102(which gets extended from beconsfield to heathrow) some coaches will be left routeless.
    Also saw a e200 in spray booth tho had no plates or fleetnumber so no id sorry

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  2. I have not heard anything official - but I agree that at least some Oxford coaches sound likely. They are quite a bit newer than the older coaches they should replace.

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  3. Go North East are currently taking 5 new coaches for National Express duties - I suspect that these will replace an equal number of “63” plate Volvo B9R/ Caetano Levante, might these be coming to Plymouth?

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  4. noticed there's a few buses which haven't been around for a while. Anyone know anything about any of these? 53, 139,475,514?

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    1. all are still in service, just vor for work. same as bus 61.

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    2. 53 - Engine blown after doing the service 71?
      139 - Unknown
      475 - The 4th time it's been off the road, the last route it did before its 4 absenses was the 51 each time
      514 - Major defect on the PM service 103 a few weeks ago

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    3. 514 is back on the road now I believe.

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    4. 514 is now back in service as of 3/1/20 on the 34

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    5. 61 is back on the road as of this morning

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  5. 481 and a stripped down Dart (253?) on tow behind wreckers at speed on A38 northbound this afternoon.

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    1. Could have been 53? I dont believe 253 has been at Milehouse for quite a while

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    2. It was 64 that was on the back of the truck.

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  6. 481, 253 and 64 were parked next to each other in the Lower Yard on the 4th December. Both Darts were heavily stripped.

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    1. To update 481 and 64 have now departed for scrap.

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  7. Was 64 withdrawn with accident damage or mechanical fault?

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    1. Accident Damage and Chassis Rot making it un-economical to repair.

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  8. Why was 17 withdrawn and scrapped

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    1. Blew the head gasket and was un-economical to repair.

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  9. 253 was withdrawn after it caught fire in Albaston on the 79,

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  10. the new buses for GAL Route 100 have started arriving, meaning the existing 10 2014 E200s will be headed for plymouth in the next few weeks.

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    1. Aren't the new E200's going via ADL for some mod's before Plymouth?

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    2. The new BYD E200s are apparently being brought into service on the 100s this weekend. So may see some movements to ADL / W&D Trim

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  11. YX56 HVJ is confirmed as 165, in swoops livery, was in service today, 14/01/20 on route 20A

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  12. Still no sign of 139, i understand 155 is in the paint shop, 475 is still VOR also. 164 in the paint shop too.

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  13. Is 139 in Cornwall running Callywith routes? 155 out if Free flash? With 165 on the road that makes sense on 164.
    I haven't seen 473 and 474 for ages, are they in Cornwall too? I'm guessing 515,516,517,518 and 519 are

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    1. Dont believe 139 is in Cornwall. 155 not out yet, soon though in
      Swoops I guess. Theres a lot of 63 plate E400s in Cornwall atm

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  14. YX56 HVG is confirmed as 163, in swoops (with additional wheelchair friendly stickers above windscreeen), was in service today, 21/01/20 on route 23 (when I saw it)

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  15. All 4 EY vehicles swooped (as of Monday 20th January 2020)
    162 did 40/41/44/44A then evening 61/62
    163 did the 5/5A
    164 did the 43
    165 did the 40/41/44/44A

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  16. Weren't 162-165 due to go in the 20/20A?
    Although with the Cornish expansion perhaps they will live on longer. Although we still expecting a batch from London aren't we - perhaps they will be painted ok into Cornish branding

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    1. Those ex-yorkshire darts were meant to replace the Scanias, yes, but indirectly as putting buses with 45mph limiters on the A38 isn't going to keep to time very well. As for the 64 plate darts from London they should be making their way to Plymouth in the coming weeks via ADL for some work (presumably single door conversions).

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  17. There's an interesting bus swapping going on in Cornwall in particular on 11A - lots of deckers coming from Padstow, and swapping with a Citaro / Volvo after school runs. Wonder if the 11A is going to change its destination to Bodmin Town Centre rather than Parkway going forward?

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