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New Buses for Delaine
« on: July 11, 2016, 09:52:38 AM »
I heard yesterday that Wrightbus have agreed to built two more double-deckers to the same specification as AD65DBL. It is expected that they will both be delivered in November, one will enter service as AD66DBL, whilst the second one will be stored and enter service in March as AD17DBL.
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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 01:29:33 PM »
I have been informed the 163 AD17DBL has now been delivered and is in store. However 162 AD66DBL has been delayed and will be arriving in a fortnight or so.
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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2016, 05:42:49 PM »
162 AD66DBL has now been delivered and I understand it is due to enter service on 1st December.
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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2016, 05:59:57 PM »
Seen in Queensgate Bus Station today
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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2016, 10:28:27 AM »
Seen in Queensgate Bus Station today

Call me a traditionalist, if you like, but I think colour schemes which follow the window-lines (like The Delaine's) do more for a bus than than any number of swoops and swirls.

Of course, being nit-picky there are minor changes I'd like even there!
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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 04:58:41 PM »
I fully agree!

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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2016, 09:00:55 PM »
Call me a traditionalist, if you like, but I think colour schemes which follow the window-lines (like The Delaine's) do more for a bus than than any number of swoops and swirls.

Of course, being nit-picky there are minor changes I'd like even there!

It's nice, agreed, but doesn't follow the window line on the front (and looks a bit odd as a result!)

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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2016, 11:08:10 PM »
It's nice, agreed, but doesn't follow the window line on the front (and looks a bit odd as a result!)

I agree. Great looking livery however the front doesn't quite look right with the straight against the curves. Could this have been a slight variation just for the front.  Be interesting if the buy the new body next (is that the gemini 3?) The straight angles may suit that better.

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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2016, 10:33:37 AM »
I agree. Great looking livery however the front doesn't quite look right with the straight against the curves. Could this have been a slight variation just for the front.  Be interesting if the buy the new body next (is that the gemini 3?) The straight angles may suit that better.

Agreed. That's exactly the minor change I would make.
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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 10:27:01 AM »
According to 'Buses' magazine Delaine has ordered its first new Euro6 single decker which
will be a 12m Volvo B8RLE with Wright Eclipse 3 B45F body.

The report also states that this will begin the gradual replacement
of the six single decker Volvo B7RLEs.

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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2018, 05:25:33 PM »
I was told that it is expected to be delivered in August, ready to go into service on 1st September registered AD68DBL.
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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2018, 08:17:50 AM »
There have been photo's of the new bus at Wrightbus works ready for delivery. Surprisingly it has a Wrightbus Eclipse body, as designed for Lothian Transport. It will be in service for early September and will no doubt feature in the Delaine Running day on 29th September.
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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2018, 05:54:31 AM »
It’s  on Twitter


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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2018, 09:55:53 AM »
They'll need it, a little bird has told me that they are taking over the 9 route between Peterborough and Stamford, renumbering it as 205.

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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2018, 11:38:17 AM »
From https://www.stevenknightmedia.com/fleet-news-ramblings

Aug 24 with photo

✤Delaine Buses
We understand that Delaine Buses will be operating a Stamford-Peterborough via Wittering service from October, which will replace the current Centrebus service 9. A Centrebus Dart SLF 544 (EU04BZY) has been parked at Delaine’s depot in Bourne this week.

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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2018, 09:08:04 AM »
From N&Ps 29 August

PF0007016/14   DELAINE BUSES LTD, 8 SPALDING ROAD, BOURNE, PE10 9LE
   From: Stamford Bus Station
To: Peterborough Queensgate Bus Station
Via: Wittering, Wansford, Ailsworth, Castor, Longthorpe
Name or No.: 205
Service type: Normal Stopping / Hail & Ride
Effective date: 22 October 2018
Other details: Monday to Saturday

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New Buses for Delaine - "Hail and Ride"
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2018, 08:15:05 PM »
Hail and Ride

"If a bus service operates as hail and ride it means you can signal to the bus driver that you wish to board the bus at any point along the road and the driver will stop where it is safe to do so.

If you want to get off the bus, simply ring the bell close to where you want to alight and the driver will pull over as soon as it is safe to.

Hail and ride usually operates where there are no fixed bus stops along the road, often in rural areas or along residential estates, and can be along the entire length of its route or a small section.  If a bus service operates hail and ride, it will be identified as such in the timetable produced by the bus operator.

Remember - your driver has a responsibility to ensure the safety of passengers and other road users.  Please respect his or her judgment when requesting the bus to stop."

This is great. Hope Delaine's will be happy to drop me off and collect me from the entrance to Sacrewell Farm on the A47?

Were Kimes and are Centrebus "Hail and Ride" services on this route?

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Re: New Buses for Delaine - "Hail and Ride"
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2018, 08:54:21 AM »
Hail and Ride
This is great. Hope Delaine's will be happy to drop me off and collect me from the entrance to Sacrewell Farm on the A47?

Were Kimes and are Centrebus "Hail and Ride" services on this route?
Yes they are (within certain parameters), with the proviso that it is at the driver's discretion where they believe it is safe to do so.  I suspect you would find that the road safety limitation would preclude that location - road speed, proximity to the A1 junction & sight lines would count against it (at least in the westbound direction).

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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2018, 08:28:27 PM »
AD68DBL was seen at the docks in Ireland this morning awaiting its journey to Bourne.
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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2018, 07:05:58 AM »
AD68DBL was seen at the docks in Ireland this morning awaiting its journey to Bourne.
believe it moved yesterday afternoon south
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Re: New Buses for Delaine
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2018, 09:57:57 PM »
Has arrived at Bourne and had vinyl's fitted. It will enter service on Wednesday, when Delaine introduce Contactless fare collection throughout their fleet.
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