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National Express Happenings 2019
« on: January 27, 2019, 06:59:53 PM »
All the vehicles on the 250 (Ipswich - Heathrow worked by Galloways) are now by Levante 3s.

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Re: National Express Happenings 2019
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 12:36:09 PM »
Sipson Road Depot (Heathrow) reported as closed.

Yes, that is correct.
It is now the base for the Transdev owned CCH Logistics operations around Heathrow.

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Re: National Express Happenings 2019
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 08:08:51 PM »
There are no white coaches based near Heathrow now.  The contract vehicles are based at BM Coaches depot nearby.  The Hoppa services and vehicles were sold some time back. I think the site will ultimately be part of Heathrow when the 3rd runway scheme starts.

A3 (Victoria - Gatwick) which was operated out of Sibson is now based at Crawley but they have yet to find a proper base.

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Re: National Express Happenings 2019
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2019, 12:13:57 AM »
The Johnsons diagrams on the 349/350 have been taken over by Woods of Leicester.  The timetable will be changing slightly from 11 November.  There are some minor timing changes.  The previous Nottingham to Liverpool journey will start from Leicester and the southbound Manchester Airport to Mansfield is extended to Nottingham.

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Re: National Express Happenings 2019
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2019, 07:48:32 AM »
Given that all of London becomes Euro6 from Autumn 2020, are any Nat' Express vehicles going to be upgraded to Euro 6 rather than replaced?
I am guessing that 85% of all Nat' Express routes enter London and most coaches pre 2014/15 are Euro 5.

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Re: National Express Happenings 2019
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2019, 06:38:38 PM »
Given that all of London becomes Euro6 from Autumn 2020, are any Nat' Express vehicles going to be upgraded to Euro 6 rather than replaced?
I am guessing that 85% of all Nat' Express routes enter London and most coaches pre 2014/15 are Euro 5.
I think the current specification for NX contracts is that the vehicles are no more than 5 years old so there should be very few vehicles in front line service which are affected.

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Re: National Express Happenings 2019
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2019, 08:58:36 AM »
Notices and Proceedings’ number 2398 dated 23 October 2019 contains the following application(s):


Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services

PD0000738/329 NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
Operating between Cambridge Parkside Coach Stops and Heathrow Airport, Termianl 5, Arrivals Forecourt given service number 787 / effective from 25 November 2019.
To amend Route, Stopping Places and Timetable.

PD0000738/253 NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
Operating between MABLETHORPE and LONDON VICTORIA given service number 449 / effective from 25 November 2019.
To amend Route.

PD0000738/311 NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
Operating between Newcastle Upon Tyne Coach Station and Swindon Bus Station given service number 332 / effective from 25 November 2019.
To amend Route, Stopping Places and Timetable.

PD0000738/173 NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
Operating between Hull, Paragon Interchange ( Ferensway) and London Victoria given service number 447 / effective from 25 November 2019.
To amend Route, Stopping Places and Timetable.


Section 3.5 – Cancellations of Existing Services

PD0000738/174 NATIONAL EXPRESS LTD, BIRMINGHAM COACH STATION, DIGBETH, BIRMINGHAM, B5 6DD
Operating between Grimsby and London Victoria given service number 448 / effective from 24 November 2019.


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Re: National Express Happenings 2019
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2019, 09:28:46 PM »
The revised timetables are on the National Coach Guide page https://www.nxagents.com/theguide/ (thank you to the member of the forum who found this page some time ago).

787 is interesting as it now runs to and from Reading omitting terminal 4 and only taking 10 minutes longer than previously.  It looks as if it could equally be operated from either end so it may not be operated by Whipett for much longer.

The Mablethorpe route now starts back from Hull and passes through Grimsby and the Grimsby route is cancelled.  This reduces the '44x group' from 3 return journeys to 2.

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Re: National Express Happenings 2019
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2019, 11:04:51 PM »
Interesting!

The Reading thing I would not have seen coming.  Initially I also wondered if if was related to operator, but I guess the link from Reading to Luton might be their aim?

What it's not though, is a completely useful link that direction in view of the timings.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 11:06:24 PM by barryb »