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(02/03/2015 19:24)SL64 JDZ Wrote:  The WiFi worked on all three of the Enviro400s that I travelled on yesterday and all were also were very warm - which for me is a very welcoming feature

Considering the engine size (6.7 litre) I think the Enviro400s cope extremely well with full loads. Green Lane's 4586, 4588 and 4593 in particular are particularly very good performers under full loads with an excellent turn of speed. I travelled on 4630 from Netherton yesterday morning and it coped with a full load without any issues at all

I have noticed also that as you come out of St Helens on the 10/10A and travel up Borough Road I found that Pulsars (particularly under a full load) struggled however the Enviro400s climb it with ease. I think the Cummins engine with ZF gearbox is an excellent combination

To play on reports and personal experiences of the batch of 12 we received in the North East last year which are used on far more demanding routes than those based in Liverpool - they're already making an impact on what is possibly a contender for Arriva's longest single route in the UK (the X18 between Newcastle and Berwick via the Coast and Alnwick). As they can last virtually 18 hours on a single tank of fuel (at least 2 boards are out from 6am until nearly midnight) they are proving to be a success. Even the Sapphire examples are holding their route together while the older 57-reg examples keep struggling.

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RE: Arriva North West - Bootle Depot - kuyoyo - 02/03/2015 20:27

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