New round of disposals and transfers-out.

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Charliedaffin
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Re: New round of disposals and transfers-out.

Post by Charliedaffin » 23:24 Thursday 5th December 2019

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128987711 ... vY-2hUHKqY Just seen this on flicker, looking quite smart i have to say!

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Julie
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Re: New round of disposals and transfers-out.

Post by Julie » 14:47 Friday 6th December 2019

Shades of Midland Fox there....

willr7
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Re: New round of disposals and transfers-out.

Post by willr7 » 20:05 Tuesday 10th December 2019

Looks like the StreetLite transfers have begun!
It has been reported that 63358 has entered service at Leicester today (10/12/2019)
http://wmbusphotos.com/forum/index.php?topic=2889.315

bmmoboy
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Re: New round of disposals and transfers-out.

Post by bmmoboy » 11:11 Wednesday 11th December 2019

Lets hope the rest go by the time I go back to work tomorrow!
(to be followed by the StreetLites)

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marck
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Re: New round of disposals and transfers-out.

Post by marck » 11:42 Wednesday 11th December 2019

If 63358 has gone what's replaced it?

TimBrown
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Re: New round of disposals and transfers-out.

Post by TimBrown » 11:44 Wednesday 11th December 2019

bmmoboy wrote:
11:11 Wednesday 11th December 2019
Lets hope the rest go by the time I go back to work tomorrow!
(to be followed by the StreetLites)
I think that the Wright Streetlites/Streetlite Max have harsh rear suspension, jerky gearboxes and harsh brakes, but, and it is a big but, I put up with that because of the decent seat spacing and forward facing seats compared with the near total lack of nearside seat space on the Citaro's and the even worse rear facing seats over the back axle of these buses and lack of grab handles for elderly disabled passengers like myself.

I also reckon it is diabolical that we are losing Euro 6 spec vehicles for more polluting Euro 3, or worse, buses to use in our already heavily polluted city - definitely a backward step!

willr7
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Re: New round of disposals and transfers-out.

Post by willr7 » 13:29 Sunday 15th December 2019

It looks as though First Hampshire & Dorset are receiving new Enviro 200MMCs for it's 'Star' services in Portsmouth. https://www.facebook.com/firstsolent/ph ... =3&theater

I guess this will allow the current 'Star' Streetlite's to transfer out. Possibly some could be sent to Slough, enabling the Citaro's to transfer to Worcester.

bmmoboy
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Re: New round of disposals and transfers-out.

Post by bmmoboy » 20:26 Sunday 15th December 2019

I was under the impression that the Citaros are already at Thorntons, awaiting refurbishment.

willr7
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Re: New round of disposals and transfers-out.

Post by willr7 » 21:02 Sunday 15th December 2019

bmmoboy wrote:
20:26 Sunday 15th December 2019
I was under the impression that the Citaros are already at Thorntons, awaiting refurbishment.
I heard from a member on Flickr a few months back that the Citaro's were being sent away one at a time for interior refurbishment, at that point (64030 & 64031) had been completed and were back at Slough and 64032 had gone off, so a few more may have been completed now.
However, they seemed to think that each one was away for about a month at a time, so at that rate, they wouldn't all be complete until June 2020! :shock:

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marck
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Re: New round of disposals and transfers-out.

Post by marck » 10:34 Sunday 22nd December 2019

I noticed the other day that Riversider 53065 has no first logo or Worcester City branding at all too, also Adam not on fleet list

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