Nexus
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Noticed there is Several Nexus Threads for different things, but weren't suitable for the following post as it has no relation to those topics, might worth merging all those Threads into this one.

Anyway whilst briefly in Jarrow Yesterday I spotted Nexus have Invested in some New Bus Infrastructure Cleaning Vans, in the form of the New Ford Transits, also note in the Photo of (CX14 RXL) that it is parked on Double Yellow Lines, what was even more baffling was on opposite side of the Road there was plenty of Parking Space and it isn't Doubled Yellow Lined, or Alternatively why did the Driver not Park in the Car Park for Home Bargins, Rather than Parking where they did and receiving a Fine.

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(18/09/2014, 17:55)NEBCD Malarkey Wrote: Noticed there is Several Nexus Threads for different things, but weren't suitable for the following post as it has no relation to those topics, might worth merging all those Threads into this one.

Anyway whilst briefly in Jarrow Yesterday I spotted Nexus have Invested in some New Bus Infrastructure Cleaning Vans, in the form of the New Ford Transits, also note in the Photo of (CX14 RXL) that it is parked on Double Yellow Lines, what was even more baffling was on opposite side of the Road there was plenty of Parking Space and it isn't Doubled Yellow Lined, or Alternatively why did the Driver not Park in the Car Park for Home Bargins, Rather than Parking where they did and receiving a Fine.

They're owned by the contractor, and not Nexus. Viper took over on the 10th June 2014.

http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/nexus-...d-shelters
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#3
I imagine the contractors will have some sort of special dispensation applied which allows their vehicles to park in bus stations (or stops) in order to allow the necessary maintenance to take place.
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(18/09/2014, 22:36)aureolin Wrote: They're owned by the contractor, and not Nexus. Viper took over on the 10th June 2014.

http://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/nexus-...d-shelters

Thanks for that Aureolin, Wasn't aware of any Contract change in regards to the Cleaning of Bus Stations/Shelters, although I was curious as to what "Viper" was, but as my mind was elsewhere at the Time the thought didn't even cross my mind.
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(18/09/2014, 22:43)AdamY Wrote: I imagine the contractors will have some sort of special dispensation applied which allows their vehicles to park in bus stations (or stops) in order to allow the necessary maintenance to take place.

Probably stipulated by Nexus, as I recall a previous contractor (possibly Interserve?) having Nexus logos on their fleet too.
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(18/09/2014, 22:45)aureolin Wrote: Probably stipulated by Nexus, as I recall a previous contractor (possibly Interserve?) having Nexus logos on their fleet too.

It might have been DBL (Dowell Brothers) or even both.

Security companies (such as G4S, Security Plus, Loomis etc.,) also have similar arrangements with local authorities and business owners. This is why you see them parked up in pedestrianised or 'bus-only' areas like the Monument. 
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(18/09/2014, 22:50)AdamY Wrote: It might have been DBL (Dowell Brothers) or even both.

Security companies (such as G4S, Security Plus, Loomis etc.,) also have similar arrangements with local authorities and business owners. This is why you see them parked up in pedestrianised or 'bus-only' areas like the Monument. 

T'was Mitie Smile - http://www.mitie.com/documents/%5Bimport...-nexus.pdf
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#8
Whether some are relevant to the issues relating to low rail adhesion or not, Nexus have put tenders out for a range of items.

There are 17(?) lots included in those tenders, are training for chainsaw use and track welding.
Other tenders include lift and escalator maintenance.

Presumably staff will be trained internally to carry out maintenance and tasks going forward, rather than staff brought by private contractors, carrying out work on Nexus behalf.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
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#9
Dont know if anyone can help with this, we seem to be getting a few " privallage " nexus passes being presented. Does anybody know who qualifies for them i.e related to an employee.
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#10
(10/11/2014, 16:18)Andreos1 Wrote: Whether some are relevant to the issues relating to low rail adhesion or not, Nexus have put tenders out for a range of items.

There are 17(?) lots included in those tenders, are training for chainsaw use and track welding.
Other tenders include lift and escalator maintenance.

Presumably staff will be trained internally to carry out maintenance and tasks going forward, rather than staff brought by private contractors, carrying out work on Nexus behalf.
Wouldnt that go against the Government's procurement strategy, and the use of SMEs? I haven't had actually looked at the tenders mind
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#11
No idea, suppose if they use SME's to deliver the training to staff, then it may fall inline with policy.
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#12
A new bus shelter has been installed at the Wheatsheaf. No glass in it yet - must be leaving it so the local thugs can't punch the glass out..! ;-)
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#13
(12/11/2014, 10:07)Dan Wrote: A new bus shelter has been installed at the Wheatsheaf. No glass in it yet - must be leaving it so the local thugs can't punch the glass out..! ;-)

About time, is it really long one or a small one?
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(12/11/2014, 10:48)Michael Wrote: About time, is it really long one or a small one?
Looks ever so slightly longer than the usual ones, but that compensates for the fact that there's only one instead of two as before.
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(12/11/2014, 11:14)Dan Wrote: Looks ever so slightly longer than the usual ones, but that compensates for the fact that there's only one instead of two as before.

Always thought having 2 shelters was daft, least its longish, sometimes, the amount of people which get on their can be high, especially if they passing through the city center to other places... i:e services 3,4,35 etc 

I was at the wheatsheaf a few weeks ago and the que for the bus was massive 
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(12/11/2014, 11:26)Michael Wrote: Always thought having 2 shelters was daft, least its longish, sometimes, the amount of people which get on their can be high, especially if they passing through the city center to other places... i:e services 3,4,35 etc 

I was at the wheatsheaf a few weeks ago and the que for the bus was massive 
They've put on another one of those long shelters to extend it - so now it's quite a long bus shelter!
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#17
The wheatsheaf used to have 2 bus stops, one for busways buses and one for northern buses dating back to the olden days
I'm in favour of Bus Bill 
Also out of the EU
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(17/11/2014, 20:45)cbma06 Wrote: The wheatsheaf used to have 2 bus stops, one for busways buses and one for northern buses dating back to the olden days

Yup, the good old days! 
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#19
It would seem that Nexus have taken it upon themselves to maintain their own Wikipedia page. A conflict of interest you'd argue.
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(30/12/2014, 18:20)aureolin Wrote: It would seem that Nexus have taken it upon themselves to maintain their own Wikipedia page. A conflict of interest you'd argue.

Probably so one of us doesn't put something like "Nexus show no respect to bus spotters and often ask them to get off their property and in some cases refer to them as terrorist's"
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