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RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - bus401 - 28/08/2015 23:54

27779 is still parked up must be waited for parts?


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - R879 HRF - 29/08/2015 06:56

(28/08/2015 23:54)bus401 Wrote:  27779 is still parked up must be waited for parts?

It's got oil spewed all up the back of it and a rather large puddle under it, as its Chesters it could be Sat there for a while!

May be waiting for specialists.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - wirralbus - 29/08/2015 07:18

(28/08/2015 23:47)E208 WBG Wrote:  http://m.chesterstandard.co.uk/mobile/mnews/152027/shake-up-planned-for-chester-park-and-ride-scheme.aspx

Some park and ride update


I really would be interested which of the other sites gets paired up with Sealand Road site on a saturday , which then inherits the traffic delays from the retail park. Good idea in principle as it works pairing sites up in Oxford.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - WhiteVanMan - 29/08/2015 10:44

(28/08/2015 23:47)E208 WBG Wrote:  http://m.chesterstandard.co.uk/mobile/mnews/152027/shake-up-planned-for-chester-park-and-ride-scheme.aspx

Some park and ride update

Be very interesting to see, how they can "significantly improved park and ride service" with an reduced subsidy.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - wirralbus - 29/08/2015 11:00

In some areas the park and ride bus becomes a part of the network of routes as a normal service bus once out of the confines of the park and ride site .

For instance in York Pensioners only pay for the journey from the P&R site at £1 the return journey is done as a normal concessionary journey.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - SNL 824 - 29/08/2015 21:02

(22/08/2015 20:52)Enviro400 Wrote:  It sure is, it's on the 471/2 tonight

I rode this vehiclle a couple of times today. This really is a great looking bus - also sounds great and pulls away powerfully. Stop start mechanism isn't particularly smooth though. Also top deck interior doesn't feel like an Enviro400 - I think the large "stopping" sign detracts from the curvature of the front window. Downstairs is superbly laid out.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - R879 HRF - 29/08/2015 21:28

(29/08/2015 21:02)SNL 824 Wrote:  I rode this vehiclle a couple of times today. This really is a great looking bus - also sounds great and pulls away powerfully. Stop start mechanism isn't particularly smooth though. Also top deck interior doesn't feel like an Enviro400 - I think the large "stopping" sign detracts from the curvature of the front window. Downstairs is superbly laid out.

I drove this earlier, it does look smart but overall build quality is cheap (as with all buses of today sadly) and in comparison to other buses it is poor. It drives well, nice steering and smooth acceleration, however is slow off the mark but once it's built up some power pulls well. As with all modern voiths the retarder issharp - not as sharp as the Enviro400s rf currently has though, but it does have a habit of randomly banging down the gears when breaking which isn't ideal!

The stop start is notvery smooth and a couple of times it didn't start at all and had to be reset!

Hopefully as time goes by ADL will find solutions to little issues like this but overall is not a bad bus. The cheap plastic used on parts of the interior, eg fire door, really does let it down though.


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - R879 HRF - 30/08/2015 11:49

17502 is on the 15 in New Brighton


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - YN05 WKE - 30/08/2015 13:46

Anyone know if 80027 is out today?


RE: Stagecoach Chester & Wirral - gka472l - 30/08/2015 16:07

(30/08/2015 11:49)R879 HRF Wrote:  17502 is on the 15 in New Brighton

Did wonder what was out as the Olympian was in the yard when I drover past earlier...wish I had gone up to New Brighton for a look now!