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RE: Arriva North West - Speke Depot - mr t - 02/09/2018 19:21

So today Spekes first day on the 79C has given us 3 different variants destinations -
"Widnes", "Widness", and "Widnes Greenoaks"
In bound we have - "Liverpool", "City Centre", and "City Centre Liverpool One"

Oh dear oh dear


RE: Arriva North West - Speke Depot - childwallblues - 02/09/2018 20:07

Which buses were on the 79C please?


RE: Arriva North West - Speke Depot - T42 PVM - 02/09/2018 21:39

I seen a couple of Gemini 2s


RE: Arriva North West - Speke Depot - B10B6514 - 03/09/2018 00:12

The "Widness" blind was being corrected during the afternoon.


RE: Arriva North West - Speke Depot - mr t - 03/09/2018 01:50

(02/09/2018 20:07)childwallblues Wrote:  Which buses were on the 79C please?

All Geminis


RE: Arriva North West - Speke Depot - mr t - 03/09/2018 01:52

(03/09/2018 00:12)B10B6514 Wrote:  The "Widness" blind was being corrected during the afternoon.

How do they end up with 3 different ones when they are all updated/ programmed by the same stick thing


RE: Arriva North West - Speke Depot - cfm146g - 03/09/2018 06:30

(03/09/2018 01:52)mr t Wrote:  How do they end up with 3 different ones when they are all updated/ programmed by the same stick thing

They are probably using more than one code... there can be a number of variants of the same destination with different via points or terminal variants [e.g. Widnes Green Oaks or Vicarage Road or catch-all Widnes to fall back on]. The variant to be used would be shown on each trip on each running board.

Once you spot a balls-up, the USB stick can be reprogrammed in a few minutes, but then you would have to catch up with all the buses on allocation to reprogram one by one [I don't know of any destination screens which are live internet updated as yet, though it's possible]. So there would be good and bad versions on the road at the same time.


RE: Arriva North West - Speke Depot - MPTE1955 - 03/09/2018 09:11

Bit more of a mix on 79C this morning, although seemingly more B7s than anything else.


RE: Arriva North West - Speke Depot - childwallblues - 03/09/2018 19:18

(03/09/2018 09:11)MPTE1955 Wrote:  Bit more of a mix on 79C this morning, although seemingly more B7s than anything else.
I saw 4453 4456 and an Enviro400.


RE: Arriva North West - Speke Depot - MX12 KVM - 03/09/2018 19:19

(03/09/2018 19:18)childwallblues Wrote:  I saw 4453 4456 and an Enviro400.

Commander 2600 also on the 79C.