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(24/05/2018 16:50)Mayneway Wrote:  Both of the 07 reg Enviros should be being collected by Dawson's this weekend and replaced with a pair of shorter 11 plate Envros which will eventually be stickered up with MCT logos etc. The 07 reg pair were deemed as unsuitable for most MCTs work because of their length.

I wonder whether they were originally chosen because some x5 journeys had pretty high passenger numbers towards the end of stagecoach? Numbers are now being decimated by poor punctuality (not mcts fault - a slightly unrealistic timetable and the roadworks on the M56 are killing it off)
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(Yesterday 00:55)ant17612 Wrote:  That's a shame, I saw one almost full up on the 245 the other week!

They are cracking buses and are in much better condition than some of the younger shorter enviro's at MCT but it seems for once management have listened and have realised they are just not suitable for some of the services.
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(Yesterday 07:16)djb Wrote:  I wonder whether they were originally chosen because some x5 journeys had pretty high passenger numbers towards the end of stagecoach? Numbers are now being decimated by poor punctuality (not mcts fault - a slightly unrealistic timetable and the roadworks on the M56 are killing it off)

Yes originally brought in for use on the X5, but then strangly when the 237 first went to MCT the running boards for that stated that long darts/Enviros should be used but within the first couple of weeks the journeys went from stand alone 2 bus working to a complicated interworking where it will do a trip both ways on the 237, then do some very tight Ashton circulars then do a 389 both ways there just too big to run on some routes - I suspect it will be the same in Stockport with the X5's.
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(Today 08:01)Mayneway Wrote:  Yes originally brought in for use on the X5, but then strangly when the 237 first went to MCT the running boards for that stated that long darts/Enviros should be used but within the first couple of weeks the journeys went from stand alone 2 bus working to a complicated interworking where it will do a trip both ways on the 237, then do some very tight Ashton circulars then do a 389 both ways there just too big to run on some routes - I suspect it will be the same in Stockport with the X5's.

The buses on the x5 actually seem to stay put all day. Although I’m not 100% as I’ve mostly stopped using it due to the fact it’s usually up to half an hour late most of the day, and mct don’t have real time.
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