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RE: Arriva North West/Arriva Buses Wales VDL Cadets - 313201 - 23/06/2019 15:24

I drove 2515 about 2 or 3 years ago on a driving assessment when it was assigned to Birkenhead depot.

I found there were a few times when I had to rev the engine to make it pick up speed. This resulted in the gearbox kicking down and giving a bad ride.

But I certainly agree they are a bit low on power.


RE: Arriva North West/Arriva Buses Wales VDL Cadets - darylyates17 - 23/06/2019 15:50

(23/06/2019 15:24)313201 Wrote:  I drove 2515 about 2 or 3 years ago on a driving assessment when it was assigned to Birkenhead depot.

I found there were a few times when I had to rev the engine to make it pick up speed. This resulted in the gearbox kicking down and giving a bad ride.

But I certainly agree they are a bit low on power.

How much power do the SB120s have I thought it was around 160hp for the 3.9s as 120 seems to be very low for that size of bus.


RE: Arriva North West/Arriva Buses Wales VDL Cadets - Olympian - 23/06/2019 19:39

(23/06/2019 14:13)MX12 KVM Wrote:  2544 isn’t at Runcorn either.

I'm sure I've seen 2544 on a 37 in Winsford recently.


RE: Arriva North West/Arriva Buses Wales VDL Cadets - 313201 - 23/06/2019 21:35

I'm afraid I'm not sure how much power those buses have but 2515 did seem to be struggling that day.

The thing about it is that the day I had that driving assessment the traffic wasn't too bad although there were some kamikaze car drivers out that tried to tske me on, forcing me to brake thus requiring the engine to be revved up again to kick the gear back down to get it going.

Not sure what the performance of 2515 is like now but It certainly needed attention that day.


RE: Arriva North West/Arriva Buses Wales VDL Cadets - T42 PVM - 18/08/2019 13:11

Update:

2480 CX04 AXW - Bangor
2481 CX04 AXY - Withdrawn (Bangor)
2482 CX04 AXZ - Bangor
2483 CX04 AYA - Bangor
2484 CX04 AYB - Bangor

2489 CX54 DKD - St Helens
2490 CX54 DKE - Chester
2491 CX54 DKF - Speke
2492 CX54 DKJ - Chester
2493 CX54 DKK - Speke
2494 CX54 DKL - Runcorn
2495 CX54 DKN - Southport
2496 CX54 DKO - Southport
2497 CX54 DKU - Bootle
2498 CX54 DKV - Speke
2499 CX54 DKY - Bolton
2500 CX54 DLD - Bootle
2501 CX54 DLF - Birkenhead
2502 CX54 DLJ - Rhyl
2503 CX54 DLK - Bolton

2514 DK55 FWY - Rhyl
2515 DK55 FWZ - Bolton
2516 DK55 FXA - Bangor
2517 DK55 FXB - Bolton
2518 DK55 FXC - Chester
2519 DK55 FXD - Bangor
2520 DK55 FXE - Chester
2521 DK55 FXF - Bangor
2522 DK55 FXG - Southern Counties
2523 DK55 FXH - Rhyl
2524 DK55 FXJ - Bangor
2525 DK55 FXL - Southern Counties
2526 DK55 FXM - Green Lane
2527 DK55 FXO - Bolton
2528 DK55 FXR - Chester
2529 DK55 FXS - Birkenhead
2530 DK55 FXT - Runcorn
2531 DK55 FXU - Southern Counties
2532 DK55 FXV - Southern Counties
2533 DK55 FXW - Runcorn
2534 DK55 FXX - Runcorn
2535 DK55 FXY - Runcorn
2536 DK55 FXZ - Runcorn
2537 DK55 FYA - Runcorn
2538 DK55 FYB - Runcorn
2539 DK55 FYC - Runcorn
2540 DK55 FYD - Runcorn
2541 DK55 FYE - Runcorn
2542 DK55 FYF - Runcorn
2543 DK55 FYG - Birkenhead
2544 DK55 FYH - Winsford???
2545 DK55 FYJ - Birkenhead
2546 DK55 FYL - Runcorn
2547 DK55 FYM - Runcorn
2548 DK55 FYN - Birkenhead
2549 DK55 FYO - Runcorn
2550 DK55 FYP - Chester
2551 DK55 FYR - Bangor
2552 DK55 FYS - Runcorn
2553 DK55 FYT - Birkenhead
2554 DK55 FYV - Southern Counties
2555 DK55 FYW - Chester

2570 CX06 BGU - Bangor
2571 CX06 BGV - Bangor
2572 CX06 BGY - Bangor
2573 CX06 BGZ - Bangor

2629 CX07 CPY - Green Lane
2630 CX07 CPZ - Bangor
2631 CX07 CRF - Bangor
2632 CX07 CRJ - Bangor
2633 CX07 CRK - Southport
2634 CX07 CRU - Southport
2635 CX07 CRV - Bangor
2636 CX07 CRZ - Bangor
2637 CX07 CSF - Bangor
2638 CX07 CSO - Bangor
2639 CX07 CSU - Southport
2640 CX07 CSV - Bangor
2641 CX07 CSY - Southport


RE: Arriva North West/Arriva Buses Wales VDL Cadets - Olympian - 18/08/2019 13:45

Aren't 2572 and 2636 at Winsford, as reported in the Winsford and Bangor threads, or was this just a short term loan ?


RE: Arriva North West/Arriva Buses Wales VDL Cadets - Y727 KNF - 18/08/2019 15:43

2519 is back in Rhyl now Smile


RE: Arriva North West/Arriva Buses Wales VDL Cadets - L401CJF - 18/08/2019 17:56

2496 is based at Laird St.


RE: Arriva North West/Arriva Buses Wales VDL Cadets - 33109 - 19/08/2019 12:20

(18/08/2019 13:45)Olympian Wrote:  Aren't 2572 and 2636 at Winsford, as reported in the Winsford and Bangor threads, or was this just a short term loan ?

Believe these have moved to winsford on a permanent basis as some of the plaxton centros have been having issues.


RE: Arriva North West/Arriva Buses Wales VDL Cadets - trixmax2000 - 19/08/2019 21:06

(19/08/2019 12:20)33109 Wrote:  Believe these have moved to winsford on a permanent basis as some of the plaxton centros have been having issues.

2531 & 2532 are now both in store at Southend (out of MOT)